writer, professor, Salem State
Nancy Lusignan Schultz was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and completed her B.A. cum laude in English and French at the College of the Holy Cross. Following a semester of study at both McGill University in Montreal and at the University of Paris, Sorbonne, she entered the Ph.D. program in English at Boston College, where she was a university fellow, and received her doctorate in 1984. She was a visiting professor at Boston College from summer 1988-98. Schultz joined the faculty at Salem State College in Massachusetts in 1983, where she co-directed the College's Writing Center for fifteen years, and teaches writing and literature courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In 1999, she was appointed coordinator of the College's graduate programs in English. In Spring 2007, Dr. Schultz was elected English Department Chairperson and began this new position on July 1, 2007. Dr. Schultz was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship during AY 2003-04 and a Senior Fellowship at the Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, during AY 2002-03 for her current book project, a study of the 1824 Mattingly miracle in Washington D.C., under contract with Yale University Press.