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Faculty Endowed Chairs

Through the generous support of donors committed to educational excellence, St. Mark's is proud to have so many endowed Faculty Chairs.


Martin Fenton Sr. Chair in Humanities

Dejai Barnes, Ph.D.

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In memory of Martin Fenton, Sr. ’25, recognizing a prominent faculty member who exemplifies a strong
commitment to academic excellence within the humanities.


A. Watson Armour II Senior Chair Holder

Aggie Belt

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A fully funded faculty chair established by A. Watson Armour III ’27


Chris and Jan Mabley Chair

Allyson R. Brown

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Established through a bequest of a generous alumnus in honor of
Head of School Chris Mabley (1988-1994) and Jan Mabley.


Roland D. Sawyer Memorial Chair

Karen Bryant

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An endowed chair established by the former faculty member’s family and friends.


Antony and Elsa Hill Chair in Asian Studies

Franklin Chen

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An endowed teaching chair to support the Teaching of Chinese Language and Asian Culture.


Richard A. Rader Chair

Jason P. Eslick

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An endowed chair awarded to a faculty member who shows the same foresight and enthusiasm about teaching and learning that characterized Dick Rader’s work at St. Mark’s.


Weezie Foundation Chair

Peter Glomset

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Presented in memory of Lucile Thieriot Walker. Established by the Weezie Foundation.


Mrs. William Greenough Thayer Faculty Chair

Heather Harwood

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Presented in memory of Violet Otis Thayer


Mr. & Mrs. George O'Neill Chair

David Lyons

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Recognizing the connection between St. Mark’s and George, Abby and Grover O’Neill. Established by George O’Neill ’45, P’69.


Evill-Glavin Chair

Jeniene Matthews

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Established by the Forbes Foundation, this chair recognizes two outstanding faculty members, William J. Evill and William K. Glavin.


Sydney Tyler Chair in Creative Writing

Sarah McCann

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An endowed faculty chair used to support the teaching of creative writing. Established by Sidney F. Tyler ’25


Mr. and Mrs. Mark Barlow Jr. Chair]

Rev. Barbara Talcott

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An endowed chair in honor of the former Head of School and his wife. Mr. and Mrs. Barlow.