Minna F. Weinstein (1933-2008) was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Her parents were both deaf and met at a school for the deaf in Western Maryland. Her father was a major proponent of education, and both she and her brother became teachers. She went on to college and graduate school at the University of Maryland, where she earned her B.A. in History, 1955, an M.A. in History, 1957, and a Ph.D. in History in 1965. During her time in the PhD program, she was a history instructor at Temple University, from 1961 to 1964, becoming an Assistant Professor in 1965. In Spring, 1966, she was hired at LaSalle College for the 1967-68 school year where she became the first full-time woman professor in LaSalle’s history. At La Salle, Dr. Weinstein was promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor in 1970 and to full Professor in 1974. She earned the Lindback Award, for distinguished teaching in 1969. In the Fall of 1972, she led a successful effort to establish a Women’s Center on campus. Later, her colleagues elected her to the Faculty Senate. Dr. Weinstein left LaSalle in 1980 for a position as an Assistant Director at Middle States. She was with that organization until 2000, when she left to begin a consulting practice for schools in the accreditation process. She has one daughter, Alfia, who she adopted in 1988. At the time of the interview, Alfia was a freshman at Penn State University. This interview covers her experiences as a teacher and a woman at LaSalle, her perspectives on teaching History in particular, her career at Middle States, her consulting practice, and the adoption of her daughter.
Weinstein, Minna F.; Saltzman, Jon; and Starr, Nathan, "Interview of Minna F. Weinstein, Ph.D." (2007). All Oral Histories. Paper 15.
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