An endowed professorship is usually named by the donor and held by a faculty member who has demonstrated exceptional teaching skills and has achieved distinction in his/her field. An endowed professorship exists in perpetuity.
The professorship provides funds for the annual salary of a Luther professor. The endowment also provides additional annual funds for the professor to conduct a specific research project, to attend a professional conference, or to engage in a similar activity that will enhance his/her knowledge, ability to teach, and reputation in the discipline.
To learn more, read about faculty currently appointed to Luther's endowed professorships and chairs.