College of Health Sciences
Edward L. Ratledge Professor of 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.
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.
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
Alumni Distinguished Professor
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