The Samuel Candler Dobbs Professors

The Dobbs Chairs are named after one of the earliest and greatest benefactors of the University. Born on a poor family farm in rural Carroll County soon after the Civil War, Samuel Candler Dobbs 1868-1950)went to work at age 18 as a clerk in the Atlanta wholesale and retail drug company owned by his uncle, Asa Griggs Candler. He became the first traveling salesman and then the first advertising and sales manager for the Coca-Cola company. He served as president of the Coca-Cola Company in 1919-1920 and, after its sale, founded the Dobbs Mortgage Investment Company with offices in Atlanta and New York. His $100,000 gift in 1915 built Emory's first dormitory. In a speech before the Emory faculty in 1938, he pledged $1 million to Emory College, which he characterized as the trunk of the tree of knowledge, with the professional schools being branches or limbs. The provision he made for this tree in his will grew into the Dobbs Trust, dedicated to the support of the College.

The Dobbs professorships, created in 1985, recognize and honor achievements of Emory professors who have shown extraordinary accomplishment and considerable future promise in research and teaching. These professorships were designed "to honor some of the University's best young faculty who have done unusually fine work in both teaching and research early in their careers."The Dobbs professors are appointed from the existing faculty of the college.

Walter L. Adamson
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Intellectual History
Emory College
History
Robert Agnew
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Sociology
Emory College
Sociology
Rustom N. Antia
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Biology
Emory College
Biology
Jocelyne Bachevalier
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor
Emory College
Psychology
Lawrence W. Barsalou
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology
Emory College
Psychology

Michele Benzi
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Emory College
Mathematics and Computer Science

Peter Bing
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Classics
Emory College
Classics
Joel Bowman
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Theoretical Chemistry
Emory College
Chemistry
Ronald Calabrese
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor
Emory College
Biology
Kevin Corrigan
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities
Emory College
Mikhail Epstein
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Cultural Theory and Russian Literature
Emory College
Russian/E Asian Lang/Cult (REALC)
Fereydoon Family
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Condensed Matter Physics
Emory College
Physics
Robyn Fivush
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology
Emory College
Psychology
Thomas R. Flynn
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Philosophy
Emory College
Philosophy
Sherryl Hope Goodman
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology
Emory College
Psychology
Lynne Huffer
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality
Emory College
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality
Melvin Konner
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology
Emory College
Anthropology
Michelle Lampl
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology
Emory College
Anthropology
Jeffrey Lesser
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of History/Jewish Studies/Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Emory College
Institute of Jewish Studies
Bruce Levin
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Biology
Emory College
Biology
Lanny S. Liebeskind
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Chemistry
Emory College
Chemistry
Dennis Liotta
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Chemistry
Emory College
Chemistry
James Roark
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of History
Emory College
History
Gay Robins
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Art History
Emory College
Art History
Vojtech Rodl
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Mathematics
Emory College
Mathematics And Computer Science
Paul H. Rubin
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Economics
Emory College
Economics
Niall W. Slater
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Latin and Greek
Emory College
Classics
Vaidy Sunderam
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Computer Science
Emory College
Mathematics And Computer Science
Elaine Walker
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Emory College
Psychology
Vanessa Siddle Walker
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Educational Studies
Emory College
Educational Studies
Kim Wallen
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroendocrinology
Emory College
Psychology
Carol Worthman
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology
Emory College
Anthropology