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Dwight Wayne Young

Dwight Wayne Young, American ancient civilization educator. Recipient Solomon award in Hebrew, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1951; fellow in Arabic, University Michigan, 1960. Served with United States Marine Corps, 1943-1946. Member International Association for Coptic Studies.

Background

  • Young, Dwight Wayne was born on December 15, 1925 in Lambert, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Maurice Leonard and Freda Flora (Polson) Young.

  • Education

    • Bachelor magna cum laude, Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas, 1949. Master of Theology Dallas Theological Seminary, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, Dropsie College, 1955.

      Postgraduate, Brown University, 1960.

    Career

    • Assistant professor Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1958-1963, associate professor, 1963-1967, 69-72, professor, 1972-1987, professor emeritus, since 1987. Consultant Harper & Row Publications, New York City, 1958-1960. Visiting professor Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 1965, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1967-1969.

      Chief editor Pirtle Polson Publications, Gloucester, Massachusetts, since 1980.

    Works

    • Author: Coptic Manuscripts from the White Monastery: Works of Shenute, 1993. Editor: Studies Presented to Hans Jakob Polotsky, 1981, The Future of Coptic Studies, 1978. Contributor numerous articles and reviews on ancient civiliations to professional journals.

    Membership

    Served with United States Marine Corps, 1943-1946. Member International Association for Coptic Studies.

    Connections

    • Married Barbara Louise Pirtle, May 25, 1946. Children: Terry Wayne, Cecilia Annual.
    • father: Maurice Leonard Young
    • mother: Freda Flora (Polson) Young
    • spouse: Barbara Louise Pirtle
    • children: Terry Wayne Young
    • Cecilia Annual Young
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    Born December 15, 1925
    Nationality
    • 1949
      Hardin-Simmons University
    • 1955
      Dropsie College
    • 1960
      Brown University
    • 1958 - 1963
      Assistant, professor Brandeis University
      Waltham, Massachusetts, United States