Distinguished Chairs and Professors

Guidelines, Purpose, and Selection Criteria

Aliber Distinguished Professor of Accounting

John R. Ellis Distinguished Chair of Pharmacy Practice

John Rovers

Dwight D. Opperman Chair in Law

Neil Hamilton

Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law

Shontavia Johnson

Dwight D. Opperman Distinguished Professor of Law


Mary Collier Baker Distinguished Professor of Education

Robert Stensrud

Principal Financial Group Distinguished Professor

Toby White

Peggy Fisher & Larry Stelter Chair in Magazine Journalism

Catherine M. Staub

Richard M. and Anita Calkins Distinguished Professors of Law

Employers Mutual Distinguished Professor of Insurance

Robert Cooper, Insurance

Thomas F. Sheehan Distinguished Professors

Fred and Patty Turner Professor of Jazz Studies

Andrew Classen

Herb & Karen Baum Chair of Ethics & the Profession

Jennifer Harvey, Religion

Windsor Distinguished Professors of Science

James Madison  Chair in Constitutional Law

Mark Kende

David E. Maxwell Distinguished Professorship in International Affairs

Deb DeLaet, Politics and International Relations

Ellis & Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professors:



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March 23, 2018
Drake University’s Center for Professional Studies will host a pair of one-day seminars that teach business professionals to understand and interpret financial statements.