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educator , photographer , writer

Jane Fisher Melnick, American writer, educator, photographer. Recipient Phi Beta Kappa award for best creative work by an undergraduate Radcliffe College, 1959; Mademoiselle magazine fiction contest award, 1962, National Education Association grantee, 1973, dean's dissertation fellow New York University, 1987. Member Modern Language Association, Mid-American American Studies Association (executive board 1991-1996).

Background

Melnick, Jane Fisher was born on September 26, 1939 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Richard Thornton and Mary (Holcombe) Fisher.

Education

Bachelor cum laude, Radcliffe College, 1962. Master of Arts, New York University, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy in American Studies, New York University, 1991.

Career

News writer, photographer, freelance editor, 1962—1975. Editor, writer, photographer In These Times, Chicago, 1976-1978. Grapnics editor, writer Seven Days, New York City, 1978-1981.

Instructor writing, journalism, American literature and history New York University, 1981-1986. Instructor writing, American literature Loyola University, Chicago, 1988-1991. Assistant professor Elmhurst (Illinois) College, 1991-1996.

Writer, college preparatory tutor Chicago, 1997—2004.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association, Mid-American American Studies Association (Executive Board, chair essay judging committee 1995-1996).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: home renovation, traveling.

Connections

Married Burton A. Melnick, December 1962 (divorced 1969). 1 child, Benjamin A. Life partner Eileen Willenborg, since 1978.

father:
Richard Thornton Fisher

mother:
Mary (Holcombe) Fisher

spouse:
Burton A. Melnick

child:
Benjamin A. Melnick