Susan Van Dyne
Susan Van Dyne received her doctorate in English literature from Harvard University. She helped found the Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Smith and directs Smith's new Archives Concentration as well as the new Poetry Concentration. Van Dyne is an expert on Sylvia Plath. Her book Revising Life: Sylvia Plath's Ariel Poems explored the Plath archives at Smith.
Van Dyne teaches courses on contemporary American women poets and in memoir writing, as well as Turning Points, a first-year seminar. She is winner of the 2011 Sherrerd Award for Distinguished Teaching.