NSCTE Presidents

Charles DeGarmo, Cornell University, 1902
John Dewey, University of Chicago, 1903-1904
James E. Russell, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1905-1907
Charles DeGarmo, Cornell University, 1908
W.S. Sutton, Teachers University of Texas, 1909
Paul H. Hanus, Harvard University, 1910
Charles H. Judd, University of Chicago, 1911
M. Vincent O’Shea, University of Wisconsin, 1912
George James, University of Minnesota, 1913
George M. Forbes, Rochester University, 1914
Wallace W. Charters, University of Missouri, 1915
Charles H. Judd, University of Chicago, 1916
William Grant Chambers, University of Pittsburgh, 1917
Lotus D. Coffman, University of Minnesota, 1918
William C. Bagley, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1919
Frank P. Graves, University of Pennsylvania, 1920
Frederick J. Kelly, University of Kansas, 1921
Alexander Inglis, University of Kansas, 1922
John H. Withers, New York University, 1923
A.S. Whitney, University of Michigan, 1924
Edward F Buchner, Johns Hopkins University, 1925
V.A.C. Henmon, University of Wisconsin, 1926
Walter S. Monroe, University of Illinois, 1927
W.W. Kemp, University of California, 1928
F. C. Ensign, State University of Iowa, 1929
Edward H. Reisner, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1930
Henry W. Holmes, Harvard University, 1931
Lester R. Rogers, University of Southern California, 1932
Paul C. Packer, State University of Iowa, 1933
Stuart G. Noble, Tulane University, 1934
E.S. Evenden, Teachers College, Columbia, 1935
Edgar W. Knight, University of North Carolina, 1936
William S. Gray, University of Chicago, 1937
Harl R. Douglass, University of Minnesota, 1938
Marion. R. Trabue, Pennsylvania State College
Frank N. Freeman, University of California, 1940
A. R. Mead, University of Florida, 1941
Grayson N. Kefauver, Stanford University, 1942
Elections cancelled due to war. Officers served 1943-1945
W.E. Peik, University of Minnesota, 1946
Carter V. Good, University of Cincinnati, 1947
B. Othanel Smith, University of Illinois, 1948
A.S. Barr, University of Wisconsin, 1949
J.G. Umstadded, University of Texas, 1950
George C. Kyte, University of California, Berkeley, 1951
Harold Hand, University of Illinois, 1953
Donald P. Cotrell, Ohio State University, 1955
A. Max Carmichael, San Diego State College, 1956-7
William A. Stanley, University of Illinois, 1959
William Clark Trow, University of Michigan, 1960
Lawrence A. Cremin, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1961
John I. Goodlad, UCLA, 1962
John Brubacher, University of Michigan, 1963
Warren R. Baller, University of Nebraska, 1964
Elmer J. Clark, Southern Illinois University, 1965
R. Stewart Jones, University of Illinois, 1966
William Van Til, New York University, 1967
Ernest E. Bayles, University of Kansas, 1968
Erwin Goldstein, University of Nebraska, 1969

[Name changed to Society of Professors of Education in 1969]

Secretaries/Treasurers

Robert C. Morris, State University of West Georgia (1997-2014)

Rusty A. Curtis, Southeast Missouri State University Richard Wisniewski, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

George V. Guy, Portland State University Claude A. Eggersten, University of Michigan (1949-1952)

S.A. Courtis, University of Michigan (1926-1932)

Arthur J. Jones, University of Pennsylvania(1923-1925)

Florence E. Bamberger, Johns Hopkins (1922-1921)

G.M. Wilson, Iowa State University (1915-1920)

George Alexander, Peabody (1914)

Carter Alexander, Missouri (1913)

Ernest Holland, Indiana (1911-1912)

F.E. Bolton, Iowa University (1907-1910)

M. Vincent O’Shea, Wisconsin (1902 – 1906)

Past Executive Board Members

Current Officers and Executive Board Members

 

Presidents

Carol A. Mullen, Virginia Tech, 2019-2020
M. Francyne Huckaby, Texas Christian University, 2018-2019
Isabel Nunez, Purdue University Fort Wayne, 2017-2018
Bernardo Gallegos, National University at Los Angeles, 2015-2016
James Garrison, Virginia Tech, 2013-2014
Jesse H. Goodman, Indiana University, 2011-2012
William Wraga, University of Georgia, 2009-2010
Donna Adair Breault, Georgia State University, 2007-2008
John M. Novak, Brock University, Canada, 2005-2006
Joe Watras, University of Dayton, 2003-2004
William Schubert, University of Illinois @ Chicago, 2001-2002
Joseph L. DeVitis, SUNY at Binghamton, 2000-2001
Richard Wisniewski, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1999-2000
Douglas J. Simpson, University of Louisville, 1997-1998
Tony Johnson, West Chester University, 1995-1996
Joan K. Smith, Loyola University, 1994
Rita S. Saslaw, University of Akron, 1991-1993
Arthur Brown, Wayne State University, 1989-1991
Christopher Lucas, University of Missouri, Columbia, 1987-1988
Janice Weaver, Glassboro State College, 1985-1986
Ayers Bagley, University of Minnesota, 1983-1984
Joe. R. Burnett, University of Illinois, 1981-1982
Gerald M. Regan, Ohio State University, 1979-1980
Mary Anne Raywid, Hofstra Unviersity, 1978-1979
Jim Merritt, Northern Illinois University, 1977-1978
William D. Hedges, University of Florida, 1976
A.L. Sebaly, Western Michigan University, 1975
Lucille Lindberg, Queens College, 1974
Carl H. Gross, Michigan State University, 1973
Van Cleve Morris, University of Illinois-Chicago Circle, 1972
Glen Hass, University of Florida, 1971
Robert H. Beck, University of Minnesota, 1970

