CSE Faculty: Professorships

University Professorships

Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship

Thurnau Professorships recognize and reward faculty for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education. This program is designed to honor those tenured faculty whose commitment to and investment in undergraduate teaching has had a demonstrable impact on the intellectual development and lives of their students. Five or six tenured U-M faculty members are designated annually as Thurnau Professors and hold this title for the remainder of their careers at the university.

CSE faculty who have been named Thurnau Professors are:

 

Endowed and Collegiate Professorships

Bernard A. Galler Collegiate Professorship of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

This named professorship is in honor of Bernie Galler, who was Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. This professorship is given in recognition of sustained excellence in research, teaching, and service within the College of Engineering.

The CSE faculty who is the Bernard A. Galler Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is:

H.V. Jagadish      

 

Bredt Family Professorship in Engineering

Thomas and Polly Bredt have made a gift to the College of Engineering to endow a faculty chair named for their family. Thomas H. Bredt received his B.S. degree in science engineering from the University of Michigan in 1962, and Polly W. Bredt received a B.A. degree in 1963 from the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan.

The endowment proceeds will be used to support the teaching and scholarship of a distinguished professor.  The holder will be a full professor in the College of Engineering.

The CSE faculty who is the Bredt Family Professor in Engineering is:

Trevor Mudge      

 

Claude E. Shannon Professorship of Engineering Science

The College of Engineering has received a gift to endow a professorship in the late Professor Claude E. Shannon's name. Dr. Shannon obtained the degrees of BSE in Electrical Engineering and BS in Mathematics from the University of Michigan in 1936, and embarked on a career that had a vast impact on the development of twentieth century technological thought and on all systems that store, process, or transmit information in digital form.

This endowment proceeds will support the teaching and research of a distinguished faculty member in the College of Engineering. The holder will be a full professor in the College of Engineering. The College believes that this endowed professorship constitutes a most fitting tribute to one of its most accomplished graduates.

The CSE faculty who is the Claude E. Shannon Professor of Engineering Science is:

John P. Hayes      

 

Edward S. Davidson Collegiate Professorship of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

This named professorship is in honor of Edward Davidson, who is Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. This professorship is given in recognition of sustained excellence in research, teaching, and service within the College of Engineering.

The CSE faculty who is the Edward S. Davidson Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is:

Farnam Jahanian      

 

George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction

George Herbert Mead taught at Michigan from 1891 to 1894 before moving to the University of Chicago along with John Dewey, who also taught here at Michigan. With Dewey, Mead's reputation grows out of his contributions to philosophy, sociology, and psychology and, most significantly, his association with the pragmatist circle of philosophers that did so much in developing semiotics as an approach to social and cultural formation.

The CSE faculty who is the George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction is:

Mark S. Ackerman      

 

John L. Tishman Professorship of Engineering

The John and Daniel Tishman Fund has provided a gift to the College of Engineering to establish and support an endowed professorship to be known as the John L. Tishman Professor of Engineering. John Tishman graduated from the University of Michigan in 1946 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He has been a leader in the advancement of modern building technology and techniques, as well as a leader in humanitarian and educational endeavors. He has made numerous generous donations to the College of Engineering, and was a major contributor to the Computer Science and Engineering building.

This endowment proceeds will support the teaching and research of a distinguished faculty member in the College of Engineering. The holder will be a professor in the College of Engineering.

The CSE faculty who is the John L. Tishman Professor of Engineering is:

John E. Laird      

 

Kevin and Nancy O'Connor Professorship of Computer Science

Kevin O'Connor, U-M alumnus, and his wife Nancy have made a gift to the College of Engineering to endow a faculty chair in their names.  Mr. O'Connor, a native of Livonia, Michigan, received his BSEEE degree with honors from the University of Michigan in 1983. Mr. O'Connor is the founder of DoubleClick, Inc., a global advertising company.

The endowment proceeds will be used to support the teaching and scholarship of a distinguished professor in computer science.  The holder will be a full professor in the College of Engineering.

The CSE faculty who is the Nancy and Kevin O'Connor Professor of Computer Science is:

Kang G. Shin      

 

R. Jamison and Betty Williams Professor of Engineering

R. Jamison Williams, U-M alumnus, and his wife Betty have made a gift to the College of Engineering to endow a faculty chair in their names.  Mr. Williams received a B.S. from the U-M in 1929. He was President of American Metal Products, which was acquired by Lear-Siegler, at which he become Group Vice President and Director.

The endowment proceeds will be used to support the teaching and scholarship of a distinguished full professor in the College of Engineering.

The CSE faculty who is the R. Jamison and Betty Williams Professor of Engineering is:

Alfred O. Hero      

 

W. K. Kellogg Professor in Community Information

The W. K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan, has provided a gift to the School of Information to establish an endowed professorship. The Kellogg Professorship in Community Information will support "extraordinary leadership for educating information professionals to serve society in the new age of digital information and community technology."

The CSE faculty who is the W. K. Kellogg Professor in Community Informaton is:

Daniel E. Atkins      

 

Development Professorships

Morris Wellman Faculty Development Professorship

The Morris Wellman Faculty Development Professorship is awarded to an assistant professor in Computer Science and Engineering in recognition of contributions to teaching and research. Morris Wellman was an engineer who worked for most of his career as a civil servant in the city of New York. Typically, this professoship is given early in an Assist ant Professor's career and extends until tenue is reached.

CSE faculty who have been named Morris Wellman Faculty Development Professors are:

 

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