Jean Beer Blumenfeld

JeanBlumenfeldcroppedIn September 1998, The Center for Ethics became The Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics.

Dr. Jean Beer Blumenfeld was born in London, England in 1945. She attended the University of California at Berkeley, earning her B.A. in philosophy in 1966 and her Ph.D. in 1973. From 1973 to 1982 she was an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Thereafter, she attended the University of Texas Law School, where she was a member of the editorial board of Texas Law Review and graduated with honors in 1986.

At the time of her death in 1995, Dr. Blumenfeld was a member of the litigation division of Vincent, Chorey, Taylor & Feil in Atlanta. Jean Beer Blumenfeld touched those around her as a professor, a lawyer, a mother, a wife, and as a human being. She was particularly concerned to champion the cause of women, minorities, and children.


Read a story published in Better than Starbucks by Emeritus Professor of Philosophy David Blumenfeld about the challenging career and family paths he traveled with Jean Beer Blumenfeld. Dr. Blumenfeld also recently published a story in the other side of hope about the family of Jean Beer Blumenfeld and their departure from Austria in advance of Nazi oppression.