The prestigious Folwell Chair Endowment was established in 2001 by Jane Folwell, an energetic volunteer and generous benefactor for educational, health and community groups and initiatives, including Junior Achievement, Genesis Health Services Foundation, and St. Ambrose University. Mrs. Folwell's husband, Frank, was a highly-respected Quad Cities businessman and philanthropist who passed away in 1997.
Endowed academic chairs are among the most esteemed resources at universities and colleges. Endowment funds are invested in perpetuity, with their earnings applied toward faculty salaries, lectureships, scholarships, and other academic resources.
The 2014 Folwell Lecture will be given by Carson Holloway, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (left).
(2014) Carson Holloway
Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha
(2013) Justice Thomas Waterman, JD
Iowa Supreme Court Justice
(2012) Joel Glassman, PhD
Associate provost for academic affairs, director of the Center for International Studies, and associate professor of Political Science
Univesity of Missouri-St. Louis
(2011) Rev. James Schall, author and professor
Department of Government, Georgetown University
(2009) Dr. Susan Martin, The Donald Hertzberg Associate Professor of International Migration
(2008) Dr. James W. Ceaser, Professor of Politics
University of Virginia, Charlottesville
(2007) Dr. Michael Palmer, Professor of Political Science
University of Maine
(2006) Jean Bethke Elsthain, Political Philosopher
University of Chicago Divinity School
(2005) Dr. Berthold Rittberger, Professor of Political Science
Technische Universitat Kaiserslautern, Germany
(2004) Dr. Tung Yin, Professor of Law
University of Iowa
(2003) Linda Neuman, Former Iowa Supreme Court Justice