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Bio of Lois Young-Tulin, Ph.D.

A native New Yorker now living in the Philadelphia area, Lois Young-Tulin, writer, teacher, poet, has built her career as a writer and teacher of writing, gaining national acclaim. She has recently completed a book Sophie and Me: Some of These Days, a book about renowned singer and performer Sophie Tucker. Young-Tulin is Sophie’s great-grand niece, whom Sophie took under her wing as her protege and surrogate granddaughter. The narrative is a sensitive portrayal of their special relationship which began when Dr. Young-Tulin was a young girl and lasted until Tucker died in 1966. Ms. Tucker always encouraged Young-Tulin to pursue her interest in writing and this is Young-Tulin’s tribute and means of saying an appropriate “good-bye.”

As a teacher, she has taught writing to students, faculty and business professionals, and has been a part-time faculty member at Temple University, Drexel University, and the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. As a writer, she has authored numerous published pieces of poetry as well as articles dealing with family, feminism, literacy, divorce, parenting, race relations, relationships, and political and social change.

A graduate of Penn State University and Goddard College, Dr. Young-Tulin received a Masters degree in creative writing from Goddard in 1976. Her doctoral studies focused on educational administration.

Dr. Young-Tulin’s book Escape Roots, a collection of her poetry, was published in 1994. Her works appeared in journals such as International Poetry Review, Israel Horizons, Welcomat, Voices, Twenty Active Training Programs, Muse’s Brew Poetry Review, Perceptions, Expressions, Poet Magazine, Bitterroot Magazine, Dan River Anthology, Z Miscellaneous, Ariel and Moods and Mysteries. Her short stories have appeared in Different Daughters as well as a soon to be published book Jewish Mothers. She was selected to read her poetry at the Women’s Bicentennial Center and has earned numerous awards and honors, including the Certificate of Merit of the American Poetry Association; 1986 New York National Poetry Anthology Prize, 1986 Northeastern States Poetry Contest, Honorable Mention; 1991 Rueben Rose winner; 1992 Amherst Society Dickinson Award; and the 1993 I.M. Williams Award. She has given numerous public readings at Barnes and Noble stores throughout the Northeast, Borders Bookstores, women centers throughout the country, and has appeared on radio and on the Maury Povich television show.

Dr. Young-Tulin was named University Scholar in the Teaching of Writing at Antioch University, where she headed the Writing Department and taught for ten years. She is a member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, the National Writers Association, the American Writers Congress, the Philadelphia Writers Organization, the American Association of University Women and the National Association of Women Deans, Administrators and Counselors.

In addition, Dr. Young-Tulin served as Executive Director of Professional Organizations and Business Executives for Nuclear Age Concerns, and has been the recipient of the President’s Environmental Education Award.

Check out Lois Young-Tulin’s new book, The Granny Nanny: A Guidebook for Modern Grandmothers

Work Experience

Writers Group, Group Leader/Facilitator, Monthly group of professional writers 1998

Freelance Writer, 1970-Present, Published newspaper articles, Literary Journals, Books, etc.

William Way Center, Co-Facilitator of 6-week Womens Group age 40 & above, February & March 2000

Kehillah Book Club Facilitator, 1999-2000

Philadelphia Development Partnership, 1998-Present, Part-time consultant assisting in launching Working Capital Greater Philadelphia & Pennsylvania, a project aimed at microenterpreneurs and helping the un- under & self-employed

Tulin DiversiTeam Associates, 1987-Present, Director of Literacy Programs

Martins Run, 1995-Present, Teach a series of courses in Poetry Appreciation

BENAC, Business Executives for Nuclear Age Concerns (1986-1992) Executive Director. Oversee membership, PR, contact with public & business community.

PRONAC, Professional Organizations for Nuclear Age Concerns (1986-1991) Executive Director. Oversee staff, newsletters, grants, administration, coordinate coalition of doctors, lawyers, musicians, educators, nurses, psychologists, and business executives. Contact with community & media.

The American Board of Internal Medicine, (1991-1995) Trainer for Communication & Writing Skills, Critical Thinking.

The Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science (1989-1990) Part-time Faculty Member, Writing and Research

Educational Testing Service (ETS) (1990-1991) Independent Contractor, Commissioned materials, test items.

Satinsky Institute (1990) Poetry Teacher

Drexel University (1985-1986) Adjunct Assistant Writing Professor

Temple University (1985-1986) Adjunct Faculty, Writing, Research, Critical Thinking

Antioch University, Philadelphia (1975-1985) Program Administrator, Learning Resources Program (1979-1985) Design, administer program including Resource Center, Skills Labs in reading, writing, math, speech; test, counsel, instructor undergraduate/graduate adult students. Member of Central Administration/ Dean’s Cabinet, Director Literacy Center

Antioch University Central Administration, New York City (1983-1985) University Scholar in the Teaching of Writing, report to Sr. Academic VP, advise Antioch Law School, author of skills test & writing requirement. Design writing standards handbook, analyze, diagnose skills needs at units/determine delivery. Visiting Scholar, Antioch School of Law, Washington DC, train faculty in Writing-Across-the-Curriculum.

Goddard Program (Vermont College/Norwich University) 1979-1991 Field Faculty/Mentor for Creative Writing MA students.
Jennings Associates (1980-1982) Writing Consultant/trainer-DuPont, Sun Company
Haskell Associates (1987-1993) Writing consultant PCDC, Phila. Nursing Home, WOAR
Friends of the Future (1971-1976) President & Founder, ecology group, Lower Merion Township, advise Lower Merion Board of Commissioners
Alternative West High School (1971-1974) Faculty, recipient & director of KARE federal grant. Supervise environmental education program.


BA Goddard College 1975 (Ed. Certification in Curriculum & Counseling, Secondary English); MA Creative Writing, Goddard College 1976, Ph.D. Educational Administration, Columbia Pacific University, 1981; St. Josephs College undergraduate courses 1965-66, Roosevelt University undergraduate courses 1961, Penn State University undergraduate 1958-1961, 1991 Certificate of Journalism Arts, 1992 Deming Certificate for Quality & Productivity in management

Professional Honors & Affiliations

1987 Fellowship Farm Board of Directors; 1989 International Directory of Distinguished Leadership; 1990 Harrisburg conference on Economic Conversion Panel Speaker; 1990 appeared on WRTI radio show interview; 1992; 1989 & 1991 Presenter at ASTD conference on Business Writing Skills; 1984 educational conference delivered original paper “Literacy for the ’90s: A Critical Examination of Literacy Campaigns in Cuba, Nicaragua & the US.”

Public Reading from “Work-in-Progress,” Sophie and Me: Some of Those Days in May 1999 at B’nai Israel in Melburne, New Jersey. Numerous readings at Borders Book Stores, Barnes & Noble, and bookstores throughout NYC, NY, Philadelphia, and New Jersey from poetry book, Escape Roots. Member: International Womens Writing Guild, National Writers Association, American Writers Congress, Philadelphia Writers Organization, Council of Writing Program Administrators, American Association of University Women, 1973 Recipient, Presidential Environmental Education Award; selected Woman Poet to read at Womens Bicentennial Center 1976; numerous writing awards.

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