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Susanne Woods, American academic administrator, educator. Achievements include Founding Director, Brown University Women Writers Project (literary recovery and text encoding). Bronson fellow, 1976, Huntington Library, 1979-1980, 81, Clark Library, 1981, Huntington-National Endowment for Humanities, 1984-1985, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, 1968-1970.


Woods, Susanne was born on May 12, 1943 in Honolulu. Daughter of Samuel Ernest and Gertrude (Cullom) Woods.


Bachelor in Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles, 1964. Master of Arts in English, University of California at Los Angeles, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy in English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 1970.

Master of Arts (honorary), Brown University, 1978.


Staff, Senator Daniel K. Inouye, 1963;assistant editor, Rand Corporation, California, 1963-1965;instructor, Ventura College, California, 1965-1966;lecturer, CUNY, 1967-1969;assistant professor, U. Hawaii, 1969-1972;assistant Professor of English, Brown U., Providence, 1972-1977;associate professor, Brown U., Providence, 1977-1983;professor, Brown U., Providence, 1983-1993;director graduate studies, Brown U., Providence, 1986-1988;associate dean faculty, Brown U., Providence, 1987-1990;vice president, dean, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1991-1995;Professor of English, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, since 1991. Visiting associate professor University of California, 1981-1982. Chair Executive Board National Endowment for Humanities-Brown WomenWriters Project, since 1988.


  • Achievements include Founding Director, Brown University Women Writers Project (literary recovery and text encoding).


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Natural Emphasis, 1984. General editor: Women Writers in English, 1350-1850, since 1992. Editor: The Poetry of Aemilia Lanyer, 1993.

      Contributor numerous articles to professional journals and scholarly books. Reviewer for various professional journals, including Renaissance Quarterly, Journal of English and Germanic Philology. Reader for PMLA Journal, Studies in English Literature Journal, also others.

      Editorial board Hunting Library. Quarterly, 1987-1990, Ben Jonson Journal, Duquesne University Press.


President Cultural Council of Lancaster County, 1993-1995, board directors, 1990-1995. Board directors Lancaster General Hospital Foundation, 1992-1995. Active various political campaigns, 1960-1964, 68-76, 84, 92.

Member American Council Education (Rhode Island women's coordinator 1988-1990), Modern Language Association (chairman division 17th Century English literature 1982), Northeast Modern Language Association (chairman English Renaissance section 1978, Milton section 1983), American Association Higher Education, National Women's Studies Association, Renaissance Society of America, Milton Society (executive committee 1987-1989), Lyrica Society (president 1987-1990), Alpha Gamma Delta.


  • Other Interests

    Music, travel, boating, scuba.


Samuel Ernest Woods

Gertrude (Cullom) Woods