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educator , historian , researcher

John Stephan Sultzbaugh was American historian, educator, researcher. Achievements include patents for variable pitch fluid impeller; research in blending colored music for instructional and theraupeutic applications; entry in Guniness Book of World Records. Recipient Editors award, Poetry.com, 2004.


Sultzbaugh, John Stephan was born on July 25, 1950 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John Leroy Sultzbaugh and Kathryn Mikhailovna Sass.


B.Humanities summa cum laude, Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg, 1972. Master of Arts, Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, Greenwich University, Norfolk Island, Australia, 1999.


Hydrologist United States Geological Survey, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1973—1974. Hydrologic technologist Susquehana River Basin Commission, Mechanicsburg, 1974—1975. Teacher history, government Upper Dauphin Area School District, Lykens, 1975—2005.

Adjunct journalist and photographer Upper Dauphin Sentinel, Millersburg, Pennsylvania, 1978—1988, Daily News, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 1981—1983, Sunday Pennsylvania, Lebanon, 1982, Pennsylvania Magazine, Harrisburg, 1990. Member National Junior Honor Society Board/Upper Dauphin Area School District, 2002—2003. Coordinator student assistance program Upper Dauphin School District, 1991—1998.

Consultant reader Pennsylvania History Textbook Commission, Harrisburg, 2003.


  • Achievements include patents for variable pitch fluid impeller. Research in blending colored music for instructional and theraupeutic applications. Entry in Guniness Book of World Records.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor poetry in journals.


Member of Technology Institute Music Educators, National Education Association, American Society Authors, Composers and Publications, Intersoc. Color Council, Mensa.


  • Other Interests

    Aquatics, classical music, photography, philosophy.


Married Gayle Rene Reitenbach, May 3, 1980. Children: Elisabeth Yvonne, Andrew John.

John Leroy Sultzbaugh

Kathryn Mikhailovna Sass

Gayle Rene Reitenbach

Elisabeth Yvonne Sultzbaugh

Andrew John Sultzbaugh