The Press-Enterprise reports students in Gloria Cohen-Dion's seminar on writing the Constitution called 911 and went looking for other faculty when it happened Monday night.
Political science department Chairman Harry "Neil" Strine IV says another professor carried her to a waiting ambulance gurney.
Philosophy professor Wendy Lynne Lee says Cohen-Dion had taught at the university for 20 years and had been planning on retiring, with plans to throw her attention on research and volunteer work raising awareness about sex trafficking.
The cause of death was not immediately known Tuesday. A funeral service was scheduled for Thursday in Southampton.