Angell, James Rowland

Angell, James Rowland, 1869–1949, American educator and psychologist, b. Burlington, Vt., grad. Univ. of Michigan (B.A. 1890 M.A. 1891), M.A. Harvard, 1892 son of James B. Angell. After study abroad, he taught at the Univ. of Minnesota, then at the Univ. of Chicago (1894–1920), where he became professor and head of the psychology department (1905), dean of the university faculties (1911), and acting president (1918–19). He served as president of Yale from 1921 until his retirement in 1937 in his administration the physical facilities of Yale were greatly expanded. In 1937 he became educational counselor of the National Broadcasting Company. His writings include several standard psychology textbooks, Chapters from Modern Psychology (1912), American Education (1937), and articles on psychology and education.

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