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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Abram Sager

1842 - 1874
Professor of Zoology and Botany (Librarian 1848-1850)
Professor of Obstetrics & Physiology
Chair OB/GYN 1850-1874

Joseph Beale Steere

1846 - 1894
Professor of Zoology

Eugene Woldmar Hilgard

1872 - 1897
Professor of Zoology, Geology
Chair of Geology and Mineralogy

Jacob E. Reighard

1889 - 1927
Professor of Zoology
Director of Biological Station

Dean Conant Worcester

1895 - 1900
Assistant Professor of Zoology & Biology

Fanny Elizabeth Langdon

1897 - 1899
Instructor in Botany & Zoology
Died in 1899

Herbert Spencer Jennings

1899 - 1903
Assistant Professor of Zoology

Karl Wilhelm Genthe

1899
Instructor in Zoology

Otto Charles Glaser

1905 - 1916
Assistant Professor of Zoology

Robert William Hegner

1908 - 1918
Assistant Professor of Zoology

Arthur Sperry Pearse

1908 - 1911
Assistant Professor of Zoology

Peter Olaus Okkelberg

1910 - 1951
Professor of Zoology

George Roger LaRue

1911 - 1952
Professor of Zoology

Aaron Franklin Shull

1911 - 1951
Professor of Zoology

Frederick M. Gaige

1917 - 1946
Associate Professor of Zoology
Director of the Museum of Zoology
Curator of Insects Museum of Zoology

Lee Raymond Dice

1919 - 1957
Professor of Zoology

Lewis V. Heilbrunn

1919
Instructor in Zoology

Frank Nelson Blanchard

1919 - 1937
Associate Professor of Zoology

Carl L. Hubbs

1920 - 1944
Professor of Zoology

Frank E. Eggleton

1926 - 1964
Professor of Zoology

Horace W. Feldman

1927 - 1934
Assistant Professor of Zoology

Samuel A. Graham

1927 - 1961
Professor of Zoology

Alvalyn Eunice Woodward

1927 - 1954
Assistant Professor of Zoology

Paul Smith Welch

1928 - 1952
Professor of Zoology

Josselyn Van Tyne

1928 - 1957
Professor of Zoology
Curator of Birds

Harry W. Hann

1929 - 1956
Assistant Professor of Zoology

Earl Forest O’Roke

1929 - 1957
Professor of Forest Zoology

Arthur E. Woodhead

1929 - 1959
Associate Professor of Zoology

Alfred H. Stockard

1932 - 1966
Professor of Zoology

Harrison B. Tordoff

1932 - 1966
Professor of Zoology
Director of the Biological Station

Henry van der Schalie

1934 - 1977
Professor of Zoology

William H. Burt

1935 - 1969
Professor of Zoology
Curator of Mammals

Emmet Thurman Hooper

1938 - 1979
Professor of Zoology
Curator of Mammals

Norman 
Edouard Hartweg

1938 - 1964
Professor of Zoology
Curator of Reptiles & Amphibians

Karl Frank Lagler

1940 - 1983
Professor of Zoology
Professor of Natural Resources

Alfred M. Elliott

1947 - 1972
Professor of Zoology

Norman E. Kemp

1947 - 1986
Professor of Zoology

Charles F. Walker

1947 - 1962
Professor of Zoology

James Speed Rogers

1947 - 1955
Professor of Zoology
Director of Museum of Zoology

Paul Albert Wright

1947 - 1958
Associate Professor of Zoology

Frank F. Hooper

1948 - 1986
Professor of Zoology, Fisheries

Robert Rush Miller

1948 - 1986
Professor of Biological Sciences
Curator of Fisher Museum of Zoology

Edward R. Baylor

1949 - 1955
Assistant Professor of Zoology

Irving Cantrall

1949 - 1978
Professor of Zoology
Curator of Insects

Robert Winthrop Storer

1949 - 1985
Professor of Zoology

Dugald E. S. Brown

1949 - 1968
Professor Emeritus of Zoology

Karl Frederick Guthe

1950 - 1985
Professor of Biological Sciences

Clement Lawrence Markert

1950 - 1954
Associate Professor of Zoology

David L Nanney

1951 - 1958
Associate Professor of Zoology

John M. Allen

1952 - 1989
Professor of Biology

Marston Bates

1952 - 1972
Professor of Zoology

John E Bardach

1953 - 1971
Professor of Fisheries
Associate Professor of Zoology

David C. Chandler

1953 - 1974
Professor of Zoology

John B. Burch

1955 - 2001
Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Professor of Natural Resources & Environment
Curator of Mollusks

Theodore Huntington Hubbell

1955 - 1968
Professor of Zoology
Director of Museum of Zoology

Donald M. Maynard

1956 - 1971
Professor of Zoology

Laurence Cooper Stuart

1956 - 1970
Professor of Zoology

George Howard 
Lauff

1956 - 1962
Associate Professor of Zoology

Charles Fales Powers

1956 - 1968
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering 1967-68
Associate Professor of Zoology
Associate Research Oceanographer IST

George W. Nace

1957 - 1985
Professor of Biological Sciences

Lois A. Loewenthal

1957 - 1983
Associate Professor of Zoology

James N. Cather

1958 - 1995
Professor of Zoology
Chair of Experimental Biology
Associate Chair, Division of Biological Sciences

Morris Foster

1958 - 1981
Professor of Zoology

Mary Catherine Hinchey

1958 - 1973
Associate Professor of Zoology

Billy E. Frye

1961 - 1986
Professor of Zoology
Dean of LSA 1976-1980
Vice President for Academic Affairs 1981-1986

Tahir M. Rizki

1961 - 1994
Professor of Zoology

Berwin P. Kaufman

1962 - 1967
Professor of Zoology
Professor of Botany

George W Saunders

1962 - 1972
Assistant Professor of Zoology

Izumi Kawakami

1965
Assistant Professor of Zoology

Arnold G. Kluge

1965 - 2003
Professor of Zoology
Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles

Elmer Gration Berry

1965 - 1975
Professor of Zoology
Curator of Mollusks

Donald W. Tinkle

1965 - 1980
Professor of Zoology
Director Museum of Zoology

Robert E. Beyer

1965 - 1993
Professor of Biology
Associate Professor of Zoology

Margaret B. Davis

1966 - 1973
Professor of Zoology

Douglas Woodring

1969 - 1972
Assistant Professor of Zoology

Douglas M. Lay

1970
Assistant Professor of Zoology

Robert B. Payne

1970 - 2007
Professor of Zoology
Curator of Birds

Carl Gans

1971 - 1998
Professor of Zoology

George H. Jones

1971 - 1990
Professor of Biological Sciences, Zoology

Clifford J. Smith

1975 - 1976
Visiting Professor of Zoology