Prior to coming to Yale, where she serves as Dean of International and Professional Experience, Jane Edwards held the new position of Director of International Studies at Harvard, where she initiated an ambitious program of international experience for undergraduates. She served for ten years in a similar position at Wesleyan University, where she also ran a program in the less commonly taught languages, and taught for the department of Romance Languages. Born in Wales, she holds a B.A and an M.A in English from Cambridge University, and came to the United States in 1971 to pursue a Ph.D in folklore at the University of Pennsylvania. Co-author with her husband Humphrey Tonkin of “The World in the Curriculum” she publishes and presents on a wide range of topics in international education. She has held national office in several professional organizations in the U.S. and currently serves on the Board of World Learning, as a member of the Academic Advisory Council for the Schwarzman Scholarship program, and as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Studies in International Education.
Jane Edwards has lent her voice to Francesca da Rimini and read the relevant verses (88-142) in the translation into English by George Gordon Byron.
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