The appointment is for both Colgate faculty and leading scholars in and/or on the Upstate New York region. The Burke Chair teaches two courses during his or her appointment and provides lectures open to the campus and the community. Established in 2006 by Stephen Burke '80 and Gretchen Hoadley Burke '81, this chair is supported by an endowment fund created to support and recognize outstanding scholars whose research interests focus on Upstate New York.
Past Chairs Kyle Bass 2018-2019
Associate Artistic Director at Syracuse Stage Read more about Kyle Bass Elizabeth Marlowe
Associate Professor of Art and Art History Read more about Liz Marlowe Andrew Pattison 2016-2017
Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Read more about Andy Pattison Randy Fuller 2015-2016
Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies. Read more about Randy Fuller Wyatt Galusky 2014-2015
Associate Professor of Humanities at Morrisville State College. Read more about Wyatt Galusky Christopher Henke 2013-2014
Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Colgate University. Read more about Christopher Henke Judith Wellman 2012-2013
Professor Emerita at State University of New York at Oswego and Principal Investigator at Historical New York Research Associates. READ MORE about Judith Wellmen Nicole Simpson 2011-2012
Associate Professor of Economics at Colgate.