Patricia Schmidt

Professor Emerita

Patricia Schmidt’s courses in the Department of English included Twentieth-Century American Literature, Political Rhetoric: Public Women in the ’30s and ’40s,Twentieth-Century American Biography, and Theory of Argument.

She is the author of Margaret Chase Smith: Beyond Convention, a biography that was nominated by the University of Maine Press for the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize in Women’s History, the John Dunning Prize in U.S. History, American Historical Association, MLA Prize for a first book. A pocket edition is currently in process.