Endowed Chairs

Meet our Endowed Chairs and Professors

Creighton CCAS Endowed Chairs

Students, staff and faculty at Creighton’s College of Arts and Sciences benefit from working closely with some of the world’s most talented scholars: our endowed chair holders and professors.

Endowed Chairs

Joella Cohen Endowed Chair in Journalism (2019)

Carol Zuegner, PhD, chairholder

 Associate Professor and Chair of Department of Journalism, Media and Computing

 Email: carolzuegner [at] creighton [dot] edu


Rev. John P. Schlegel, SJ, Distinguished Professorship in Politics and Government (2015)

James Wunsch, PhD, chairholder

James Wunsch, PhD, chairholderProfessor of Political Science
Director of the department’s Public Affairs Internship Program

Email: jwunsch [at] creighton [dot] edu


The Frederick H. and Anna K. Scheerer Chair in Mathematics (2013)

Davender Malik, PhD, chairholder

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

Email: malik [at] creighton [dot] edu


The Barbara Reardon Heaney Chair in Pastoral Liturgical Theology (2011)

Eileen C. Burke-Sullivan, STD, Chairholder

Associate Professor of Theology; Vice Provost for Mission and Ministry; Director of the Online Master of Arts in Ministry and Associate Director of the Master of Christian Spirituality program

Email: e_burkesullivan [at] creighton [dot] edu


John N. Mordeson, PhD Endowed Chair in Mathematics (2006)

Lance Nielsen, PhD, chairholder

Lance Nielsen, PhD, chairholderProfessor of Mathematics

Email: lancenielsen@creighton.edu


The John C. Kenefick Faculty Chair in the Humanities (1998)

J. Patrick Murray, PhD, chairholder

Professor of Philosophy

Email: jpm [at] creighton [dot] edu


The Amelia B. & Emil G. Graff Faculty Chair in Catholic Theological Studies (1997)

Todd Salzman, PhD, Chairholder

Professor of Theology

Email: toddsalzman [at] creighton [dot] edu


The Clare Boothe Luce Faculty Chair for Women in Science (1992)

Catherine Baker, PhD, chairholder

Assistant Professor in Computer Science; research interest is in the area of accessibility, creating technology for people with disabilities

Email: catherinebaker [at] creighton [dot] edu


The Philip M. & Ethel Klutznick Endowed Chair in Jewish Civilization (1988)

Leonard J. Greenspoon, PhD, chairholder

Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations; author; Jewish civilization scholar; noted worldwide speaker

Email: ljgrn [at] creighton [dot] edu


The A.F. Jacobson Chair in Communication (1980)

Erika Kirby, PhD, chairholder

Professor of Communication Studies​

Email: eki54620 [at] creighton [dot] edu


Endowed Professorships

The Rev. Michael G. Morrison, SJ, Professorship in History (2017)

Britta McEwen, PhDBritta McEwen, PhD

Associate Professor of History

Email: brittamcewen@creighton.edu


The Casper Professorship (2014)

Heather Fryer, PhD

Associate Professor of History; Director of the American Studies program

Email: heatherfryer [at] creighton [dot] edu


The Timms Professorship (2014)

Lydia Cooper, PhD

Associate Professor of English, Director of the Magis Core Curriculum​​

Email: lco67641@creighton.edu​