In Memoriam: Mary Jane Strattner-Gregory, 1923-2017

Mary Jane Strattner-GregoryMary Jane Strattner-Gregory, associate professor emerita in the department of individual and family studies (now human development and family studies) at the University of Delaware, died late last month in Hockessin, Delaware. She was 94 years old.

Before joining the faculty at the University of Delaware in 1963, Dr. Strattner-Gregory taught family and consumer science in the public schools and worked as a flight attendant. Her research was focused on early childhood development. She held a Ph.D. in child development and family relations from Cornell University.

Barbara Settles, a professor of human development and family studies and a long-time friend and colleague of Dr. Strattner-Gregory, stated that, “Mary Jane was active in improving daycare and nursery school programs and providing a scholarly support for innovation. In many ways her professional and personal commitment to young children provided our department with a lasting legacy.”

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