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.

U of M Honorary Degree

William Campbell Steere
Regents' Proceedings 752


WILLIAM CAMPBELL STEERE, B.S., 1929, A.M., 1931, Ph.D., 1932; Director of the New York Bontanical Garden. Grandson of Michigan’s pioneer naturalist Joseph Beal Steere, student, professor, department chairman, and curator in the Herbarium of the University of Michigan, William Steere is bound to this institution by so many ties that we might now be suspected of undue familiar tenderness if his attainments were not also such as the world may see. Distinguished for his bryological research in the laboratory and in the field, respected for the versatility of his talents and interests as well as for his authoritative specialized knowledge, and held in affection for his generosity to his peers and younger fellows, Professor Steere is now appropriately serving as director of one of the principal centers for botanical study in the nation and the world. It gives us profound pleasure to confer upon him the degree Doctor of Science.