List of University of Oregon faculty and staff

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This List of University of Oregon faculty and staff includes presidents, staff, and faculty of the University of Oregon.

Presidents of the University of Oregon[edit]

Name Term Position(s) and notes Reference
Johnson, John WesleyJohn Wesley Johnson 1876-1893 President, professor of Greek and Latin [1]
Chapman, Charles HiramCharles Hiram Chapman 1893-1899 President [1]
Strong, FrankFrank Strong 1899-1902 President [1]
Campbell, Prince LucienPrince Lucien Campbell 1902-1925 President [1]
Hall, Arnold BennettArnold Bennett Hall 1926-1932 President [2]
Boyer, Clarence ValentineClarence Valentine Boyer 1934-1938 President [1]
Erb, Donald M.Donald M. Erb 1938-1943 President, professor of Economics [2]
Newburn, Harry K.Harry K. Newburn 1945-1953 President [1]
Wilson, O. MeredithO. Meredith Wilson 1954-1960 President [1]
Flemming, Arthur S.Arthur S. Flemming 1961-1968 President (previously Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare in the latter part of the administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower; subsequently, President of Macalester College) [1]
Clark, Robert D.Robert D. Clark 1969-1975 President [1]
Boyd, William BeatyWilliam Beaty Boyd 1975-1980 President [1]
Olum, PaulPaul Olum 1980-1989 President, provost and mathematics professor [1]
Brand, MylesMyles Brand 1989-1994 President (subsequently President of Indiana University and President of the NCAA) [1]
Frohnmayer, DaveDave Frohnmayer 1994-2009 President, law school dean and professor [1]
Lariviere, RichardRichard Lariviere 2009-2011 President [1]
Gottfredson, Michael R.Michael R. Gottfredson 2012-2014 President [1]

The following have served as interim presidents: John Straub (1893), Orlando John Hollis (1944–1945), Victor Pierpont Morris (1953–1954), William C. Jones (1960–1961), Charles Ellicott Johnson (1968–1969), N. Ray Hawk (1969), Robert M. Berdahl (2011-2012), and Scott Coltrane (2014-present).[1]

Academic faculty[edit]

Art, architecture and design[edit]

Name Term Position(s) Notability Reference
Crumb, DavidDavid Crumb Assistant professor of composition Composer
Erickson, ArthurArthur Erickson 1954-? Professor of architecture Canadian architect [3]
Kyr, RobertRobert Kyr Professor of composition Composer
Lawrence, Ellis F.Ellis F. Lawrence Founder and former dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts Architect
Murase, RobertRobert Murase Former professor of landscape architecture Landscape architect [4]

Humanities, social sciences and business[edit]

Name Term Position(s) Notability Reference
Barnett, HomerHomer Barnett Professor emeritus of anthropology Anthropologist
Berdahl, RobertRobert Berdahl Former professor of history and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences President of the Association of American Universities, former president of the University of Texas at Austin, former chancellor of University of California, Berkeley
Cressman, LutherLuther Cressman Founder of the Department of Anthropology, former professor of sociology Anthropologist
Crooke, MichaelMichael Crooke Professor of Practice, Lundquist School of Business Former CEO of Patagonia; ex-Navy Seal
Gatch, Thomas MiltonThomas Milton Gatch Former professor of history and English literature Former President of University of Washington and Oregon Agricultural College [5]
Givón, TalmyTalmy Givón Professor emeritus of linguistics Linguist
Jenkins, DennisDennis Jenkins Co-Director of Archaeological Field School Archaeologist [6]
Johnson, MarkMark Johnson Professor of philosophy Linguist
Upham, SteadmanSteadman Upham Former vice provost for research, dean of the graduate school, and professor of anthropology President of the University of Tulsa
Thoma, MarkMark Thoma Professor of Economics Prominent economics blogger
Youngen, LoisLois Youngen 1960-1996 Professor emeritus of physical education Catcher and outfielder in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
Diller, EdwardEdward Diller 1965-1985 Professor of Germanic Languages and Literature Visiting Fulbright Lecturer to Germany in 1967 and Fulbright grantee

