Victoria Bissell Brown is a professor emerita of history at Grinnell College where she taught for twenty-five years. Her scholarship has focused on the Progressive era in general, and on Jane Addams and Woodrow Wilson in particular. She has published an edition of Jane Addams's autobiography, Twenty Years at Hull-House (1999), and a biographical study of Addams, The Education of Jane Addams (2004). She has also published articles on Woodrow Wilson's gender politics and appeared in the pbs "American Experience" documentary on Wilson. She now resides in the Philadelphia area. Her current research is on the history of the American grandmother in the twentieth century.