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English educator

Elaine Berkman Safer, American English educator. Summer Faculty fellow University Delaware, 1971, 78, 81, 92; Fulbright scholar, 1990; named Distinguished professor University Jean-Moulin Lyon III, France. Member Modern Language Association, American Association of University Professors, Milton Society, Renaissance Society of America, International Society for Humor Studies (executive board since 1989).

Background

Safer, Elaine Berkman was born on September 18, 1937 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Israel and Sally (Bernstein) Berkman.

Education

Bachelor, Bkyln. College, 1958. Master of Science, University Wisconsin, 1959. Master of Arts, Case Western Reserve University, 1961.

Doctor of Philosophy, Case Western Reserve University, 1967.

Career

Teaching fellow, Case Western Reserve U., Cleveland, 1961-1963;instructor English, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1963-1966;assistant Professor of English, U. Delaware, Newark, 1967-1973;associate Professor of English, U. Delaware, Newark, 1973-1988;Professor of English, U. Delaware, Newark, since 1988. President middle Atlantic group College English Association, 1975-1976. State coordinator National Council Teachers English Achievement Awards in Writing, Delaware, 1978-1980.

President College of Arts and Sciences Senate U. Delaware, 1985-1987.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association, American Association of University Professors, Milton Society, Renaissance Society of America, International Society for Humor Studies (executive board since 1989).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: playing piano and clarinet, swimming.

Connections

Married Daniel Jacob Safer, June 5, 1960. Children: Debra, Alan, Judith.

father:
Israel Berkman

mother:
Sally (Bernstein) Berkman

spouse:
Daniel Jacob Safer

children:
Debra Safer

Alan Safer

Judith Safer