It is with sorrow that we announce to the College community the passing of Elaine Shields, Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Economics of the School of Business. Elaine was an alumna of the College of Staten Island, having earned her undergraduate degree in Economics. She taught for more than 15 years in the Economics program, first in the PEP Department. from  approximately 1998 to spring 2013 and since the fall of 2013 in the Department of Economics of the School of Business. She taught at least two courses each semester and over the years, instructed almost 3,000 students. She was a popular instructor, and many students commented over the years about what a sweet woman she was and how much she cared about her students learning.


The College community sends its sympathy to Elaine’s family.