Lois G. Schwoerer
Lois Green Schwoerer was a full-time member of the History Department for 32 years. During this time, she taught courses on the Renaissance, Tudor-Stuart England, European Women, and the survey of Western Europe. With others she initiated steps that led to the creation of the Women’s Studies major. Before coming to GWU, she taught at Bryn Mawr College and the University of Pittsburgh. Schwoerer served the profession as President of the North American Conference on British Studies and on committees of the American Historical Association. She was a member of the founding committee and then of the Steering Committee of the Center for the History of British Political Thought at the Folger Shakespeare Library. She was also on the Yale University Board of Parliamentary History and continues as a member of the American Friends of the Institute of Historical Research: Board since 1990.
Schwoerer received fellowships and/or awards from American Philosophical Society, Folger Shakespeare Library, GWU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and National Endowment for the Humanities. She was a Mellon Fellow at Henry E. Huntington Library, elected to the British Royal History Society, honored with a festschrift, [Politics and the Political Imagination in Later Stuart Britain (1997)], and received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from George Washington University in 2002.