Butler mourns the loss of associate professor


Becky Cramer, Butler University associate professor of education, died on Saturday. Her family surrounded her, according to a university-wide release from Ena Shelley, dean of the College of Education.

She received her undergraduate degree from California Baptist University in 1999. Cramer earned her masters’ degree from the University of California, Riverside before beginning work on her doctorate at Indiana University.

“She loved teaching and was so looking forward to leaving a lasting impression on Butler students and the University community,” the release stated. “Even in her last week, her priority was teaching. She believed so strongly in the importance of high-quality educators and the impact they make in the world.”

Cramer specialized in middle and secondary education, teaching high school before becoming a professor. She started working at Butler in the fall semester of 2013.

The release did not name the cause of death.

Services will be private, but cards for the family can be dropped off in Jordan Hall 180.