Nielsen, Chair of the Department of Consumer Sciences, has been appointed the inaugural Helen M. Goetz Endowed Professor. This professorship was made possible by the generosity of the late Lieutenant Colonel Marwood H. Goetz and the late Professor Emeritus Helen M. Goetz. Its purpose is to attract or retain a nationally recognized scholar in the Department of Consumer Sciences who will make a difference in the quality of teaching and research in the College of Human Environmental Sciences.
Elder, director of the Athletic Training Program, will become the first Dr. A.E. Maumenee, Jr., Endowed Professor in Athletic Training. Named for the fund donor, this professorship provides support funds to promote faculty excellence in the area of Athletic Training.
The appointments will strengthen the teaching and research efforts of Dr. Elder, Dr. Nielsen and faculty in their respective programs.
Endowed professorships recognize excellence among our individual faculty members but also enhance the quality and reputation of our academic programs. Faculty scholars make significant contributions to the research and teaching missions of the University, and they increase national visibility of our College, which aids in attracting high-caliber faculty, excellent students and external research funding opportunities.
Congratulations to these two deserving faculty members who have excelled in fulfilling the CHES mission of improving lives.