Sue Weaver Schopf
Continuing Education/Special Program Instructor at Harvard University Division of Continuing Education
Sue Weaver Schopf is Distinguished Service Lecturer in Extension at Harvard University. She recently retired from the position of associate dean and director of the Master of Liberal Arts Program at the Harvard Extension School, where she also served for nearly thirty years as research advisor in the humanities. Schopf came to Harvard as an Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Fellow in the Humanities in 1980, after completing a PhD in English at Vanderbilt University. She teaches writing-intensive literature courses on topics as far ranging as English romantic poetry, Victorian poetry and nonfictional prose, modern poetry, literary criticism and theory, Western drama, Milton and Paradise Lost, Irish literature, Orientalism in British literature and visual culture. A recipient of post-doctoral fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mellon Foundation, she is a winner of the Petra T. Shattuck Excellence in Teaching Prize, the Michael Shinagel Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Student Success, and the Dean's Distinguished Service Award. As faculty lecturer on nearly forty Harvard Alumni Association travel-study programs, she has spoken on a variety of literary and art-historical topics around the world and has published on various nineteenth- and twentieth-century authors.