Ellwood, Charles A. (Charles Abram), 1873-1946

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Birth 1873-01-20
Death 1946-09-25
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Charles Abram Ellwood (1873-1946) established the Department of Sociology at Duke University in 1930. He served as professor of sociology at Duke from 1930 to 1944; his research involved themes of social psychology, religion, social scientific methods, criminology, and the family.

From the description of Charles A. Ellwood papers, 1890-1946. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 52444802

Dr. Charles Abram Ellwood established the Department of Sociology at Duke University in 1930. He was born near Ogdensburg, New York, on January 20, 1873. Ellwood earned his bachelor's degree from Cornell University in 1896 and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He also studied at the University of Berlin, Oxford University, and the University of London. Ellwood served as Head of the Department of Sociology at the University of Missouri and then moved to organize the Department of Sociology at Duke University in 1930. His numerous writings, such as Social Problems, a Sociology (1932) and The World's Need of Christ (1940), involve themes of social psychology, religion, social scientific methods, criminology, and the family. Ellwood actively participated in several national and international organizations, such as the International Congress of Arts and Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Sociological Society, Pi Gamma Mu National Social Science Honor Society, the International Congress of Sociology, and the National Education Association. He served as advisory editor of the American Journal of Sociology and as associate editor of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology . Ellwood retired from Duke University in 1944; he died September 25, 1946.

From the guide to the Charles A. Ellwood papers, 1890-1946., (University Archives, Duke University.)

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