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educator , Literature educator

Frances A. Shirley, American literature educator, educator. Recipient Meneely Research Professorship, Wheaton College, 1980-1981.

Background

Shirley, Frances A. was born on June 11, 1931 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Stanley Wallace and Frances (Swengle) Shirley.

Education

Bachelor, Bryn Mawr College, 1953; Master of Arts, Bryn Mawr College, 1954; Doctor of Philosophy, Bryn Mawr College, 1960.

Career

Instructor of English, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1955-1956; residence counselor, Bryn Mawr (Pennsylvania) College, 1957-1959; instructor, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, 1960-1963; assistant professor, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, 1963-1967; assistant dean, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, 1964; House fellow, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, 1960-1965; associate professor, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, 1967-1973; professor, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, since 1973; chairman English department, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, 1972-1975, 76-80; associate provost, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, 1984-1988. FIPSE grant coordinator, Washington, 1977-1979. Grant coordinator American the Beautiful Foundation, Washington, 1970.

Membership

Board of directors Land Preservation Society of Norton, since 1990. Secretary Norton History Society, 1965-1975, active since 1960. Commissioner Norton History District, 1970.

Member American Association of University Professors (secretary 1963-1964, president 1971-1972), Shakespeare Association American, International Shakespeare Association, Society for Theatre Research, American Society for Theatre Research, Renaissance Society, Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society.

Connections

father:
Stanley Wallace Shirley

mother:
Frances (Swengle) Shirley