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John Richard Lenger

John Richard Lenger, American journalism educator. Recipient James E. Conway Excellence in Teaching Writing award, Harvard University, 2005. Mentor Graham & Parks Alternative Public School, Cambridge, 1995—2002; board directors New England Press Association, since 2005; Member Society Professional Journalists, New England Press Association (volunteer coordinator since 1999, board directors 2005).

Background

  • Lenger, John Richard was born on January 26, 1964 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Richard and Bev (stepmother) Lenger and Joan and Craig (stepfather) Hart.

  • Education

    • BJ, University Missouri, 1986. Bachelor in Political Science, University Missouri, 1986. Master of Education, Harvard University, 2002.

    Career

    • Editor The LaBelle (Missouri) Star, 1986, Suburban Newspapers Greater St. Louis, 1986-1990. Sunday editor The Post-Star, Glens Falls, New York, 1990-1992. Copy editor Gazette Newspapers, Schenectady, 1992-1993.

      Freelance editor, writer Foxboro, Massachusetts, 1993-1994. Assistant editor Harvard University Gazette, Cambridge, 1994-1995, editor-in-chief, 1995-1998. Publications director Harvard University Office News & Public Affairs, since 1998.

      Instructor journalism Harvard University, since 1997. Board directors New England Press Association.

    Works

    • A Guide to Coping with Alzheimer's Disease (Harvard Medical School Special Health Reports)
    • Have you noticed memory problems piling up in ways that affect daily life in yourself or someone you love? Do you find yourself struggling to follow a conversation or find the right word, becoming confused in new places, or botching tasks that once came easily? Everyone has these experiences sometimes, but if they frequently happen to you or someone you love, they may be early signs of Alzheimer's disease.
    • Co-author: (chapter) The Writer's Handbook, 2001, Living Ethics: Developing Values in Mass Communication, 1996. Editor: The Harvard Guide, 2000, 2002. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Mentor Graham & Parks Alternative Public School, Cambridge, 1995—2002. Board directors New England Press Association, since 2005. Member Society Professional Journalists, New England Press Association (volunteer coordinator since 1999, board directors 2005).

    Connections

    • Married Maria Cristina Caballero, August 5, 2000. 1 child, Juan Rafael Lenger.
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    Born January 26, 1964
    (age 53)
    • 1986
      University Missouri
    • 1986
      University Missouri
    • 2002
      Harvard University
    • 1986
      Editor The LaBelle (Missouri) Star
    • 1986 - 1990
      Editor The LaBelle (Missouri) Star
    • 1990 - 1992
      Sunday editor The Post-Star
      Glens Falls, New York, United States
    • 1992 - 1993
      copy editor Gazette Newspapers
      Schenectady, New York, United States
    • 1994 - 1995
      assistant, editor Harvard University Gazette
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1995 - 1998
      assistant, editor Harvard University Gazette
    • 1997
      instructor, journalism Harvard University
    • 1998
      publications director, Harvard University Office News & Public Affairs
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