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.


George Edmund Myers
The Michigan Alumnus 290

Dr. George E. Myers, having
 reached the age of seventy, concluded 24 years of service to the Uni
versity as Professor of Vocational Edu
cation and Guidance at the close of the
 First Semester, when his retirement be
came effective. 

The Board of Regents made Dr.
 Myers Professor Emeritus of Educa
tion and passed a resolution expressing
 appreciation of his work. "Dr. Myers
 . . . has given devoted and skillful serv
ice to the University of Michigan for 
the past twenty-four years," they said, 
"inaugurating and organizing the De
partment of Industrial Education and
 giving this work the benefit of his wise
 leadership, with the result that the Uni
versity has been able to extend its use
fulness widely throughout the State to the benefit of the industries, the work
ers, and this institution."

Dr. Myer was respected and liked 
by his students and colleagues on the 
faculty alike. Although he is retiring 
from active service to the University, 
his work in education will not stop. 
 Dean James B. Edmonson of the
 School of Education said, "It is antici
pated that Dr. Myers will continue to 
be active in the field of education and 
frequent articles, even books, may be 
expected from him in the years to

A book, Principles and Techniques
 of Vocational Guidance, written by Dr.
 Myers, was published a year ago and 
has since become a text throughout
 the nation.

Dr. Myers was educated at the Uni
versity of Ottawa, the University of 
Chicago, and Clark College. He started 
his teaching career in mathematics. In
 1902, he was appointed Principal of 
Colorado Springs High School and be
came interested in the science of edu
cation, with which he has been since
 connected. He was Supervisor of Voca
tional Education for New York City 
schools when he was called to the University in 1917.