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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

George Herman

Assistant Professor of Speech

Thomas C. Trueblood

1886 - 1926
Professor of Elocution and Public Speaking
Chair Department of Speech

Henry A. Sanders

1893 - 1938
Professor of Speech, Phonetics and General Linguistics
Chair of Speech, Phonetics and General Linguistics
Professor of Latin

Richard D. Hollister

1904 - 1948
Associate Professor of Speech

Herbert Samuel Mallory

1908 - 1928
Associate Professor of Rhetoric

Ray Keeslar Immel

1913 - 1920
Assistant Professor of Public Speaking

Louis M. Eich

1914 - 1954
Associate Professor of Speech

Waldo Mark Abbot

1920 - 1958
Professor of Rhetoric, English an Speech
Director Emeritus of Broadcasting Service-Radio

John H. Muyskens

1920 - 1957
Instructor of French
Associate Professor of Phonetics

Gail Ernest Densmore

1922 - 1964
Professor of Speech
Chair Department of Speech

James M. O’Neill

1927 - 1935
Professor of Speech
Chair Department of Speech

Valentine B. Windt

1929 - 1956
Professor of Speech
Director of Play Production

H. Harlan Bloomer

1935 - 1977
Professor of Speech

William Perdue Halstead

1935 - 1976
Professor of Speech Communication & Theatre

Bessie L. Whitaker

1937 - 1944
Associate Professor of Speech

Kenneth Hance

1940 - 1945
Associate Professor of Speech

Ollie L. Backus

1941 - 1949
Assistant Professor of Speech

David Owen

1941 - 1947
Professor of Speech

Claribel Halstead Baird

1947 - 1971
Professor of Speech

Garnet R. Garrison

1947 - 1979
Professor of Speech

Newton Edd Miller

1947 - 1965
Professor of Speech

Loren Lamont Okey

1947 - 1979
Professor of Speech Communication & Theatre

William M. Sattler

1948 - 1969
Professor of Speech

Hugh Z. Norton

1949 - 1963
Associate Professor of Speech

Paul E Cairns

1951 - 1957
Assistant Professor of Speech

Edward Stasheff

1952 - 1978
Professor of Speech Communication & Theatre

Gordon E. Peterson

1953 - 1967
Professor of Speech and Electrical Engineering
Chair of Department of Communication Sciences

Irwin Brown

1953 - 1956
Assistant Professor of Speech

Martin C. Schultz

1960 - 1965
Assistant Professor of Speech

Robert C. Schnitzer

1961 - 1974
Professor of Speech
Executive Director Emeritus of the Professional Theatre Program

William R. McGraw

1962 - 1965
Assistant Professor of Speech

Calvin K. Quayle

1963 - 1965
Assistant Professor of Speech

Richard J. Burgwin

1964 - 1986
Professor of Theatre and Drama

Ralph R. Rupp

1965 - 1989
Professor of Education and Audiology
Professor of Communication

John H. Wiley

1965 - 1979
Professor of Speech

James F. Coakley

1966 - 1970
Assistant Professor of Speech

Bruce E. Gronbeck

1967 - 1973
Assistant Professor of Speech

William C. Donaghy

1968 - 1971
Assistant Professor of Speech

Robert W. Sankey

1969 - 1970
Assistant Professor of Speech

Lawrence J. Turton

1970 - 1976
Assistant Professor of Speech

Donald M. Boros

1971 - 1974
Assistant Professor of Speech

Richard B. Haas

1971 - 1974
Assistant Professor of Speech

Lawrence Eilenbert

1975
Visiting Assistant Professor of Speech

Daniel J. O’Keefe

1975 - 1979
Assistant Professor of Speech, Communications and Theatre

R. Craig Wolf

1975
Assistant Professor of Speech

John E. Baird Jr

1978
Assistant Professor of Speech