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John Richard Lenger

journalism educator

John Richard Lenger, American journalism educator. Recipient James E. Conway Excellence in Teaching Writing award, Harvard University, 2005. Mentor Graham & Parks Alternative Public School, Cambridge, 1995—2002; board directors New England Press Association, since 2005; Member Society Professional Journalists, New England Press Association (volunteer coordinator since 1999, board directors 2005).

Background

Lenger, John Richard was born on January 26, 1964 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Richard and Bev (stepmother) Lenger and Joan and Craig (stepfather) Hart.

Education

BJ, University Missouri, 1986. Bachelor in Political Science, University Missouri, 1986. Master of Education, Harvard University, 2002.

Career

Editor The LaBelle (Missouri) Star, 1986, Suburban Newspapers Greater St. Louis, 1986-1990. Sunday editor The Post-Star, Glens Falls, New York, 1990-1992. Copy editor Gazette Newspapers, Schenectady, 1992-1993.

Freelance editor, writer Foxboro, Massachusetts, 1993-1994. Assistant editor Harvard University Gazette, Cambridge, 1994-1995, editor-in-chief, 1995-1998. Publications director Harvard University Office News & Public Affairs, since 1998.

Instructor journalism Harvard University, since 1997. Board directors New England Press Association.

Works

book A Guide to Coping with Alzheimer's Disease (Harvard Medical School Special Health Reports) book Spiritual Guides of the Third Century: A Semiotic Study of the Guide-Disciple Relationship in Christianity, Neoplatonism, Hermetism, and Gnosticism (Harvard Dissertations in Religion)

Membership

Mentor Graham & Parks Alternative Public School, Cambridge, 1995—2002. Board directors New England Press Association, since 2005. Member Society Professional Journalists, New England Press Association (volunteer coordinator since 1999, board directors 2005).

Connections

Married Maria Cristina Caballero, August 5, 2000. 1 child, Juan Rafael Lenger.