College of Health Sciences

Stuart Binder-Macleod

Edward L. Ratledge Professor of Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy

Research: The effect of selected electrical stimulation parameters on muscle performance.
Funding for the Ratledge Professorship was provided courtesy of the late Edward L. Ratledge, who received his bachelor of science in agriculture from UD in 1942 and who worked in research and development for the Sun Oil Company.

Barbara Habermann

Nannie Longfellow Professor of Nursing

Barbara Habermann, PhD, RN, FAAN Nannie Longfellow Professor of Nursing School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences Research: Improving the quality of life and end-of-life care for persons and their family members living with chronic, progressive neurologic illness, particularly persons with Parkinson’s Disease This named professorship was bequeathed by Nannie V. Longfellow.

Emily Hauenstein

Unidel Katherine L. Esterly Chair in Health Sciences 

Research: health disparities with a specific emphasis on the causes and treatment of major depressive disorder among disadvantaged women.
This Unidel Chair honors Dr. Katherine L. Esterly, a long-time friend and supporter of the University, died in 2015. Her legacy continues in many ways including this named chair position and the Katherine L. Esterly Nursing Education Scholarship endowment in the College of Health Sciences that was established in 2006.

Lorraine J. Phillips

Jeanne K. Buxbaum Chair of Nursing Science

Research: Functioning and disability in older adults, focused primarily on physical activity, fall prevention, and use of sensor technology to support aging in place.
This chair honors Dr. Jean Kitenplon Buxbaum, a UD alumna who was a generous friend of the University until her death in 2003. Her husband was the late Dr. Edwin C. Buxbaum, professor emeritus of anthropology.

James G. Richards

Distinguished Professor of Health Sciences
Kinesiology & Applied Physiology

Research: Sports biomechanics, rehabilitation biomechanics.
Distinguished Professorships recognize deserving senior members of the faculty

Lynn Snyder-Mackler

Alumni Distinguished Professor
Physical Therapy

Research: Electrotherapy and sports physical therapy, as well as knee, shoulder and spine rehabilitation and neuromuscular electrical stimulation.
Alumni Distinguished Professorships are funded by endowments supported by the University of Delaware Alumni Association