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Jane Frances Isenberg, American writer, retired language educator. Grantee American Studies, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1965, National Defense Education Act, Wesleyan University, Middleton, Connecticut, 1966; recipient Mid-Career fellowship Princeton (New Jersey) University, 1991-1992.


Isenberg, Jane Frances was born on August 27, 1940 in Paterson, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Hymen and Marian Alma (Spitz) Siegendorf.


Bachelor in English, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1962. Master of Arts in English, Southern Connecticut State College, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Linguistics, New York University, 1993.


English teacher, Richard C. Lee, James Hillhouse H.S., New Haven, Connecticut, 1962-1969;teacher, South Central Community College, New Haven, Connecticut, 1969-1977;director Outreach Program, Human Resources Administration, New Haven, Connecticut, 1976-1977;teacher, Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont, 1975-1977;Professor of English, Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, New Jersey, since 1979. Teacher Yale University, New Haven, summers 1977-1978, Stevens Institute Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, summer 1982. Board of trustees Jewish Family and Counseling Superior vena cava syndrome, Bayonne, New Jersey, since 1994, The Hudson School, Hoboken, New Jersey, 1979-1989, Stevens Cooperative School, Hoboken, 1978-1984.

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Member Modern Language Association, Hudson County Country Club Professional Association, Hudson Reading Council, Language Educators Appying Reflection Now, National Council Teachers English, New Jersey Education Association, New Jersey Reading Association, New York Metro. Association for Developmental Education, New York State Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages.


Married Donald Windham Isenberg, August 19, 1962 (deceased June 1985). Children: Rachel, Daniel. Married Philip J. Tompkins, December 20, 1997.

Hymen Siegendorf

Marian Alma (Spitz) Siegendorf

Donald Windham Isenberg

Philip J. Tompkins

Rachel Isenberg

Daniel Isenberg