The stature of a college rests upon the quality of its faculty. Through the generosity of our donors and friends, the College of Science has been able to attract and retain top faculty, scholars and scientists while also supporting their passion for scientific inquiry and discovery. 

Endowed chairs or professorships are among the highest recognitions that a university can bestow on its faculty. Below is a list of endowed faculty positions at the College of Science and the holders of those positions. These endowed positions not only help create and sustain great colleges of science, but they also attract highly talented graduate and undergraduate science students who seek to learn from faculty of this caliber. 

Click here for a complete listing of the phenomenal OSU faculty who hold endowed chair or professorships.


The Milton Harris Chair of Materials Science – Mas Subramanian / Chemistry

Bert and Emelyn Christensen Professor - Paul Ha-Yeon Cheong / Chemistry

Dr. Russ and Dolores Gorman Faculty Scholar - Virginia Weis / Integrative Biology

The Emile F. Pernot Distinguished Professorship in Microbiology – Rebecca Vega Thurber / Microbiology

The Patricia Valian Reser Faculty Scholar – Vince Remcho / Chemistry

The Harold E. and Leona M. Rice Professorship in Systematic Entomology - David Maddison / Integrative Biology

The Terence Bradshaw Chemistry Professorship - Kyriakos Stylianou / Chemistry

The Wayne and Gladys Valley Chair in Marine Biology –  Bruce Menge and Jane Lubchenco / Integrative Biology

Margaret W. Terrill Linus Pauling Research Innovator Faculty Scholar - Joe Beckman / Biochemistry & Biophysics