Presidents of Miami

Gregory P. Crawford (2016-present)

Gregory P. Crawford

Bachelor in Mathematics and Physics, Kent State University
Master in Physics, Kent State University
Doctorate in Chemical Physics, Kent State University
Dean of Engineering, Brown University, 1996-2007
Dean of College of Science, Notre Dame University, 2008-2016

Gregory Crawford chosen as Miami University's 22nd president

Office of the President website


David C. Hodge (2006-present)

Born: September 27, 1948
B.A. in Geography, Macalester College, 1970
M.S. and Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University, 1973 and 1975
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington 2006
President of Miami University, 2006-2016

2006: Became president of Miami University
2015: Announces retirement for 2016, national presidential search begins
Miamian Spring 2016 Cover Story - Precious Miami Years: The Hodges share fond memories as they prepare to “graduate.”
David and Valerie Hodge honored as honorary Miami alumni

 


James C. Garland (1996-2006)

Born: August 11, 1942
Baccalaureate from Princeton University, 1964
Ph.D. from Cornell University, 1969
Dean at Ohio State University, 1970-1996
President of Miami University, 1996-2006

Miamian Feature Story
Garland Inauguration to be Sept. 19
Miami President Garland announces retirement
President James C. Garland and Carole E. Garland interview, June 2006


Anne Hopkins, December 1995-July 1996 (acting)

Born: August 17, 1941
B.A,, M.A., and Ph.D. in Political Science, Syracuse University
1971-74 - Chair, Political Science Department, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
1983-84 - Assistant to the chancellor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
1984-90 - Vice provost, University of Tennesee, Knoxville
1990-92 - Vice provost, University of Minnesota
1992-94 - Vice president for arts, sciences, and engineering, University of Minnesota
1994-98- Provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, Miami University, Oxford Ohio
December 1995-July 1996 - Acting president, Miami University
1999-2002 - President of the University of North Florida
2002-Present - Political Science Professor at the University of North Florida


Paul G. Risser, 1993-1995

Born: September 14, 1939 - Born, Blackwell, Oklahoma. 
1961 - B.S. in Biology, Grinnell College. 
1965 - M.S. in Botany, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 
1967 - Ph.D. in Botany and Soils, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 
1967-81 - Professor of Plant Biology, University of Oklahoma
1981-86 - Chief of the Illinois Natural History Survey. 
1989-92 - Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Research, Professor of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. 
1993-95 - President, Miami University. 
1996-2003 - President, Oregon State University. 
2003-2006: Chancellor of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education
2014 (July 10) - Died, Norman, Oklahoma


Paul G. Pearson, 1981-1992

1926 (December 5) - Born, Lake Worth, Florida. 
1949 - B.S., University of Florida. 
1951 - M.S., University of Florida. 
1954 - Ph.D., University of Florida. 
1954-55 - Assistant Professor, University of Tulsa. 
1955-60 - Assistant Professor, Rutgers University. 
1960-64 - Associate Professor, Rutgers University. 
1964-81 - Professor, Rutgers University. 
1972-77 - Associate Provost, Rutgers University. 
1977-81 - Executive Vice President, Rutgers University. 
1978 - Acting President, Rutgers University. 
1981-92 - President and Professor, Miami University
2000(August 12) - Died, Oxford, Ohio


Phillip R. Shriver, 1965-1981

1922 (August 16) - Born, Cleveland, Ohio. 
1943 - B.A., Yale University. 
1963-46 - United States Naval Reserve. 
1946 - M.A., Harvard University 
1947-60 - Member of Faculty, Kent State University. 
1954 - Ph.D., Columbia University. 
1960-65 - Professor, American History, Kent State University. 
1963-65 - Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Kent State University. 
1965-81 - President of Miami University. 
1981- President Emeritus, and Professor of American History, Miami University. 
1985-89 - Chairman, Ohio Bicentennial Commission for Northwest Ordinance and United States Constitution. 
1989-92 - Ohio Tuition Trust Authority.
2011 (April 23) - Died, Oxford, Ohio


Charles Ray Wilson, 1964-1965 (acting)

