Ernestine N. Eger, PhD

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Carthage College
Location: Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States

Ernestine N. Eger, PhD, Professor Emeritus at Carthage College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in library science.

A former electronic services librarian and reference librarian at Hedberg Library in Carthage College for 19 years, Dr. Eger amassed more than 40 years of professional excellence in her field prior to her retirement in 2009. Previously, she was a professor of Spanish in the department of modern languages at Carthage College from 1965 to 1989. Locally, she was a secretary at United Migrant Opportunity Services in Milwaukee, WI, from 1976 to 1979.

A contributor of articles to professional journals, Dr. Eger is also the author of “A Bibliography of Criticism of Contemporary Chicano Literature,” a bibliography published in 1982 that is still cited to this day. A ledaign voice in the industry, Dr. Eger was a former member of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, the Modern Language Association, Chicano Studies of Wisconsin, and the Raza Unide Party.

In recognition of her exceptional contributions to language studies, Dr. Eger was honored in the National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar in Chicano Literature with Don Luis Leal in 1986. In addition, she was featured in the 27th edition of Who’s Who of American Women. She holds a Master of Library Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Doctor of Philosophy from Universidad Jaime Balmes.

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