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Memoir

David W. Hessler
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David W. Hessler, Ph.D., professor of information in the School of Information, retired from active faculty status on May 31, 1998.

Professor Hessler received his A.B. degree from the University of Michigan in geography and economics in 1955, his A.M. degree from the University of Michigan in media management and curriculum development in 1961, and his Ph.D. degree from Michigan State University in instructional systems and technology in 1972. His career at the University of Michigan began in 1961 as a part-time lecturer in the School of Education. He became associate director 24 July Meeting, 1998 of the Audiovisual Education Center in 1964 and served in that capacity until 1967, when he left the University to accept an assistant professorship at Western Michigan University. He was promoted to associate professor in 1971. In 1977, he returned to the University of Michigan as professor of library science. During his tenure at Michigan, he has served as the director of instructional strategy services for the School of Education and School of Library Science and as a visiting professor at the Universidade de Brasilia in Brasilia, Brazil.

Professor Hessler's impact on the curriculum has been particularly felt in the areas of emerging technology, multimedia, and instructional strategies. In his twenty years of teaching at Michigan, he has seen the School of Library Science evolve into the School of Information, and his subject areas have played an integral role in the curricular evolution of the school. He is beloved by his students for his boundless enthusiasm, his expertise in fast-breaking technologies, and his caring attitude and devotion to students.

The Regents now salute this distinguished faculty member by naming David W. Hessler professor emeritus of information.