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The class is taught by Janice Rubin.For more information, see below, or contact her at her e-mail address: grimalkinj (at) verizon.net
Looking Back, Moving On: Memoir as Prologue (Second Edition)by Janice Rubin
...After spending her first twenty-two years as a student, earning a Bachelor´s degree in chemistry from Hunter College and a Master´s in psychology from Syracuse University, Janice Rubin married and dropped out of the doctoral program in clinical psychology shortly thereafter.She
and husband Donald, a mathematician who entered the field of computers at its inception, began a ten-year odyssey which led from Syracuse, NY, to Washington, DC, to California, back to New York and, finally, to New Jersey, where they have since lived in a small town in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains.
Two daughters were born, Rena in Washington and Ann in California.Rubin
remained a stay-at-home mother until her
children were in their teens, when she
took a job as a news reporter for a chain of Bergen
County newspapers.During her
twenty-one years´ reporting and writing op-ed columns, she
earned awards for investigative reporting, feature writing, enterprise reporting, among others. She
life as a retiree had begun after she
left journalism, but within three years she
began to teach.In writing her
memoirs as a gift to her
became aware of how great the emotional benefit of reviewing her
life had been for her
developed the syllabus she
subsequently used to encourage her
students to examine their lives as a first step in finding out who they are and where they want to go from here.Now in the fourteenth year of a career she
had not anticipated when she
has no plans to retire.
In 2001, Rubin
and three of her
longtime students wrote Four Lives: Despite the Odds, the memoirs of four women who made something of their lives despite inauspicious beginnings
Four Lives: Despite the Odds
by Janice Rubin
...Janice Rubin earned a master's in psychology, raised two children, had an award-winning career in journalism and now teaches.