Professor Stauffer came to IPFW in 1968 and retired in 1996 as assistant professor emerita of English. She received degrees from Ball State University (A.B., 1954), University of St. Francis (M.S., 1966) and Purdue University (M.A. 1977). She was director of composition in the English and linguistics department when she retired. Professor Stauffer passed away on January 16, 2008.