Anne Kirtley is the most beloved faculty member in the one hundred seventy-five year history of Judson College. Her quick wit, no-nonsense attitude, and genuine concern for Judson Girls still endear students to her today, almost seventy-five years after her death.
Anne Kirtley began teaching English at Judson in 1891. She was the founder and custodian of the archives, the creator and keeper of many student traditions, and the originator and sponsor of all three of Judson's student publications: the Triangle, the Scrimshaw, and the Conversationalist.
Anne Kirtley's education included study abroad at Oxford University and extensive global travel. She was the 1934 recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan award for service and the first person to receive an honorary doctorate from Judson College.