Charlotte Nell Cook, class of 1964

Charlotte Nell Cook was born in Washington, D.C., on October 26, 1942, and raised in Loudon County, Virginia. She earned her A.B. in from Pembroke College in 1964, and her M.A. (1968) and Ph.D. (1970) from Stanford University. A scholar of medieval literature, she taught in the English department at Yale from 1969 until 1976, when she became a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She was twice the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship and retired in 2011.