Named Distinguished Visiting Professor Program

Leading scholars of religion, prominent historians, expert law professors and world-renowned scientists are among the broad array of distinguished visiting professors who come to AUC each year to teach, conduct research and deliver public lectures. Through these visits, the University serves as a prime venue for the exchange of ideas, intellectual debate and cultural outreach.

Endowed Distinguished Visiting Professorships

Charles J. Hedlund Distinguished Visiting Professorship (DVP) in Business and Computer Science

Established in 1986, by multiple donors in honor of the late Mr. Charles J. Hedlund Hon LHD, former chairman of AUC's Board of Trustees, to support a DVP in the departments of management and computer science to support any relevant subject in these fields.

Christopher Thoron Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Performing and Visual Arts

Established in 1974, the fund was founded by AUC's Board of Trustees in memory of former President Christopher Thoron. The fund supports distinguished visiting professors in the Department of the Arts.

General Dynamics Corporation Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Engineering

Established in 1987 by General Dynamics Corporation to support a DVP in the mechanical engineering program.

William K. Simpson and Marilyn M. Simpson Visiting Professorship in Egyptology

Established in 1996, by the late Dr. William Kelly Simpson Hon LHD to be awarded to a visiting professor in the Egyptology program.