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List of Professors

Namesort icon Years at Michigan Position

Amy J. Warner

1989 - 2000
Associate Professor of Information and Library Science

Barbara O’Keefe

1998 - 2000
Professor of Information
First Director of the Media Union (Duderstadt Center)

Carleton Bruns Joeckel

1928 - 1935
Professor of Library Science

Carolyn Olivia Frost

1977 - 2010
Professor of Information
Interim Dean of Information

Cecil J. McHale

1938 - 1948
Professor of Library Science

Charles Hargis Davis

1971 - 1976
Associate Professor of Library Science

Charlotte Irene Hayner

1954 - 1963
Associate Professor of Library Science

Constance O. Rinehart

1948 - 1988
Professor of Information and Library Studies

David W. Hessler

1977 - 1998
Professor of Information

Donald E. Riggs

1991 - 1996
Professor of Information and Library Studies
Dean of the University Library

E. Walford Erickson

1970 - 1972
Visiting Professor of Library Science

Edmon Lowe

1967 - 1972
Professor of Library Science

Edwin M. Cortez

1979 - 1983
Assistant Professor of Library Science

Frederick H. Wagman

1953 - 1982
Professor of Library Science

Gary M. Olson

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

George W. Whitbeck

1970 - 1973
Assistant Professor of Library Science

Gwendolyn S. Cruzat

1970 - 1993
Professor of Library Science
Professor of Information

Harland Abbott Carpenter

1936 - 1937
Assistant Profesor of Library Science

Harry E. Whitmore

1973 - 1976
Assistant Professor of Library Science

Helen L. Snoke

1969 - 1989
Professor of Information and Library Studies
Associate Professor Emerita of Education

Jeanette Mosey

1981
Assistant Professor of Library Science

Joan C. Durrance

1979 - 2011
Professor of Information

Jose-Marie Griffiths

1997
Professor of Information

Judith Hopkins

1973 - 1976
Assistant Professor of Library Science

Judith Spencer Olson

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

Julie Beth Todaro

1980 - 1985
Assistant Professor of Library Science

Kathleen Garland

1991 - 1995
Assistant Professor of Information and Library Studies

Layton B. Murphy

1961 - 1966
Assistant Professor of Library Science

Margaret Mann

1926 - 1938
Associate Professor of Library Science

Mary Duncan Isbell

1956 - 1966
Professor of Library Science

Mary Eunice Wead

1917 - 1944
Associate Professor of Library Science
Curator of Rare Books in the General Library

Mary Prescott Parsons

1933
Assistant Professor of Library Science 1933
Special Lecturer 1936
Visiting Professor of Library Science 1952-1953

Maurita Peterson Holland

1972 - 2007
Associate Professor of Information

Miranda Hsu-Yung

1986 - 1995
Professor of Information and Library Studies

Raymond E. Durrance

1975
Assistant Professor of Library Science

Raymond Lincoln Kilgour

1944 - 1968
Professor of Library Science

Richard M. Dougherty

1978 - 1997
Professor of Library Science
Dean of Library Science

Robert H. Muller

1954 - 1971
Professor of Library Science

Robert M. Warner

1957 - 1980
1985 - 1990
Professor of History
Director of the Michigan Historical Collections
Professor of Library Science

Ronald R. Powell

1979 - 1986
Assistant Professor of Library Science

Rose Mary Magrill

1970 - 1981
Professor of Library Science

Rose Vainstein

1968 - 1982
Margaret Mann Professor of Library Science
Professor of Library Science

Rudolph H. Gjelsness

1925 - 1928
1937 - 1965
Assistant Librarian
Professor of Library Science
Chair of Library Science

Russell E. Bidlack

1965 - 1985
Professor of Library Science
Dean of Library Science

Sidney Bancroff Mitchell

1926 - 1927
Professor of Library Science

Thomas P. Slavens

1965 - 2003
Professor of Information and Library Studies

Wallace J. Bonk

1957 - 1979
Professor of Library Science
Chair of Library Science
Dean of Library Science

Walter B. Panko

1992 - 1995
Professor of Information and Library Science

Warner Grenelle Rice

1929 - 1969
Director of the University Library
Professor of English Language and Literature
Chair of English Language and Literature 1947-1968

Warren G. Palmer

1970 - 1985
Associate Professor of Education & Library Science

William J. Weichlein

1952 - 1982
Professor of Music and Library Science
Chair Department of Music History/Musicology

William P. Birmingham

1988 - 2003
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Associate Professor of Music
Associate Professor of Information

William Warner Bishop

1915 - 1941
Librarian of the University
Professor of Library Science
Chair of Library Science