John William Chittum, American educator, chemist. Recipient Alumni Certificate Merit, Iowa Wesleyan College, 1956. Member Wooster City School Board, 1958-1961.; Member general conference Methodist Church, 1956, 60, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, 76, also; Member American Chemical Society, Federation American Scientists, Ohio Academy Sciences, Society Social Responsibility in Science, Sigma Xi.
Instructor, Eddyville (Iowa) High School, 1922-1923. Professor physics Wesleyan College, 1924-1927. Professor of chemistry Olivet (Michigan) College, 1928-1929.
Member of faculty College Wooster (Ohio), from 1929, professor of chemistry, from 1938, department chairman, from 1959, Brown professor, from 1959.