Des Lee Collaborative Vision

Endowed Professors

 

It (the Collaborative) was designed to get people talking, to cooperate.  Initially, people wanted to protect their turf, their own work, their own institutions.  But we’ve made a change in the way they’ve worked and talked to one another.  Linking the private universities with the public has been good.  It’s wholesome and healthy, and it’s working. ~E. Desmond Lee

The endowed professors in the Des Lee Collaborative Vision are quite unique. In addition to traditional teaching, research and scholarly obligations, professors in the Collaborative Vision spend at least half of their time engaged in community outreach and development in relation to their fields of study. Professors partner with each other and with one or more of the many community agencies in the St. Louis region and beyond.  They pay special attention to the educational needs of underserved populations via creative processes, enhanced collaborations, shared best practices and a mindset that everyone deserves a challenging and fresh approach to obtaining a quality education.

Current Des Lee Collaborative Vision Endowed Professors



Wolfgang Althof, Ph.D.
Teresa M. Fischer Endowed Professor for Citizenship Education

Margaret Barton-Burke, Ph.D., R.N.
Mary Ann Lee Endowed Professor in Oncology Nursing in connection with the Siteman Cancer Center

Lynn Beckwith, Jr., Ed.D.
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Urban Education in cooperation with the St. Louis Public Schools

Marvin Berkowitz, Ph.D.
Sanford N. McDonnell Endowed Professor of Character Education

Judith Cochran, Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Tutorial Education

Adeniyi Coker, Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in African/African American Studies

Carmon Colangelo, MFA
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor for Collaboration in the Arts at Washington University

Michael Cosmopoulos, Ph.D.
The Hellenic Government-Karakas Family Foundation Endowed Professor in Greek Studies

Finn Esbensen, Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Youth Crime and Violence

Hung-Gay Fung, Ph.D.
Dr. Y. S. Tsiang Endowed Professor in Chinese Studies

Sara Gehlert, Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Racial & Ethnic Diversity at Washington University

James Gilsinan, Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Collaborative Regional Education at Saint Louis University

Carl Hoagland, Ed.D.
Emerson Electric Company Endowed Professor in Technology and Learning

Dan Isom, Ph.D.
Professor of Policing & the Community

Marilu Knode, MFA
Aronson Endowed Professor in Modern & Contemporary Art History at Laumeier Sculpture Park

Patricia Kopetz, Ed.D.
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Education for Children with Disabilities in connection with Variety, the Children’s Charity of Greater St. Louis

William Kyle, Jr., Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Science Education

E. Louis Lankford, Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Art Education

Bruce Lindsey, MFA
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor for Community Collaboration at Washington University

Keith Miller, Ph.D.
William R. Orthwein, Jr. Endowed Professor of Life-Long Learning in the Sciences in partnership with the St. Louis Science Center

Laura Miller, Ph.D.
Eiichi Shibusawa-Seigo Arai Endowed Professor in Japanese Studies

Janet Murray, Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor for Developing Women Leaders and Entrepreneurs in International Business

Robert Nordman, MFA
E. Desmond Lee and Family Fund Endowed Professor in Music Education

Patricia Parker, Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Zoological Studies in partnership with the St. Louis Zoo

Kathryn Records, Ph.D.
Hubert C. Moog Endowed Professor at the College of Nursing

Jay Rounds, Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Museum and Community History Studies

Wendy Saul, Ph.D.
Dr. Allen B. and Helen S. Shopmaker Endowed Professor for Education in collaboration with Springboard

James Shymansky, Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Science Education (II)

Todd Swanstrom, Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Community Collaboration and Public Policy

Eamonn Wall, Ph. D.
Smurfit-Stone Corporation Endowed Professor in Irish Studies

Xuemin [Sam] Wang, Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Plant Sciences in connection with the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

James H. Wilson, Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Experiential and Family Education in cooperation with Forest Park Forever

Unfilled Des Lee Collaborative Vision Endowed Professorships

E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Botanical Studies (search underway)

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E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Art Education in Contemporary Art (search underway)

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E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Entrepreneurship at Washington University

Mary Ann Lee Endowed Professorship in Community College Teaching, Administration and Leadership Academy

(Unless otherwise noted, professorships are at the University of Missouri- St. Louis.)