Title: Community College Instructor
Location: East Lansing, Michigan, United States
Janet C. Abramson, Community College Instructor, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in English and literary education.
Ms. Abramson is distinguished for nearly four decades of professional experience in education, a career in which she always felt was her calling. She prepared for this line of work through her own academic pursuits. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Wayne State University in 1964, she continued at the University of California, Berkeley, to receive a Master of Arts, cum laude, in 1967. Following this, Ms. Abramson attended Michigan State University for postgraduate studies between 1967 to 1974. Her career as an educator began in 1966, where she taught as an instructor at Triptons High School for Girls in London, England. She joined Lansing Community College as an instructor in 1976, and continued working at the institution until retiring in 2002. She served as an editor and proofreader for the Michigan Education Association in 1987. Furthermore, Ms. Abramson has worked as a freelance researcher and editor since 1970.
Throughout her career, Ms. Abramson has been a witness to many memorable and inspiring moments. She considers the highlight of her career to be teaching returning adult students who came to class with excitement. Many of these students had interrupted their studies due to work or family obligations and were returning to their education with a fresh and invigorating mindset. She is also honored by an award from Poet Magazine she received in 1994 and 1995 called the John David Johnson Memorial Poetry Award. She received this second place accolade for the poem titled, “A Sharav in Jerusalem.” She recently published “The Manifesto of the Red-Haired Woman Gunslinger: Collected Poems of Janet Abramson” in 2019. Throughout her career, Ms. Abramson maintained affiliation with the National Education Association, the National Council of Teachers of English and the Michigan Association for Higher Education.
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