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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

David Anthoff

2012 - 2014
Assistant Professor of Natural Resources

Christopher D. Ellis

2007 - 2011
Associate Professor of Natural Resources

Beth N. Diamond

2005 - 2013
Assistant Professor of Landscape Architcture
Assistant Professor of Art & Design

David S. Ellsworth

2004 - 2006
Assistant Professor of Plant Ecophysiology

Jill R. Horwitz

2003 - 2012
Louis & Mrytle Moskowitz Research Professor of Business & Law
Professor of Law
Professor of Natural Resources & Environment

Edward A Parson

2003 - 2012
Professor of Law
Joseph L. Sax Collegiate Professor of Law
Professor of Natural Resources & Environment

Emily D. Silverman

1999 - 2006
Assistant Professor of Natural Resources

Elizabeth A. Brabec

1997 - 2004
Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture

Steven R. Brechin

1996 - 2004
Associate Professor of Environmental Sociology

Lisa Marie Curran

1996 - 2001
Assistant Professor of Ecology and Environmental Biology, Biology

Daniel A. Mazmanian

1996 - 2000
Professor of Natural Resources and Environment
Dean of School of Natural Resources 1996-2000

John Stephen Lansing

1995 - 1999
Professor of Anthropology, Natural Resources

Heather A. Clendenin

1993 - 1995
Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

Kenrick I Grandison

1993 - 2001
Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture

Garry D. Brewer

1991 - 1998
Dean of School of Natural Resources
Professor of Resource Management Policy
Professor of Business Administration

Glenn L. Smith

1989 - 1992
Assistant Professor of Natural Resources

Terry L. Root

1988 - 2002
Assistant Professor of Natural Resources, Biology

Joseph E. Swierzbinsk

1988 - 1994
Assistant Professor Economics, Natural Resources

Richard J. Brazee

1986
Assistant Professor of Natural Resources

Thomas A. Thomson

1986 - 1993
Assistant Professor of Natural Resources

Daniel D. Richter Jr

1984 - 1987
Assistant Professor of Natural Resources

Carol Adaire Jones

1984 - 1989
Assistant Professor of Economics, Natural Resources

David Foster Hales

1981
Samuel Trask Dana Professor of Outdoor Recreation

Gary E. Belovsky

1980 - 1991
Professor of Natural Resources, Biology

Constance M. Boris

1980 - 1985
Assistant Professor of Natural Resources

Dale Leslie Rabe

1980
Assistant Professor of Natural Resources

Susan W. Vince

1978 - 1981
Assistant Professor of Natural Resources

Ronald D. Drobney

1978 - 1983
Assistant Professor of Natural Resources

Patrick C. West

1977 - 2000
Samuel T. Dana Associate Professor of Outdoor Recreation, Natural Resources

Thomas C. Wang

1977 - 1985
Associate Professor Landscape Architecture, Natural Resources

Ronald T. Rollet

1977 - 1983
Assistant Professor of Environmental Communications, Natural Resources

Douglas A Mackinnon

1977 - 1985
Professor of Forestry

Alfred M Beeton

1976 - 1986
Professor of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences
Professor of Natural Resources

Eugene F. Stoermer

1976 - 2005
Professor of Natural Resources
Research Scientist, Herbarium

Claire L. Schelske

1976 - 1987
Professor of Natural Resources, Limnology

Paul E. Marshall

1976 - 1982
Assistant Professor of Forestry

Archibald B. Cowan

1975
Associate Professor of Natural Resources
Director of Camp Filibert

Robert M. Owen

1975 - 2012
Professor of Marine Geochemistry, Environment
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor

Paul F. Nowak

1974 - 1999
Associate Professor of Natural Resources

Linda Goad

1974 - 2000
Adjunct Professor Natural Resources
Research Scientist, Great Lake & Aquatic Sciences

James R. Boyle

1973 - 1981
Professor of Natural Resources

Robert F. Scheele

1973
Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture

Peter M. Pollack

1973 - 1986
Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture

Alvin L. Jensen

1973 - 2005
Associate Professor of Biometry

David J Jude

1973 - 2012
Research Scientist

Richard N.L. Andrews

1972 - 1982
Associate Professor of Natural Resources and Urban and Regional Planning

Kenneth H. Shapiro

1972 - 1983
Assistant Professor of Natural Resources

John Witter

1972 - 2011
Professor of Forestry & Biometry
George Willis Pack Professor of Forest Entomology

Terry J Brown

1972 - 2011
Professor of Landscape Architecture

Bunyan I Bryant Jr

1972 - 2012
Professor of Natural Resources and Environment
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor

James (Jim) E. Crowfoot

1970 - 1994
Professor of Natural Resources, Urban Planning and Regional Planning
Dean of School of Natural Resources

Richard L. Patterson

1970 - 1996
Professor of Natural Resources

Donald N. Michael

1970 - 1981
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Planning and Public Policy

Gunter Schramm

1969 - 1983
Associate Professor of Resource Economics

James T. McFadden

1969 - 1977
Professor of Wildlife & Fisheries
Chair of Wildlife & Fisheries
Dean School of Natural Resources

Gary Fowler

1969 - 1999
Professor of Forestry & Biometry
George Willis Pack Professor of Forestry

John R. Bassett

1968 - 1994
1994 - 1996
2000 - 2001
Professor of Forestry
Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Natural Resources

Kenneth J. Polakowski

1968 - 1998
Professor of Landscape Architecture

Stewart D. Marquis Jr.

