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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Walter Bowers Pillsbury

1897 - 1942
Professor of Psychology
Chair Department of Psychology

John Frederick Shepard

1906 - 1951
Professor of Psychology

Henry F. Adams

1911 - 1953
Professor of Psychology

Charles Hurlbut Griffitts

1917 - 1958
Professor of Psychology and Social Work

Martha Guernsey Colby

1918 - 1950
Associate Professor of Psychology

Carl Richards Brown

1920 - 1962
Associate Professor of Psychology

Clarence L. Clarke

1924
Associate Professor of Education, Psychology

William Clark Trow

1926 - 1965
Professor of Education, Psychology

Norman Raymond Frederick Maier

1927 - 1971
Professor of Psychology

Daniel Katz

1928 - 1974
Professor of Psychology

Willard Clifford Olson

1929 - 1970
Dean of School of Education
Professor of Education, Psychology

Margaret Wylie

1929 - 1930
Acting Assistant Professor of Psychology

George Meyer

1930 - 1944
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Burton Doan Thuma

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

Edward Barrows Greene

1935 - 1960
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Research Associate Willow Run Laboratories

Wilma Thompson Donahue

1937 - 1970
Lecturer in Psychology
Director Division of Gerontology

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

Donald G. Marquis

1945 - 1958
Professor of Psychology
Chair Department of Psychology

Rensis Likert

1946 - 1971
Professor of Sociology and Psychology
Director of the Institute of Social Research

Albert Angus Campbell

1946 - 1980
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Sociology
Director of Survey Research Center and Institute for Social Research

Max L. Hutt

1946 - 1960
Associate Professor of Psychology

E. Lowell Kelly

1946 - 1975
Professor of Psychology
Chair Department of Psychology
Director of Institute for Human Adjustment

Dorwin P. Cartwright

1946 - 1989
Professor of Psychology

Clyde Hamilton Coombs

1947 - 1983
Professor of Psychology
Daniel Katz Distinguished University Professor

Roger William Heyns

1947 - 1965
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Educational Psychology
Dean Literature Science and the Arts

Edward Lewis Walker

1947 - 1979
Professor of Psychology

Louis Granich

1947 - 1950
Associate Professor of Psychology

Harold Richard Blackwell

1947 - 1958
Associate Professor of Psychology & Physiological Optics

Gerald S. Blum

1948 - 1968
Professor of Psychology

John R. P. French Jr.

1948 - 1982
Professor of Psychology

Robert L. Kahn

1948 - 1989
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Health Services Management and Policy
Research Scientist in the Institute of Social Research

Wilbert James McKeachie

1948 - 1992
Professor of Psychology
Research Scientist in the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching
Chair, Department of Psychology 1961-1971

Donald C. Pelz

1948 - 1987
Professor of Psychology
Research Scientist Institute for Social Research

George Katona

1948 - 1972
Professor of Economics, Psychology

Ronald Lippitt

1948 - 1975
Professor of Psychology

Stanley Jacob Segal

1948 - 1959
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Arnold S. Tannenbaum

1949 - 1988
Professor of Psychology
Research Scientist, Survey Research Center

John W. Atkinson

1950 - 1985
Professor of Psychology

Helen Peak

1950 - 1970
Catharine Neafie Kellogg Professor of Psychology

Anna Sivia Elonen

1950 - 1972
Professor of Psychology & Psychiatry

Jay 
Mervin Jackson

1950 - 1955
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Harold L.
 Raush

1950 - 1972
Professor of Psychology

Edward S. Bordin

1951 - 1983
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Educational Psychology

Robert Altwig McCleary

1951
Professor of Psychology 1961

Merle Lawrence

1952 - 1984
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Otolaryngology

Stanley E. Seashore

1952 - 1983
Professor of Psychology
Research Scientist Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research

Frederick Wyatt

1952 - 1979
Professor of Psychology

Elton Burbank McNeil

1952 - 1974
Professor of Psychology

Robert B. Zajonc

1952 - 1994
Professor of Psychology
Charles Horton Cooley Distinguished University Professor of Social Sciences
Director Institute of Social Research

