Board Member

Kathleen Woodward

Lockwood Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English; Director, Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington; Member, AAC&U Board of Directors

Kathleen Woodward is Lockwood Professor in the Humanities and professor of English and director of the Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington. She is the author of Statistical Panic: Cultural Politics and Poetics of Emotions (2009), Aging and Its Discontents: Freud and Other Fictions (1991), and At Last, the Real Distinguished Thing: The Late Poems of Eliot, Pound, Stevens, and Williams (1980), and she has published essays in the broad cross-disciplinary domains of the emotions, women and aging, and technology and culture. Previously, Woodward was president of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes and director of the Center for Twentieth Century Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. She holds a BA in economics from Smith College and a PhD in literature from the University of California–San Diego.