Susanne Woods , Ph.D. (Columbia, 1970)
Distinguished Visiting Scholar
Professor Woods has taught at Brown University, where she was Associate Dean of the Faculty, Franklin and Marshall College, where she was Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, and most recently at Wheaton College, where she was Provost from 1999 to 2006. She has been director of the Women Writers Project at Brown University and she was co-general editor of Oxford University Press’s series, Women Writers in English, 1350-1850. She is the author of Lanyer: A Renaissance Woman Poet (a Choice notable book for 1999) and Natural Emphasis: English Versification from Chaucer to Dryden (1985), and a coauthor of A Handbook of Literary Feminisms (2002). She has edited The Poems of Aemilia Lanyer (1611) (1993), Milton’s Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained (2001), and coedited Approaches to Teaching Tudor and Stuart Women Writers (2000). Her current project is Freedom and Tyranny in Spenser and Milton.