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The Charles Howard Candler Professors

Established in 1957, the Charles Howard Candler Professorships honor senior scholars at Emory who have shown outstanding teaching ability and productive scholarship in one or more fields of learning, and additionally who have distinguished themselves in long and substantial service to the University and in furthering the cause of higher education. Charles Howard Candle served as Chair of Emory's Board of Trustees for nearly thirty years, helping bring the university through the Great Depression and a World War. Shortly after his death in 1957, the Board decided at its annual meeting that an appropriate memorial must be established. A special trustees committee was appointed, and in November 1959 the full board established a separate endowment fund, the income of which would be used to provide added honorary stipends for distinguished faculty members. Candler's widow, Flora Glenn Candler, sponsored the endowment. The first CHC Professors were named in a formal ceremony on 30 May 1960.

In 1960 then-President Walter Martin wrote: "Emory believes that good teaching is the first obligation of a university. A memorial recognizing and fostering outstanding scholarship and research among the Emory faculty is a more suitable tribute to a man like Mr. Candler than any physical tribute such as a building...The Charles Howard Candler Professorships will, through the years, attract and hold outstanding teachers for the university and its students."


Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law
School of Law

William J. Carney
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law
School of Law

Lucas A. Carpenter
Charles Howard Candler Professor of English
Oxford College

Morgan Cloud
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law
School of Law

Ralph J. DiClemente
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health
Rollins School of Public Health
Behavioral Sciences & Health Educ.

Marshall P. Duke
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Personality and Psychopathology
Emory College
Psychology

Sandra B. Dunbar
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Nursing
School of Nursing

David Edwards
Charles Howard Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience
Emory College
Psychology

Carole L. Hahn
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Educational Studies
Emory College
Educational Studies

Carl R. Holladay
Charles Howard Candler Professor of New Testament
Candler School of Theology

Luella Klein
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
School of Medicine
Gynecology & Obstetrics

Michael J. Kuhar
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Pharmacology and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar
School of Medicine
Yerkes / Neuroscience

Richard M. Levinson
Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health
Rollins School of Public Health

Fredric M. Menger
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Chemistry
Emory College
Chemistry

Kenneth P. Minneman
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Pharmacology
School of Medicine
Pharmacology

Carol A. Newsom
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament
Candler School of Theology

Robert A. Paul
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Studies
Emory College
Institute of Liberal Arts

Bali Pulendran
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
School of Medicine
Emory Vaccine Center

June R. Scott
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
School of Medicine
Microbiology/Immunology

Barry D. Shur
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Cell Biology
School of Medicine
Cell Biology

Claire E. Sterk
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health
Rollins School of Public Health
Behavioral Sciences & Health Education

Steven M. Tipton
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Sociology of Religion
Candler School of Theology

Donald Phillip Verene
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Metaphysics and Moral Philosophy
Emory College
Philosophy

Stephen T. Warren
Charles Howard Candler Chair and William Patterson Timmie Professor of Human Genetics
School of Medicine
Genetics

Frans de Waal
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Psychology
Emory College
Yerkes / Psychology