1905 - Born, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
1926 - A.B., Miami University. 
1929 - A.M. University of Cincinnati. 
1934 - Ph.D., University of Chicago. 
1935-61 - Member of the Faculty, Colgate University 
1961-64 - Provost, Miami University. 
1964-65 - Acting President, Miami University. 
1965-70 - Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Miami University. 
1986 (December 10) - Died, Oxford, Ohio


John D. Millett, 1953-1964

1912 (March 14) - Born, Indianapolis, Indiana. 
1933 - A.B., DePauw University. 
1935 - A.M., Columbia University 
1935-38 - Instructor, part-time, Rutgers University. 
1938 (January) - Ph.D., Columbia University 
1938-39 - Postdoctoral Fellow, London School of Economics. 
1939-41 - Assistant Secretary, Committee on Public Administration, Social Science Research Council. 
1941-42 - Assistant Consultant, National Resources Planning Board, Washington, D.C. 
1942 (July)- Commissioned major in United States Army. 
1942-45 - Assigned to the Office of the Commanding General, Services of Supply and promoted to colonel in 1945. 
1945-48 Associate Professor of Public Administration, Columbia University. 
1948-53 - Professor of Public Administration, Columbia 
1949-52 - Executive Director, Commission on Financing Higher Education.. 
1952-53 - Director, part-time, Cleveland Commission on Higher Education. 
1953-64 - President of Miami University 
1964-72 - First Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents. 
1972-80 - Vice President, Academy for Educational Development. 
1993 (November) - Died, Oxford, Ohio.


Ernest H. Hahne, 1946-1952

1890 (October 20) - Born, Walker, Kansas. 
1910-13 - Assistant in Economics, University of Nebraska. 
1911 - A.B., University of Nebraska. 
1913 - Admitted to the Nebraska Bar. 
1914 - A.M., Harvard University. 
1915-16 - Assistant in Sociology, University of Chicago. 
1919-22 - Chairman, Economics Department, Northwestern University. 
1924-29 - Assistant Professor, Northwestern University. 
1925-30 - Assistant Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Northwestern University. 
1929-35 - Associate Professor, Northwestern. 
1930 - Ph.D., University of Chicago. 
1935-46 - Professor, Northwestern University. 
1946-52 - President, Miami University. 
1952 (November 25) - Died, Oxford, Ohio.


Aldelphus K. Morris, 1945-1946 (acting)

1878 (May 15) - Born, Glenwood, Indiana. 
1908 - A.B., Miami University. 
1908-09 - Superintendent of Schools, Clark County, Ohio. 
1909-22 - Engaged in Y.M.C.A. work in Hamilton, New York City, and Cincinnati. 
1922-37 - Assistant to the President, Miami University. 
1937-45 - Vice President, Miami University. 
1945-46 - Acting President, Miami University. 
1970 (January 2) - Died, Oxford, Ohio. 


Alfred H. Upham, 1928-1945

1877 (March 2) - Born, Eaton, Ohio. 
1897 - A.B., Miami University. 
1897-1900 - Instructor, Latin and Greek, Miami University. 
1898 - A.M., Miami University. 
1901 - A.M., Harvard. 
1902-95 - Professor of English, Agricultural College of Utah. 
1906-10 - Professor of English, Miami University. 
1908 - Ph.D., Columbia. 
1910-13 - Associate Professor of English Literature, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania. 
1913-20 - Professor of English, Miami University. 
1920-28 - President, University of Idaho 
1928-45 - President, Miami University. 
1945 (February 17) - Died, Oxford, Ohio.


Raymond M. Hughes , 1911-1913 (acting), 1913-1927

1873 (January 14) - Born, Atlantic, Iowa 
1893 - A.B., Miami University. 
1893-95 - Science teacher, Hamilton, Ohio, High School. 
1897 - M. Sc., Ohio State University. 
1898-1904 - Professor of Physics and Chemistry, Miami University. 
1904-13 - Professor of Chemistry, Miami University. 
1908-11 - Dean of the Liberal Arts College, Miami University. 
1911-13 - Acting President, Miami University. 
1913-27 - President, Miami University. 
1927-36 - President, Iowa State College. 
1929-42 - Director, Presbyterian Theological Seminary. 
1958 (September 22) - Died, LaGrange Park, Illinois. 