Presidents of the National Society of College Teachers of Education (1902-1969)

SPE Constitution and Bylaws

Note to SPE Scholars — SPE archival materials are available in many university archives, including:

Stanford University (Hoover Institution Archives, Paul Hanna papers; American Council on Education Records)

University of Minnesota (Anderson Archive, Ayers Bagley papers; Robert Beck papers)

Society of Professors of Education Documents

SPE Papers and Books (The SPE Review, occasional papers, monographs)

A Brief History of the Society of Professors of Education
(Professing Education 4 (2): 2-6)

SPE Constitution and By-laws, Revised to 1998 [PDF, 4 pages]

SPE Presidents (1902 – 2014)

SPE Secretary Treasurers (1902 – 2014)

National Society of College Teachers of Education Documents

Presidents of the NSCTE, 1902 – 1969

NSCTE membership list, 1910-1911

NSCTE Constitution and Bylaws, 1911

NSCTE membership list, 1922

A History of the National Society of College Teachers of Education (1902 – 1950) [14 pages]

History

The Society was originally called the Society of College Teachers of Education and was founded in 1902 in Chicago. Founding members gathered together in conjunction with a meeting of the Department of Superintendence of the National Education Association. The first chairman of the organization was Charles DeGarmo of Cornell University, who also served in 1908. The second chairman was John Dewey of the University of Chicago, who served from 1903 to 1905. Early in its history, membership was restricted to those who taught education courses in universities and colleges. The original aim of the society was to provide a forum for examining the organization and content of courses in education (pedagogy).

At the time, there were probably fewer than a dozen universities that offered education courses, and fewer still that had formed departments of education in the United States. Early society members were affiliated with Teachers College Columbia University, Cornell University, Brown University, The University of Chicago, and normal schools,colleges and universities in California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Dues were $2.00 annually until 1949, when they were raised to $3.50. In 1910 there were 115 members; in 1913 there were 131 members. In 1923 there were 207 members; 551 in 1940 and 350 in 1950 and 427 in 1967. The word “national” was added to the name of the society in the 1910’s and 1920’s. Yearbooks and other publications used the name “National Society of College Teachers of Education” (NSCTE) until 1969, when members voted to change the name of the association to The Society of Professors of Education (SPE).

Historical information about the Society is below and can also be found in the Library.

Society of Professors of Education Documents

SPE Papers and Books (The SPE Review, occasional papers, monographs)

A Brief History of the Society of Professors of Education
(Professing Education 4 (2): 2-6)

SPE Constitution and By-laws, Revised to 1998 [PDF, 4 pages]

SPE Presidents (1902 – 2014)

SPE Secretary Treasurers (1902 – 2008)

National Society of College Teachers of Education Documents

Presidents of the NSCTE, 1902 – 1969

NSCTE membership list, 1910-1911

NSCTE Constitution and Bylaws, 1911

NSCTE membership list, 1922

A History of the National Society of College Teachers of Education (1902 – 1950) [14 pages]

SPE Papers and Books

The SPE Reviews, Occasional Papers

SPE Review, Volume 1(1) October, 1970

Traverse, Robert W.M. (1974). Empirically based teacher education. SPE Occasional paper. Ayers Bagley, Editor. Minneapolis, MN: U of Minnesota. (20 pages, pdf)

Wisniewski, Richard (1979). The dean of education and the looking glass self. Occasional paper #11, James Merrit, editor. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University. (25 pages, pdf)

The Professor of Education: An Assessment of Conditions

[Chapters are listed in the order in which they appear in this volume.]

Bagley, Ayers (1975, editor). Forward and Table of Contents. The professor of education: An assessment of conditions. Minneapolis, MN: U of Minnesota. (7 pages, pdf)

Part One

Johanningmeier, Erwin V and Johnson, Hency C. (1975). The education professoriate: A historical consideration of its work and growth. The professor of education: An assessment of conditions. Minneapolis, MN: U of Minnesota. (19 pages, pdf)

Clark, Shirley (1975). Teacher movements and the education professoriate. The professor of education: An assessment of conditions. Minneapolis, MN: U of Minnesota. (11 pages, pdf)

Regan, Gerald M. (1975). Education professoriate: The concept, some problems, some proposals. The professor of education: An assessment of conditions. Minneapolis, MN: U of Minnesota. (24 pages, pdf)

Part Two

Borrowman, Merle L. (1975). About professors of education. The professor of education: An assessment of conditions. Minneapolis, MN: U of Minnesota. (9 pages, pdf)

Jackson, Philip W. (1975). Divided we stand: Observations on the internal organization of the education professoriate. The professor of education: An assessment of conditions. Minneapolis, MN: U of Minnesota. (10 pages, pdf)

Doi, James I. and Sheila Molnar. (1975). Program structures in schools of education: Implications for faculty development. The professor of education: An assessment of conditions. Minneapolis, MN: U of Minnesota. (11 pages, pdf)

Atkins, J. Myron (1975). A “new evaluator” perspective for professors of education. The professor of education: An assessment of conditions. Minneapolis, MN: U of Minnesota. (4 pages, pdf)

Part Three

Weidman, Carla Sue & John C. Weidman (1975). Professors of education: Some social and occupational characteristics. The professor of education: An assessment of conditions. Minneapolis, MN: U of Minnesota. (18 pages, pdf)

Cain, Mary A. (1975). Affirmative action, women, and the education professoriate. The professor of education: An assessment of conditions. Minneapolis, MN: U of Minnesota. (10 pages, pdf)

Part Four

Preface to the Abstracts and Discussion Tables 1 – 5 (13 pages, pdf)