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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Mira Seo

2005 - 2012
Associate Professor of Classical Studies
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature

Farouk F. Grewing

2004 - 2005
Assistant Professor of Greek and Latin

Dirk D. Obbink

2003 - 2007
Professor of Classical Studies
Ludwig Koenen Collegiate Professor of Papyrology

Anne Carson

2003 - 2009
Professor of Classical Studies
Professor of Comparative Literature
Professor of English Language & Literature

Basil J. Dufallo

2003 - 2011
Associate Professor of Classical Studies
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature

Joseph D. Reed

2001 - 2009
Associate Professor of Greek & Latin

Benjamin B. Acosta-Hughes

1999 - 2009
Associate Professor of Greek & Latin
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature

Debra Hershkowitz

1998 - 2000
Assistant Professor of Classical Studies

John David Dillery

1997
Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, Greek and Latin

Ann Ellis Hanson

1997 - 1999
Professor of Greek and Latin

John F. Cherry

1993 - 2005
Professor of Classical Studies, Classical Archaeology and Greek

Susan E. Alcock

1992 - 2005
Professor of Classical Studies, Classical Archaeology and Classics

Gregory Dobrov

1992 - 1998
Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, Greek and Latin

Karen Sara Myers

1992 - 1997
Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, Greek and Latin

Alan D. Code

1991 - 1992
Professor of Classical Studies, Philosophy

Traianos Gagos

1991 - 2011
Professor of Papyrology & Greek
Assistant Research Scientist, Kelsey Museum
Archivist, University Library

Sarah C. Humphreys

1987 - 2000
Professor of History, Anthropology, Classical Studies

Patricia Rosenmeyer

1987 - 1990
Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, Greek and Latin

Stephen E. Hinds

1986 - 1992
Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Greek and Latin

James I Porter

1986 - 2008
Professor of Greek, Latin & Comparative Studies

GailAnn Rickert

1984 - 1990
Assistant Professor of Classical Studies

Anthony T. Edwards

1982 - 1988
Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, Greek and Latin

Michelle Walters Gellrich

1982 - 1986
Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, Greek and Latin

Jeffrey J. Henderson

1978 - 1983
Associate Professor of Classical Studies

Harold Y. McCulloch Jr.

1978 - 1986
Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, Greek and Latin

Zane Udris

1976
Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Studies

Ludwig Koenen

1975 - 2002
Herbert C. Youtie Distinguished University Professor of Papyrology

John H. Humphrey

1974 - 1994
Professor of Classical Studies, Classical Archaeology and Latin

David O. Ross

1974 - 2002
Professor of Greek and Latin

Charles Witke

1971 - 2001
Professor of Greek and Latin

David Roy Shackleton Bailey

1968 - 1975
Professor of Latin

John H. D'Arms

1965 - 2000
Professor of Classical Studies, History
Dean of the Graduate School
Gerald F. Else Professor of Humanities

John Griffiths Pedley

1965 - 2002
Professor of Classical Archaeology and Greek

Theodore V. Buttrey

1964 - 1985
Professor of Greek and Latin & Classical Studies
Chair Department of Classical Studies
Director Kelsey Museum

Glenn M. Knudsvig

1963 - 1998
Professor of Latin

H. Don Cameron

1959 - 2010
Professor of Greek & Latin
Chair Department of Classical Studies
Curator in Museum of Zoology

Gerald F. Else

1957 - 1977
Professor of Latin and Greek
Chair of Department of Classical Studies

Gerda M. Seligson

1956 - 1979
Professor of Latin

John A
 Hanson Jr

1955 - 1964
Assistant Professor of Latin & Greek

Waldo E. Sweet

1946 - 1982
Professor of Latin

Orsamus Merrill Pearl

1938 - 1978
Professor of Greek

Roger Ambrose Pack

1938 - 1975
Professor of Greek and Latin

Clark Hopkins

1936 - 1966
Professor of Classical Studies, Classical Art and Architecture

Frank Olin Copley

1934 - 1977
Professor of Latin

Fred S. Dunham

1930 - 1951
Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Latin

Herbert Chayyim Youtie

1929 - 1975
Research Professor of Papyrology

Warren Everett Blake

1928 - 1966
Professor of Classical Studies, Greek Language and Literature

Benjamin D. Meritt

1926 - 1933
Professor of Classical Studies, Greek and Latin

Enoch Ernest Peterson

1926 - 1962
Lecturer in Classical Studies
Director Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Bruno Meinecke

1925 - 1956
Professor of Latin

James Eugene Dunlap

1917 - 1960
Professor of Classical Studies
Chair of Department of Classical Studies

Orma Fitch Butler

1914 - 1938
Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, Latin
Curator of Archaeological Collections

Frank Egleston Robbins

1912 - 1954
Assistant Professor of Greek 1912-1920
Assistant to the President
Director of the University Press

Albert Robinson Crittenden

1910 - 1933
Professor of Classical Studies

Campbell Bonner

1907 - 1946
Professor of Classical Studies, Greek

Arthur Fairbanks

1906 - 1907
Professor of Classical Studies, Greek Language and Literature, Greek Archaeology

John Garrett Winter

1906 - 1951
Professor of Latin Language and Literature
Director of the Museum of Archaeology

Duane Reed Stuart

1901 - 1902
Instructor in Latin

Walter Dennison

1897 - 1908
Junior Professor of Latin

Emory B. Lease

1896 - 1897
Assistant Professor of Classical Studies

Henry A. Sanders

1893 - 1938
Professor of Speech, Phonetics and General Linguistics
Chair of Speech, Phonetics and General Linguistics
Professor of Latin

Clarence Linton Meader

1893 - 1938
Professor of Latin, Sanskrit, Russian, Comparative Philology and General Linguistics

Herbert Fletcher DeCou

1892 - 1895
Instructor in Greek & Sanskrit

John Carew Rolfe

1890 - 1902
Professor of Latin

Francis Willey Kelsey

1889 - 1927
Professor of Classical Studies, Latin Language and Literature

Benjamin L. D’Ooge

1885 - 1886
Instructor in Latin

Charles Mills Gayley

1880 - 1889
Professor of Latin

Elisha Jones

1870 - 1888
Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Greek and Latin

Albert Henderson Pattengill

1870 - 1906
Professor of Greek

Martin Luther D'Ooge

1867 - 1912
Professor of Classical Studies, Greek and Ancient Languages

Silas Wright Dunning

1860
Instructor in Latin & German

Benjamin Braman

1855 - 1856
Professor of Latin Language and Literature

Henry Simmons Frieze

1854 - 1889
Professor of Classical Studies
Dean of Literary Faculty
Acting President of the University of Michigan

James Robinson Boise

1852 - 1868
Professor of Classical Studies, Latin and Greek

Erastus Otis Haven

1852 - 1881
President of the University of Michigan
Chair of Latin Language and Literature, History and English Literature

John Holmes Agnew

1845 - 1852
Professor of Classical Studies, Greek and Latin
President of the Faculty

Joseph Whiting

1841 - 1845
Professor of Languages