Katharine GilbertKatharine Everett Gilbert (1886–1952), an American philosopher who studied aesthetics, was one of the first women to be president of the American Philosophical Society. She was also the first female professor at Duke University and, during her lifetime, the only female chairman of a liberal arts department.
She published four books on her studies, ''Maurice Blondel's Philosophy of Action'' (1924); ''Studies in Recent Aesthetics'' (1927); with Helmut Kuhn, ''A History of Aesthetics'' (1939); and ''Aesthetic Studies: Architecture and Poetry'' (1952). She was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree by Brown University in 1942. Provided by Wikipedia