Gordon, Wilhelmina (1886-1968)

Wilhelmina Gordon was Queen's first female faculty member.

She was born in Winnipeg and began her university education at Dalhousie University, then switched to Queen's when her father, the Rev Daniel Miner Gordon, became Principal in 1902.

Gordon earned her BA in 1905 and did post-graduate work at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago, and Somerville College, Oxford.

She began teaching English at Queen's as a tutorial assistant in 1909, became an assistant professor of English in 1925 and an associate professor in 1930. She retired from teaching in 1950.

Among Gordon's publications was the biography of her father, Daniel M. Gordon: His Life (see Books about Queen's).