Past Presidents of Miami

Miami Presidents From 1810 to the Present day (downloadable PDF)

 

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.

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