Isaiah B. Bowman
Isaiah B. Bowman, '02, '26. Isaiah B. Bowman transferred to Michigan State Normal College in 1901. Graduating with a degree in geography in 1902, Bowman immediately became a member of the faculty under Mark Jefferson. His graduate degrees in geography were from Harvard (1905) and Yale (1908) and he remained on the faculty at Yale. Dr. Bowman led three exploration expeditions to South America and served as the director of the American Geographic Society (1915-1935). He became president of Johns Hopkins University in 1935. Active in the peace efforts following both World Wars, he was a member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Conference in San Francisco in 1945. Dr. Bowman was an officer of many national and international organizations, received numerous honors, and was the author of a large number of scholarly publications in geography and international relations.
Marylyn Lake, '64, '66. Marylyn Lake taught children with mental impairments and learning disabilities in the Birmingham Public Schools from 1964-1966. In 1967 she returned to EMU as a faculty member and as a teacher of the mentally impaired in the Rackham School. Dr. Lake remained a faculty member in the Department of Special Education until the time of her death in 2001, along the way receiving her doctorate form the University of Michigan in 1978. Having touched the lives of thousands, she received the Distinguished Faculty Award of the Michigan Association of Governing Boards in 1996. Dr. Lake was one of the founding members of the EMU Collaborative School Improvement Program (C-SIP) and she later served as the facilitator for the EMU Consociate School Partnership with Estabrook Elementary School in Ypsilanti.
William Mays, Jr.
William Mays, Jr., '54. William Mays, Jr. was a teacher and administrator in the Ann Arbor Schools from 1958 to 1975. He then became Executive Director of the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association, where he served for 22 years. In his role, he was highly influential in many state and national policy determinations and he provided numerous professional development activities. Mr. Mays able represented Michigan and the constituencies of his organization through his many professional linkages. A friend and mentor of a large number of present and former school administrators in the state, he has received numerous honors and recognitions in return, including the EMU distinguished Alumnus award. Mr. Mays has served EMU through the years as a strong supporter of the track program and as an active member and president of the Alumni Association.
Wilbert J. McKeachie
Wilbert J. McKeachie, '42. Wilbert J. McKeachie began his career as a teacher of mathematics in the Upper Peninsula. Following service in World War II, he earned his master's (1946) and Ph.D. (1949) in psychology at the University of Michigan. He remained on the UM faculty, eventually becoming the chair of the Department of Psychology. Dr. McKeachie has received eight honorary degrees and numerous teaching and research awards. Including the Gold Medal for Lifetime Contributions to Psychology. He served as president of the American Psychological Association (1976-1977) and the American Association for Higher Education (1978-1979), among many other organizational leadership roles. Dr. McKeachie has served on a variety of government advisory committees. A prolific scholar, he is the author of numerous works on topics in psychology and in research on college teaching.
Jack S. Price
Jack S. Price, '52. Jack S. price taught mathematics and science for 13 years in Detroit schools at all levels. He then spent 11 years in California schools as a curriculum leader, followed by 14 years (in two California districts) as superintendent. Since 1990 he has been the co-director or director of the Center for Education and Equity in Mathematics, Science, and Technology at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, also teaching mathematics and mathematics education courses for prospective teachers. He has held many state and national leadership roles in mathematics education, including serving as president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (1994-96. He is the author or coauthor of 16 textbooks in science and mathematics.