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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Louis Fasquelle

1846 - 1889
Professor of Italian & French

Edward Payson Evans

1862 - 1870
Professor of Modern Languages and LIterature

Edward Lorraine Walter

1868 - 1898
Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, Romance Languages and Literatures

George Sylvester Morris

1870 - 1889
Professor of Modern Languages and Literature

Paul Rousseau De Pont

1871 - 1906
Assistant Professor of French

Robert Harbison

1871
Instructor in Modern Languages & Literature

Alfred Hennequin

1876 - 1888
Instructor in French & German

Calvin Thomas

1878 - 1896
Professor of Germanic Languages and Literature

Moritz Levi

1890 - 1923
Professor of French

Benjamin Parsons Bourland

1892 - 1901
Assistant Professor of French

Tobias J. C. Diekoff

1893 - 1916
Professor of German

Hugo Paul Thieme

1898 - 1940
Professor of Romance Languages and Classical Linguistics
Chair of Romance Languages 1926-1940

Ewald Augustus Boucke

1898 - 1918
Professor of German

Arthur Graves Canfield

1900 - 1929
Professor of Romance Languages
Chair of Romance Languages 1900-1926

Andre Beziat de Bordes

1902 - 1908
Assistant Professor of French

Edward Larrabee Adams

1904 - 1921
Associate Professor of Romance Languages

William Aloysius McLaughlin

1905 - 1950
Associate Professor of Romance Languages

Herbert Alden Kenyon

1905 - 1953
Associate Professor of Spanish
Stage Director of Sarah Caswell Angell Hall

William Frederick Hauhart

1906 - 1920
Assistant Professor of German

Charles Philip Wagner

1907 - 1947

Alfred Ouhton Lee

1908 - 1980
Professor of Modern Languages, History of Medicine

Rene Talamon

1909 - 1950
Associate Professor of French

Philip Everettte Bursley

1910 - 1950
Assistant Professor of French & Spanish
Director of Orientation & Counselor to New Students 1930-1947

Herbert Douglas Austin

1911 - 1920
Assistant Professor of Romance Languages

Albert Bushnell Johnson

1916 - 1917
Acting Associate Professor of Romance Languages

Michael S Pargment

1917 - 1948
Professor of French

Eugene Etienne Rovillain

1917 - 1946
Professor of French

Joseph Newhall Lincoln

1919 - 1945
Associate Professor of Romance Languages

Ermelindo Acisch Mercado

1919 - 1958
Assistant Professor of Spanish

John H. Muyskens

1920 - 1957
Instructor of French
Associate Professor of Phonetics

Newton Silas Bement

1920 - 1958
Professor of French

Warner Forrest Patterson

1920 - 1949
Associate Professor of French

Julio del Toro

1920 - 1959
Assistant Professor of Spanish

Jose Maria Albaladejo

1920 - 1954
Assistant Professor of Spanish

Harold Hudson Britton

1920 - 1930
Assistant Professor of French

Anthony Joseph Jobin

1920 - 1957
Associate Professor of French

Charles Cestre

1921
1926
Non-resident Lecturer on American Literature

Franklin McCown Thompson

1924 - 1928
1945 - 1950
Assistant Professor of Portuguese and Spanish

Robert Kilburn Spaulding

1925
Assistant Professor of Romance Languages

Charles Emile Koella

1926 - 1957
Associate Professor of French

Roy H. Gearhart

1928
Instructor in Spanish

Charles Anthony 
Knudson Jr

1929 - 1940
Professor of French

Jean E. Ehrhard

1929 - 1933
Assistant Professor of French

Camillo Pascal Merlino

1930 - 1937
Associate Professor of Italian

Charles Neff Staubach

1930 - 1965
Professor of Spanish
Chair of Romance Languages 1951-1959

James Calvin O’Neill

1930 - 1980
Professor of French
Chair of Romance Languages 1959-1973

Marc Denikinger

1934 - 1966
Associate Professor of French

Nelson Winfred Eddy

1939 - 1972
Associate Professor of Spanish

Hayward Keniston

1940 - 1953
Domingo Faustino Sarmiento University Professor of Romance Languages
Chair of Romance Languages 1940-1945
Dean Literature Science and the Arts 1945-1951

Edward Billings Ham

1941 - 1963
Professor of French

Irving A. Leonard

1942 - 1966
Domingo Faustino Sarmiento University Professor of Spanish-American History and Literature
Chair of Romance Languages 1945-1951

Raul Benedicto

1943 - 1944
Instructor in Spanish

William George Merhab

1946 - 1979
Professor of Romance Languages, Education

Paul M. Spurlin

1946 - 1970
Professor of Eighteenth Century French Literature

Federico Sanchez y Escribano

1946 - 1959
Professor of Spanish

Lawrence Bayard Kiddle

1947 - 1978
Professor of Spanish & Spanish Linguistics

Enrique Imbert-Anderson

1947 - 1965
Professor of Spanish

Ernst Pulgram

1948 - 1986
Professor of Romance Languages and Classical Linguistics
Hayward Keniston Professor of Romance Languages

