The Faculty History Project documents faculty members who have been associated with the University of Michigan since 1837. Key in this effort is to celebrate the intellectual life of the University. This Faculty History Website is intended as a component of the effort to document the extraordinary academic achievements of Michigan’s faculty in building and sustaining one of the world’s great universities. It provides access to a comprehensive database of information concerning the thousands of faculty members who have served the University of Michigan.
Find out more.

The Bentley Historical Library serves as the official archives for the University.


Donald E Cleveland
Regents' Proceedings 262

Donald E. Cleveland, Professor of Civil Eng, will retire from active faculty status as of May 31, 1988, at the completion of a career of excellence in teaching, research, publication, and service to The University of Michigan and the engineering profession.

Professor Cleveland received his B.S. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1949, his M.S. degree from Yale University in 1959, and his Ph.D. degree from Texas A & M University in 1962. He joined the faculty of The University of Michigan as Associate Professor of Civil Engineering in 1965 following academic experience at Yale, Texas A & M, and the University of Virginia. He was promoted to Professor in 1968. He has served as the leader of transportation engineering at The University of Michigan, has authored two texts, and contributed to professional handbooks used in transportation engineering.

Research conducted by Professor Cleveland led to increased usage of digital computers in urban transportation planning. His recent work has emphasized highway safety and operational characteristics of highway design and control measures. He has lectured broadly on the topic throughout America and at a number of overseas sites in Europe and Japan. In addition, he has been active in multidisciplinary motor vehicle accident investigations for the Department of Transportation and as a private consultant. His contributions in the field of transportation engineering education are substantial.

The Regents now salute this distinguished engineering educator, researcher, and practitioner for his contributions and dedicated service by naming Donald E. Cleveland Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering.

Regents’ Proceedings, May 1988, Page 262