College News and Departmental Notes: Dr. Bagley to be Professor of Education at Teachers College
by Departmental notes - 1917
Dr. William Chandler Bagley, director of the School of Education of the University of Illinois, has been appointed professor of education at Teachers College with a seat in the Faculty of Education. Professor Bagley is very well known in educational circles by reason of his numerous books and through his connection with the University of Illinois. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, March 15, 1874, and received the degree of B.S. from the Michigan Agricultural College in 1895. This was followed by graduate work in the University of Wisconsin, where Professor Bagley received his M.S. in 1898. From Wisconsin he went to Cornell University, receiving the degree of Ph.D. in 1900 and then served as assistant in psychology for the following year. In 1901-1902 he acted as school principal in St. Louis and was then appointed vice-president and director of training in the Montana State Normal College. In this position he served four years before accepting the superintendency of the training department of the State Normal School at Oswego, New York. Dr. Bagley remained at Oswego two years (1906-1908) and was then offered a professorship in education in the University of Illinois, which he accepted. In the following year (1909) he was made director of the School of Education, a position which he has since occupied. In addition to his university duties Professor Bagley has been joint editor of the Journal of Educational Psychology since 1909 and editor of School and Home Education since 1912. He is also the author of a number of books on educational problems, among the best known of which are: "The Educative Process" (1905), "Class Room Management" (1907), "Craftsmanship in Teaching" (1911), "Educational Values" (1911), "Human Behavior"—joint author with Professor S. S. Colvin—(1913), and "School Discipline" (1915). During the year 1911-1912 he acted as president of the National Society for the Study of Education.
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