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Linguistics educator

Vera John-Steiner, American psycholinguist. Resident fellow Center for Advanced Study of Behavioral Sciences, 1990; University New Mexico faculty scholar, 1992. Fellow American Psychological Association; member American Anthropol. Association, American Educational Research Association (cultural-history special interest group).

Background

John-Steiner, Vera was born on June 13, 1930 in Budapest, Hungary. Daughter of Francis and Sophie (Fonagy) Polgar.

Education

Bachelor, Barnard College, 1950;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Chicago, 1956.

Career

Assistant professor, U. Rochester, New York, 1961-1963;associate professor, Yeshiva U., New York City, 1963-1972;associate professor, U. New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1972-1974;professor, U. New Mexico, Albuquerque, since 1974;presidential professor, U. New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1985-1990;director Santa Fe Graduate Center, U. New Mexico, 1980-1986. Visiting professor University of California, Berkeley, 1988, CUNY Graduate School, New York City, 1992-1993. Consultant U.s. Office Education, Washington, 1965-1968, Children's Museum Indianapolis, since 1991, Santa Fe Children's Museum, since 1993.

Works

Membership

Fellow American Psychological Association. Member American Anthropol. Association, American Educational Research Association (cultural-history special interest group).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, writing, swimming.

Connections

Married E.R. John, November 13, 1951 (divorced). Children: Steven S., M. Suki. Married Stan Steiner, May 29, 1966 (deceased 1987).

father:
Francis Polgar

mother:
Sophie (Fonagy) Polgar

spouses:
E.R. John

Stan Steiner

children:
Steven S. John-Steiner

M. Suki John-Steiner