Rory Dicker is the Director of the Margaret Cuninggim Women's centre at Vanderbilt University. A native of New York State, Rory earned a bachelor of arts from the Johns Hopkins University, where she majored in English and minored in French. After completing her Ph.D. in English at Vanderbilt, Rory taught at Westminster College in Missouri for several years before returning to Vanderbilt to teach, mainly in the Women's and Gender Studies program, where she was Associate Director for four years. Rory teaches classes about women and literature, feminist pedagogy, and the history of American feminisms. She is the coeditor of Catching a Wave: Reclaiming Feminism for the 21st Century. She spends much of her time outside of work with her husband and two daughters. A lover of the coast who has lived in a landlocked state for many years, she tries to make it to the beach once a year. She considers herself a bookworm at heart and finds herself happiest when she is immersed in a great read.