Four Take a Bow… and Chairs
Four outstanding professors in the College of Arts and Science have been awarded endowed chairs, one of the most prestigious honors a university can bestow. The professors were honored as some of the university’s most distinguished faculty and recognized for academic achievements and ongoing work. The new chair holders are John G. Geer, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science; Jon H. Kaas, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Psychology; Peter Lake, Martha Rivers Ingram Professor; and David E. Lewis, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science. Their recognition brings the number of endowed chairs established in the College of Arts and Science to 94. Vanderbilt has a major university initiative to increase the number of endowed chair holders in support of recruiting and retaining top faculty.