Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Mary Loeffelholz

Mary Loeffelholz, Professor of English and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, earned her Ph.D. from Yale University and has been a member of Northeastern's faculty since 1988. She chaired the English Department from 2001-2006, served as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Director of the Graduate School in the College of Arts and Sciences from 2006-2007, and was Special Assistant to the President for Academic Affairs in 2007-2008. She was a member of the Faculty Senate Agenda Committee from 1992-1994 and has served in various leadership roles on the Faculty Senate and its committees, with a special emphasis on faculty development and academic leadership.  A distinguished scholar of American literature, Dr. Loeffelholz is the author of three scholarly books, most recently From School to Salon: Reading Nineteenth-Century American Women's Poetry (Princeton University Press, 2004). She is the editor of Volume D: 1914-1945 of the latest edition of the Norton Anthology of American Literature and a two-term past Chair of the American Literature Section of the Modern Language Association of America.