1906 - 1934

Ida Josephine Everett

Ida Josephine Everett taught English and psychology from 1906 to 1913 and English literature from 1912 to 1928. She was the first dean of the College from 1912 to 1921.

A native of Walpole, she graduated from Mount Holyoke College, received her A.M. from Bowdoin, studied at Oxford, and completed all but her dissertation for the Ph.D. at Yale. She taught at Mills College before coming to Wheaton Seminary in 1905. Miss Everett also acted as College hostess and served on many academic and administrative committees.

Miss Everett was dean emeritus until her death in 1934. Everett Hall was named in her honor. She was awarded an honorary degree in 1921.