Goodrich C. White Professorship

Goodrich C. White served as President (1942-1957) and as Chancellor (1957-1979) of Emory University.Born in Griffin, Georgia, in 1889, White graduated from Emory College and spent much of his life actively involved at Emory. He oversaw the university during the turbulent period of the Second World War and its aftermath, which included a flood of returning G.I.'s enrolling as students. During White's administration, Emory not only witness a monumental building program; the number of college faculty grow from 62 to 160 and enrollment climbed from 700 to 1700. He strengthened the business school and saw the law school enrollment grow from 39 in 1941 to 170 in 1957. The theology school grew to become the largest seminary in Methodism, doubling its faculty and quadrupling its student body. White also initiated planning for Emory to begin offering doctoral degrees. "The work of a true university," he said, "is the spirit of investigation, of inquiry, of creative scholarship. This spirit enriches and vitalizes the teaching process itself. Without it teaching is apt to become sterile and lifeless.

The Goodrich C. White Professorships honor full professors who have distinguished themselves by extraordinary service to the university and by strong accomplishment in research and teaching.

Patrick Allitt
Cahoon Family Chair of U.S. History
Emory College
History
George J. Armelagos
Goodrich C. White Professor of Anthropology
Emory College
Anthropology
Peggy Barlett
Goodrich C. White Professor of Anthropology
Emory College
Anthropology
Martine Watson Brownley
Goodrich C. White Professor of English
Emory College
English
Dwight A. Duffus
Goodrich C. White Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Emory College
Mathematics And Computer Science
Ronald Gould
Goodrich C. White Professor of Mathematics
Emory College
Mathematics And Computer Science
Craig L. Hill
Goodrich C. White Professor of Science
Emory College
Chemistry
George H. Jones
Goodrich C. White Professor of Biology
Emory College
Biology
Darryl Neill
Goodrich C. White Professor of Psychology
Emory College
Psychology
Gordon Newby
Goodrich C. White Professor of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies
Emory College
Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies
Thomas F. Remington
Goodrich C. White Professor
Emory College
Political Science
Ronald Schuchard
Goodrich C. White Professor of English
Emory College
English
Bradd Shore
Goodrich C. White Professor of Anthropology
Emory College
Anthropology
Thomas G. Walker
Goodrich C. White Professor of Political Science
Emory College
Political Science