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history professor , writer

Evelyn Edson, American history professor, writer.


Edson, Evelyn was born on November 28, 1940 in Oklahoma City. Daughter of Arthur Lewis Edson and Margery Huff Edson-Gould.


Bachelor, Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, 1962. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1972.


Teacher High School Oakwood School, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1962—1964. Lecturer western civilization University Chicago, 1966—1969. Visiting assistant professor history Roosevelt University, 1970—1971, associate dean continuing education, 1971—1972.

Professor Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, 1972—2006, professor emerita, since 2006. College representative Chancellor's advisory council Virginia Community College Systems, Richmond, 1983—1988. Co-chair joint committee transfer students State Council Higher Education Virginia, Richmond, 1990—1991.

Member advisory board western tradition telecourse WGBH, Boston, 1986—1988. Council member National Council Humanities, Washington, 2000—2004. Adjunct professor B interdisciplinary studies program University Virginia, Charlottesville, since 2007.



President Southside Fellowship, Scottsville, Virginia, 1990—2004, secretary, vice president. President James River Book Club, 1977—2004, secretary. Board directors Tandem School, Charlottesville, 1990—1993, Virginia Women's Forum, Charlottesville, 1990—2000, Scottsville Museum, since 2004, Albemarle County History Society, 2007—2008.

Member of Fry-Jefferson Map Society, Virginia Community College Association, Washington Map Society, Community College Humanities Association, Medieval Academy, American History Association (nominating committee 1992-1994, program committee 2004).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, gardening, music, hiking.


Married Andrew Austin Wilson, August 15, 1976. Children: Meredith Swan Cole, Benjamin Andrew Wilson.

Arthur Lewis Edson

Margery Huff Edson-Gould

Andrew Austin Wilson

Meredith Swan Cole Edson

Benjamin Andrew Wilson Edson