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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Charles Horton Cooley

1899 - 1929
Professor of Sociology

Harrison Standish Smalley

1903 - 1911
Professor of Political Economy

David Friday

1908 - 1923
Professor of Political Economy

Walton Hale Hamilton

1910 - 1914
Assistant Professor of Political Economy

Arthur E. Wood

1917 - 1952
Professor of Sociology and Social Work
Professor of Epidemiology

Roy Hinman Holmes

1918 - 1949
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Robert Cooley Angell

1922 - 1969
Professor of Sociology
Chair of Sociology 1940-1951

Lowell Juilliard Carr

1925 - 1956
Professor of Sociology

Richard Corbin Fuller

1929 - 1944
Associate Professor of Sociology

Roderick D. McKenzie

1930 - 1940
Professor of Sociology and Psychology
Chair of Sociology 1930-1940

Amos Henry Hawley

1937 - 1951
Professor of Sociology
Chair of Sociology 1951-1961

Luther Lee Bernard

1940
Professor of Sociology

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

Ronald Freedman

1946 - 1986
Roderick D. McKenzie Distinguished Professor of Sociology

Rensis Likert

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

Horace M. Miner

1946 - 1980
Professor of Anthropology and Sociology

Peter Andrew Ostafin

1946 - 1979
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Associate Director of Housing

Albert Angus Campbell

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

Leslie Kish

1947 - 1989
Professor of Sociology
Research Scientist Institute for Social Research

Werner Siegmund Landecker

1947 - 1981
Professor of Sociology

Guy Edwin Swanson

1949 - 1964
Professor of Sociology
Chair of Sociology 1961-1964

Gerhard E. Lenski

1950 - 1963
Professor of Sociology

Robert O. Blood

1952 - 1969
Associate Professor of Sociology

David Wright Varley

1954 - 1960
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Harold L Wilensky

1954 - 1963
Professor of Sociology

Harry Palmer Sharp

1955 - 1961
Assistant Professor of Sociology

David Joseph Bordua

1955
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Otis D. Duncan

1956 - 1973
Charles Horton Cooley University Professor of Sociology

David Goldberg

1956 - 1997
Professor of Sociology
Research Scientist of Population Studies Center

Hubert M
 Blalock Jr

1957 - 1961

Philip Converse

1958 - 1989
Robert Cooley Angell Distinguished University Professor of Sociology and Political Science
Research Scientist in the Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research

Henry Joseph Meyer

1958 - 1978
Professor of Social Work and Sociology

Morris Janowitz

1958 - 1961
Professor of Sociology

Albert J. Reiss Jr.

1961 - 1971
Professor of Sociology
Chair of Sociology 1964-1970

David Street

1961 - 1976
Professor of Social Work and Sociology

William A. Gamson

1962
Professor of Sociology and Urban Geography
Chair of Sociology 1974-1978

John Takeshata

1962 - 1967
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Associate Professor of Population Planning

Edward O. Laumann

1964
Associate Professor of Sociology

John F. Lofland

1964 - 1968
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Leon H. Mayhew

1964 - 1970
Associate Professor of Sociology

Charles C. Moskos Jr.

1964 - 1966
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies

Gayl D. Ness

1964 - 1996
Professor of Sociology
Professor of Population Planning and International Health

Howard Schuman

1964 - 1995
Professor of Sociology
Research Scientist Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
Chair of Sociology 1970-1974

John Y. Takeshita

1964 - 1967
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Associate Professor of Population Planning

James C. Moore Jr.

1965
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Ian Weinberg

1966
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Mark Chesler

1967 - 2004
Professor of Sociology

Robert E. Cole

1967
Professor of Sociology and Business

Walter Reynolds Farley

1967
Professor of Sociology and Urban Geography
Chair of Sociology 1977-1980, 86-87

Yeheskel Hasenfeld

1967 - 1988
Professor of Sociology and Social Work

Max A. Heirich

1967 - 1999
Professor of Sociology and Residential College
Research Scientist in the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations

Albert I. Hermalin

1967 - 1997
Professor of Sociology and Residential College
Research Scientist Population Studies Center

Joel H. Levine

1967 - 1972
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Thomas S. Smith

1967 - 1971
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Walter Downing Connor

1968 - 1976
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Donald R. Deskins Jr.

1968 - 2002
Professor of Sociology and Urban Geography
Chair Department of Geography 1974-1979

Richard O. Lempert

1968 - 2008
Eric Stein Distinguished University Professor of Law and Sociology

Marcello Truzzo

1968 - 1971
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Marcello Truzzo

1968 - 1971
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Gudmund R. Iverson

1969 - 1972
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Charles H. Tilly

1969 - 1984
Professor of History and Sociology

Michael S. Flynn

1969 - 2005
Research Scientist Transportation Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Senior Research Associate School of Education

Willard Rodgers

1969 - 2008
Research Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research

Lawrence J. Redlinger

1970
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Martin K. Whyte

1970 - 1995
Professor of Sociology

Ozzie Lee Edwards

1972 - 1978
Associate Professor of Sociology
Director of African and African American Studies

Andre Modigliani

1972 - 2004
Associate Professor of Sociology

Karen O. Mason

1973 - 1991
Professor of Sociology and Psychology

William M. Mason

1973 - 1991
Professor of Sociology and Psychology

Michael K. Moch

1973 - 1976
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Andrew Sanders

1973
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Viola L. Hamilton

1975 - 1980
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Ruth Horowitz

1975 - 1976
Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

John E. Knodel

1975 - 2004
Professor of Sociology

Mayer N Zald

1977 - 2001
Professor of Sociology, Social Work, Business Administration
Charles Horton Colley Distinguished University Professor of Social Science
Chair of Sociology 1981-84, 90-92

Duane F. Alwin

1979 - 2002
Professor of Sociology
Senior Research Scientist Institute for Social Research

Mary R. Jackman

1979 - 1989
Professor of Sociology and Residential College

Guillermina Jasso

1980 - 1982
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Aldon D. Morris

1980 - 1990
Associate Professor of Sociology

Robert Joseph Thomas

1980 - 1985
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Walter R. Allen

1981 - 1991
Professor of Sociology and Afro-American and African Studies

David E. Rauma

1983 - 1990
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Barbara Fay Reskin

1983 - 1985
Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies

Michael D. Kennedy

1986 - 2005
Professor of Sociology and Residential College

Miguel F. Guilarte

1989 - 1996
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Julia Potter Adams

1990 - 2004
Associate Professor of Sociology

JoEllen Shively

1990 - 1996
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Tomas Almaguer

1992 - 2001
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
Associate Professor of Sociology and American Culture

Miriam L. King

1992 - 1998
Assistant Professor of Sociology

David R. Williams

1992
Professor of Sociology and Epidemiology
Harold W. Cruse Collegiate Professor of Sociology

Sonya O. Rose

1993 - 2006
Natalie Zemon Davis Collegiate Professor of History, Sociology, and Women's Studies

Azumi A. Takata

1994 - 2002
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Gay W. Seidman

1995 - 1996
Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Policy

Deborah S. Carr

1997 - 2002
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Jayati Lal

2000 - 2005
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies

Laurie A. Morgan

2000 - 2006
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies

John Lie

2001 - 2003
Professor of Sociology
Korean Foundation Professor of Korean Studies