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critic , poet , English language educator

Elaine Smith Dunlap, American English language educator, poet, critic. Cited for Outstanding Svc. Contra Costa Ballet Foundation, Walnut Creek, 1991.


Dunlap, Elaine Smith was born on June 19, 1940 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Daughter of Henry Darrell and Ida Bobbie (Hershkowitz) Smith.


Bachelor, University Colorado, 1964. Master of Arts, San Francisco State University, 1972. Postgrad study of ancient Greek, University California, Berkeley, 1992.


Film editor, television continuity coordinator, Station KBTV-KOA television, Denver, 1965-1966;English instructor, College of Marin, Ross, California, 1972-1973;instructor in English, City College San Francisco, 1975;instructor in English and Humanities, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, California, since 1975. Member arts and lecturer committee Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, 1977, 90-, foreign study committee, since 1994. Instructor for humanities Diablo Valley College.and American Institute Foreign Students, London, 1987.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor poetry to literary magazines, since 1955. Drama, ballet and art critic, newspapers, since 1986.


Board of directors Contra Costa Ballet Foundation, Walnut Creek, California, 1989. Camerata and volunteer society Philharmonic Baroque, San Francisco, since 1989. Art commissioner City of Walnut Creek, 1991-1992.

Arts commissioner Contra Costa County, 1995. Member National Organization for Women, American Archeological Society, Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Humanities West, Friends of Troy.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: writing, jogging, theatre, classical studies, traveling.


Married Gregory John Dunlap, May 31, 1969. Children: Oliver Quinn, Chandler Lauren.

Henry Darrell Smith

Ida Bobbie (Hershkowitz) Smith

Gregory John Dunlap

Oliver Quinn Dunlap

Chandler Lauren Dunlap