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Dr. Springer led the College of Staten Island from 1994 until her retirement in 2007. Her academic focus is 19th-century British and American literature.
Academic programs at the College of Staten Island flourished under Dr. Springer. Some of her achievements include the creation of the Department of Media Culture, a long list of new degree programs such as the MA in History, an impressive increase in the pass rate on the NYS Teacher Certification Exam for CSI Education majors, and she oversaw the opening of the CSI High School for International Studies.
Another academic milestone for Dr. Springer was the establishment of the Undergraduate Conference on Research, Scholarship, and Performance, which gives students the opportunity to work with a faculty mentor on a research or performance project, and then present their work to the College and Staten Island communities.
The Concert Hall in the CSI Center for the Arts has been named in her honor.