Bishop Herbert Welch Meritorious Teaching Award (1965)


Loyd Easton is the Trumbull Duval Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus at Ohio Wesleyan University. He is recognized throughout the United States and Europe for scholarly presentations and publications on the intricacies of Hegelian thought and the writings of young Karl Marx.

Professor Easton earned the Ohio Philosophical Association Award for Distinguished Scholarly Activity in 1988, and, while teaching at Ohio Wesleyan from 1946-1980, received the University’s Bishop Herbert Welch Meritorious Teaching Award.

He has been President of the Ohio Philosophical Association, chairman of the Executive Committee of the Ohio Conference Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, and a member of the Planning Committee of the Hazen Study of Values in College. In addition, Professor Easton has authored, co-authored and edited a number of publications. He currently is writing a chapter for Ohio Wesleyan’s forthcoming Sesquicentennial commemorative book.

Professor Easton received his bachelor’s degree from DePauw University. He earned both his master’s and doctoral degrees from Boston University, and has studied at Harvard University and Glasgow University.