Franklin Fast Facts: External Support

Private Giving

Franklin Fact: Private support allows the Franklin College to attract top students and faculty, to house state-of-the-art facilities for education, research and creative expression, and to enrich the state, nation and world through the application of research and the arts.

Fundraising total (FY 11)

In fiscal year 2011, Franklin College raised a total of $6.7 million from 3,746 individual donors.

Endowed Chairs

Alphabetical (chair, holder, department)

  • A. G. Steer Professorship in Goethe Studies, Max Reinhardt (Germanic and Slavic Studies)
  • Abraham Baldwin Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Allen Lee Kulikoff (History)
  • Albert B. Saye Professorship in History, John Inscoe (History)
  • Amanda and Greg Gregory Chair in the Civil War Era, Vacant
  • Ann and Jay Davis Professorship in Jewish Studies, Richard E. Friedman (Religion)
  • Arch Professorship in World Language and Culture, Vacant
  • Athletic Association Professorship in Arts and Sciences, Samantha Joye (Marine Sciences)
  • Barbara & Sanford Orkin GRA in Tropical & Emerging Diseases, Roberto Docampo (Cellular Biology)
  • Barbara Lester Methvin Distinguished Professorship in Southern Literature, Vacant
  • Center for Humanities & Arts Harry & Jane Willson Professor in Humanities, William A. Kretzschmar Jr. (English)
  • David C. Barrow Professor, Valery Alexeev (Mathematics)
  • Despy Karlas Professor in Piano, Richard L. Zimdars (Hugh Hodgson School of Music)
  • E. Merton Coulter Professorship in History, Michael Paul Winship (History)
  • Gary R. Sperduto Professorship in Clinical Psychology, Vacant
  • George E. & Sarah F. Mudter Professorship in Cancer Research, Michael Pierce (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
  • Georgia Power Professorship in Biotechnology, Vacant
  • Gordhan L. and Virginia B. "Jinx" Patel Distinguished Visiting Professor in Indian Musical Arts, Vacant
  • GRA Eminent Scholar Chair in Structural Biology, Bi-Cheng Wang (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
  • GRA Eminent Scholar in Molecular Cell Biology, Stephen Dalton (Cellular Biology)
  • GRA Lars G. Ljungdahl Distinguished Investigator, Boris Striepen (Cellular Biology)
  • GRA Norman & Doris Giles Eminent Scholar in Genetics, Jeffrey L. Bennetzen (Genetics)
  • GRA-Ramsey Chair in Microbial Physiology, Robert J. Maier (Microbiology)
  • Haines Family Distinguished Prof in Field Botany - Above Ground Botany/Plant Biology Vacant
  • Haines Family Distinguished Prof in Field Botany - Below Ground Botany/Plant Biology Richard Lanku (Plant Biology)
  • Hamilton E. Holmes Professorship, Reginald McKnight (English)
  • Helen Spencer Lanier Chair of English, Jed Rasula (English)
  • Jane Willson Professorship in Arts, Bala Sarasvati (Dance)
  • John Olin Eidson Chair in American Literature, James E. Nagel (English)
  • Lamar Dodd Professorial Chair of Art (Kristen Morgin, visiting)
  • Methvin Distinguished Professorship in Southern Literature (Vacant)
  • Mildred G. Heyward Professor of Music (Vacant)
  • Phinizy Spalding Professorship in History, James C. Cobb (History)
  • Prunty Merle Professorship in Geology, George Brooke (Geography)
  • Regents-GRA Eminent Scholar of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology,
  • Ying Xu (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
  • Sterling-Goodman Professorshp in English, Douglas A. Anderson (English)
  • UGA Athletic Association Distinguished Professorship in Biological Sciences, Rick Tarleton (Cellular Biology)
  • UGA Foundation Chair in Biology (Vacant)
  • UGA Foundation Distinguished Professorship in Biology (Vacant)
  • UGA Foundation Professor in Arts (Vacant)
  • UGA Foundation Professor in Infectious Diseases (Vacant)
  • Charles H. Wheatley Professorship in Arts Richard Neupert (Film Studies)
  • William F. & Pamela P. Prokasy Professorship in the Arts (Vacant)
  • Wyatt and Margaret Anderson Professorship in the Arts, Frederick P. Burchinal (Hugh Hodgson School of Music)

