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B.A., Saint Xavier College M.A., Northwestern University Ph.D., University of Chicago Litt.D., Wilson College (Honoris Causa)
English: Department Chair and Professor
Women's and Gender Studies: Professor
Darby Lewes is an award-winning teacher at the local and national level who presents workshops on student motivation throughout the United States. She has published five books and many journal articles, as well as book chapters and encyclopedia entries; and won several major writing awards, including the University of Chicago's Ronald S. Crane Award and Snowday Memorial Prize for Criticism, and Northwestern University's Tri-Quarterly Prize. Her A Portrait of the Student as a Young Wolf: Motivating Undergraduates was nominated for a Frederick W. Ness Book Award, and Dream Revisionaries: Genre and Gender in Women's Utopian Fiction 1870-1920 was a finalist for the Woodrow Wilson Foundation's Rosenhaupt Book Award and earned her a Litt.D. from Wilson College in Pennsylvania. She has been a featured and/or plenary presenter at several professional conferences in the United States and Europe.