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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Michael Joseph Foote

1990 - 1994
Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences

Kenji Satake

1990 - 1995
Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences

Gerald J Keeler

1990 - 2011
Professor of Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences
Professor of Geological Sciences
Professor of Environmental Health Sciences

Theodore C. Moore Jr.

1989 - 2004
Professor of Geological Sciences

Samuel Mukasa

1989
Professor of Geological Sciences
Chair Department of Geological Sciences

Lynn M. Walter

1989 - 2011
Professor of Geological Sciences

Michael C. Gurnis

1988 - 1993
Associate Professor of Geological Sciences

Thorne Lay

1988 - 1990
Associate Professor of Geological Sciences

James R. O’Neil

1988 - 1998
Professor of Geological Sciences

Alexander N. Halliday

1985 - 1998
Professor of Geological Sciences

Jennifer A. Kitchell

1984 - 1989
Associate Professor of Geological Sciences

James Walker

1980 - 2000
Professor of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences
Professor of Geological Sciences

James Lee Wilson

1979 - 1985
Professor of Geological Sciences

Frederick J. Mauk

1977 - 1980
Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences

Stephen E. Kesler

1977 - 2011
Professor of Geological Sciences

David K. Rea

1975 - 2007
Professor of Geological Sciences

Bruce Wilkinson

1973 - 2006
Profesor of Geological Sciences

Philip A. Meyers

1972 - 2007
Professor of Geological Sciences
Research Scientist, Center for Great Lakes and Aquatic Sciences

Samuel I. Outcalt

1970 - 1995
Professor of Geological Sciences

Gerald Smith

1969 - 2003
Professor of Geological Sciences, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Curator of Museum of Zoology, Museum of Paleontology

Frank Harold Trevor Rhodes

1968 - 1977
Professor of Geology & Mineralogy
Dean of LSA 1971-1974
Vice-President for Academic Affairs 1974-1977

William R. Farrand

1965 - 2000
Professor of Geological Sciences

Henry N. Pollack

1964 - 2005
Professor of Geological Sciences

Jack Hough

1964 - 1975
Professor of Geology and Oceanic Science
Research Geologist Great Lakes Division of the Institute of Science & Technology
Professor of Meteorology & Oceanography

Donald R. Peacor

1963 - 2002
Professor of Geological Sciences

John M. DeNoyer

1961 - 1968
Associate Professor of Geology & Mineralogy

Paul L. Cloke

1959 - 1986
Professor of Geological Sciences

Charles B. Beck

1956 - 1991
Professor of Botany, Paleobotany
Curator in the Museum of Paleontology

William C. Kelly

1956 - 1994
Professor of Geological Sciences
Vice President of Research

Donald F. Eschman

1953 - 1988
Professor of Geological Sciences

John A. Dorr Jr.

1952 - 1986
Professor of Geological Sciences and English

Louis Isaac Briggs Jr

1950 - 1979
Professor of Geology and Mineralogy

James H. Zumberge

1950 - 1962
Professor of Geology

Robert V. Kesling

1949 - 1984
Professor of Geological Sciences

Edwin Newell Goddard

1949 - 1973
Professor of Geology & Mineralogy
Chair of Department of Geology
Director of Geological Field At Camp Davis

Eberhardt William Heinrich

1947 - 1983
Professor of Geological Sciences, Chemistry & Mineralogy

Frederick
 Stewart Turneaure

1947 - 1969
Professor of Geology & Mineralogy

Erwin C. Stumm

1947 - 1969
Professor of Geology & Mineralogy
Curator of Paleozoic Invertebrates, Museum of Paleontology

Claude William Hibbard

1946 - 1973
Professor of Geology
Curator of Fossil Vertebrates, Museum of Paleontology

Kenneth Knight Landes

1941 - 1969
Professor of Geology & Mineralogy

James Tinley Wilson

1940 - 1978
Professor of Geology
Chair Department of Geology
Director Institute of Science & Technology

Russell Claudius Hussey

1937 - 1959
Professor of Geology

Ralph Leroy Belknap

1930 - 1961
Associate Professor of Geology

Armand John Eardley

1930 - 1949
Professor of Geology & Mineralogy
Director Geological Field Work at Camp Davis

Lewis Burnet Kellum

1928 - 1967
Professor of Geology
Director of Museum of Paleontology

Maurice William Senstius

1926 - 1958
Associate Professor of Geology

Darrell Haug Davis

1920 - 1922
Assistant Professor of Geology, Geology

George Marion Ehlers

1919 - 1961
Professor of Geology
Curator of Paleozoic Invertebrates

Laurence McKinley Gould

1919 - 1932
Associate Professor Geology

Jesse Perry Rowe

1918 - 1922
Professor of Geology

Frank Carney

1912 - 1913
Professor of Geology

Frank Leverett

1910 - 1926
Lecturer on Glacial Geology

Charles Wiford Cook

1909 - 1920
Professor of Geology

Ermine Cowles Case

1907 - 1941
Chairman of the Geology Department
Curator of Vertebrates
Director of the Museum of Paleontology

Irving Day Scott

1907 - 1948
Associate Professor of Physiographical Geology

William Herbert Hobbs

1906 - 1934
Professor of Geology
Head of the Department of Geology
Director of the Geological Laboratory

Israel Cook Russell

1892 - 1906
Professor of Geology

Alexander Winchell

1853 - 1891
Professor of Physics
Professor/Chair Civil Engineering 1853-1855
Professor Geology, Zoology and Botany 1855-1873

Douglass Houghton

1839 - 1845
Professor of Mineralogy, Geology, Chemistry & Pharmacy