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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Silas Wright Dunning

1860
Instructor in Latin & German

Jonathan August Charles Hildner

1891 - 1938
Associate Professor of German

George Allison Hench

1891 - 1899
Professor of Germanic Languages

Tobias J. C. Diekhoff

1893 - 1935
Professor of German

Ernest Heinrich Mensel

1895 - 1901
Instructor in German

Warren Washburn Florer

1897
Assistant Professor of German

Herbert DeWitt Carrington

1901 - 1903
Instructor in German

Max Winkler

1902 - 1930
Professor of German
Chair Department of German

Edmund Wild

1908 - 1935
Associate Professor of German

John William Scholl

1912 - 1939
Associate Professor of German

Fred B. Wahr

1912 - 1959
Professor of German and Linguistics

Aloysius Joseph Gaiss

1920 - 1960
Assistant Professor of German
Drillmaster in German, A.S.T.P. Area and Language 1943

Norman Leroy Willey

1920 - 1952
Professor of German

Arthur Van Duren Jr.

1923 - 1958
Professor of German and Linguistics

Walter Albert Reichart

1925 - 1974
Professor of German and Linguistics

Oscar Leo Bockstahler

1927 - 1930
Instructor in German

John Wallace Eaton

1929 - 1948
Professor of German

Otto Gotthold Graf

1930 - 1980
Professor of Germanic Languages & Literature

Henry W. Nordmeyer

1935 - 1960
Professor of German and Linguistics
Chair Department of German

Ernst Alfred Philippson

1935 - 1947
Assistant Professor of German

Clarence Kobes Pott

1944 - 1977
Professor of Germanic Languages & Literature

Frank X. Braun

1945 - 1974
Professor of German

Herbert Penzl

1950 - 1963
Professor of German and Linguistics

Mary C. Crichton

1955 - 1995
Associate Professor of German

Max Dufner

1956 - 1969
Associate Professor of German

Ingo E. Seidler

1957 - 1997
Professor of German and Linguistics

Martin Dyck

1958 - 1965
Professor of German

Valentine Charles Hubbs

1959 - 1985
Professor of German
Chair Department of German

Leta J. Lewis

1959 - 1963
Assistant Professor of German

Roy C. Cowen

1960 - 2001
Professor of German

Alice Trumm

1960 - 1985
Assistant Professor of German

Robert H. Paslick

1961 - 1999
Associate Professor of German

Werner H. Grilk

1962 - 1992
Assistant Professor of German

Robert L. Kyes

1962 - 2005
Professor of German
Chair Department of German

William Holmes Bennett

1963 - 1973
Professor of German and Linguistics

Joachim Birke

1964 - 1967
Assistant Professor of German

Hans J. Fabian

1964 - 1995
Assistant Professor of German

Erich P. Hofacker Jr.

1965 - 1995
Assistant Professor of German

Charles B. Maurer

1965 - 1971
Assistant Professor of German

Alan R. Cottrell

1966 - 1983
Professor of German

Emery E. George

1966 - 1988
Professor of German

Hansjoerg Schelle

1967 - 1996
Professor of German and Linguistics

Hermann F. Weiss

1968 - 2002
Professor of German

Samuel M. Wheelis

1968 - 1975
Assistant Professor of German

Claiborne W. Thompson

1969
Associate Professor of German
Chair Department of German

Thomas L. Markey

1973 - 1987
Professor of German and Linguistics

Donald F. Nelson

1974 - 1975
Visiting Assistant Professor of Germany

Gerhard Dunnhaupt

1976 - 1992
Professor of German

Vivian Y. Greene

1976
Assistant Professor of German

Cecile Cazort Zorachm

1978 - 1984
Assistant Professor of German

Renate Born

1980
Assistant Professor of German

Marilyn Sibley Fries

1985 - 1995
Associate Professor of German and Women's Studies

Timothy H. Bahti

1986 - 2001
Professor of Germanic Languages and Literature and Comparative Literature

Rosina L. Lippi Green

1987 - 1997
Associate Professor of German

Patricia A. Simpson

1989 - 1996
Assistant Professor of German

Hubert Rast

1996 - 2002
Assistant Professor of German

Edward Dimendberg

1998 - 2004
Associate Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Associate Professor of Film and Video Studies
Associate Professor of Architecture