Edye graduated Phi Beta Kappa from St. Catherine’s College (St. Paul, MN) with a double major in German and chemistry. Following her year in Tuebingen, Germany as a Fulbright scholar, she earned her M.A. in German at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and then her Ph.D. in Nineteenth Century Studies, with an emphasis on German theological and philosophical thought, from Drew. The German theologian D.F. E. Schleiermacher is the focus of her research.

Edye retired in July 2011 as professor of German emerita from Drew, where she served for over 40 years as a member of the German Department and in several administrative posts, including Dean of Educational and Student Affairs and Interim Dean of the Caspersen School. Because of her ongoing interest in Holocaust study, she was honored to have been asked to join the Board of Associates for Drew University’s Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study and looks forward to working with members of the Center to realize ever more fully its mission.