Carol Abromaitis, Ph.D.
- Academic Focus English, Catholic Studies
Legend has it that when Dr. Carol "Sue" Abromaitis had award-winning author Tom Clancy as a student at Loyola in the 1960s, he didn't pass her English class. That, she swears, is simply not true. In fact, she was impressed by his writing—and he by her teaching, so much so that Clancy asked Dr. Abromaitis and her husband, Mike (also a Loyola graduate), to be the godparents to his oldest daughter. Still, the rumor persists on the Evergreen campus. During her long tenure at Loyola, Dr. Abromaitis continued to dispel it with each new crop of English students. Born and raised in Baltimore’s Hampden neighborhood, Dr. Abromaitis attended the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, where she majored in English. After completing her master’s and doctoral degrees in 18th Century Literature at the University of Maryland, College Park, Dr. Abromaitis began teaching literature at Loyola in 1962. She retired from teaching in 2020 and has been designated Professor Emerita. Her interests in Restoration and 18th-century English literature and fantasy literature informed many of the classes she taught, including courses in poetry and literature in the 17th and 18th centuries, and literature and Catholicism.
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