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Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, American English educator, film director. Regents fellow University Nebraska, 1991-1993, Ruth E. Adams fellow Douglass College, 1993, Interdisciplinary Arts fellow Rockefeller Foundation; Southwest Alternate Media Project grantee, 1992; recipient Rutgers University Alumnae award, 1994, Women Emergin Scholar of Year American Association of University Women, 1998.


  • Foster, Gwendolyn Audrey was born on November 4, 1960 in Suffern, New York, United States. Daughter of Donald and Audrey Foster.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English, Douglass College, 1983. Master of Arts in English, University Nebraska, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy in English, University Nebraska, 1995.


    • From teaching assistant English department to lecturer University Nebraska, Lincoln, 1994-1995, visiting assistant professor, 1996, assistant professor, since 1997. Music director Sunrise Communications, 1987-1989. Presenter in field.


    • Women Film Directors: An International Bio-Critical Dictionary
    • Until now, there hasn't been one single-volume authoritative reference work on the history of women in film, highlighting nearly every woman filmmaker from the dawn of cinema including Alice Guy (France, 1896), Chantal Akerman (Belgium), Penny Marshall (U.


    Member Modern Language Association, Society for Cinema Studies, University Film and Video Association, Popular Culture Association, National Womens Studies Association, American Studies Association at Texas, Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association, Women Film Pioneers Project.


    • Married Wheeler Winston Dixon, December 23, 1985.
    • father: Donald Foster
    • mother: Audrey Foster
    • spouse: Wheeler Winston Dixon
    Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
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    Born November 4, 1960
    (age 56)
    • 1983
      Douglass College
    • 1992
      University Nebraska
    • 1995
      University Nebraska
    • 1994 - 1995
      From teaching assistant, English department to lecturer University Nebraska
      Lincoln, Nebraska, United States