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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Daniel Whedon

1845 - 1851
Professor of Logic, Rhetoric, and History

Erastus Otis Haven

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

Andrew Dickson White

1858 - 1863
Professor of History & English Literature
Co-Founder & President of Cornell University

Charles Kendall Adams

1862 - 1885
Professor of History

Richard Hudson

1879 - 1911
Professor of History
Dean of Literature, Science and the Arts

Andrew Cunninghman McLaughlin

1886 - 1906
Assistant Professor of American History

Herman Vandenburg Ames

1891 - 1894
Acting Assistant Professor of American History

Earle Wilbur Dow

1892 - 1938
Professor of History

David Ellsworth Spencer

1892
Acting Professor of History

Frank Haigh Dixon

1896 - 1898
Acting Assistant Professor in Political Economy

Arthur Lyon Cross

1899 - 1940
Professor of History

Claude Halstead Van Tyne

1903 - 1930
Professor of History

Frederick Logan Paxson

1906 - 1910
Junior Professor of History

William Alley Frayer

1909 - 1918
Professor of History

Ulrich Bonnell Phillips

1911 - 1928
Professor of History

Edward Raymond Turner

1911 - 1924
Professor of History

Arthur Edward Rommilly Boak

1914 - 1958
Professor of History

William Lytle Schurz

1915 - 1918
Assistant Professor of Latin American History

David Duncan Wallace

1917 - 1918
Acting Professor of History

Preston W. Slosson

1921 - 1962
Professor of History

Albert Beebe White

1921
Professor of History

Arthur Louis Dunham

1923 - 1956
Professor of History

Albert Hyma

1924 - 1963
Professor of History

Benjamin Webb Wheeler

1924 - 1959
Professor of History

Arthur Scott Aiton

1926 - 1954
Professor of History

Leonard Manyon

1926 - 1932
Instructor in History

Howard Meredith Ehrmann

1927 - 1968
Professor of History

Seaman Morley Scott

1927 - 1943
Assistant Professor of History

Lewis George Vander Velde

1928 - 1961
Professor of History
Director Michigan Historical Collections

Karl H. Reichenbach

1929 - 1974
Associate Professor of History and American Culture

Arthur Hen
ry Hirsch

1929
Professor of History of Art

Verner W. Crane

1930 - 1959
Professor of History

Dwight Lowell Dumond

1930 - 1965
Professor of History

Robert Harbold McDowell

1931 - 1946
Assistant Professor of History

Dwight Clark Long

1934 - 1964
Associate Professor of History & African and African American Studies

Howard H. Peckham

1936 - 1979
Professor of History
Director Clements Library

Palmer Allan Throop

1938 - 1971
Professor of History

William Bradford Willcox

1941 - 1969
Professor of History

William Raymond Leslie

1945 - 1978
Professor of History

Andrei A Lobanov Rostovsky

1945 - 1962
Professor of History

Gerald S. Brown

1946 - 1981
Professor of History

John W Hall

1948 - 1961
Professor of History
Director Center for Japanese Studies

Sidney Fine

1951 - 2001
Andrew Dickson White Professor of History

Finley A. Hooper

1951
Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Charles E. Odegaard

1952 - 1958
Professor of History
Dean of LSA 1952-1958

Andrew S. Ehrenkreut

1954 - 1987
Professor of History

Stephen J. Tonsor

1954 - 1994
Professor of History

Stanley I
 Mellon

1954 - 1959

Richard P. Mitchell

1956 - 1983
Professor of History

Jacob M. Price

1956 - 1990
Professor of History

John W. Baldwin

1956 - 1961
Assistant Professor of History

Robert M. Warner

1957 - 1980
1985 - 1990
Professor of History
Director of the Michigan Historical Collections
Professor of Library Science

Alexander DeConde

1957 - 1961
Professor of History

Paul J. Alexander

1958 - 1968
Professor of History

William S. Hanna Jr.

1958
Assistant Professor of History, Asian Languages and Culture

Albert Feuerwerker

1959 - 1996
Professor of History

Richard A. Soloway

1959 - 1968
Assistant Professor of History

Gerhard L. Weinberg

1959 - 1974
Professor of History

John Bowditch

1960 - 1983
Professor of History

John Higham

1960 - 1971
Professor of History

Roger F. Hackett

1961 - 1993
Professor of History

Sylvia L. Thrupp

1961 - 1974
Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of History

Yung Shih Yu

1962 - 1966
Assistant Professor of Far Eastern Languages and Literatures, Chinese, History

Michael Altschul

1962
Assistant Professor of History of Art

Arthur P. Mendel

1962 - 1988
Professor of History

Bradford Perkins

1962 - 1997
Professor of History

Ying-Shih Yu

1962 - 1966
Assistant Professor of History, Chinese History and Language
Visiting Associate Professor of Far Eastern Language and Literature

John H. Broomfield

1963 - 1983
Professor of History
Richard Hudson Research Professor of History
Director Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies

John W. Eadie

1963 - 1986
Professor of History

Marian Low

1963 - 1966
Assistant Professor of History

Lionel Rothkrug

1963 - 1970
Associate Professor of History and Comparative Literature

Thomas N. Tentler

1963 - 2000
Professor of History

William Freehling

1964 - 1972
Professor of History

Raymond Grew

1964 - 1999
Professor of History

David J. Steinberg

1964 - 1973
Associate Professor of History and American Culture

Rhoads Murphey

1964 - 1990
Professor of History

Shaw Livermore Jr

1964 - 1990
Professor of History

Charles O. Hucker

1965 - 1983
Professor of Chinese Languages and Literatures, History

Charles Gibson

1965
Professor of History

Jack P. Greene

1965
Associate Professor of History

Adrienne Koch

1965 - 1966
Visiting Honors Professor of History

David C. Lindberg

1965 - 1968
Assistant Professor of History

Robert Sklar

1965 - 1976
Professor of History

Timothy L. Smith

1965 - 1966
Visiting professor of History

Roman Szporluk

1965 - 1991
Professor of History

John H. D'Arms

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

Guth DeLoyd

1966
Assistant Professor of History, Asian Languages and Culture

Sam B. Warner

1966 - 1972
Professor of History

Jerome M. Clubb

1966 - 1994
Professor of History
Research Scientist in the Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research

David D. Bien

1967 - 1996
Professor of History

Colin J. Heywood

1967
Assistant Professor of History

John W. Shy

1967 - 1995
Professor of History

William C. Rosenberg

1967 - 2010
Professor of History
Alfred G. Meyer Collegiate Professor of History
Director of the Center for Russian & East European Studies

Ernest P. Young

1968 - 2002
Professor of History

Harold Wright Cruse

1968 - 1984
Professor of History
Professor of Afro American & African Studies

Gerald F. Linderman

1969 - 1995
Professor of History

Charles H. Tilly

1969 - 1984
Professor of History and Sociology

Richard B. Latner

1970
Assistant Professor of History Women's Studies

Harold Livesay

1970 - 1978
Associate Professor of History & African and African American Studies

Kenneth A. Lockridge

1970 - 1992
Professor of History

Frank R. Rossiter

1970 - 1975
Assistant Professor of History

Godfrey N. Uzoigwe

1970 - 1984
Professor of History and African and African American Studies

James A. Vann III

1970 - 1985
Professor of History

Nicholas Steneck

1970 - 2006
Professor of History

Chester Starr

1970 - 1985
Professor of History
Chair Department of History
Bentley Professor of History

Charles Trinkaus

1970 - 1982
Professor of History

Oliver W. Holmes

1971 - 1974
Assistant Professor of History

Robin M. Jacoby

1972 - 1989
Assistant Professor of History

Bruce W. McGowan

1972
Assistant Professor of History

Jehuda Reinharz

1972 - 1984
Professor of History

John C. Dann

1972 - 2007
Adjunct Professor of History
Director of the William L. Clements Library of American History

Marvin B. Becker

1973 - 1995
Proefessor of History

Robert F. Berkhofer

1973 - 1991
Professor of History

James O. Horton

1973 - 1976
Assistant Professor of History and African and African American Studies

Elizabeth E. Pleck

1973 - 1978
Assistant Professor of History

Mary E. Berry

1974 - 1978
Assistant Professor of History

William A. Hunt

1974 - 1977
Assistant Professor of History and African and African American Studies

