Conway, Jill Ker

Conway, Jill Ker

(1934–  ) historian, educator; born in Hillston, Australia. Raised on a sheep ranch, she became a historian at the University of Sydney, Australia, leaving in 1960 for Harvard. She taught women's history at the University of Toronto (1964–75), becoming Smith College's first woman president (1975–85). A visiting professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she wrote a best-selling memoir, The Road from Coorain (1989) and continued her academic contributions to women's history.