Law and politics[edit]

Name Term Position(s) Notability Reference
Denecke, Arno H.Arno H. Denecke Former professor of law Former Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice
Frohnmayer, DaveDave Frohnmayer Former dean and professor of law Former Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice
Mankiller, WilmaWilma Mankiller Former Morse Chair Professor of Law and Politics First female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation [7]
Morse, WayneWayne Morse Former dean of the School of Law, former assistant professor of law Former US Senator
Ogletree, CharlesCharles Ogletree Former professor of law and politics
O'Connell, Kenneth J.Kenneth J. O'Connell Former professor of law Former Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice
Schuman, DavidDavid Schuman 1987–1997, 2001 Former associate dean of academic affairs, former professor of law Current Oregon Court of Appeals Judge [8]


Name Term Position(s) Notability Reference
Alley, HenryHenry Alley Professor emeritus of literature Author
Franklin, JonJon Franklin Former professor of creative writing Pulitzer Prize winner (1979 in feature writing, 1985 in explanatory writing) [9]
Tizon, AlexAlex Tizon  ?-present Assistant professor of journalism Pulitzer Prize winner (1997, Investigative Journalism) [10]
Youm, Kyu HoKyu Ho Youm Professor of journalism Journalism and communication law scholar [11]

Science and mathematics[edit]

Name Term Position(s) Notability Reference
Bustamante, CarlosCarlos Bustamante Former professor of chemistry Molecular Biologist
Carrick, Patrick G.Patrick G. Carrick Former Director of the Shared Laser Facility
Condon, ThomasThomas Condon Former Professor of Geology Geologist and paleontologist
Donnelly, RussellRussell Donnelly 1966-1972
Retired Professor of Physics Physicist renowned in the field of low temperature physics [12]
Driver, JonJon Driver Former visiting Professor of Psychology [13]
Douglas, Sarah A.Sarah A. Douglas Professor Emerita of Computer & Information Science Known for her pioneering research in human-computer interaction; elected to European Academy of Sciences, June 2002
Herskowitz, IraIra Herskowitz 1972-1981 Former professor at the Institute of Molecular Biology Geneticist [14]
Hsu, StephenStephen Hsu Professor of theoretical physics Co-founder of SafeWeb
Hyman, RayRay Hyman Professor emeritus of psychology One of the founders of the modern skeptical movement [15]
Lin, HuaxinHuaxin Lin Professor of mathematics
Luks, EugeneEugene Luks Professor emeritus of computer science Known for his research on the graph isomorphism problem and on algorithms for computational group theory
Matthews, BrianBrian Matthews Professor emeritus of physics Biochemist, biophysicist [14]
Neville, HelenHelen Neville  ?-present Professor of psychology and neuroscience Neuroscientist [16]
Niven, Ivan M.Ivan M. Niven Former professor of mathematics Number theorist; former president of the Mathematics Association of America
Novick, AaronAaron Novick Founder of the Institute of Molecular Biology Member of the Manhattan Project [14]
Posner, MichaelMichael Posner Professor emeritus of neuroscience Neuroscientist [17]
Slovic, PaulPaul Slovic Professor of psychology Judgement and decision making
Stahl, FranklinFranklin Stahl Professor emeritus of biology Conducted Meselson-Stahl experiment in 1958
Starbuck, William H.William H. Starbuck Professor of management Cognitive psychologist on organizational behavior
Streisinger, GeorgeGeorge Streisinger Former professor of biology First person to clone a vertebrate (1981) [18]
Tyler, Leona E.Leona E. Tyler Former dean of the graduate school and former professor of psychology Former president of the American Psychological Association
Williams, Roger J.Roger J. Williams Former professor of chemistry Discovered pantothenic acid; former president of the American Chemical Society

