Welch Chair

Description

The W. Harold and Martha Welch Chair in American Studies was established in 1977 by the late W. Harold Welch from Fort Dodge, Iowa, and his wife, Martha.

A 1924 Notre Dame alumnus, Harold was a member of the executive board of the New York Telephone Co. As an undergraduate at the University, he was active in both speech and philosophical societies, and his lifelong interest in communications never waned. Martha, an alumna of Columbia University, made her career in the New York City school system in the area of health and education.

Originally established as the W. Harold and Martha Welch Visiting Chair in American Studies, Professor Thomas Tweed began permanent occupancy of the Welch Chair in 2013.

Chairholders

2013-
Permanent
Thomas Tweed
2007
Fall
Alex Kotlowitz
2007
Spring
Gudrun Grabher
2006
Fall
Alex Kotlowitz
2005
Fall
Alex Kotlowitz (on leave 05-06)
2004
Fall
Alex Kotlowitz
2003
Fall
Alex Kotlowitz
2003
Spring David Nye
2002
 
Alex Kotlowitz
2001
 
Alex Kotlowitz
2000
 
Alex Kotlowitz
1999
  Paul Wilkes
1997
 
Robert Remini
1996
 
Robert Remini
1995
  Peter F. Steinfels
1993
 
F. Richard Ciccone
1990
  Wilbur Zelinsky
1989
 
Barry Lopez
1985
 
James O'Gara
1984
 
Garry Wills
1983
 
Max Lerner
1982   Max Lerner