Ph.D., Sociology, City University of New York , 1983
Dissertation: "Friendship Patterns Among Young Urban Single Women" National Science Foundation Fellow, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Medical Sociology Pre-doctoral fellowship (with C.U.N.Y.), 1979-80
M.A. Criminal Justice, Goddard College Graduate Program, 1977
Thesis: "Victims of Crime and Social Change"
Graduate training in psychiatric art therapy, Hahnemann Medical College, 9/70-7/71
B.A. Fine Arts, Hofstra University, 1969 (Transferred from State University of New York at Buffalo); Art Student of the Year, 1968; Dean's List
Adjunct sociology professor, Department of Sociology, University of Connecticut, Stamford campus, 1999-2006
Assistant professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences, NY Institute of Technology, 1983-85
Visiting Asst. Professor, English Dept., Penn State, Spring 1981; Writing non- fiction
Prior adjunct faculty positions at Temple University; St. John's University; and the New School for Social Research.
WORK LESS, DO MORE (Sterling Publishing Co., 2008)
WHEN FRIENDSHIP HURTS (Simon & Schuster, Inc., Fireside Books, 2002) (Foreign editions in 17 languages)
125 WAYS TO MEET THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE (Hannacroix Creek Books, 2004)
WHO'S THAT SITTING AT MY DESK? (Hannacroix Creek Books, 2004)
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FILM INDUSTRY (co-authored with Fred Yager) (Facts on File, Inc., Ferguson, 2003 (hardcover); Checkmark Books, 2003 (trade paperback); 2ND edition, 2009 (Foreword by David Carradine)
CAREER OPPORUNITIES IN THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY (co-authored with Fred Yager) Facts on File, Inc., 2005
FRIENDSHIFTS: THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP AND HOW IT SHAPES OUR LIVES (Hannacroix Creek Books, 1997)(Jaico, India, 1998) (Vergara, Argentina, 1998)
BUSINESS PROTOCOL: HOW TO SURVIVE & SUCCEED IN BUSINESS (John Wiley & Sons, 1991). 1st prize, nonfiction book category, National Federation of Press Women and Connecticut Press Club, 1992 Communication contests; Newbridge Executive Book Club alternate selection. Spanish edition, 1993, Javier Vergara
MAKING YOUR OFFICE WORK FOR YOU (Doubleday, 1989) Second serial rights to North America Syndicate. ("The prose is succinct, enlivened with examples and augmented at key points by line drawings, checklists and summaries." Publishers Weekly)
HOW TO WRITE LIKE A PROFESSIONAL (Arco/Simon & Schuster, 1985)
FRIENDSHIP: A SELECTED, ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY (Garland, 1985)
SINGLE IN AMERICA (Atheneum, 1980) Japanese edition published in 1981 by TBS Britannica. 1st serial rights to United Media/INA.
THE HELP BOOK (Scribner's, 1979) Profiled by Nadine Brozan in The New York Times.
VICTIMS (Scribner's, 1978) "Remarkably objective but uncompromising " Publishers Weekly. " recreates the emotions of the victim (and the secondary victim) with a directness and clarity that is impossible to ignore " -- Jay Becker, The Washington Post. Interviewed by Edwin Newman on The Today Show. Profiled in People magazine. British edition, Peel Press, 1979.
THE VEGETABLE PASSION: A HISTORY OF THE VEGETARIAN STATE OF MIND (Scribner's, 1975) British edition, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1975; Dutch edition, Wetenschappelijka, 1978. Psychology Today Book Club alternate. Profiled in "Talk of the Town," The New Yorker.
MEATLESS COOKING: CELEBRITY STYLE (Grove Press, 1975; Arco paperback edition, 1978.)COLLABORATION:
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SLEEP AND SLEEP DISORDERS with Michael J. Thorpy, M.D. (Facts on File, 1991) 800+ entries plus appendices on sleep and sleep disorders. "An extraordinary accomplishment," William C. Dement, M.D., Ph.D.
JUST YOUR EVERYDAY PEOPLE by Fred Yager and Jan Yager (Hannacroix Creek Books, 2001)
UNTIMELY DEATH (Hannacroix Creek Books, 1998) (co-authored with Fred Yager. A psychological thriller. "In their first novel, Untimely Death, husband and wife authors Fred and Jan Yager achieve the literary equivalent of a rookie who hammers a home run in his first big league at-bat The Yagers have written a winner." ASSOCIATED PRESS
SPOKESPERSON, TRAINING, OR SPEAKING (PARTIAL LISTING)
American Broadcasting Companies
FCB (Foote, Cone & Beldin-NY)
Stamford Chamber of Commerce
N.Y.S. Dept. of Mental Health
Russell Sage College
University of Wisconsin
Sacred Heart University
Soc. of Consumer Affairs Professionals in Business
American Jewish Committee
Lutheran Church of America
Arizona State University
Association of Image Consultants International
Connecticut Singles Convention
IABC lunchtime series
District Attorney's Office, New York City
New York Center for Psychoanalytic Training, Inc.
Women's League of Brooklyn Psychiatric Centers
New York Shavians
Bloomsburg State College
St. Louis Women's Crusade Against Crime National Crime Prenvetion Conference
Delaware Council on Crime and Justice
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS (partial listing)
National Speakers Association (NSA)
American Sociological Association
American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA)
Mystery Writers of America
American Society of Criminology
NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers)
PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCES
Macmillan Publishing Company, asst. editor, School Division; Grove Press, Editor, Dir. of Sub. & Foreign Rights; Permissions. Director of Community Crime Prevention Resource Center, Marymount Manhattan College.
ARTICLE CREDITS BY PUBLICATION (partial listing)
The New York Times
Los Angeles Times
Times of India
New York Times Syndicate
National Business Employment Weekly
Bottom Line Personal