Term Chairs

Term chairs are a powerful tool to support great faculty in their research, practice and teaching. They provide funding for faculty to travel to conferences to present their work, to secure needed supplies and to incorporate student workers into their projects. Typically, term chair funding provides $25,000 over five years.

The William L. Jasper Chair for Industrial Design
supporting Tod Corlett, MID Director of Industrial Design Programs

The Carter and Fran Pierce Term Chair for Liberal Arts
supporting Steve Dinero, Ph.D., Professor of Human Geography

The Zeldin Family Foundation Chair in Community and Trauma Counseling
supporting Jeanne Felter, Ph.D., LPC, Director of Community and Trauma Counseling

The Salaman Family Chair for Sustainable Design
supporting Rob Fleming, AIA, Director of Sustainable Design

The Nardiello-Flick Term Chair in Biology and Design
supporting Jeff Klemens, Ph.D., Associate Professor

The Volpe Family Term Chair for Architectural Innovation
supporting Kihong Ku, D.Des, Associate Professor

The David and Lillian Rea Dean's Chair for the School of Design and Engineering
supporting Mike Leonard, Ph.D., Academic Dean of the School of Design and Engineering

The Nydick Family Term Chair for Finance
supporting D.K. Malhotra, Ph.D., Director of Innovation MBA

The G. Allen Mebane IV '52 Chair for Design Thinkers
supporting Natalie Nixon, Ph.D., Director of Strategic Design MBA

The Nancy M. Beacham Term Chair for Accounting
supporting Ray Poteau, MBA, CPA, Associate Professor

The Robert J. Reichlin High-Performance Apparel Chair
supporting Mark Sunderland '84 M'06, Director of Global Fashion Enterprise, Director Textile Material Technology

The Steve Blank Innovation Chair
supporting D.R. Widder, MBA, Vice President of Innovation

For more information about Term Chairs at PhilaU, please contact Mike Molloy, Assistant Vice President for Major Gifts and Planned Giving, at 215.951.0254 or MolloyM@PhilaU.edu.