Accents on English: Spring-Summer 2015

In Memoriam

Mary Green (1931 - 2014)

Mary GreenFormer faculty member Mary Green passed away on December 21, 2014. Mary was born in Jamaica, New York in 1931. She graduated from Queens College in 1952 and afterward began teaching high school on Long Island, NY. Mary received her MA from St John's University in 1961, and in 1962 received the prestigious John Hay Fellowship for high school teachers. As a result, she was awarded a University of Chicago fellowship in 1964 to work on her PhD in English, which she received from the University of Chicago in 1969. Mary moved to Arizona in 1967 and joined the faculty at ASU, retiring as Assistant Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, in 1992. Throughout her life, Mary traveled and cherished her time at Ivy Lea in the 1000 Islands in Canada, where she spent most summers. She will be remembered for her remarkable life of service and her spirited commitment to teaching.

—Compiled from an Arizona Republic obituary and remembrances of friends and colleagues.

Photo of Mary Green, ca. 1978, from Department of English files. The back of the photograph reads "Mary Green. 18 Century English Lit."

Header background image from 1904 or 1905: Alpha Hall and the Training School/Original Building are on the left; Old Main is on the right. The view is to the west. UP UPC ASUB C357 1900s #4