Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Colleges and Universities

Mingyan Liu has been named the Peter and Evelyn Fuss Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan. Dr. Liu joined the department of electrical engineering and computer science in 2000.

Professor Liu is a graduate of Nanjing University in China. She holds a master’s degree in systems engineering and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Juana Mendenhall is the inaugural holder of the Walter Eugene Massey Endowed Chair of Physical Science  at Morehouse College in Atlanta. The chair honors the former president of Morehouse College.

Dr. Mendenhall is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University, where she majored in chemistry. She holds a Ph.D. in polymer chemistry from Clark Atlanta University.

Margaret M. Mitchell was named the Shailer Mathews Distinguished Service Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature at the University of Chicago Divinity School. She is the author of four books, including Paul, the Corinthians and the Birth of Christian Hermeneutics (2010).

Professor Mitchell is a graduate of Manhattanville College in Harrison, New York. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. at the University of Chicago.

Mary Anne Raymond is the inaugural Thomas F. Chapman ’65 Distinguished Professor of Leadership in the College of Business at Clemson University in South Carolina. Dr. Raymond joined the faculty at the university in 1999 and was chair of the marketing department from 2010 to 2015. More recently, she was director of corporate relations for the College of Business.

Professor Raymond holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Alabama. She earned a Ph.D. in marketing at the University of Georgia.

Martha Minow was named the 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard University. She has been serving as the Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence at Harvard Law School. She joined the faculty at the law school in 1981. Professor Minow is the author or editor of many books including In Brown’s Wake: Legacies of America’s Educational Landmark (Oxford University Press, 2010) and Between Vengeance and Forgiveness: Facing History After Genocide and Mass Violence (Beacon Press, 1998).

Professor Minow is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan. She holds a master’s degree in education from Harvard University and a juris doctorate from Yale Law School.

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