VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT: DR. NANCY TOPPING BAZINadmin2021-04-28T11:53:13-04:00
THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Dr. Nancy Topping Bazin
“It’s important to vote for democracy in the books that we teach, the insights we convey and the teaching methods that we use – our future depends upon it.”
Artist. Author. Educator. Eminent scholar. Created the women’s studies program at Rutgers College and was the first director of the university-wide Women’s Research Institute. Coordinator of women’s studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Developed the first women’s studies program in the commonwealth of Virginia at Old Dominion University. Author of numerous publications.
Interviewed by Michael Bazin, August 2020
Photo 1. Nancy, 1972. Photo 2. Dr. Carolyn H. Rhodes, professor of English (left), and Dr. Nancy T. Bazin, associate professor of English and new director of Women’s Studies, 1978 (Photo: Old Dominion University Libraries). Photo 3. Nancy as Chair of the English Department, Old Dominion University 1985-89. Photo 4. Nancy painting her Whimsical Birds.