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Jan Maher

Full name

Jan Colleen Maher

Alternative names

Jan C. Maher

Presence at Shimer


Presence on Earth



New School for Social Research


Millersville University


The Union Institute & University


Mount Carroll period alum

Jan Maher was a student at Shimer College in the Mount Carroll period, listed with the class year of 1966.

Brief descriptionEdit

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Jan C. Maher (b. 1946) is an American writer and educational consultant. She has written numerous plays and books including Most Dangerous Women (2006) and the novel Heaven, Indiana (2000). She has coauthored several books with her husband, Douglas Selwyn, including History in the Present Tense: Engaging Students Through Inquiry and Action (2003). Maher received her undergraduate education in part at Shimer College, where she enrolled through early entrance. She holds degrees from The Union Institute & University. (from Shimer College Wiki)




  • Most Dangerous Women: Bringing history to life through readers' theater
  • Heaven, Indiana
  • History in the Present Tense: Engaging Students Through Inquiry and Action (coauthor)
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