Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Woolley, Mary Emma
WOOLLEY, MARY EMMA, an American educator, born in Norwalk, Conn., in 1863. She graduated from Brown University in 1894. From 1886 to 1891 she was instructor at the Wheaton Seminary. In 1896 she was appointed associate professor of Biblical history at Wellesley College, and after filling several posts on the faculty of that institution, was appointed president of Mt. Holyoke College in 1900. She was a member of many learned and patriotic societies.