By Department

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • GRA Eminent Scholar Chair in Structural Biology, Bi-Cheng Wang
    • Regents-GRA Eminent Scholar of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Ying Xu
    • George E. & Sarah F. Mudter Professorship in Cancer Research, Michael Pierce
  • Cellular Biology
    • UGA Athletic Association Distinguished Professorship in Biological Sciences, Rick Tarleton
    • GRA Eminent Scholar in Molecular Cell Biology, Stephen Dalton
    • GRA Lars G. Ljungdahl Distinguished Investigator, Boris Striepen
    • Barbara & Sanford Orkin GRA in Tropical & Emerging Diseases, Roberto Docampo
  • Dance
    • Jane Willson Professorship in Arts, Bala Sarasvati
  • English
    • Center for Humanities & Arts Harry & Jane Willson Professor in Humanities, William A. Kretzschmar Jr.
    • John Olin Eidson Chair in American Literature, James E. Nagel
    • Hamilton E. Holmes Professorship, Reginald McKnight
    • Helen Spencer Lanier Chair of English, Jed Rasula
    • Sterling-Goodman Professorshp in English, Douglas A. Anderson
  • Geography
    • Prunty Merle Professorship in Geology, George Brooke
  • Film Studies
    • Charles H. Wheatley Professorship in Arts, Richard Neupert
  • Genetics
    • GRA Norman & Doris Giles Eminent Scholar in Genetics, Jeffrey L. Bennetzen
  • Germanic and Slavic Studies
    • A.G. Steer Professorship in Goethe Studies, Max Reinhardt
  • History
    • Abraham Baldwin Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Allen Lee Kulikoff
    • E. Merton Coulter Professorship in History, Michael Paul Winship
    • Albert B. Saye Professorship in History, John Inscoe
    • Phinizy Spalding Professorship in History, James C. Cobb
  • Hugh Hodgson School of Music
    • Wyatt and Margaret Anderson Professorship in the Arts, Frederick P. Burchinal
    • Despy Karlas Professor in Piano, Richard L. Zimdars
  • Lamar Dodd School of Art
    • Lamar Dodd Professorial Chair of Art, Kristen Morgin (visiting)
  • Marine Sciences
    • Athletic Association Professorship in Arts and Sciences, Samantha Joye
  • Mathematics
    • David C. Barrow Professor, Valery Alexeev
  • Microbiology
    • GRA-Ramsey Chair in Microbial Physiology, Robert J. Maier
  • Plant Biology
    • Haines Family Dist Prof in Field Botany - Below Ground Botany / Plant Biology Richard Lanku
  • Religion
    • Ann and Jay Davis Professorship in Jewish Studies, Richard E. Friedman
  • Vacant
    • Arch Professorship in World Language and Culture
    • Georgia Power Professorship in Biotechnology
    • Amanda and Greg Gregory Chair in the Civil War Era
    • Haines Family Distinguished Prof in Field Botany - Above Ground Botany / Plant Biology
    • Barbara Lester Methvin Distinguished Professorship in Southern Literature
    • Mildred G. Heyward Professor of Music
    • Gordhan L. and Virginia B. "Jinx" Patel Distinguished Visiting Professor in Indian Musical Arts
    • William F. & Pamela P. Prokasy Professorship in the Arts
    • Gary R. Sperduto Professorship in Clinical Psychology
    • UGA Foundation Professor in Arts
    • UGA Foundation Chair in Biology
    • UGA Foundation Distinguished Professorship in Biology
    • UGA Foundation Professor in Infectious Diseases

Research Funding: $64 million (FY11)

Franklin Fact: The Franklin College generates the most research funding of any college at UGA.