Robert Judson Niess

1949 - 1972
Professor of French

Benjamin Bart

1950 - 1956
Assistant Professor of French

Jean Rene Carduner

1954 - 1990
Professor of French
Chair of Romance Languages 1985-1987

Robert L. Politzer

1955 - 1963
Professor of French and Romance Linguistics

Floyd F. Gray

1956 - 1999
Professor of French

Michel Benamou

1956 - 1959
1963 - 1969
Associate Professor of French

Roy J. Nelson

1957 - 1994
Professor of French Literature

William McCrary

1957 - 1963
Assistant Professor of Spanish

F. Rand Morton

1958 - 1964
Associate Professor of Spanish

Paul Ilie

1959 - 1983
Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature

Edward Glaser

1959 - 1972
Professor of Spanish

Monroe Z. Hafter

1960 - 1996
Professor of Spanish-American Literature

David L. Wolfe

1960 - 1992
Associate Professor of Spanish

Kenneth S White

1960 - 1965
Assistant Professor of French

Michio P. Hagiwara

1961 - 1995
Associate Professor of French

Ilene T. Olken

1962 - 1993
Professor of Italian

Oscar Budel

1965 - 1987
Professor of Italian

Charles F. Fraker Jr.

1965 - 1992
Professor of Romance Languages and Literature

Guy R. Mermier

1965 - 1998
Professor of French Literature

Raleigh Morgan Jr

1965 - 1987
Professor of Romance Linguistics

Marcel N. Muller

1966 - 1995
Professor of French Literature

Karina H. Niemeyer

1966 - 1969
Assistant Professor of French

Brian Dendle

1966 - 1972
Assistant Professor of Spanish

Carlos Feal-Deibe

1966 - 1969
Assistant Professor of Spanish

William Cressey

1967 - 1971
Assistant Professor of Spanish

Clifford S. Leonard Jr.

1969 - 1994
Associate Professor of Romance Linguistics

Brian N. Morton

1969 - 1988
Associate Professor of French

John R. O’Connor

1969 - 1984
Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literature

Frank Paul Casa

1969 - 2010
Professor of Spanish
Chair of Romance Languages 1973-1983

Guy Capelle

1969 - 1971
Professor of French

H. Douglas Brown

1970 - 1978
Associate Professor of Education
Associate Professor of Linguistics
Visiting Professor English Language Institute 1970 Summer Term

Jose Durand

1970 - 1975
Professor of Spanish

Servio T. Becerra-Coy

1971 - 1981
Assistant Professor of Spanish

Mireille Raymonde Carroll

1974 - 1977
Assistant Professor of French

Ralph Albanese Jr

1974 - 1977
Associate Professor of Spanish

L. Ross Chambers

1975 - 2002
Marvin Felheim Distinguished University Professor of French and Comparative Literature

Luisa Lopez-Grigera

1975 - 1999
Professor of Spanish

Walter D. Mignolo

1975 - 1993
Professor of Latin American Literature and Literary Theory

Jose M. Sobre

1975 - 1979
Assistant Professor of Spanish

Monique Bilezikian

1975 - 1982

Cedomil Goic

1976 - 1997
Professor of Spanish-American Literature

Carl Arthur Brakel

1977 - 1985
Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

Maureen F. O’Meara

1977 - 1983
Assistant Professor of French

David Richard Marsh

1978 - 1984
Assistant Professor of Italian

Jonathan Ngate

1980 - 1986
Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literature

Trisha Robin Dvorak

1980 - 1986
Assistant Professor of Spanish

Michael J. Pierssens

1981 - 1984
Associate Professor of French

Frances Z. Wyers

1981
Professor of Romance Languages and Classical Linguistics

Domna C. Stanton

1982 - 2003
Elizabeth M. Douvan Collegiate Professor
Professor of Romance Languages and Women's Studies

Mercedes Vaquero

1983 - 1989
Assistant Professor of Spanish

Andrew A. Anderson

1984 - 2001
Professor of Spanish

Kathryn Gravdal

1984 - 1986
Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literature

Noel Maureen Ritter Valis

1986 - 1991
Professor of Spanish

Rolena Adorno

1987 - 1990
Professor of Latin American Literature

Thomas M. Kavanagh

1987 - 1993
Professor of French Literature
Chair of Romance Languages 1987-1990, 1991-1992

Maria T. Wolff

1987 - 1988
Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Litratures

Gregory L. Lucente

1988 - 1997
Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature

Frances R. Aparicio

1990 - 2000
Professor of Spanish and American Culture

Enylton Jose de sa Rego

1990 - 1991
Assistant Professor of Portuguese

Laura E. Perez

1990 - 1993
Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

Patrice M. Some

1990 - 1993
Assistant Professor of French

Mireille Rosello

1991 - 1995
Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literature

John M. Graham

1993 - 1996
Assistant Professor of French

Jose M. Rabasa

1994 - 1998
Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature
Chair Department of Romance Languages

Marie-Helene Huet

1995 - 1999
Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of French

Carina Yervasi

1995 - 2001
Assistant Professor of French

Lynn Carbon-Gorell

1996
Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

Jossianna Arroyo

1998 - 2004
Associate Professor of Spanish

Lucia M. Suarez

1998 - 2006
Assistant Professor of Spanish

Sergio H. Moreno

2001 - 2006
Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literature