Jan Maher Biography
Jan Maher is currently Seattle Site Coordinator for Heritage
College, where she has been teaching educational methods, curriculum, and
learning theory since 1998. She also teaches for Western Washington University's
Urban Teacher Education Program, and has been a guest instructor for Seattle
University. She lives with husband and fellow writer/educator Douglas Selwyn in
Maher was born in Huntington, Indiana, grew
up in Fort Wayne, and also lived in La Porte before leaving the Hoosier State to
attend Shimer College in Illinois. She received her B.A. in Humanities from the
New School for Social Research, where she also studied acting with Joseph
Chaikin and members of The Open Theater. She earned an M.A. in Literature from
Millersville University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary
Studies: Theater, Education, and Neuroscience from the Union Institute.
Maher is the author of several plays,
including Intruders, winner of Best of Fest honors at the New City Theater
Playwrights Festival, Widow's Walk, which earned finalist status in the Actors
Theater of Louisville Ten Minute Play Contest, Ismene and The Next County
She is co-author of Most Dangerous Women, a musical documentary of the
international women's peace movement. Her poems have been published in Bellowing
Ark and Lancaster Independent Press. Her first novel, Heaven, Indiana, is
published by Dog Hollow Press.
This biography was last updated on 12/05/2010.
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