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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Dean Craven Baker

1947 - 1984
Professor of of Journalism, Communications

Harvey K. Jacobson

1947 - 1984
Associate Professor of Communications, Journalism

Edgar E. Willis

1952 - 1984
Professor of Communication

Alfred W. Storey

1953 - 1989
Associate Professor of Speech
Director of the University Extension Service

Stephen B. Withey

1953 - 1987
Professor of Psychology & Communication
Research Scientist - IST

Henry R. Austin

1954 - 1980
Professor of Communication

William E. Porter

1962 - 1989
Professor of Communication and Journalism
Chair Department of Journalism & Communications

Howard H. Martin

1964 - 1988
Professor of Communication

Donald J. Sharf

1964 - 1987
Professor of Education and Speech Science, Communication

Clyde William Colburn

1965 - 1998
Associate Professor of Communication Studies

John D. Stevens

1967 - 1998
Professor of Communication Studies

Aaron Smith

1967 - 1986
Professor of Education, Speech

Marion Tuttle Marzolf

1967 - 1995
Professor of Communication

Frank E. Beaver

1969 - 2004
Profesor of Film and Video Studies and Communications
Chair Department of Communications

Peter Clarke

1972 - 1981
Professor of Communications, Journalism
Chair of Department of Communication Science, Journalism

Tanya M. Gallagher

1972 - 1987
Associate Professor of Education and Speech Pathology

Peter J. Benson

1975 - 1981
Assistant Professor of Communications, Computer and Communication Sciences, Linguistics

Elizabeth Joanne Leebron

1978 - 1980
Assistant Professor of Speech Communication and Theatre

Joseph Patrick Folger

1979 - 1985
Assistant Professor of Communication

Richard L. Allen

1980 - 2004
Professor of Communication Studies

Joey Blaine Reagan

1980 - 1984
Assistant Professor of Communications

Vaclav Rajlich

1982 - 1985
Associate Professor of Computer and Communications Sciences, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Engineering

James Homer Buckley

1983 - 1995
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Mary A. Watson

1983 - 1990
Assistant Professor of Communication

Richard A. Campbell

1987 - 1994
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Jimmie L. Reeves

1987 - 1995
Assistant Professor of Communications

Andrea L. Press

1988 - 1995
Associate Professor of Communications & Women's Studies

Hayg Hagop Oshagan

1989 - 1997
Assistant Professor of Communications

N. Frank Ukadike

1990
Assistant Professor of Communications, Afro-American Studies

Travis L. Dixon

1998 - 2003
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Catherine R. Squires

1999 - 2007
Assistant Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Zhaoxu Yan

2003 - 2008
Assistant Professor of Communications

Sean H. Jacobs

2005 - 2009
Assistant Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies