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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Joseph Ralston Hayden

1912 - 1945
James Orin Murfin Professor of Political Science
Professor of Political Science
Chair Department of Political Science

Jesse Siddall Reeves

1912 - 1942
William W. Cook Professor of American Institutions
Professor of Political Science
Chair Department of Political Science

Robert Treat Crane

1913 - 1918
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Hessel Edward Yntema

1917 - 1920
1933 - 1961
Instructor in Political Science
Professor of Comparative Law

Everett Somerville Brown

1921 - 1956
Professor of Political Science

Thomas H. Reed

1922 - 1936
Professor of Political Science

Paul Miller Cuncannon

1924 - 1943
Assistant Professor of Political Science

James Kerr Pollock

1926 - 1968
James Orin Murfin Professor of Political Science
Chair Department of Political Science
Chair of Social Sciences Division

Arthur Watson Bromage

1927 - 1974
Professor of Political Science

Howard Black Calderwood

1927 - 1946
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Director Program in International Studies & Administration

Harold M. Dorr

1928 - 1967
Professor of Political Science
Dean Emeritus of Political Science

Lawrence Preuss

1928 - 1956
Professor of Political Science

Harlow J. Heneman

1933 - 1946
Associate Professor of Political Science

Joseph Ernest Kallenbach

1934 - 1974
Professor of Political Science

John Alanson Perkins

1941
Professor of Political Science

Lionel Hassel Laing

1942 - 1970
Professor of Political Science

John William Lederle

1944 - 1960
Professor of Political Science

Samuel J. Eldersveld

1946 - 1987
Professor of Political Science
Chair Department of Political Science

Chester Ferrel Heady

1946 - 1966
Professor of Political Science

Russell Hunt Fifield

1947 - 1983
Professor of Political Science and Public Policy

James Hans Meisel

1947 - 1970
Professor of Political Science

Robert Edward Ward

1947 - 1973
Professor of Political Science
Director Center for Japanese Studies

Marshall Mason Knappen

1948 - 1954
Professor of Political Science

George Ammon Peek Jr.

1948 - 1964
Professor of Political Science

Morgan Thomas

1948 - 1960
Associate Professor of Political Science

Frank Grace

1948 - 1982
Professor of Political Science

Henry Laban Bretton

1950 - 1969
Professor of Political Science

Daniel S Mc
Hargue

1950 - 1962
Associate Professor of Political Science

Warren E. Miller

1951 - 1993
Arthur W. Bromage Professor of Political Science
Research Scientist of Survey Research Center

Albert L. Sturm

1953 - 1961
Visiting Professor of Political Science
Visiting Research Associate Institute of Public Administration

John Patrick White

1953 - 1963
Associate Professor of Political Science

Lynn W. Eley

1955 - 1964
Associate Professor of Political Science

Robert H. Pealy

1955 - 1967
Associate Professor of Political Science

William R. Gable

1956 - 1963
Associate Professor of Political Science

Roy Pierce

1956 - 1993
Professor of Political Science

Samuel H. Barnes

1957 - 1991
Professor of Political Science

Inis L. Claude Jr

1957 - 1968
Professor of Political Science

George L. Grassmuck

1957 - 1990
Professor of Political Science

William Belcher Ballis

1957 - 1978
Professor of Political Science

Philip Converse

1958 - 1989
Robert Cooley Angell Distinguished University Professor of Sociology and Political Science
Research Scientist in the Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research

J. David Singer

1958 - 2002
Professor of Political Science

Richard L. Park

1959 - 1964
1966 - 1980
Associate Professor of Political Science

Donald Elkinton Stokes

1959 - 1974
Professor of Political Science
Dean of the Graduate School

Robert S. Friedman

1961 - 1968
Professor of Political Science and Public Policy

Charles M. Rehmus

1962 - 1980
Professor of Political Science

Lawrence Scheinman

1962 - 1972
Associate Professor of Political Science

Richard S. Wheeler

1962 - 1966
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Edwin Thomas Chapman

1963 - 1967
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Myran Kent Jennings

1963 - 1996
Professor of Political Science
Research Scientist in the Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research

Harlan D. Hahn

1964 - 1968
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Assistant Professor and Research Associate in Health Development

Jack L. Walker Jr.

1964 - 1990
Professor of Political Science

William Zimmerman IV

1964 - 2007
Professor of Political Science
Research Scientist, Center for Russian & East European Studies
Research Professor, Center for Population Studies, ISR

David E. Butler

1965
Visiting Professor of Political Science

John W. Kingdon

1965 - 1998
Professor of Political Science

Kenneth P. Langton

1965 - 1992
Associate Professor of Political Science

Abramo Fimo Kenneth Organski

1965 - 1998
Professor of Political Science
Senior Research Scientist-Center for Political Studies ISR

Michael W. Traugott

1965 - 2014
Professor of Communication Studies
Professor of Political Science

Alfred G. Meyer

1966 - 1990
Professor of Political Science

Robert A. Schoenberger

1966 - 1972
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Richard H. Solomon

1966 - 1976
Associate Professor of Political Science

Raymond Tanter

1967 - 2000
Professor of Political Science

Jarzy J. Wiatr

1967 - 1968
Visiting Professor of Political Science

Ronald D. Brunner

1968 - 1981
Associate Professor of Political Science

Archibald W. Singham

1968 - 1972
Associate Professor of Political Science

Nellie Mae Varner

1968 - 1979
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Elected Regent -1981-1997

Allen S. Whiting

1968 - 1982
Professor of Political Science

Brice D. Bowen

1969
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Herbert Weisberg

1969 - 1974
Associate Professor of Political Science

Daniel H Levine

1969 - 2011
Professor of Political Science

Joel Samoff

1971 - 1974
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Frances E. Svenson

1971 - 1978
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Donald Rowe Matthews

1972 - 1975
Professor of Political Science

John C. Campbell

1973 - 2007
Professor of Political Science

Clement Moore Henry

1973 - 1976
Associate Professor of Political Science

Milton Heumann

1973 - 1981
Associate Professor of Political Science

Nolan E. Jones

1973 - 1980
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Catherine McArdle Kelleher

1973 - 1976
Associate Professor of Political Science

Ali Alamin Mazrui

1973 - 1991
Professor of Political Science

Michel C. Oksenberg

1973 - 1992
Professor of Political Science
Director Center of Chinese Studies

Allan C. Stam

1974 - 2014
Research Professor, Center for Political Studies, ISR

Peter J. McDonough

1975 - 1987
Professor of Political Science

Gregory B. Markus

1975 - 2014
Professor of Political Science
Research Professor, Institute for Social Research

Miroslav Nincic

1978 - 1984
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Joel Schwartz

1979
Assistant Professor of Political Science

John A. Garcia

1979 - 2015
Research Professor for Political & Social Research, ISR

John E. Jackson

1980 - 2014
Professor of Political Science
Faculty Associate, Institute for Social Research

Harold K. Jacobson

1981 - 2001
Professor of Political Science
Jesse Siddal Reeves Professor of Political Science
Research Scientist, Center for Political Studies, ISR

William F. Harris III

1982 - 1986
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Martha S. Feldman

1983 - 2003
Professor of Political Science
Professor of Public Policy

Gary Arthur Hawes

1984 - 1991
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Kim L. Scheppele

1984 - 1996
Associate Professor of Political Science
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
Associate Professor of Public Policy

Pauline C. Terrelonge

1984
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Jerrold David Green

1985
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Kenneth G. Lieberthal

1986 - 2009
Professor of Business Administration, Political Science
William Davidson Professor of Business Administration
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor

Jill Crystal

1986 - 1994
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Michael C. Dawson

1986 - 1994
Associate Professor of Political Science

Matthew A. Evangelista

1986 - 1996
Associate Professor of Political Science

Paul K. Huth

1986 - 2000
Professor of Political Science

Steven J. Rosenstone

1986 - 2002
Professor of Political Science

Charles L. Glaser

1987 - 1991
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Joel D. Aberbach

1988
Professor of Political Science

Barnard Yack

1989 - 1991
Associate Professor of Political Science

Christopher H. Achen

1990 - 2003
Professor of Political Science
Warren E. Mille Collegiate Professor of Political Science
Research Professor, Center for Population Studies, ISR

George D. Dion

1990 - 1997
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Theodore G. Hopf

1990 - 1997
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Jonathan S. Simon

1990 - 1993
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Yasheng Huang

1991 - 1997
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Jeffrey A. Winters

1991 - 1994
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Edward L. Gibson

1992 - 1994
Assistant Professor of Political Science

John D. Huber

1992 - 1998
Associate Professor of Political Science

Noga Morag Levine

1992 - 2004
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Jacqueline Q. Stevens

1992 - 1999
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Hanes Walton Jr

1992 - 2013
Professor of Political Science
Research Professor, Center for Political Studies, ISR

Pradeep K. Chibber

1993 - 2000
Associate Professor of Political Science

Mark E. Brandon

1994 - 2001
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Jennifer A. Widner

1994
Professor of Political Science

Michael L. Ross

1996 - 2001
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Douglas W. Lemke

1997 - 2004
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Daniel P. Carpenter

1998 - 2002
Associate Professor of Political Science

Jude C. Hays

2000 - 2005
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Assistant Professor of Public Policy

Andreas Kalyvas

2001 - 2004
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Meredith Jung En Woo Cumings

2001 - 2008
Professor of Political Science
Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies

Ashutosh Varshney

2001 - 2008
Professor of Political Science

Jacob W. Bowers

2002 - 2007
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Robert Parks Van Houweling

2002 - 2005
Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Orit Kedar

2003 - 2006
Assistant Professor of Political Science

William Robert Clark

2004 - 2014
Professor of Political Science
Director Academic Program, Center for International & Comparative Studies

Robert Salmond

2005 - 2013
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Kenneth Mori McElwain

2008 - 2015
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Philip Potter

2009 - 2014
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Timothy S. Bynum

2009 - 2014
Research Scientist, ICPSR, ISR