Doris Dee Tabor Schroeder

Doris Dee Tabor Schroeder

Doris Dee Tabor Schroeder was born in Maryville, Missouri on September 17, 1918 and passed away on April 19, 2013. Doris had two daughters with her husband John Tabor, Teresa and Patricia. Her husband John died young and Doris raised her daughters alone; she put both daughters through college while simultaneously earning her own Master’s and Doctorate degrees in education. She spent over 40 years as a professor and taught at the University of Nebraska and CSULB. After she retired, Doris married the second love of her life, Robert Schroeder; the two traveled extensively all over the world. Doris was involved with her church and spent her last years dedicated to finding a cure for ALS, the disease which took her beloved daughter Patricia.

Doris served as a consultant for the State of CA Department of Education, Director of Head Start Programs, Director of Field Center ABC Schools, and CA Evaluator of Special Programs. She was a past president for the International Organization of Teachers, Kappa Delta Pi, CA Association of Professors of Elementary Education, and CA Professors of Reading. Doris served as Area Director of Zonta International, National Parliamentarian for International Reading Organization, served on the CSULB Graduate Council, Pep Council and “most others too numerous to mention”.

The College of Education (CED) expresses gratitude to all scholarship donors who continue to enhance the quality of education students experience at CSULB.


Emerita Professor Doris Schroeder was a dedicated faculty member in the Teacher Education Department. She created this scholarship for education students pursuing a credential in an initial or advanced credential program.

Doris Tabor Schroeder Endowed Scholarship