Edmund J. Kahn, W’25 and Louise W. Kahn

The Kahn chairs were established through a bequest by Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn. Edmund Kahn was a 1925 Wharton graduate who had a highly successful career in the oil and natural gas industry. Louise Kahn, a graduate of Smith College, worked for Newsweek and owned an interior design firm. They supported many programs and projects at Penn, including Van Pelt Library, the Modern Languages College House, and other initiatives in scholarship and the humanities.

Named Professors

Elizabeth M. Brannon, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in the Natural Sciences

Paul M. Cobb, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Margo Crawford, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor of Faculty Excellence

Feng Gai, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Chemistry

Marie Gottschalk, Edmund J. Kahn Distinguished Professor

Michael J. Kahana, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Psychology

Joshua Klein, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Endowed Term Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Annette Lareau, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in the Social Sciences

Justin McDaniel, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Religious Studies

Adriana Petryna, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Anthropology

Kevin M.F. Platt, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in the Humanities

Joseph Subotnik, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Chemistry

Petra Todd, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Economics