"The Kress Professorship was instrumental in my decision to come to Bucknell in 2003. At the time, I was writing a book on the paintings of Salvador Dalí. With that complete, I have turned my attention to Fluxus, a movement from the 1960s that made art out of everyday objects and experiences. The Kress Professorship has enabled me to visit far-flung collections and archives and to present my research at conferences around the nation. The support it provides is proving to be as crucial to my current research as it was to my past." – Roger Rothman, Samuel H. Kress Professor of Art History, 2003-2008 and 2013-2018
Bucknell's fertile academic environment appeals to superior students - and professors. Endowed professorships and chairs help Bucknell recruit highly sought-after professors in a competitive market. They also reward current faculty members who educate and inspire at the highest level.
These awards advance scholarship and teaching by providing resources for lab equipment, research and conference travel, undergraduate research assistants and much more. The result? A more vibrant academic program that attracts students, enhances the University's profile and makes a Bucknell degree even more meaningful.
The impact of endowed academic positions doesn't end there. They fund key academic roles in perpetuity, free annual salary dollars to support additional hiring and help maintain our low student-faculty ratio.
The We Do Campaign aims to raise $125 million for endowed professorships and chairs.
Related: Endowed fellowships
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