A&S honors 10 faculty with endowed professorships

Ten faculty members in the College of Arts & Sciences were recently honored with endowed professorships approved by the Cornell Board of Trustees, continuing the College’s priority to recognize and support faculty excellence.

With these new appointments, the number of A&S faculty appointed to endowed professorships since fall 2018 has reached 76.

“It is a pleasure to recognize these extraordinary faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences who are nationally and internationally renowned for their scholarship,” said Rachel Bean, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Astronomy.

The professorships are possible because of generous gifts from alumni, parents and friends. Those gifts allow the College to replace retiring faculty, recruit stellar new faculty and recognize and retain mid-career and senior faculty to provide leadership across the disciplines and in areas of strategic importance.

The 10 faculty members honored are:

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Judith Byfield

Judith Byfield,  Stephen ’59 and Madeline ’60 Anbinder Professor

Ryan Chahrour

Ryan Chahrour, Ernest S. Liu Professor of Economics and International Studies

Debanjan chowdhury

Debanjan Chowdhury, Joyce A. Yelencsics Rosevear '65 and Frederick M. Rosevear '64 Assistant Professor

Alexander Hayes

Alexander Hayes, Jennifer and Albert Sohn Professor

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Ishion Hutchinson, W.E.B. DuBois Professor in the Humanities

 Patrizia C. McBride

Patrizia McBride, Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters

 Edmundo Paz-Soldan

Edmundo Paz Soldan, Distinguished Professor of Arts & Sciences in Latin American Literature

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Professor Irena Peeva

Irena Peeva, Distinguished Professor of Arts & Sciences in Mathematics

Seth Sanders

Seth Sanders, Donald C Opatrny ’74 Chair of the Department of Economics

David Shoemaker

David Shoemaker, Wyn and William Y. Hutchinson Professor in Ethics and Public Life

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