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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Herbert Richard Cross

1911 - 1922
Assistant Professor of Fine Arts

Adelaide Alice Adams

1922 - 1966
Associate Professor History of Art

Richard Ettinghausen

1938 - 1944
Associate Professor of History of Islamic Art

Kamer Aga-Oglu

1938 - 1974
Professor of History of Art & Islamic Art
Curator Division of the Orient, Museum of Anthropology

George H Forsyth Jr

1946 - 1972
Visiting Professor of Fine Arts
Professor of Fine Arts and History of Art
Chair of Department of Fine Arts

Marvin Eisenberg

1949 - 1989
Professor of History of Art

Nathan T. Whitman

1950 - 1990
Professor History of Art

Leonard K. Eaton

1950 - 1989
Emil Lorch Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning
Professor History of Art

Max Loehr

1951 - 1960
Professor of Far Eastern Art

Oleg Gra
bar

1955 - 1969
Professor Near Eastern Art & Studies

Victor H. Miesel

1957 - 1995
Professor of History of Art

Jakob Rosenberg

1960
Visiting Professor History of Art

James E. Snyder

1960 - 1964
Associate Professor History of Art

Richard Edwards

1960 - 1987
Professor of Far Eastern Art

Walter M. Spink

1961 - 2000
Professor History of Art

Ilene Forsyth

1962 - 1997
Professor of History of Art

John A. Pope

1962
Research Professor Oriental Art, History of Art
Director of the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution

Donald White

1963 - 1973
Associate Professor History of Art

Calvin French

1964 - 1986
Professor of History of Art

Joel Isaacson

1964 - 1995
Professor of History of Art

Clifton C. Olds

1964 - 1982
Associate Professor History of Art
Chair Department of History of Art
Acting Director Museum of Art

Ludovico Borgo

1965
Assistant Professor of History of Art

David Huntington

1966 - 1990
Professor of History of Art

Egon Verheyen

1967 - 1972
Associate Professor History of Art

Diane M. Kirkpatrick

1968 - 2000
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
Professor History of Art

Virginia C. Kane

1969 - 1998
Associate Professor History of Art

Priscilla P. Soucek

1969 - 1981
Associate Professor History of Art

Rudolf Arnheim

1970
Professor of History of Art

R. Ward Bissell

1971 - 2006
Professor of History of Art

Christine V. Bornstein

1973
Professor of History of Art

A. Bret Waller

1973 - 1980
Associate Professor History of Art
Director Museum of Art

Evan Maclyn Maurer

1981 - 1996
Professor of History of Art
Director of Museum of Art
Professor of Art

J. Graham Smith

1983 - 1994
Professor History of Art
Interim Director Museum of Art

Terry A. Allen

1984
Assistant Professor of History of Art

Linda E. Neagley

1984 - 1991
Assistant Professor History of Art

Thomas E. Crow

1986 - 1990
Associate Professor of the History of Art

Yasser A. Tabbaa

1988 - 1996
Assistant Professor History of Art

Thelma K. Thomas

1988 - 2007
Associate Professor of History of Art

Paul Allan Berry

1989
Assistant Professor of History of Art

Karen L. Brock

1990 - 1991
Assistant Professor of History of Art

William J. Hennessey

1990 - 1997
Associate Professor History of Art
Director of Museum of Art

Leonard Barkan

1990 - 1994
Professor of English Language and Literature & History of Art

Sharon Patton

1991 - 1998
Associate Professor History of Art

Ebenezer M. Quarcoopome

1991 - 1998
Assistant Professor History of Art
Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies

Jonathan M. Reynolds

1992 - 1999
Assistant Professor History of Art

Stephen J. Campbell

1995 - 1999
Assistant Professor of History of Art

Joseph C. Grigely

1995 - 2002
Associate Professor of History

Maria E. Gough

1996 - 2003
Assistant Professor of History of Art
William Wilhartz Assistant Professor, History of Art

James C. Steward

1998 - 2009
Director, Museum of Art
Professor of Art
Professor, History of Art

Qiang Ning

1999 - 2005
Assistant Professor of History of Art

Jacqueline R. Francis

2000 - 2008
Assistant Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies
Assistant Professor, History of Art

Sussan Babaie

2001 - 2008
Assistant Professor of Architecture
Assistant Professor of History of Art

Terry K. Kerby

2002 - 2004
Associate Curator Slide/Photo, History of Art

Anna Jeanette Sloan

2007 - 2009
Assistant Professor of Asian Languages & Cultures
Assistant Professor of History of Art