Ellen Fitz Pendleton (1864 – 1936) was an American college president. She was born at Westerly, R. I, and educated at Wellesley College (A.B., 1886; A. M., 1891) and at Newnham College, Cambridge (1889-90). At the former institution she served as tutor in mathematics (1886-88), instructor (1888-97), secretary (1897-1901), dean and associate professor of mathematics (1901-11), and thenceforth as president. Miss Pendleton received the honorary degree of Litt.D. from Brown University in 1911 and that of LL. D. from Mount Holyoke College in 1912.