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Ann Judith Lane, American history and women's studies educator, director. Recipient Virginia Science Society Outstanding History scholar, 2005; fellow, Berkshire Conference Women Historians, 1988, Ford Foundation, 1981-1982, National Endowment for Humanities, 1980-1981, Lilly Endowment, Inc., 1977-1979, American Association of University Women, 1959-1960.


Lane, Ann Judith was born on July 27, 1931 in New York City. Daughter of Harry A. and Elizabeth (Brown) Lane.


Bachelor, Brooklyn College, 1952. Master of Arts, New York University, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1968.


Managing editor, Challenge Magazine, New York University, 1953-1956;assistant professor, Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1968-1971;professor, John Jay College, State University of New York, 1971-1983;visiting professor, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, 1981-1982;professor of history, director women's studies, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 1983-1990;professor of history, director women's studies, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, since 1990.



Chair Committee on Status of Women in the Profession, Organization of America Historians, 1992-1995. Director History Teacher Institute, New York Council for Humanities, summer 1985. Member historians advisory committee National Women's Hall of Fame, since 1986.

Board directors Louis M. Rabinowitz Foundation, 1972-1976. Member American Association of University Professors (member committee on women since 1987), Organization American Historians (member Frederick Jackson Turner prize committee 1979), Women in History Profession (executive board, coordinating committee 1971-1974).


Children: Leslie Patricia, Joni Alexandra.

Harry A. Lane

Elizabeth (Brown) Lane

Leslie Patricia Lane

Joni Alexandra Lane