​​ Olga J. and G. Roland DenisonThe Olga J. and G. Roland Denison Visiting Professorship of Native American Studies brings to campus a noted scholar, artist or practitioner to teach, research, lecture, serve the community and participate in other activities of the program.

The Denison family generously established this endowed professorship in 2007. The gift helps to enhance the Native American Studies Program at Central Michigan University to increase understanding of the historical experiences, cultural traditions and innovations, and political status of Indian peoples in the United States and Canada. The Denison Visiting Professorship of Native American Studies also helps build upon the relationship between the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, CMU and the Mount Pleasant community.

The inaugural visiting professor, Eddie Benton-Banai, taught on campus during the fall 2009 semester. Read our spring 2008 newsletter article about the Denison family's gift to CMU.

List of past visiting scholars