Stimson Hall

Dorothy Wyatt Stimson served Goucher College for 34 years as a professor of history (1921-1955); chair of the History Department; academic dean (1921-1947); and acting president, the first woman to hold that position. She is arguably most well-remembered for her role as Dean: The bench outside her office where students waited to see her was the stuff of legends.

She retired in 1955 and died in 1988, at age 97. Ironically, she had once vowed she would "never be a teacher" and "didn't plan to stay long" at Goucher. She was also one of only two professional historians to author service monographs of the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. She wrote the section on the "Women's Reserve," of which she was a commissioned lieutenant.

Stimson Hall houses our campus's Hillel space, which is a community space for students who identify as Jewish but is also open to the greater Goucher community. Stimson also includes a wonderful courtyard that is accessible from all of the houses in Stimson and also features artwork produced by the "Stimson Beautification Project" which was a student-led project.

  • Stimson Hall contains five residence halls: Wagner House, Conner House, Lewis House, Winslow House, and Probst House.  It also contains the Weinberg Jewish Student Center.

  • Hillel contains a gathering place for students to share and learn about Jewish beliefs and culture.

  • A single room in the Wagner House

  • Stimson Hall

Conner House

This house is named for Frances R. Conner, class of 1902, who was dean of students from 1922 to 1948.

Lewis House

This house is named for Grace T. Lewis, class of 1913.

Probst House

Carrie Mae Probst graduated from the Woman's College of Baltimore (now Goucher College) in 1904 and settled in the Registrar's Office for 44 years. At the time of her retirement in 1948, she held the record for longest service to Goucher of any faculty or staff member. She was elected president of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars in 1947, only the second woman to hold that title. She died at age 93 in 1975. Carrie Mae Probst was indeed a giant, unbounded in energy, will, and helpfulness to others.

Wagner House

This house is named for Hester Corner Wagner, class of 1920, trustee (1940-1960), and recipient of the John Franklin Goucher Medal in 1960.

Winslow House

Clinton Ivan Winslow, a professor of political science, came to Goucher College in 1923. While first and foremost a teacher, he was also chair of the Faculty Planning Committee from 1938, the era during which the planning for the move to the Towson campus was conducted, until 1965, three years after his "retirement."