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Dr. John McLaulin

John McLaulin’s Ph. D is in English, from Harvard University. He holds emeritus faculty rant from East Stroudsburg University, in Pennsylvania, and is currently an adjunct in English at Montgomery College, Germantown, MD. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland and served on trampships in the British Merchant Navy for two years.

Outside of academia, he has taught adult functional non-literates to read, write and do arithmetic to 6th grade level, using the PLATO system, for the Rev. Leon Sullivan’s opportunity industrialization project in Philadelphia, PA: he has designed vo-tech curricula for teenaged dyslexics at Wordsworth Academy in Ft Washington, PA: he ran a (videotape) research project, under the supervisor of Dr. Wm Reed, at the White Haven State Hospital for the mentally challenged in White Haven, PA: and he was a consultant to a DoD project, involving the early use of network computers as a forward field supply system in Iran.

He and his wife (Jamie Downns) co-founded, A family of Artists in the Poconos. It ran for ten years and involved fine arts classes for children who had been given up on by the local schools. The program eventually evolved into a small private HS school program. Dr. McLaulin’s professional specialties include medieval English literature, curriculum development, grant writing, technical writing and business communication.

Workshop possibilities:

  • Grant writing and proposal development
  • Curriculum Development, with technical professional
  • Teacher training in “Strength/Weakness Analysis” and student development