Edgar Ewing Brandon, 1909-1910 (acting), 1927-1928 (acting)

1865 (August 9) - Born, York Springs, Pennsylvania. 
1888 - A.B. University of Michigan. 
1889-93 - Latin master, Carthage, Missouri. 
1895-96, 1897-98 - Instructor in French, University of Michigan. 
1897 - A.M., University of Missouri. 
1898-1931 - Professor of Romance Languages, Miami University. 
1904 - Docteur d'Universite, University of Paris. 
1908-31 - Vice President, Miami University. 
1909-10, 1927-28 - Acting President, Miami University. 
1912-31 - Dean, Miami University. 
1918-19 - Director, Foyer du Soldat, France. 
1957 (June 8) - Died, Oxford, Ohio.


Guy Potter Benton, 1902-1911

1865 (May 26) - Born, Kenton, Ohio. 
1886 - A.B., Baker University. 
1886 - Licensed a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church 
1889-95 - Superintendent of Schools, Fort Scott, Kansas. 
1895-96 - Assistant State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Kansas. 
1896-99 - Prof. of History and Sociology, Baker University. 
1899-1902 - President of Upper Iowa University. 
1899 - Ordained Deacon by Bishop Fitzgerald, Columbus, Kansas. 
1900 - Ordained Elder by Bishop Hurst, Osage, Iowa. 
1900 - D.D., Baker University. 
1902-11 - President of Miami University. 
1911-19 - President, University of Vermont. 
1917-19 - With American Expeditionary Force in France; Chief, Organizing Secretary for Y.M.C.A. with membership on staff of Brig. Gen. Sample, Commander in Chief of Advance Section, American Expeditionary Force. 
1919 - Chief Secretary, 8th Region, American Expeditionary Force. 
1921-24 - Chief Educational Consultant, and President, University of the Philippines. 
1927 (June 28) - Died, Minneapolis, Minnesota.


David Stanton Tappan, 1899-1902

1845 (April 2, 1845) - Born, Steubenville, Ohio. 
1864 - A.B., Miami University. 
1865 - Principal, Slate Lick Academy, Pennsylvania. 
1866 - Principal, Callensburg Academy, Pennsylvania 
1867 - Graduated, Western Theological Seminary, Allegheny, Pennsylvania. 
1868 - Ordained a Presbyterian minister. 
1868-71 - Pastor, Charlton, Iowa. 
1871-90 - Pastor, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. 
1886 - A.M., Miami University. 
1890-99 - Pastor, Portsmouth, Ohio. 
1898 - Moderator, Synod of Ohio. 
1899-1902 - President of Miami University. 
1902-13 - Pastor, Circleville, Ohio. 
1922 (March 20) - Died, Los Angeles, California.


William Oxley Thompson, 1891-1899

1855 (November 5) - Born, Cambridge, Ohio. 
1878 - A.B., Muskingum College. 
1881 - A.M., Muskingum College 
1881 (April 13) - Licensed by the Presbytery of Zanesville at Dresden, Ohio. 
1882 - Graduated from the Western Theological Seminary, Allegheny City, Pennsylvania. 
1882 (July 13) - Ordained by the Presbytery of Fort Dodge, Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
1882-85 - Home Missionary and Pastor, Odebolt, Iowa. 
1885-91 - Pastor, Longmont, Colorado. 
1885-89 - President of Longmont College. 
1891 - D.D., Muskingum College. 
1891-99 - President of Miami University. 
1899-1925 - President of Ohio State University. 
1926 - General Moderator, Presbyterian Churches of America. 
1933 (December 9) - Died, Columbus, Ohio. 