Stephen B. Withey

1953 - 1987
Professor of Psychology & Communication
Research Scientist - IST

Martin Gold

1953 - 1993
Professor of Psychology

Floyd Christopher Mann

1953 - 1973

Charles J Smith

1953 - 1961
Associate Professor of Psychology

Basil S. Georgopoulos

1954 - 1989
Professor of Psychology
Research Scientist Institute for Social Research

Richard L. Cutler

1955 - 1972
Professor of Psychology

Mathew Alpern

1955 - 1991
Professor of Physiological Optics
Professor of Psychology

Joseph B. Adelson

1956 - 1997
Professor of Psychology

Benno G. Fricke

1956
Associate Professor of Psychology

Robert A. Hefner Jr.

1956 - 1983
Associate Professor of Psychology

James V. McConnell

1956 - 1988
Professor of Psychology

William Charles Morse

1956 - 1985
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Educational Psychology

James Olds

1956 - 1969
Professor of Psychology

Edwin J. Thomas

1956 - 1994
Fedele F. Fauri Professor of Social Work
Professor of Psychology

Robert L
 Isaacson

1956
Professor of Psychology

Edwin J Thomas

1956 - 1994
Professor of Social Work and Psychology
Fedele F Fauri Professor of Social Work

Lionel Richard Hoffman

1957 - 1965
Associate Professor of Psychology

Arthur W. Melton

1957 - 1976
Professor of Psychology

Warren T. Norman

1957 - 1994
Professor of Psychology

Joseph Veroff

1957 - 1997
Professor of Psychology
Research Scientist, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research

Bettie Arthur

1958 - 1988
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Community Mental Health

Elizabeth M. Douvan

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

Ward D. Edwards

1958
Professor of Psychology

Irene Fast

1958 - 1998
Professor of Psychology

Melvin Manis

1958 - 1997
Professor of Psychology

Gerard H. Rothschild

1958 - 1960
Assistant Professor of Psychology

George C. Rosenwald

1958 - 2000
Professor of Psychology

Jesse E. Gordon

1959 - 1993
Professor of Psychology and Social Work

Sarnoff A. Mednick

1959 - 1968
Professor of Psychology

Klaus Freidrich K. Riegel

1959 - 1977
Professor of Psychology

Sylvan Kornblum

1959 - 1997
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Psychiatry
Research Scientist in the Mental Health Research Institute

Alvin G. Burstein

1960 - 1963
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Harlan L. Lane

1960 - 1967
Professor of Psychology

James C. Lingoes

1960 - 1985
Professor of Psychology
Associate Research Scientist in the Computing Center

Oscar A. Oeser

1960
Visiting Professor of Psychology

Harold M. Proshansky

1960 - 1961
Visiting Associate Professor of Psychology

Patricia Ann O'Connor

1960 - 1988
Associate Professor of Dentistry
Research Associate in Psychology

Charles M. Butter

1961 - 1999
Professor of Psychology

Nathan S. Caplan

1961 - 1989
Professor of Psychology
Research Scientist Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research

Daniel H. Carson

1961 - 1968
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Associate Research Psychologist in the Institute of Science and Technology
Assistant Professor of Psychology in Architecture

Howard M. Wolowitz

1961 - 1998
Professor of Psychology

Roger Davis

1961 - 1995
Professor of Psychology
Research Scientist, Mental Health Research Institute

Eugene Burnstein

1962 - 2002
Professor of Psychology

Stanford C. Ericksen

1962 - 1982
Professor of Psychology
Founding Director Center for Research on Learning & Teaching
Member, Founding Committee of the Residential College

Erasmus A. Hoch

1962 - 1978
Professor of Psychology

Stanislav V. Kasl

1962
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Herbert C. Kelman

1962 - 1969
Professor of Psychology

Frank M. Koen

1962 - 1975
Associate Professor of Psychology

Frank M. Andrews

1963 - 1993
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Population Planning and International Health
Research Scientist in the Institute for Social Research

