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English language and humanities educator

Sharon Bittenson Meltzer, American English language and humanities educator. Named Outstanding Faculty of Year, Student Advisory Board, Illinois Board Higher Education, 2006; recipient Oustanding Teacher award, University Chicago, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1998, Socrates award for excellence in teaching, Phi Theta Kappa, 2004; Woodrow Wilson fellow, Yale University, 1961, 1964, Junior Sterling fellow, 1962.

Background

Meltzer, Sharon Bittenson was born on February 22, 1940 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Abraham and Lena Yetta (Bienstock) Bittenson.

Education

AB, Barnard College, 1961;AM, Yale University, 1962;Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1970.

Career

Lecturer, CUNY, 1963;instructor, Tufts U., Medford, Massachusetts, 1965-1966;lecturer, University of Chicago, 1970-1971;assistant professor, University of Chicago, 1971-1976;assistant dean of students, social science, University of Chicago, 1977-1980;associate professor, Chicago City-Wide College, 1981-1985;professor, Chicago City-Wide College, 1985-1991;Professor of English, Richard J. Daley College, Chicago, since 1991.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Genre, Culture, and the Moment of The Merchant Appositions, 2008.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association, Midwest Modern Language Association, Community College Humanities Association, National Association Scholars, Association Literature Scholars Critics, Association Core Texts Courses, Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, fine arts, dancing, voice, reading.

Connections

Married Herbert Yale Meltzer, June 12, 1960. Children: David Owen Meltzer, Danielle Beth Meltzer Cassel.

father:
Abraham Bittenson

mother:
Lena Yetta (Bienstock) Bittenson

spouse:
Herbert Yale Meltzer

children:
David Owen Meltzer

Danielle Beth Meltzer Cassel Meltzer