Achillies, Edith Frances Mulhall (1892 – 1989)

Achillies, Edith Frances Mulhall (1892 – 1989)

Psychologist

Edith Achilles taught at Columbia, specializing in clinical and school psychology and testing. Her 1920 paper entitled “Experimental Studies in Recall and Recognition” was notable. Her 1935 report rendered to a special committee of the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York dealt an unflattering portrait of Puerto Ricans assimilating into New York City. Achilles was born in Boston, earned a BS degree at Barnard in 1914, and later became a trustee there. She also obtained AM and PhD degrees from Columbia in 1915 and 1918. In 1917, she married a fellow Columbia student, Paul Strong Achilles.
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