Williams School Endowed Professorships

The Lewis Whitaker Adams Professorship in Commerce Elizabeth G. Oliver

The Lewis Whitaker Adams Professorship in Commerce was established in 1981 by Lizinka M. and F. Fox Benton Jr.’60, in honor and memory of Dr. Adams, former Dean of the School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics.

The Cannan Term Professorship Sandy Reiter

The Darrold and Kay Cannan Term Professorship, established in 2007-08 by Darrold A. Cannan, Jr. '53 and his wife, Kay, is a permanently endowed fund at Washington and Lee University providing support for a faculty member in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, as determined by the Dean.

The Ben and Carol Grigsby Term Professorship in International Education Tyler Dickovick

The Ben and Carol Grigsby Term Professorship in International Education is a permanently endowed fund at Washington and Lee University providing support for a faculty member in the College or the Williams School who has scholarly and teaching interests that significantly involve expertise in and exposure to topics in international education.

Ehrick Kilner Haight Sr. Term Professorship Peter Grajzl

The Ehrick Kilner Haight, Sr. Term Professorship, established in 2008 by Richard Allen Haight '84, is a permanently endowed fund at Washington and Lee University providing support for a faculty member in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Polities.

The John F. Hendon Professorship James R. Kahn

The John F. Hendon Professorship endowment was begun by John F. Hendon ’24 during his lifetime and completed by his widow, Mila Shropshire Hendon, in 1987. The professorship stands in the Ernest Williams II School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics.

The Charles C. Holbrook, Jr. '72 Professorship Amanda Bower

The Charles C. Holbrook, Jr. '72 Professorship was established in 2012 by William H. Miller III, a classmate, in memory of his friend who died in 1994. The professorship will support an exceptional undergraduate teacher and a distinguished scholar at Washington and Lee University.

The Rupert H. Johnson, Jr. Professorship in Entrepreneurship and Leadership Jeff Shay

The Rupert H. Johnson, Jr. Professorship in Entrepreneurship and Leadership, established in 2008, supports a distinguished professor in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics with teaching and scholarly interests grounded in the business world and a passion for the critical role that entrepreneurs play.

The Lawrence Term Professorship Stephen Fafatas

Established in 2007 by Larry J. and Sally P. Lawrence (P ’08,’10) is a permanently endowed fund at Washington and Lee University providing support for a faculty member in Business Administration, Economics, or Accounting, as determined by the Provost and Dean of the Williams School.

The Mamie Fox Twyman Martel Professorship George W. Kester

The Mamie Fox Twyman Martel Professorship was established in 1956 under the will of Mrs. Martel and is supported annually by the Mamie F. Martel Trust of Houston. The professorship honors the memory of Mrs. Martel, whose brother, Henry S. Fox Jr., was an 1894 graduate of the University.

The A. Stevens Miles Professorship in Banking and Finance Scott A. Hoover

The A. Stevens Miles Professorship in Banking and Finance, established in 2016, supports a distinguished professor at Washington and Lee University who is an accomplished scholar and exceptional teacher with expertise in banking and finance.

Harry E. and Mary Jayne W. Redenbaugh Term Professorship Timothy Diette

The Harry E. and Mary Jayne W. Redenbaugh Term Professorship, established in 2008 by Mary Jayne Redenbaugh in honor and memory of Harry E. Redenbaugh, Class of 1939A, is a permanently endowed fund at Washington and Lee University providing support for a faculty member without regard to department in the College or the Williams School.

The Robert E. Sadler, Jr. Professorship Michael A. Anderson

The Robert E. Sadler, Jr. Professorship was established in 2007 to support a distinguished professor who is an accomplished scholar and exceptional teacher in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics. The Professorship is managed by the Provost in consultation with the dean of the Williams School.

The Jackson T. Stephens Professorship in Economics Arthur H. Goldsmith

The Jackson T. Stephens Professorship in Economics was established in 1996 by Warren A. Stephens, a member of the Class of 1979 from Little Rock, Arkansas, in honor of his father. The purpose of this endowment is to recognize a member of the faculty who has been involved in teaching macroeconomics and the free market system.

The Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professorship Mark E. Rush

The Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professorship was established by action of the Washington and Lee Board of Trustees in 2008 in recognition of the philanthropy of Mr. Waxberg.The Trustees will designate the endowment to support a distinguished professor who is an accomplished scholar and an exceptional teacher, regardless of the department or school.

The William Lyne Wilson Professorship in Political Economy Robert A. Strong

The William Lyne Wilson Professorship in Political Economy was created in 1991 by a bequest from William Lyne Wilson II ’27, in memory of his grandfather, who served as president of the University at the turn of the century. Wilson professors will be selected from faculty serving in either the Department of Economics or the Department of Politics.

John C. Winfrey Term Professorship Joseph Guse

The Elmes, John and Winfrey Term Professorship. Established by an anonymous trustee and his wife to honor Professors David G. Elmes, Lewis G. John and John C. Winfrey is a permanently endowed fund at Washington and Lee University providing support for a faculty member in the College or the Williams School.