Distinguished Chairs and Professors

Guidelines, Purpose, and Selection Criteria


Aliber Distinguished Professors of Accounting


John R. Ellis Distinguished Chair of Pharmacy Practice
Dwight D. Opperman Chair in Law
Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law



Mary Collier Baker Distinguished Professor of Education
Dwight D. Opperman Distinguished Professor of Law


Ellis & Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professors
Peggy Fisher & Larry Stelter Chair in Magazine Journalism


Principal Financial Group Distinguished Professor



Richard M. and Anita Calkins Distinguished Professors of Law


Employers Mutual Distinguished Professor of Insurance


Fred and Patty Turner Professor in Jazz Studies


Thomas F. Sheehan Distinguished Professors


Herb & Karen Baum Chair of Ethics & the Profession


James Madison Chair in Constitutional Law
Windsor Distinguished Professors of Science
David E. Maxwell Distinguished Professorhip in International Affairs






University News
October 24, 2016
Awards season just got more exciting for students in Drake’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Two of Drake’s student publications earned top national honors, while students and faculty in the public relations program earned regional in-state awards.