Athletic staff[edit]

Name Term Position(s) Notability Reference
Altman, DanaDana Altman Current Basketball Head Coach
Bellotti, MikeMike Bellotti Former Athletic Director, football head coach, and offensive coordinator ‡ESPN analyst
Bowerman, BillBill Bowerman Former track and field head coach
Brooks, RichRich Brooks Former football head coach ‡Former football head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats
Crowton, GaryGary Crowton Former football offensive coordinator Former head coach of BYU
Dellinger, BillBill Dellinger Former track and field head coach
Harter, DickDick Harter Former basketball head coach Former head coach of the Charlotte Hornets
Hayward, BillBill Hayward Former track and field coach, former athletic director ‡Former Olympic coach
Hobson, HowardHoward Hobson Former basketball head coach
Horton, GeorgeGeorge Horton Baseball head coach ‡Former baseball head coach of the Cal State Fullerton Titans
Kelly, ChipChip Kelly Former football head coach, former offensive coordinator
Kilkenny, PatrickPatrick Kilkenny Former athletic director
Kent, ErnieErnie Kent Former basketball head coach
Koetter, DirkDirk Koetter Former football offensive coordinator Former football head coach of the Arizona State Sun Devils
Lananna, VinVin Lananna Associate athletic director and track and field head coach ‡Former track and field head coach of the Stanford Cardinal
Petersen, ChrisChris Petersen Former wide receivers coach Football head coach of the Boise State Broncos
Seifert, GeorgeGeorge Seifert Former assistant football coach Former football head coach of the San Francisco 49ers
Tedford, JeffJeff Tedford Former football offensive coordinator Football head coach of the California Golden Bears


† Was also an alumnus of the University of Oregon
‡ Notability inherent within the position at the University of Oregon

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p University of Oregon Office of the President: Presidential History
  2. ^ a b "Erb to Oregon". Time Magazine. 1937-12-13. Retrieved April 16, 2009. 
  3. ^ Hill, Max (2014-06-09). "The Concrete Acropolis". The Peak. Retrieved June 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ Brown, Charles (2005-07-23). "Robert Murase, 66, noted landscape architect". The Seattle Times. Retrieved August 3, 2010. 
  5. ^ Annual report - Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Vol. 8-9. Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. 1912. p. 182. 
  6. ^ "About Dennis Jenkins". The Archaeology Channel. Retrieved 2012-07-16. 
  7. ^ Maddox, Lauren (2009-09-24). "First Femal Principal Chief of Cherokee Nation to Speak at College". Woodlands Online. Retrieved September 24, 2009. 
  8. ^ "The Honorable David Schuman". Court of Appeals – Oregon Judicial Department. Retrieved April 8, 2011. 
  9. ^ Brennan, Elizabeth; Elizabeth Clarage (1999). Who's who of Pulitzer Prize winners. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 196. ISBN 1-57356-111-8. 
  10. ^ David Takami (2014-06-13). "‘Big Little Man’: uphill struggle for the Asian-American male". The Seattle Times. Retrieved June 16, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Youm to lead US Journalism Association". The Korea Herald. 2010-08-30. Retrieved August 31, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Physicist Russ Donnelly, a pioneer in the science of cold, dies at 85". June 16, 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  13. ^ Driver, Jon. "CURRICULUM VITAE" (PDF). Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  14. ^ a b c Dietz, Diane (September 1, 2014). "UO looking to get its mojo back in genetics". The Register Guard. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  15. ^ Department of Psychology Directory
  16. ^ Dietz, Diane (October 6, 2014). "Stopping UO's brain drain on mind studies". The Register Guard. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Laudatio voor prof. dr. Michael Posner". Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Retrieved August 28, 2008. 
  18. ^ Davis, Trevor (2008-01-11). "Big fish on campus". Oregon Daily Emerald. Retrieved July 30, 2008.