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academic administrator , English educator

Sara Simmons Chapman, American academic administrator, English educator. Recipient Leadership award Women's Business Development Center, Albany, 1989; Harvard Graduate School Education fellow, 1982; Administrative grantee Rockefeller Foundation, 1974; grantee National Endowment of the Humanities, 1979-1982, National Endowment for Arts, 1984.


Chapman, Sara Simmons was born on April 24, 1940 in Charleston, West Virginia, United States. Daughter of Maxwell E. and Billie Morrison Simmons.


Bachelor, Morris Harvey College, Charleston, West Virginia, 1962. Master of Arts, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, 1966. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Mount Vernon College, 1992.

Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio University, 1970. Master of Library Science, Ball State University, 1977. Doctor Pedagogy (honorary), University Charleston, West Virginia, 1989.


Instructor English, Morris Harvey College, Charleston, West Virginia, 1965-1966; instructor English, Marshall U., Huntington, West Virginia, 1966-1967; assistant Professor of English, Marshall U., Huntington, West Virginia, 1969-1972; associate Professor of English, Marshall U., Huntington, West Virginia, 1972-1976; director academic planning, Marshall U., Huntington, West Virginia, 1975; assistant dean Colls. Arts and Sciences, director U. Honors Program, Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1976-1979; associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, State University System Minnesota, St. Paul, 1979-1981; Professor of English, Newcomb College, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1982-1986; dean, Newcomb College, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1982-1986; assistant director, education programs, National Endowment for Humanities, Washington, 1985-1987; visiting professor department English, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1987-1988; president, Professor of English, The Sage Colls., Troy, New York, 1988-1995. Board directors New York State Council on Economics Education, New York City, Hudson Mohawk Assn.Colls.

& Universities Executive Committee, Council Indiana Colleges Universities New York. National consultant American Council on Education, Office of Women in Higher Education National Forum, Washington, 1989, 90, 93. Member Ready to Learn project Corporation Public Broadcasting.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Henry James's Portrait of the Writer as Hero, 1989.


Board of directors Emma Willard School, since 1988. Member honorary advising committee New York League of Women Voters, 1989. Member of advisory county Hudson Valley county Girl Scouts United States.

Board directors, member of advisory committee higher education research WAMC Public Broadcasting and Spenser Foundation. Member committee education principal Corporation Public Broadcasting. Member Troy (New York) Country Club, Fort Orange Club (Albany).


Maxwell E.

Billie Morrison Simmons