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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.


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


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


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.


  • Other Work

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


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.


  • Other Interests

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


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

Abraham Bittenson

Lena Yetta (Bienstock) Bittenson

Herbert Yale Meltzer

David Owen Meltzer

Danielle Beth Meltzer Cassel Meltzer