1989 – 1992
John Quinn Chancellorship
John Quinn was dean of the faculty at Brown University when he was selected to be UT’s fourth chancellor in 1989. A renowned physicist, Quinn was internationally recognized for helping create the research specialty of two-dimensional electronic systems. Quinn was also the Willis Lincoln Chair of Excellence in UT’s Department of Physics when he retired in 2015 after 26 years at the university. He was named chancellor emeritus when he retired. Quinn died in 2018.