Dartmouth Women of Science

Professor Hannah Croasdale

Dr. Hannah Croasdale was the first female tenured Professor at Dartmouth, as well as the first female full Professor in Arts and Sciences. Her career as a biologist earned her international renown long before her career advanced at the College--she started at Dartmouth in 1935, was finally tenured in 1964 and was made a full Professor in 1968. She paved the way for future scientists of all genders and backgrounds, though she never viewed herself as a pioneer. Hannah is remembered for her contagious enthusiasm for algae and her genuine and warm teaching style. Dartmouth established the Hannah Croasdale Award in 1983 in her honor.

-- Caroline E. Cook, '21, Historical Accountability Student Research Fellow