Mary Emma Dunn

Biography of Mary Emma Dunn

Mary Emma Dunn was a graduate of the University of Glasgow and the first female Professor of the University of Strathclyde.

Mary was born in Moffat, Dumfrieshire on 7th November 1912. She first enrolled at the University of Glasgow when she was 38 years old, in session 1951-52. During her undergraduate career Mary took classes in Moral Philosophy, Economics, Political Science and Political Economy, among other subjects.

She graduated MA with Second Class Honours on 24th June 1955. Mary went on to work in the Department of Secretarial Studies at the Scottish College of Commerce, an antecedent institution of the University of Strathclyde. In 1962 she became the first woman Head of Department and in session 1969-70 she became Director of the Centre for Secretarial Studies. In 1975 Mary awarded a Personal Professorship, making her, as Professor of Secretarial Studies, the first female Professor at the University of Strathclyde. She retired in 1975.

Mary died in 1992.

You can read more about Mary on the University of Strathclyde Archive website here.


Mary Emma Dunn
Born 7 November 1912.
Died December 1992.
University Link: GU Degree: MA, 1955;
Record last updated: 21st Mar 2019

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