Susan S. Williams

Professor and Vice Dean of College of Arts and Sciences


Susan Williams is the author of Confounding Images: Photography and Portraiture in Antebellum American Fiction (1997) and Reclaiming Authorship: Literary Women in America, 1850-1900 (2006). She is co-editor of Reciprocal Influences: Literary Production, Distribution, and Consumption in America and the journal American Periodicals. Williams is the recipient of the OSU Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Ohio State Distinguished Faculty Service Award, The Founder's Award of the Ohio State Academy of Teaching and grants and fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women fund and the the American Council for Learned Societies. She served as Vice Provost in the university’s Office of Academic Affairs for five-and-a-half years before taking on the role of Vice Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences. There, she is responsible for coordinating faculty affairs across the college and works with the executive and divisional deans to support college-wide initiatives and collaboration.

Selected Publications

Curriculum Vitae

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Areas of Expertise
  • American literature before 1900
  • History of authorship
  • Literature and other arts
  • PhD, Yale University, 1991
  • MPhil, Yale University, 1989
  • BA, Yale University, 1985

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