James A. Dunn

1963
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education

Lorraine Nadelman

1963 - 1993
Associate Professor of Psychology

Irwin Pollack

1963 - 1995
Professor of Psychology

Morton H. Shaevitz

1963 - 1969
Assistant Professor of Psychology

William R. Uttal

1963 - 1986
Professor of Psychology

Naomi Lohr

1963 - 2000
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Psychology

Sachio Ashida

1964 - 1970
Assistant Professor of Psychology and American Culture

Eric A. Bermann

1964 - 2002
Associate Professor of Psychology

Donald R. Brown

1964 - 1996
Professor of Psychology
Research Scientist Center for Research on Learning and Teaching

Raphael S. Ezekiel

1964 - 1995
Associate Professor of Psychology

David H. Krantz

1964 - 1985
Professor of Psychology

Richard D. Mann

1964 - 1992
Professor of Psychology

Glenn David McNeil

1964 - 1969
Associate Professor of Psychology

Martin Patchen

1964
Assistant Professor of Psychology

J. E. Keith Smith

1964 - 1996
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Statistics

Ernest Harburg

1964 - 1991
Research Scientist of Epidemiology and Psychology

Raphael Ezekiel

1964 - 1995
Associate Professor of Psychology

Edgar G. Epps

1965 - 1970
Associate Professor of Psychology

Stephen E. Glickman

1965 - 1968
Professor of Psychology

Judith P. Googin

1965
Associate Professor of Psychology

Harry F. Gollob

1965 - 1973
Associate Professor of Psychology

Alexander Z. Guiora

1965 - 1985
Professor of Psychology, Linguistics and Psychiatry

Ralph W. Heine

1965 - 1980
Professor of Psychology

Martin L. Hoffman

1965 - 1978
Professor of Psychology

Sheldon G. Levy

1965
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Robert K. Lindsay

1965 - 2004
Professor of Psychology and Sociology
Research Professor of Psychiatry
Research Professor of Mental Health Research Institute

James D. Papsdorf

1965 - 1984
Associate Professor of Psychology

Richard W. Pew

1965 - 1976
Professor of Psychology

David B. Pryor

1965 - 1976
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Amos N. Tversky

1965 - 1974
Visiting Professor of Psychology

John W. Hagen

1965 - 2008
Professor of Psychology

Charles Morris

1965 - 2002
Profesor of Psychology

Robert A. Bjork

1966
Professor of Psychology

John L. Falk

1966
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Pathology

Patricia Y. Gurin

1966 - 2002
Nancy Cantor Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies
Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies

James Gordon Kelly

1966
Professor of Psychology

Martin Mayman

1966 - 1997
Professor of Psychology

Cameron R. Peterson

1966 - 1974
Associate Professor of Psychology

Ronald Wardhaugh

1966
Professor of Linguistics and Psychology

Lenin A. Baler

1967
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Community Mental Health
Chair of Department of Health Programs

Judith M. Bardwick

1967 - 1983
Professor of Psychology

Lois W. Hoffman

1967 - 1997
Professor of Psychology

K. Gerald Marsden

1967 - 1993
Professor of Psychology

William C. Rhodes

1967 - 1982
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Education

William Gerler

1968
Associate Professor of Psychology

James G. Greeno

1968 - 1976
Professor of Psychology and Social Work

Gary D. Bron

1969
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Judith Spencer Olson

1970 - 2008
Richard W. Pew Collegiate Professor of Human Computer Interaction
Professor of Information
Professor of Psychology

Peter R. Mattis

1970 - 1973
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Donald N. Michael

1970 - 1981
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Planning and Public Policy

Scott A. Miller

1970
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Elliot S. Valenstein

1970 - 1994
Professor of Psychology

Floyd M. Wylie

1970 - 1974
Associate Professor of Psychology

Lynn K. Brown

1971 - 1979
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Neil M. Kalter

1971 - 1999
Professor of Psychology

Harold W. Stevenson

1971 - 2001
Professor of Psychology

Cary Cherniss

1972
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Shulamit Reinharz

1972 - 1983
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Lily C. Huang

1972 - 1984
Associate Professor of Nursing

Howard Shevrin

1973 - 2005
Professor of Psychology

Gary M. Olson

1975 - 2008
Professor of Human-Computer Interacton
Professor of Information
Professor of Psychology

