Endowed Chairs and Professors

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is privileged to have the support of generous donors who invest in attracting and retaining the most brilliant and influential scholars to CAES. An endowed Professorship or Chair is the highest honor that CAES can bestow upon a faculty member, and the work done by individuals holding these positions is a driving force behind the impact that CAES makes on agriculture in the state of Georgia and beyond.


Horticulture

Larry R. Beuchat Professorship for Annual and Perennial Ornamental Plant Research

The Larry R. Beuchat Professorship for Annual and Perennial Ornamental Plant Research was created through a generous gift from Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus Larry Beuchat. The goal of the position is to promote ornamental plant research and the partnership between the Department of Horticulture and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.


Poultry Science

Richard B. Russell Agriculture Professorship

The Richard B. Russell Professorship in Agriculture was established through the generosity of the Richard B. Russell Foundation, Inc. The Professorship was meant to strengthen the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and to pay tribute to Senator Russell’s keen interest in agriculture through his career.


Crop & Soil Sciences Center for Applied Genetic Technologies (CAGT) Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)

GRA/GSD Distinguished Investigator Endowment

The GRA/GSD Distinguished Investigator Endowment was established through the generosity of the Georgia Seed Development and the Georgia Research Alliance. This position was created to promote research in the field of agriculture.


Crop & Soil Sciences Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)

Georgia Seed Development Professorship in Peanut Breeding and Genetics

The Georgia Seed Development Professorship in Peanut Breeding and Genetics was established with support from Georgia Seed Development (GSD) to enhance the field of plant breeding, genetics, and genomics programs through professorships and research programs at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES).


Crop & Soil Sciences

GA. Power Professorship in Environmental Remediation & Soil Chemistry

The Georgia Power Professorship in Environmental Remediation & Soil Chemistry was established through the generosity of Georgia Power with the purpose of providing leadership in molecular environmental science research at UGA. The Professorship established a nationally and internationally recognized research program on the impact of industrial and energy generation activities.


Crop & Soil Sciences

Athletic Association Professorship in Environmental Turfgrass

The Athletic Association Professorship in Environmental Turfgrass was established by the UGA Athletic Association to support teaching and research in turfgrass science, focused on turfgrass management systems that enhance quality while minimizing impact.


Food Science & Technology

Koehler-Ayres Professorship

The Koehler-Ayers Professorship was established through the generosity of Dr. Balasubramanian Swaminathan (Swami) and his wife, Mrs. Mangal Swaminathan. The professorship in Food Science is named to honor Swami's mentors, Dr. Philip Koehler and Dr. John Ayers, who paved the way for Swami’s successful career in the United States.


Crop & Soil Sciences Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)

Georgia Seed Development Professorship in Soybean Breeding and Genetics

The Georgia Seed Development Professorship in Soybean Breeding and Genetics was established through the generosity of the Georgia Seed Development to create a supported position for a professor whose research focuses on soybean breeding and development. The goal of this position is to conduct research, promote education, and instill a sense of public service in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.


Crop & Soil Sciences Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)

Georgia Seed Development UGAF Professorship in Wheat Breeding and Genetics

The Georgia Seed Development UGAF Professorship in Wheat Breeding and Genetics was established through the generosity of the Georgia Seed Development Commission to promote research and education within the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences with a focus on wheat breeding.


Animal & Dairy Science

D. W. Brooks Professorship

The D.W. Brooks Professorship was established to pay tribute to the legacy of D.W. Brooks. These positions are awarded to professors who share Mr. Brooks’ passion for pioneering advances in agriculture, and who make notable contributions to the agriculture industry in Georgia and through the United States.


Agricultural & Applied Economics

Agricultural Marketing Distinguished Professorship

The Distinguished Professorship in Agricultural Marketing was established through the generosity of the Milton M. Ratner Foundation to support a professor who would strengthen the Agricultural Economics department.


Horticulture National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory (NESPAL) Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)

D. W. Brooks Professorship

The D.W. Brooks Professorship was established to pay tribute to the legacy of D.W. Brooks. These positions are awarded to professors who share Mr. Brooks’ passion for pioneering advances in agriculture, and who make notable contributions to the agriculture industry in Georgia and through the United States.


Horticulture Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)

Allan M. Armitage Professorship

The Allan M. Armitage Professorship was established by the Horticulture department, along with generous donors, to strengthen Horticulture programs in the College Agriculture of Environmental Sciences and to honor and recognize the contributions of Allan M. Armitage.


Animal & Dairy Science

D. W. Brooks Professorship

The D.W. Brooks Professorship was established to pay tribute to the legacy of D.W. Brooks. These positions are awarded to professors who share Mr. Brooks’ passion for pioneering advances in agriculture, and who make notable contributions to the agriculture industry in Georgia and through the United States.


GRA Eminent Scholar Chair in Animal Reproductive Physiology

The GRA Eminent Scholar Chair in Animal Reproductive Physiology was established through the joint contributions of the Georgia Research Alliance and Prolinea Corporation in order to strengthen the Animal Reproductive Physiology program in the Department of Animal and Dairy Science.


Entomology

H.M. Pulliam Chair

The H.M. Pulliam chair was established through the generosity of Dr. Mike Pulliam and his family to honor Henley Morris “H.M.” Pulliam, who became a teacher during the Great Depression to work towards a better way of life for rural youth. This position was created to honor H.M. Pulliam’s legacy to agriculture education and their family’s strong ties to the University of Georgia. It is the first named Chair in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.


Poultry Science

John Bekkers Professorship in Poultry Science

The John Bekkers Professorship in Poultry Science was established through the generosity of the GoldKist Foundation to attract an exceptional thinker and innovator in poultry science to UGA. The John Bekkers Professorship was the first named Professorship in the Department of Poultry Science.


Horticulture

Vincent J. Dooley Professorship in Horticulture

The Vincent J. Dooley Professorship in Horticulture was established through the generosity of the Georgia Athletic Association to honor Athletic Director Vincent J. Dooley. This position was created to strengthen programs within the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.


Agricultural & Applied Economics

Georgia Athletic Association Professorship in Food Choice, Obesity, and Health

The Georgia Athletic Association Professorship in Food Choice, Obesity, and Health Economics was established through the support of the UGA Athletic Association with the purpose of supporting a professor who promotes research and education in food choice, obesity, and health economics.




Professor to begin July 1, 2020:

R. Harold Harrison Distinguished Professorship

The R. Harold Harrison Distinguished Professorship was established through the generosity of The Luther and Susie Harrison Foundation, Inc. This position was created with the desire to support and strengthen programs in the Poultry Science department within the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.



Vacant Positions


Michael A. Dirr Professorship

The Michael A. Dirr Professorship was established by generous donors with the purpose of recognizing the contributions of Michael A. Dirr and supporting the work and influence of a woody ornamental plant position in the Department of Horticulture.


GRA Eminent Scholar Chair in Crop Genomics

The GRA Eminent Scholar Chair in Crop Genomics was established through the generosity of the Georgia Research Alliance. The purpose of this position was to promote science and technology-driven economic development in the state of Georgia.