She is the William H. Chafe Professor of

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    USA English
    "William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University."

    This is the name of a position endowed by a donor.

    WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
    en•dow /ɛnˈdaʊ/ v. [~ + object]
    1. to provide with a permanent fund or source of income, as by a donation:An alumna endowed her college with a million dollars.