Dr. Martha Carey Thomas

Title: Dr.
Prename: Martha Carey
Surname: Thomas
Profession: College president, professor
Birthday: 01/02/1857
Place of birth: Baltimore
Date of death: 12/02/1935
Place of death: Philadelphia
Education: 1877 B.A. Cornell University; Johns Hopkins University; 1879 university studies (philology) in Leipzig; 1882 doctorate in Zurich
Career: 1884–94 dean and professor of English language at the newly established Bryn Mawr College, 1894–22 president; 1919–20 sabbatical and travels through France and Spain to recruit members for the International Federation of University Women (IFUW)
Memberships: Founding member, Naples Table Association for Promoting Scientific Research by Women; president, National College Equal Suffrage League; 1917–18 chair, Association of Collegiate Alumnae (ACA) War Service Committee; IFUW cofounder, member of the Crosby Hall fundraising committee
Biographical literature: Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz, *The Power and Passion of M. Carey Thomas* (New York: Knopf, 1994); [*American National Biography Online*, "Martha Carey Thomas"](http://www.anb.org/articles/15/15-00852.html?a=1&n=Thomas&ia=-at&s=430&ib=-bib&d=10&ss=439&q=499)
Major works: *Sir Gawayne and the Green Knight* (Zurich: Füssli, 1883); *Education of Women* (Albany: J.B. Lyon, 1900)