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EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM:

WKU WEATHER ALERT:

 

Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. Thursday and Friday classes also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday.

Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert.

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Chairs and Faculty

 

 Jerry E. Baker Professor of Music

School:   Potter College of Arts & Letters
Area:      String Development and Orchestral Conducting
Type:      Permanent/Non-Visiting
Holder:   William Scott, Ph.D.
  

BB&T Visiting Professorship

School:  Gordon Ford College of Business
Area:      Leadership Ethics and Values
Type:      Visiting
Holder:   Vacant
 

Boyd-Lubker Visiting Scholars Program

School:  College of Education and Behavioral  Sciences
Area:  
Type:      Visiting
Holder:   Dr. Richard J. Harknett (2011)
 

Wendell Cherry Visiting Professorship in Business Leadership and Ethics 

School:  Gordon Ford College of Business
Area:      Business Ethics 
Type:      Visiting
Holder:   Vacant
 

Commonwealth Health Corporation/CenterCare Health Benefit Programs Visiting Professorship 

School:  College of Health and Human Services
Area:      Nursing
Type:      Visiting
Holder:   Vacant
   

Mattie Newman Ford Professor of Entrepreneurship

School:  Gordon Ford College of Business
Area:      Entrepreneurship
Type:      Permanent / Non-Visiting
Holder:   R. Wilburn Clouse, Ph.D.
 

Frockt Family Professorship in Civil War History

School:  Potter College of Arts & Letters
Area:      Civil War
Type:      Permanent / Non-Visiting
Holder:   Glenn W. LaFantasie, Ph.D.
 

Gifted Studies Professorship 

School:  College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Area:      Gifted Studies
Type:      Permanent / Non-Visiting
Holder:   Julia Roberts, Ph.D.
 

Greulich Endowed Chair in Energy Systems

School:  Ogden College of Science and Engineering
Area:      Engineering
Type:      Permanent / Non-Visiting
Holder:   Michael McIntyre
 

Kenneth E. and Irene S. Hall Professorship in Civil Engineering

School:  Ogden College of Science and Engineering
Area:      Construction Engineering and Management
Type:      Permanent / Non-Visiting
Holder:   Warren Campbell
 

Knicely Professorship in Leadership Studies

School/Dept:  Center for Leadership Excellence
Area:      Leadership Studies and Development 
Type:      Visiting
Holder:   Vacant
 

James L. "Bud" Layne Professor of Mechanical Engineering

School:  Ogden College of Science and Engineering
Area:      Mechanical Engineering
Type:      Permanent / Non-Visiting
Holder:   H. Joel Lenoir, P.E.
 

William C. McCormack Professorship

School:  Ogden College of Science and Engineering
Area:      Astronomy and Physics
Type:      Permanent / Non-Visiting
Holder:   Charles H. McGruder III, Ph.D.
 

Mary R. Nixon Professor of Accounting

School:  Gordon Ford College of Business
Area:      Accounting
Type:      Permanent / Non-Visiting
Holder:   Yining Chen, Ph.D. 
 

Leon Page Professorship in Banking and Financial Planning

School:  Gordon Ford College of Business
Area:      Finance
Type:      Permanent / Non-Visiting
Holder:   Kam C. "Johnny" Chan, Ph.D., CFA
 

James D. Scott Professorship in Civil Engineering

School:  Ogden College of Science and Engineering
Area:      Construction Engineering
Type:      Permanent / Non-Visiting
Holder:   Matthew A. Dettman, P.E.
 

Walter N. Scott Professorship in Physiology

School:  Ogden College of Science and Engineering
Area:      Physiology
Type:      Visiting
Holder:   Dr. Petra Borchers Collyer (2012)
 

Zuheir & Susan Sofia Visiting Professorship in International Studies

School/Dept:  International Programs
Area:      International Programs
Type:      Visiting
Holder:   Vacant
 

J. Clifford Todd Professorship in Longevity and Healthful Living

School:  College of Health and Human Services
Area:      Student Affairs
Type:      Permanent / Non-Visiting
Holder:   Todd Misener
 

Margaret & Cal Turner Professorship in Journalism 

School:  Potter College of Arts & Letters
Area:      Print Journalism 
Type:      Permanent / Non-Visiting
Holder:   Kerry Northrup
 

Catherine C. Ward Visiting Professorship for Women's Studies

School/Dept:  Women's Studies Program
Area:      Women's Studies
Type:      Visiting
Holder:   Allan G. Johnson / Bernice Johnson Reagon
 

Hays Watkins Visiting CEO Professor 

School:  Gordon Ford College of Business
Area:      Business Management
Type:      Visiting
Holder:   Mary & Ted Nixon (March 2012)
 

Wedge Visiting Professorship in Teacher Education 

School:  College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Area:      Education
Type:      Visiting
Holder:  Jonathan A. Plucker (2011)

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