- See also Wikipedia's article about "John Dewey".
John Dewey was an influential philosopher and educator. He taught and researched in several branches of the University from 1904 to 1930, but is perhaps most well known for his work at Teachers College.
He was one of the professors who left Columbia to found the New School for Social Research.
A plaque on the building that is home to Tom's Restaurant commemorates the period when Dewey lived there.