David C. Hodge (2006-present)
Office of the President website
James C. Garland (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)
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
1998 - present - President, University of North Florida
Paul G. Risser, 1993-1995
1939 (September) - 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.
2004 - - Chancellor of the Oklahoma university system.
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
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.
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.