On September 29, 2022, the Gayle Karch Cook Center hosted a panel discussion on the hit Netflix series The Chair. The discussion was led by Cook Center director Ed Dallis-Comentale and featured six IU faculty members who had previously served as chairs of their respective departments at IU or other univeristies.
- Valerie Grim - Director of Undergraduate Studies and Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies
- Patricia Ingham - Professor of English; Director, Institute for Advanced Studies; Affiliate Professor of Gender Studies
- Seung-kyung Kim - Korean Foundation Professor; Director, Institute for Korean Studies
- Stephen Watt - Provost Professor of English; Adjunct Professor of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance
- Brenda Weber - Provost Professor of Gender Studies; Jean C. Robinson Scholar of Gender Studies
- Jackobi Williams - Ruth N. Halls Associate Professor of History; Chair of African American and African Diaspora Studies