Maribel Molyneaux was born in 1934 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. She grew up on a farm with her three siblings and other extended family. She graduated high school at the top of her class, and after graduating, she married at the age of 21 . Her husband, Jim Molyneaux is the brother of Gerry Molyneaux, a Christian brother in the Communication Department at La Salle University. Maribel had four children and decided to return to school at the age of 40. She attended her local community college for two years, and then transferred to La Salle University. This was a recommendation by Brother Gerry Molyneaux, seeing as the two of them are good friends. After graduating from La Salle University, she attended University of Pennsylvania for graduate school. After graduation, she worked some temporary jobs at Penn, and soon after decided to take a permanent job at La Salle University. Here she began by teaching theory and writing classes, and soon enough, she was teaching honors courses and conducting seminars. She is a passionate feminist, atheist, and grandmother. She has eight grandchildren and is loving life. At the time of the interview, she was still teaching at La Salle University.
Molyneaux, Maribel W. Ph.D. and Linsner, Kaitlyn, "Interview of Maribel W. Molyneaux, Ph.D." (2008). All Oral Histories. 40.
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