Suzanne Brown recently became a Resident Scholar after teaching at Dartmouth College for over thirty-five years. She is a writer of short stories as well as a literary critic; her articles have appeared in Modern Fiction Studies and other journals, while her stories have been published in Southern Review, Yale Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Carolina Quarterly, Southwest Review, and other magazines.
From 2009-2011 Brown was lead project scholar for a grant through the Maine Humanities Council to expand discussions of literature and medicine for staff in Veterans Hospitals nationwide and edited the literary anthology Echoes of War. Since then she has worked as lead project scholar for a Maine Humanities Council grant to develop and pilot nationwide reading and discussion series for veterans themselves. As a facilitator for public discussions, she has been trained in the Civic Reflection model, including programs on immigration and the place of religion in civic life. She also worked in programs for the National Endowment for the Humanities including Literary Reflections of Islam and Making Sense of the Civil War.