Ethelbert D. Warfield, 1888-1891

1861 (March 10) - Born, Lexington, Kentucky. 
1882 - A.B., Princeton University. 
1885 - A.M., Princeton University 
1886-88 - Practiced law at Lexington, Kentucky. 
1888-91 - President and Professor of History at Miami University. 
1891-1914 - President and Professor of History at Lafayette College 
1899 - Ordained to the Presbyterian Ministry. 
1906-07 - Moderator, Synod of Pennsylvania. 
1904-15 - President of the Board of Directors, Princeton Theological Seminary 
1915-30 - President of Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. 
1936 (July 6) - Died, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. 


Robert W. McFarland, 1885-1888 
(pro tempore; later considered to be regular)

1825 (June 16) - Born, Champain County, Ohio. 
1847 - A.B., Ohio Wesleyan University. 
1848-51 - Teacher of Mathematics, Greenfield Seminary. 
1850 - A.M., Ohio Wesleyan University. 
1851-53 - Superintendent of Public Schools, Chillicothe, Ohio. 
1853-56 - Professor of Mathematics, Madison College, Ohio. 
1856-73 - Professor of Mathematics, Miami University. 
1873-85 - Professor of Mathematics, Ohio State University. 
1885-88 - President, Pro Tempore, Miami University [later considered to be regular]. 
1888-1900 - Civil and mining engineer. 
1902-10 - Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering, Ohio State University. 
1910 (October 23) - Died, Oxford, Ohio.


Andrew D. Hepburn, 1871-1873 
(pro tempore; later considered to be regular)

1830 (November 14) - Born, Williamsport, Pennsylvania. 
1851 - A.B., Jefferson College, Pennsylvania. 
1857 - Graduated, Princeton Theological Seminary. 
1857 (July 10) - Married Henrietta McGuffey. 
1857-58 - Stated supply Harrisonburg, Virginia. 
1858 (October 22) - Ordained to the Presbyterian ministry. 
1858-60 - Pastor, New Providence, Virginia. 
1860-67 - Professor of Logic, Rhetoric, and English Language and Literature, University of North Carolina. 
1868-73 - Professor of Logic, Rhetoric, and English Language and Literature, Miami University. 
1871-73 -President, Pro Tempore, Miami University [later considered to be regular]. 
1874-85 - Professor of Mental Philosophy and English Literature, Davidson College, North Carolina. 
1877-85 - President of Davidson College, North Carolina. 
1885-1908 - Professor of English Language and Literature, Miami University. 
1921 (February 14) - Died, Oxford, Ohio. 


Robert B. Stanton, 1866-1871

1810 (March 28) - Born, Griswold, Connecticut. 
1834 - Student, Literary Department, Lane Seminary. 
1839 (December) - Studied theology, Lane Seminary and ordained by Presbytery of Mississippi. 
1839-41 - Pastor, Presbyterian Church, Blue Ridge, Mississippi. 
1841-42 - Pastor, Presbyterian Church, Woodville, Mississippi. 
1843-51 - Pastor, Presbyterian Church, New Orleans, La. 
1851-54 - President, Oakland College, Mississippi. 
1855-62 - Pastor, Chillicothe, Ohio. 
1862-66 - Professor, Danville Theological Seminary. 
1866-71 - President of Miami University. 
1870-73 - Trustee, Lane Theological Seminary. 
1870-71 - Editor, New York. 
1872-78 - Editor, Herald and Presbyter, Cincinnati. 
1878 - Removed to Washington, D.C. 
1885 (May 23) - Died at sea.


John W. Hall, 1854-1866

1802 (January 19) - Born, Orange County, North Carolina. 
1824 (October 1824) - Studied theology with Dr. Gideon Blackburn and was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of West Tennessee. 
1824-26 - Evangelist in West Tennessee. 
1826-30 - Pastor, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 
1830-40 - Pastor, Gallatin, Tennessee. 
1837-40 - Organized and acted as President of a Female Seminary at Gallatin. 
1840-52 - Pastor, Dayton, Ohio. 
1852-54 - Pastor, Huntsville, Alabama. 
1854-66 - President, Miami University. 
1866-76 - Superintendent of Public Schools, Covington, Kentucky. 
1886 (January 6) - Died, Covington, Kentucky. 