Jeanne Herman

1976
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Keith J. Holyoak

1976 - 1986
Associate Professor of Psychology

Michael P. Feinberg

1976 - 1986
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology

Marilyn J. Shatz

1977 - 2009
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Linguistics

Harold A. Korn

1978 - 1990
Professor of Psychology

Vonnie C. McLoyd

1978 - 2003
Professor of Psychology and African and African American Studies

Philip J. Brickman

1979 - 1982
Professor of Psychology

Warren G. Holmes

1979 - 2002
Professor of Psychology

Dennis Scott Klos

1979 - 1984
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Rodney Lowman

1979 - 1982
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Assistant Research Scientist, Survey Research Center

Stanley Berent

1979 - 2005
Professor of Psychology

Lee Sechrest

1980 - 1984
Professor of Psychology

Barbara Walker

1980 - 1983
Assistant Professor of Psychology & Psychiatry

Douglas R. Hofstadter

1981 - 1988
Mary Ann and Charles R. Walgreen Jr. Professor for the Study of Human Understanding
Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences

Hazel J. Markus

1982 - 1995
Professor of Psychology
Helen Peak Professor of Psychology

Nancy E. Cantor

1983 - 1991
1995 - 2001
Professor of Psychology
Dean of the Graduate School
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affiars

Judith C. Meyers

1983
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology

Adam Drewnowski

1983 - 1998
Professor of Environmental and Industrial Health, Psychology, Psychiatry

James L. Hilton

1985 - 2006
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Psychology

Laurence T. Maloney

1985 - 1990
Assistant Professor of Psychology

John Malcolm Swales

1985 - 2006
Professor of Linguistics & Psychology

John E. Milholland

1986
Professor of Psychology

Roberta F. White

1986 - 1987
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Sarah C. Mangelsdorf

1987 - 1991
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Michelle D. Perry

1987 - 1993
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Paul R. Pintich

1987 - 2003
Professor of Education, Psychology

Robert S. Goldman

1988 - 1994
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry

Martin L Maehr

1988 - 2005
Professor of Education, Psychology

Lawrence A. Hirschfeld

1989 - 2005
Professor of Anthropology, Psychology

Randy J. Larsen

1989 - 1998
Professor of Psychology

Douglas L. Medin

1989 - 1994
Professor of Psychology and African and African American Studies

Andrew G. Hunter

1992 - 2001
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Women's Studies
Associate Professor of Social Work

Arnold J. Sameroff

1992 - 2011
Professor of Psychology
Research Professor Center for Human Growth & Development

Carol T. Mowbray

1994 - 2005
Professor of Social Work
Associate Professor of Psychology

Barbara L. Fredrickson

1995 - 2006
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Management and Organization

Jacqueline S. Mattis

1995 - 2002
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies

Susan K. Nolen Hoeksema

1995 - 2004
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Psychiatry

Denise C. Park

1995 - 2002
Professor of Psychology

Veronica Benet Martinez

1997 - 2003
Assistant Professor of Psychology and American Culture

Serena C. Chen

1997 - 2000
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Seema Bhatnagar

1999 - 2005
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Monique A. Fleming

1999 - 2004
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Jeffrey J. Hutsler

1999 - 2006
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Pamela Trotman Reid

1999 - 2004
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Education
Director of Women's Studies Program

Paul R. Pintrich

1999 - 2003
Professor of Education & Psychology

Phillip D. Akutsu

2000 - 2008
Assistant Professor of Psychology and American Culture

Margaret J. Shih

2000 - 2008
Associate Professor of Psychology

Nnamdi Pole

2001 - 2008
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Barbara A. Gutek

2002 - 2003
Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies
Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources

Laura P. Kohn Wood

2007
Associate Professor of Psychology