J. Mills Thornton III

1974 - 2010
Professor of History

Raymond A. Detter

1975
Adjunct Assistant Professor of History

Elizabeth L. Eisenstein

1975 - 1988
Professor of History

Thomas A. Green

1975 - 2009
John Philip Dawson Collegiate Professor of Law
Professor of History

Norman G. Owen

1976
Assistant Professor of History

Donald Sanford

1976
Visiting Associate Professor of History

Michael E. Geyer

1977 - 1986
Associate Professor of History & African and African American Studies

David A Hollinger

1977 - 1992
Professor of History

Ronald G. Suny

1977 - 1994
Alex Manoogian Professor of Modern Armenian History

Louise A. Tilly

1977 - 1984
Professor of History and Women's Studies

Barbara Jeane Fields

1978 - 1986
Associate Professor of History & African and African American Studies

Thomas C. Holt

1979 - 1988
Professor of History & African and African American Studies

Cynthia B. Herrup

1981
Assistant Professor of History, Asian Languages and Culture

Frederick Cooper

1982 - 2003
Professor of AfroAmerican & African Studies
Profesor of History
Charles Gibson Collegiate Professor of History

James C. Turner

1984 - 1995
Professor of History

Carol F. Karlsen

1985 - 2011
Professor of History
Professor of Women's Studies

Todd M Endelman

1985 - 2012
Professor of History & Judaic Studies

Sarah C. Humphreys

1987 - 2000
Professor of History, Anthropology, Classical Studies

W. Andrew Achenbaum

1987 - 1999
Professor of History
Research Scientist, Institute of Gerontology

Jane R. Burbank

1987 - 2002
Professor of History

Laura Lee Downs

1988 - 2003
Associate Professor of History

Keletso E. Atkins

1989 - 1996
Associate Professor of History
Associate Professor of African and African American Studies

Frank H. Mackaman

1989
Professor of History

Earl Lewis

1989 - 2004
Professor of History, Afro-American & African Studies
Director of Center for Afro-American & African Studies
Dean of Graduate Studies & Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Sabine MacCormack

1989 - 2003
Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of History
Mary Ann & Charles R. Walgreen Jr. Professor of the Study of Human Understanding

Miriam E. Bodian

1990 - 1997
Assistant Professor of Judiac Studies

Robin D. G. Kelley

1990 - 1994
Associate Professor of History & African and African American Studies

Rudolf Mrazek

1990 - 2014
Professor of History & Judaic Studies

Fernando Coronil

1991 - 2008
Professor of Anthropology, Linguistics

Elsa Barkley Brown

1991 - 1997
Assistant Professor of History

Paul Forage

1991 - 1997
Assistant Professor of History, Asian Languages and Cultures

Susan L. Johnson

1992 - 1996
Assistant Professor of History Women's Studies

George Sanchez

1993 - 1998
Associate Professor of History and American Culture

Sonya O. Rose

1993 - 2006
Natalie Zemon Davis Collegiate Professor
Professor of History
Professor of Sociology

Maria E. Montoya

1995 - 2006
Associate Professor of American Culture
Associate Professor of History

Carroll Smith-Rosenberg

1996 - 2008
Professor of American Culture, History, Women's Studies

Michael A. Wintroub

1996 - 2003
Associate Professor of History

Matthew J. Connelly

1997 - 2002
Assistant Professor of History and Public Policy

Stephanie S. Platz

1997 - 2002
Assistant Professor of History

Michele Mitchell

1998 - 2007
Associate Professor of AfroAmerican and African Studies
Associate Professor of History

Sumathi Ramaswamy

1998 - 2007
Professor of History

Stefanie B. Siegmund

1998 - 2008
Associate Professor of History
Associate Professor of Judaic Studies

Mamadou Diouf

1999 - 2007
Presidential Professor of History & African and African American Studies

Tomoko Masuzawa

1999 - 2005
Associate Professor of History and Comparative Literature

Beate D. Dignas

1999 - 2006
Assistant Professor of History

Liza E. Black

2000 - 2003
Assistant Professor of American Culture
Assistant Profesor of History

Damon I Salesa

2001 - 2012
Associate Professor of American Culture
Associate Professor of History

Mark C. Elliott

2002 - 2003
Associate Professor of History

Jonathan L. Sheehan

2005 - 2007
Associate Professor of History

Sabastian Raphael Prange

2011 - 2012
Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies & History