Russell, James Earl

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.

Russell, James Earl

James Earl Russell, 1864–1945, American educator, b. Hamden, N.Y., grad. Cornell, 1887, Ph.D. Leipzig, 1894. From 1895 to 1897 he was professor of philosophy and pedagogy at the Univ. of Colorado. In 1897 he became professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia, and in the following year was appointed dean. Under Russell's leadership Teachers College developed from a small normal school into a major professional training center. In 1927 he became dean emeritus, but he remained professor of education until 1931. His writings include The Extension of University Teaching in England and America (1895), Trend in American Education (1922), and Founding Teachers College (1937).

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