Helen Wussow
Dean (2016-2018)

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Dr. Helen Wussow became CCE’s new dean in July 2016, bringing with her a rich experience in higher education. Wussow was previously the dean of Lifelong Learning at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. At Simon Fraser, Wussow oversaw online course offerings, evening and weekend degree completion programs, noncredit certificates and diplomas, and education outreach initiatives including assistance for aboriginal students to enter the health care professions.

Wussow also previously served as an associate dean at New York University, assistant dean at Brooklyn College-City University of New York, and assistant vice president of academic affairs at the University of Memphis.

Here at CCE, Wussow oversees the entire college and is responsible for the budget, fundraising, public relations, and promoting the college academically and professionally. She works to develop strong connections with the main campus while also building relationships with businesses and partners in the community.

She has degrees from Minnesota State University, Moorhead; and the University of Oxford; and has published widely on Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence and feminist literary theory.


  • Modern Language Association
  • Modern Studies Association
  • International D.H. Lawrence Society
  • International Virginia Woolf Society

Volunteer Work:

Mentor, YWCA, Connect to Success Program, 2011-2015

Recent Publications and Presentations

Co-editor with Mary Ann Gillies, Virginia Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader:  Selected Papers from the 23rd Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf.  Clemson:  Clemson University Digital Press, 2014.

“Caravaggio and D.H. Lawrence:  Vulgarity to Sainthood.”  D.H. Lawrence Review 39.1 (2014):  51-66.

“Parallel Lives/Parallel Texts:  Plutarch and the Alexandria Quartet.  Paper presented at the International Lawrence Durrell Conference, University of Crete, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece, June 29, 2016.

“Anticipating Marriage:  Violet Trefusis, Vita Sackville-West, and Virginia Woolf.”  Paper presented at the 26th Annual Virginia Woolf Conference, Leeds Trinity University, Leeds, England, June 19, 2016.