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Humanities educator

Sandra Ann Wawrytko, American humanities educator. Recipient Humanities Advancement Poetry Contest award, Humanities Advancement Committee, 1983; fellow, Washington. University, 1974-1975.


Wawrytko, Sandra Ann was born on October 18, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Stanley Andrew Wawrytko and Alyce Valerie Cioch-Wawrytko.


Bachelor in Philosophy, Knox College, 1972. Master of Arts in Philosophy, Washington University, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy, Washington University, 1976.


Instructor Washington University, St. Louis, 1973—1977. Professor San Diego State University, since 1980. Visiting professor Chinese Culture University, Yangmingshan, Taiwan, 1984, Fo Guang Buddhist College, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 1990—2007.

Principal investigator Language Acquisition Research Center, San Diego State University, 1994—2003. Visiting professor University San Diego, 1978—1981. Founder, executive director International Society for Philosophy and Psychotherapy.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: The Undercurrent of Feminine Philosophy in Eastern and Western Thought, 1981, CRYSTAL: Spectrums of Chinese Culture Through Poetry, 1995. Editor: North American Institute of Zen Buddhist Studies, Rethinking the Curriculum: Toward an Integrated Interdisciplinary Education, 1990, The Problem of Evil, 2000, (book series) Asian Thought and Culture, Philosophy and Psychotherapy. Co-author: The Buddhist Religion, 1996.

      Narrator: interactive Civil Defense-ROM Crystals of Chinese Culture, 2000, author, editor: Saving the Elephant: Asian Encounters with Imperialism, Orientalism, and Gloablization, 2004.


Education representative San Diego Sister City Program, Yantai, China, 1985. Member editorial board Journal Chinese Philosophy. Member student Fulbright program national screening committee.

Board directors San Diego Chinese History Society and Museum, since 2002. President, founder Charles Wei-hsun Fu Foundation, since 1997. Member of World Congress of Logotherapy (secretary-general 1982-1985), International Society for Chinese Philosophy (secretary, executive board member 1990—2003), Phi Beta Delta (governing board 2002-2006), Phi Beta Kappa (Faculty Lecturer Nu chapter 2002-2003).


  • Other Interests

    Poetry, translating classical Chinese poetry, collecting Asian art and books, creating culinary adventures.


Married Charles Wei-hsun Fu, September 29, 1994 (deceased October 15, 1996).

Stanley Andrew Wawrytko

Alyce Valerie Cioch-Wawrytko

Charles Wei-hsun Fu