Maureen Flynn P'09, P'12, P'16

Professor of History

Flynn, who passed away in 2015, is remembered as a passionate and caring educator who opened portals between the past and the present for her students. Teaching at the Colleges for 22 years, the late Flynn specialized in medieval, renaissance and reformation history, European popular culture and the history of medicine. A Fulbright scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa, she earned her bachelor, master’s and doctorate degrees from University of Wisconsin Madison. Author of Sacred Charity and countless papers, she held professorships at the University of Georgia and the University of Maryland, College Park before joining the HWS community. Ashley Yang ’11 recalls Flynn’s profound influence on her life: “In my time of loneliness, she took me in and treated me as her own child… And, in my moments of greatest pride, her face was always there beaming at me.”

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