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​​COVID-19 Update:

​​Due to COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences will not be hosting the Wilkin Chair Series for the 2020-21academic year. 

About the Wilkin Chair Series

Starting in 2006, the University of Findlay College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences established a faculty chair program as a way to honor individuals for distinguished service in their subject area. The Richard E. Wilkin Chair is named in honor of Dr. Richard E. Wilkin, former administrator of the Churches of God, General Conference; a member of the University of Findlay's Board of Trustees; and a longtime friend of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Findlay. 

The Wilkin Chair is awarded annually to a faculty member in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences who embodies excellence in scholarship, teaching and service. Faculty members must be tenured and have attained the rank of Associate Professor or Professor to be eligible. ​The Wilkin Chair is expected to present his or her scholarly topic to the University and community, host a convocation event and provide a selected activity for students. It is expected that the Wilkin Chair serves as an exemplary faculty member and mentor for younger faculty to aspire to. 

Past Wilkin Chairs

2019-20 Dr. Diana Montague

2018-19 Dr. Andrea Mata

2017-18 Dr. Christine Tulley

2016-17 Dr. Paul Chwialkowski

2015-16 Dr. Marie Louden-Hanes

2014-15 Mr. David Essinger

2013-14 Dr. Kathy Mason

2012-13 Dr. Ronald J. Tulley

2011-12 Dr. Matthew Stolick

2010-11 Dr. John Malacos

2009-10 Dr. Louis Stulman

2008-09 Dr. Nicole Diederich

2007-08 Dr. Raymond J. McCandless

2006-07 Dr. Michael Reed