In Memoriam

Marlene E. Greer-Chase (1934-2009)

Marlene E. Greer-Chase, a longtime faculty member at two historically black universities in Maryland, died of chronic pulmonary obstructive disease at a hospice facility in Randallstown, Maryland. She was 74 years old.

Professor Greer-Chase was a native of South Carolina but moved to Baltimore as a young girl. She graduated from Morgan State University in 1956, a year after she had married an Air Force officer. She went on to earn a master’s degree from the University of North Dakota and a doctorate from Florida State University.

After divorcing her husband, in 1984 Greer-Chase joined the faculty at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Eight years later in 1992, she joined the faculty at Morgan State University and remained there until her retirement last year.