Fall 2015 Installations

grant from The Morningstar Foundation this fall established the Max Ticktin Professorship of Israel Studies in recognition of the rabbi and former professor’s extraordinary contributions to GW, his scholarship related to Israel, and his commitment to teaching. The grant will also help develop an Israel Studies program as part of the university’s Judaic Studies program.

The Max Ticktin Professor of Israel Studies, once appointed, will join a GW faculty that welcomed three professors to endowed positions during the fall semester.

The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) welcomed Ahmed Louri, a renowned scholar and teacher in the field of computer architecture, as the inaugural David and Marilyn Karlgaard Professor this September. The position was established through a family bequest from Board of Trustees member David Karlgaard, DSc ’74, and his wife, Marilyn. The longtime GW benefactors had previously established two scholarships at SEAS: the Karlgaard Scholarship in Computer Science and the Karlgaard Scholarship in Computer Engineering.

James Wade—a strategic management professor whose research interests are in corporate governance, regulation, and executive compensation—joined the School of Business (GWSB) this fall as the first faculty member to hold the Avram S. Tucker Professorship in Strategy and Leadership. The professorship was created in 2014 through a donation from GW Trustee Ave Tucker, BBA ’77, a GWSB alumnus and former GW baseball player.

On Sept. 26, GW alumna and professor of pathology and medicine at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Patricia S. Latham, CERT ’04, EdD ’15, was installed as the inaugural Frank N. Miller, M.D., Distinguished Teaching Professor. Dr. Miller, BS ’43, MD ’48, served the George Washington University for more than 40 years as a teacher, dean of students and curricular affairs, and chair of the Department of Pathology, and made it his mission to increase female enrollment in the medical school. His legacy continues now with the distinguished teaching professorship that bears his name.


Enhancing academics is a key pillar of Making History: The Campaign for GW. Endowed professorships and scholarships—often established through donations from individuals or organizations—create opportunities for faculty and students in perpetuity. The oldest endowed professorship at the George Washington University, the Congressional Professorship, was created in 1832 by an act of the United States Congress. Learn more about endowed funds at GW by visiting campaign.gwu.edu.

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