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English language educator

Marilyn Jean Valentino, American English language educator. Certified in higher education administration. Recipient Teacher Excellence award National Institute Staff and Organizational Development, 1993, Women of Achievement Merit award Lorain County, 1994, others; Summer Study grantee National Endowment of the Humanities, 1995.


Valentino, Marilyn Jean was born on October 28, 1951 in Youngstown, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Ralph A. and Beatrice A. (Capatosto) Valentino.


Bachelor in English, Youngstown State University, 1973;Master of Arts in English, Youngstown State University, 1982;Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric and Linguistics, Indian University of Pennsylvania, 1992.


Teacher English, Bacchus Marsh (Victoria, Australia) H.S., 1975-1977;teacher English, Geoghegan College, Melbourne, Australia, 1977-1979;assistant manager, Silverdale Hotel, London, 1979-1980;instructor English, Youngstown (Ohio) State University, 1980-1982;professor, Lorain County Community College, Elyria, Ohio., since 1982. Interim director division arts and humanities Lorain County Community College. Reviewer textbooks Harper, St. Martin's publications, 1993-1995.

Consultant East Ohio Gas Company, Cleveland, 1992-1995.


  • Certified in higher education administration.


  • Other Work

    • Member editorial board Teaching English in the Two-Year College, since 1995.


Scholastic challeng reader high school competitions, Elyria, 1993-1995. Volunteer Habitat for Humanity, Oberlin, 1995. Member of advisory board TYCA Midwest, since 1997.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travelling, wool spinning.


Married Thomas N. Cizmar, February 15, 1975.

Ralph A. Valentino

Beatrice A. (Capatosto) Valentino

Thomas N. Cizmar