Ph.D., French, Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1970
B.A., summa cum laude, French, St. Joseph's College, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1965
Professor of French, Hamilton College, 2003-
Professor of French, University of South Carolina, 1999-2003
Professor of French, North Carolina State University, 1981-99
Associate Professor of French, North Carolina State University, 1977-81
Assistant Professor of French, North Carolina State University, 1973-77
Instructor/Assistant Professor of French, Wellesley College, 1970-72
Teaching Associate/Acting Instructor of French, Yale University, 1967-70
President, Hamilton College, 2003-
Dean of Liberal Arts, University of South Carolina, 1999-2003
Head, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, North Carolina State University, 1985-97
Acting Head, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, North Carolina State University, 1984-85
Chair, North Carolina Humanities Council, 1988-89
Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Programs in Humanities and Social Sciences, North Carolina State University, 1983-85
Assistant Head, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, North Carolina State University, 1978-82
Selected Fellowships, Honors, Awards
Fellow, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, 1997
Fellow, Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Letters, Bogliasco (Genoa), Italy, 1997
Jackson Rigney Award for International Service, North Carolina State University, 1997
Outstanding Research Award, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, North Carolina State University, 1995
Visiting Scholar, European Humanities Research Center, Oxford University, 1995
Fellow, Centre d'Étude du XVIIIe Siècle, Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France, 1995
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for College Teachers and Independent Scholars, 1994-95, 1990-91
Senior Fellow, Center for the Humanities, Wesleyan University, 1990
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar Fellowship, Princeton University, 1980
North Carolina State University Outstanding Teaching Award, 1977
The Novels of Mme Riccoboni (Chapel Hill: North Carolina Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatures, 1976).
Critical edition: Mme Riccoboni, Lettres de Mistriss Fanni Butlerd (Geneva: Droz, 1979).
Colette (Boston: G.K. Hall, 1983).
Gynographs: French Novels by Women of the Late Eighteenth Century (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1993).
Colette: Updated Edition (New York: Twayne [Simon and Schuster], 1996).
The Enlightenment of Age (Oxford, England: Voltaire Foundation, 2010).
Edition, with Philip Stewart: Isabelle de Charrière, Lettres de Mistriss Henley (New York: Modern Language Association, 1993). Translation in a separate volume: Letters of Mistress Henley, trans. Philip Stewart and Jean Vaché, with introduction, notes and bibliography by Joan Hinde Stewart and Philip Stewart.
Edition and translation, with Philip Stewart: Marie Riccoboni, Histoire d'Ernestine (New York: Modern Language Association, 1998).
Other Publications and Scholarly Activity
Dr. Stewart has also published numerous articles, essays, chapters and book reviews, and has lectured at numerous universities, including Yale University, Nagoya University, the universities of Oxford, Exeter and British Columbia, and the Sorbonne.
Selected Professional Activities
Board member and secretary, Council on Independent Colleges and Universities, 2009-12
Modern Language Association, Committee on Scholarly Editions, 1998-2002
Comité scientifique, Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, 2000
Middle States Association Reaccreditation Team for Rutgers University, 1998
Reader, National Humanities Center fellowship applications, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1998
Nominating Committee, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 1985, 1988; Chair, 1998
Advisory Editor, Eighteenth-Century Studies, 1994
Executive Committee of the Modern Language Association Division on Eighteenth-Century French Literature, 1989-93
National Task Force on Scholarship and the Public Humanities, 1989
Modern Language Association, Committee on Academic Freedom, 1986-89; Chair, 1988-89
Central Executive Committee, Folger Institute, 1984-86
Dr. Stewart is married to Philip Stewart, the Benjamin E. Powell Professor Emeritus of Romance Studies at Duke University. They have two grown children.