Dr. Jean Buchert died Friday, Dec. 2. A former professor in the UNCG English department, she taught Shakespeare from 1957 to 1991. She was known as an engaged educator who was invested in her students’ accomplishments and as a trailblazer for women in academia throughout the United States.
Before coming to UNCG she studied in Rome, Italy, on a Fulbright Scholarship, completed her Ph.D at Yale University in Renaissance literature and taught at University of Rochester in New York for two years. She also taught for three years at the University of Missouri at Columbia, where she had completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English.
At UNCG, Buchert was chair of the Academic Cabinet, secretary of Phi Beta Kappa at UNCG and a board member of the SAT College Entrance Exam. For more information, look to the Greensboro New & Record obituary here.