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