Florence M. Weinberg, PhD

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Title: Retired Modern Language and Literature Educator

Florence M. Weinberg, PhD, Retired Modern Language and Literature Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Linguistics.

Now retired from her role as chair of modern languages and literature at Trinity University, Dr. Weinberg has used her gift for linguistics as a novelist since 1999, authoring books like “Dolet” in 2015 and “Anselm: A Metamorphosis” in 2013. She has been recognized with 2015 and 2014 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards, and was a finalist of the 2014 New Mexico Book Award. Dr. Weinberg was also selected for the pages of Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and Who’s Who in the World.

Born to Steven Horace and Olive Gladys Byham, Dr. Weinberg taught as a modern languages instructor with St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York, while working on a PhD from the University of Rochester. She gave 19 years of her career to the school, ultimately becoming chair of modern languages in 1972, followed by the title of director of international studies in 1983. Dr. Weinberg went on to Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, in 1989. Since retiring in 1999, she has taken time to serve a series of residencies with the Hambridge Center for Writers, Artists, and Scientists. While teaching, she wrote books that were primarily scholarly, like “The Wine and the Will: Rabelai’s Bacchic Christianity,” but in her retirement she has focused on writing in a narrative style, under the name of “Florence Byham Weinberg.”

Dr. Weinberg is a member of the Modern Language Association, PEN, the Renaissance Society of America, the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Women Writing the West, and Toastmasters International. In addition to writing prizes, she has won grants and fellowships from organization such as the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, the National Endowment of the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. Dr. Weinberg was named Alumna of the Year by Park University, and has placed as a finalist with the New Mexico Book Award for many years. She won a 2012 Arts and Letters Award from the Friends of the San Antonio Library. In her free time, Dr. Weinberg enjoys swimming, hiking, and weightlifting.

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