In Memoriam: Susan Fromberg Schaeffer (1940-2011)

Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, author, poet, and longtime college professor, has died in Chicago after suffering a stroke. She was 71 years old. Professor Schaeffer taught at the Illinois Institute of Technolgy, the University of Chicago, and for 30 years at Brooklyn College in New York City.

A native of New York, Schaeffer earned bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at the University of Chicago. She joined the faculty at Brooklyn College in 1967 and was named a full professor in 1974. She retired from Brooklyn College in 1997 but taught as a visiting professor at the University of Chicago until 2009 when she suffered the first of two strokes.

Professor Schaeffer was the author of  14 novels, two children’s books, and six volumes of poetry.

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