Lynne Hanley, professor emerita of literature and writing, received a B.A. from Cornell University, an M.A. in English from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of California at Berkeley. She has taught at Princeton, Douglass, and Mount Holyoke.
At Hampshire, she offered courses on women writers and short story writing. She publishes both short stories and literary criticism. She has published a collection of short stories and critical articles on women and war entitled Writing War: Fiction, Gender and Memory. Most recently she has worked with Paul Jenkins to put together a manuscript of poems and short stories called Running Into War.