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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Burton Doan Thuma

1931 - 1967
Professor of Psychology
Associate Dean Emeritus College of Literature, Science and the Arts
Director Emeritus of the Residential College

Theodore Mead Newcomb

1941 - 1974
Mary Ann and Charles R. Walgreen Jr. Professor for the Study of Human Understanding
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Sociology

George Kish

1943 - 1985
William Herbert Hobbs Distinguished Professor of Geography
Professor of the Residential College

Carl Cohen

1955 - 2017
Professor of Philosophy

Peter B. Kaufman

1956 - 1997
Professor of Biology
Professor of the Residential College

Elizabeth M. Douvan

1958 - 1995
Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies
Catharine Neafie Kellogg Professor of Psychology
Director of the Residential College

Ann E. Larimore

1966 - 1999
Professor of Geography and Women's Studies
Professor of the Residential College

Max A. Heirich

1967 - 1999
Professor of Sociology and Residential College
Research Scientist in the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations

Warren J. Hecht

1970 - 2016
Lecturer IV
Lecturer IV Emeritus

Charles C. Bright

1971 - 2016
Professor of History and Judaic Studies
Professor of Residential College

Jane R. Heirich

1972 - 2003
Lecturer in Music

Thomas E Weisskopf

1972 - 2010
Professor of Economics
Professor of Residential College

Peter Ferran

1973 - 1994
Associate Professor of English, Theatre and Residential College

Cynthia Sowers

1973 - 2021
Senior Lecturer, Lecturer IV, Residential College
Senior Lecturer Emerita, Lecturer IV Emerita

Barbra Morris

1974 - 2006
Senior Lecturer in English
Lecturer in English, Sweetland Writing Center

Eliana Moya-Raggio

1974 - 2000
Lecturer in Spanish

Barbara Sloat

1976 - 1998
Assistant Research scientist
Lecturer, Biology in Residential College

Joel L. Cressman

1977 - 2015
Professor of Art
Professor of Residential College

Martin W. Walsh

1977 - 2021
Lecturer IV in the Residential College

Susan Wright

1979 - 2005
Research Scientist in the Institute for Research on Women and Gender
Lecturer in the History of Science in the Residential College

Frederick G. Peters

1979 - 2017
Lecturer IV
Lecturer IV Emeritus

Janet Hegman Shier

1980 - 2021
Lecturer IV Residential College, Germanic Language
Lecturer IV Emeritus

Frederick Cooper

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

Frank W. Thompson

1985 - 2013
Lecturer IV
Lecturer IV Emeritus

Henry Greenspan

1987 - 2021
Lecture IV
Lecturer IV Emeritus

Santiago Colas

1992 - 2017
Professor of Comparative Literature
Professor of Residential College

Helen Fox

1993 - 2021
Lecturer IV in the Residential College

Naomi A. Andre

1995 - 2022
Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies, Women & Gender Studies, Residential College

Susan Pratt Walton

1996 - 2021
Lecturer IV in the Residential College
Lecturer IV Emerita

Jennifer Myers

1996 - 2021
Lecturer IV in the Residential College

Derrick I M Gilbert

2002 - 2006
Assistant Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies
Assistant Professor, Residential College

Matthew Daniel Price

2004 - 2009
Assistant Professor of Art & Design
Assistant Professor of Residential College

Susan Rosegrant

2008 - 2022
Lecturer IV in the Residential College
Lecturer IV Emerita