1922 Encyclopædia Britannica/Angell, James Rowland

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ANGELL, JAMES ROWLAND (1869–), American educationist, was born at Burlington, Vt., May 8 1869. He was a son of James Burrill Angell (d. 1916), first president of the university of Vermont and fourth president of the university of Michigan (1871–1901). He was educated at the universities of Michigan (A.B. 1890; A.M. 1891) and Harvard (A.M. 1892), and spent a year in Europe, chiefly at Berlin, and Halle. In 1913 he was appointed instructor in philosophy at the university of Minnesota. In 1894 he was called to the university of Chicago, remaining there until 1920, as assistant professor of psychology and director of the psychological laboratory, associate professor and, after 1905, professor and head of the department. He was dean of the university faculties after 1911 and acting president during 1918–9. In 1906 he was elected president of the American Psychological Association, in 1914 was exchange professor at the Sorbonne, and in 1915 was special lecturer on psychology at Columbia. After America entered the World War in 1917 he was connected with the adjutant-general's office as member of the committee on classification of personnel in the army. He was also a member of the National Research Council, serving as chairman during 1919–20. In April 1920 he was elected president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York. In 1921 he was elected president of Yale to succeed Arthur T. Hadley, resigned.

He was the author of Psychology (1904; 4th ed. revised, 1908); Chapters from Modern Philosophy (1912) and An Introduction to Psychology (1918).