O.N. Stoddard, 1854 (pro tempore)

1834 - A.B., Union College. 
1836-39 - Teacher in Virginia. 
1839-41 - Principal, Capitol Hill Female Seminary, Washington, D.C. 
1841-43 - President, Bardstown, Kentucky, Academy/ 
1843-45 - Professor of Natural Science, Hanover College. 
1845-70 - Professor of Natural Science, Miami University. 
1854 - President Pro Tempore, Miami University. 
1870-92 - Professor of Natural Science, Wooster University. 
1892 (February 10) - Died, Wooster, Ohio.


William C. Anderson, 1849-1854

1804 (August 18) - Born, Washington, County Pennsylvania. 
1824 - A.B. Washington College. 
1827 (December 13) - Licensed by the Presbytery of Washington, Pennsylvania. 
1828-29 - Missionary in North Carolina. 
1829-31 - Agent of the Presbyterian Board. 
1831-36 - Pastor of Presbyterian Church, Pigeon Creek, Pennsylvania. 
1834 - A.M., Miami University. 
1836-37 - General Agent of the Western Foreign Missionary Board. 
1837-39 - Pastor of Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 
1839-43 - Pastor of Presbyterian Church, New Albany, Indiana. 
1843-44 - Professor of Rhetoric, Hanover College. 
1844-45 - Pastor, Fort Wayne Indiana, and Washington, Pennsylvania. 
1845-49 - Pastor, Dayton Ohio. 
1849-54 - President of Miami University. 
1854-55 - Pastor, Chillicothe, Ohio. 
1855-63 - Pastor, San Francisco. 
1864-65 - Pastor, New Albany, Indiana. 
1870 (August 28) - Died, Junction City, Kansas.


Erasmus D. MacMaster, 1845-1849

1806 (February 4), Born, Mercer, Pennsylvania. 
1827, A.B. Union College. 
1829 (June 16), Licensed by the Reformed Presbytery of New York. 
1831-38, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church, Ballston, New York. 
1838-45, President of Hanover College, Indiana. 
1845-49, President of Miami University. 
1850-66, Professor of Theology in the Theological Seminary, New Albany, Indiana. 
1866 (June 2-December 10), Professor of Theology, Northwestern Theological Seminary, Chicago. 
1866 (December 10), Died, Chicago, Illinois.


George Junkin, 1841-1844

1790 (November 1) - Born near Carlisle, Pennsylvania. 
1813 - A.B., Jefferson College; Studied theology with Rev. J. M. Mason, New York. 
1816 (September 11) - Licensed by Associate Presbytery of Monongahela. 
1818 (June 29) - Ordained by Presbytery of Philadelphia. 
1819-22 - Pastor of the Associated Reformed Church, Milton, Pennsylvania. 
1822 - Entered the Presbyterian Church. 
1822-30 - Continued as Pastor at Milton, Pennsylvania. 
1830-32 - In charge of a manual labor institution, Germantown, Pennsylvania. 
1832-41 - President of Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania. 
1841-44 - President of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. 
1844 - Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church 
1844-48 - President of Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania. 
1848-60 - President Washington college, Lexington, Va. 
1868 (May 20) - Died, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Robert Hamilton Bishop, 1824-1841

1777 (July 26) - Born in the parish of Whittburn, Linlithgowshire, Scotland. 
1798 - Doctor of Divinity, University of Edinburgh. 
1798-1802 - Studied theology with Prof. Lawson at Selkirk, Scotland. 
1802 (September) - Sailed with Dr. J. M. Mason to America. 
1803-14 - Pastor of Associated Reformed Presbyterian Churches at Ebenezer and New Providence, Kentucky. 
1803-24 - Professor, Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky. 
1811-13 - Editor of Evangelical Record and Western Review. 
1819 (October) - Joined the Presbyterian Church 
1819-23 - Pastor of McCord church, Lexington, Kentucky. 
1824-41 - President and Professor of Logic, Moral Philosophy, and History, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 
1825-41 - Reorganized Presbyterian Church in Oxford and Pastor 
1841-45 - Continued as Professor of History and Political Science at Miami University 
1845-55 - President, Farmer's College, College Hill, Ohio. 
1855 (April 29) - Died, College Hill, Ohio.


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