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Mary Jane Young

Mary Jane Young, American studies and folklore educator. Fellow Roothbert Foundation, 1976-1979, dissertation fellow American Association of University Women, 1981-1982; recipient research assistantship Smithsonian Institute, 1978.


  • Young, Mary Jane was born on October 25, 1950 in Apollo, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Floyd Clark and Lillian Grace (Deemer) Young.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, St. John's College, 1973. Master of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1982.


    • Mathematics teacher Severn School, Severna Park, Maryland, 1973-1975. Assistant director admissions St. John's College, Annapolis, 1975-1976. Research assistant University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1976-1979, teaching fellow department folklore, 1979-1980, lecturer department folklore, 1979-1982.

      Assistant professor folklore center University Texas, Austin, 1982-1987. Associate professor American studies University New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1987-1997, professor American studies, Regents lecturer, since 1997. Consultant Tribal Museum Committee, Zuni, New Mexico, since 1980.


    • Author: Signs from the Ancestors, 1988. Editorial board Journal of the American Studies Association Texas, since 1988, Archaeoastronomy, bulletin for Center for Archaeoastronomy, since 1979. Contributor articles to professional journals.



    Reading, writing, sewing, gardening, music (classical guitar and piano).


    • father: Floyd Clark Young
    • mother: Lillian Grace (Deemer) Young
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    Born October 25, 1950
    (age 67)
    • 1973
      St. John's College
    • 1978
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1982
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1973 - 1975
      Mathematics teacher, Severn School
      Severna Park, Maryland, United States
    • 1975 - 1976
      assistant, director admissions St. John's College
      Annapolis, Maryland, United States
    • 1976 - 1979
      research assistant, University Pennsylvania
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1982 - 1987
      assistant, professor folklore center University Texas
      Austin, Texas, United States
    • 1987 - 1997
      associate, professor American studies University New Mexico
      Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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