Yeaton, Ethel Kitch (1884-1941) | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Name: Yeaton, Ethel Kitch (1884-1941)
Historical Note: Ethel M. Kitch from McComb, Ohio, received her Oberlin A.B. in 1906 and Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 1914. She taught psychology and/or philosophy at Oberlin from 1908 to 1935. She became Associate Professor of Philosophy in 1914 and Professor in 1926. Her particular contribution to the philosophy department was developing a course in "Evolution of Social Forms and Customs: A History of Etiquette." In 1923 she married Chester Yeaton. Ethel Kitch Yeaton was also known primarily for her fine art of teaching. Her bibliography of the writings of and about Rabindranath Tagore constitutes her most significant publication. She was also very active in the Oberlin Women's Club. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and of the Aelioian Literary Society.