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American studies and folklore educator

Mary Jane Young, American studies and folklore educator. Fellow Roothbert Foundation, 1976-1979, dissertation fellow American Association of University Women, 1981-1982; recipient research assistantship Smithsonian Institute, 1978.


Young, Mary Jane was born on October 25, 1950 in Apollo, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Floyd Clark and Lillian Grace (Deemer) Young.


Bachelor, St. John's College, 1973;Master of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 1978;Philosophy Doctor, University of Pennsylvania, 1982.


Mathematics teacher, Severn School, Severna Park, Maryland., 1973-1975;assistant director admissions, St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland., 1975-1976;research assistant, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1976-1979;teaching fellow department folklore, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1979-1980;lecturer department folklore, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1979-1982;assistant professor folklore center, University Texas, Austin, 1982-1987;associate professor American studies, U. New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1987-1997;professor American studies, Regents lecturer, U. New Mexico, Albuquerque, since 1997. Consultant Tribal Museum Committee, Zuni, New Mexico, since 1980.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, writing, sewing, gardening, music (classical guitar and piano).


Floyd Clark Young

Lillian Grace (Deemer) Young