Professor Emerita of Literature
Louise Yelin, professor emerita of literature, taught at Purchase College for 36 years, from 1980 to 2016. In addition to teaching in the literature program in the college’s School of Humanities, she participated in the interdisciplinary gender studies program. During her distinguished career at the college, she was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1997 and named Doris and Carl Kempner Distinguished Professor for 2006–08, an honor that accompanies a competitive two-year senior faculty research award. From 2008 to 2010, Yelin served as the interim dean of the School of Humanities, and then as chair of the school from 2010 to 2013.
Louise Yelin was the co-curator of Robin Rhode: Animating the Everyday, an exhibition at the Neuberger Museum of Art (May–August 2014). In 2009, she curated the exhibition British Subjects: Identity and Self-Fashioning 1967–2009 at the Neuberger Museum of Art.
- Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
- Kempner Distinguished Professorship, 2006-08
- Purchase College Faculty Support Fund Award, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1998, 1996, 1994, 1992, 1989, 1988, 1987
- Humanities Division Greenwood Faculty Development Award, 2011, 2008, 2005, 2003, 2002, 1999, 1997, 1996 (declined), 1994
- United University Professions Continuing Faculty Development Award, 2003, 2002, 1998, 1995, 1993
- Ball Brothers Fellowship, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1994
- Visiting Scholar, Indiana University Institute for Advanced Study, 1994
- President’s Award for Junior Faculty Development, 1989
- Academic Vice-President’s Award for Academic Advising, 1987
- Dickens Society Prize, 1979 (best first essay on Dickens)
- Columbia University President’s Fellowship, 1972-73
- New York State Regents’ Fellowship, 1969-70