1968 - 1986
Associate Professor of Planning

Jonathan W. Bulkley

1968 - 2011
Peter M. Wege Professor of Sustainable Systems
Professor of Resources Policy
Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Dale R. McCullough

1966 - 1980
Professor of Wildlife Management

Harrison L. Morton

1966 - 2000
Professor of Forest Pathology
Director of Arboretum 1986-1999

Stewart Ross Tocher

1965 - 1981
Samuel T. Dana Professor of Outdoor Recreation

Richard Keith Arnold

1965 - 1969
Professor of Natural Resources
Dean of Natural Resources

William B. Stapp

1964 - 1994
Professor of Resource Planning and Conservation
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor

Charles E. Olson

1964 - 1999
Professor of Natural Resources
Dean of School of Natural Resources

William D. Drake

1964 - 2003
Professor of Resource Policy and Conservation, Urban, Technological, and Environmental Planning

Lee R. Martin

1963 - 1964
Visiting Professor of Resource Economics

Glenn Bruneau

1962 - 1973
Associate Professor of Natural Resources

Ayers Brinser

1961 - 1967
Professor of Environmental Health, Resource Economics

Lyle E Craine

1961
Professor of Conservation
Chair Department of Conservation 1961-1967

George Carignan

1959 - 2004
Research Scientist

Robert Zahner

1959 - 1973
Professor of Forest Botany

Burton V. Barnes

1958 - 2006
Stephen H. Spurr Professor
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
Professor of Forestry

William J. Johnson

1958 - 1989
Professor of Landscape Architecture
Dean of the School of Natural Resources

Walter Louis Chambers

1958 - 1973
Professor of Landscape Architecture
Director of Arboretum 1958-1968

Ernest A. H. Woodman

1957 - 1978
Assistant Professor of Natural Resources
Professor of Military Science
Chair Department of Military Science

Charles W. Cares Jr.

1956 - 1986
Professor of Landscape Architecture
Chair Landscape Architecture 1969-1978
Director of Arboretum 1968-1986

John B. Burch

1955 - 2001
Professor of Zoology
Professor of Natural Resources & Environment
Curator of Mollusks, Museum of Zoology

Richard Lee Weaver

1954 - 1964
Professor of conservation

John E Bardach

1953 - 1971
Professor of Fisheries
Associate Professor of Zoology

Norman C 
Franz

1953 - 1968
Associate Professor of Forestry

George Sylvester 
Hunt

1953 - 1971
Associate Profesor of Wildlife Management

Gustav Robinson Gregory

1952 - 1983
George Willis Pack Professor

Stephen H. Spurr

1952 - 1971
Professor of Silviculture
Acting Chair Forestry Department
Chair Institute of Public Policy

Warren “Herb” Wagner

1951 - 1991
Profesor of Botany & Natural Resources
Chair Department of Botany
Director Matthaei Botanical Gardens 1966-1971

Stanley George Fontanna

1951 - 1963
Professor of Forestry
Dean of Natural Resources

Stanley A. Cain

1950 - 1973
Charles Lathrop Pack Professor of Conservation and Professor of Botany
Chairman of Dept. of Conservation
Director of the Institute for Environmental Quality

Stephen B. Preston

1950 - 1985
Professor of Natural Resources
Associate Dean of School of Natural Resources

Kenneth Davis

1949 - 1967
Professor of Forestry Management
Chairman of Forestry

John Wilcox Brown

1949 - 1955
Assistant Professor of Forestry

Frank F. Hooper

1948 - 1986
Professor of Zoology, Fisheries

John Carow

1947 - 1979
Professor of Forestry Management
Director of Camp Filibert Roth

Warren William Chase

1945 - 1966
Professor of Wildlife Management
Chair Department of Wildlife Management

Karl Frank Lagler

1940 - 1983
Professor of Zoology
Professor of Natural Resources

Bill H. Wilford

1931 - 1932
Junior Instructor in Forestry & Conservation

Earl Forest O’Roke

1929 - 1957
Professor of Forest Zoology

Earl Cleveland O'Roke

1929 - 1957
Professor of Forest Zoology

Howard M. Wight

1928 - 1942
Associate Professor of Forest Zoology

Shirley Walter Allen

1928 - 1954
Professor of Forestry Management

Paul D. Dalke

1928
Instructor in Forestry & Conservation
Research Assistant 1934-

Ned Dearborn

1928
Assistant Professor of Forestry & Conservation

Newell Norton

1928 - 1932
Jr. Instructor in Forestry & Conservation

Samuel Trask Dana

1927 - 1953
Professor of Forestry
Dean of School of Natural Resources

William Kynoch

1927 - 1953
Professor of Wood Tchnology

Donald M. Matthews

1927 - 1948
Professor of Forestry Management

Ernest V. Jotter

1924 - 1930
Assistant Professor of Forestry & Conservation

Robert Craig

1920
Assistant Professor of Forestry

Dow V. Baxter

1919 - 1966
Professor of Forest Pathology

James Henry Pottinger

1914 - 1920
Assistant Professor of Forestry

Willett F. Ramsdell

1913 - 1951
George Willis Pack Professor of Forest Land Management

Olenus Lee Sponsler

1912 - 1917
Junior Professor of Forestry
Assistant Professor of Botany

Leigh Jarvis Young

1911 - 1920
Associate Professor of Forestry
Mayor of Ann Arbor 1941-1945

Charles Albert Davis

1901 - 1908
Instructor in Forestry
Curator of Botanical Herbarium - Dept of Botany