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As codirector of the Bill Lane Center for the Study of the North American West, David Kennedy is focused on making Stanford the premier location where experts from a range of fields can address this region’s problems and prospects.  The award-winning history teacher holds the Donald J. McLachlan Professorship.

Professorships are the highest honor the university can bestow upon current faculty who have made extraordinary contributions to research and teaching. They also enable us to offer competitive compensation packages in recruiting scholars who are in high demand around the country and the world. The roster of faculty who hold endowed professorships stands as an honor roll of the most distinguished faculty members in any generation.