The Willma and Albert Musher Chair Professorship is an endowed Professorship at the Columbia University School of Social Work. The Professorship was endowed in 1995 by a gift from the late Mr. Albert Musher to the Columbia University Board of Trustees. Mr. Musher's intent was that the holder of the Professorship would engage in scholarly work that would advance the use of research in social work so as to improve social welfare nationally and internationally. The holder of the Professorship also directs the Willma and Albert Musher Program which is an academic program of Columbia University in the City of New York.