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        My name is John Friedlander, and I am an associate professor of English here at Southwest Tennessee Community College.  Although my schedule varies from semester to semester, I regularly teach courses in composition, literature, and introduction to film.
        I come originally from California--I was born in San Francisco, and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area.  I moved to Memphis in 1971 to accept a position as an instructor at the University of Memphis.  I taught for five years at the university, then for two years at Shelby State Community College here in the city.  I have been teaching at Southwest Tennessee Community College (formerly as State Technical Institute at Memphis) since 1978.
        I earned my master's degree in English at the University of Chicago in 1971, and my bachelor's degree in English at Santa Clara University, in Santa Clara, California, in 1969.  I was lucky enough to spend my senior year of college in Austria, at the Institute for European Studies and the University of Vienna. I've since lost most of the German  I learned, but I still carry traces of too many Viennese pastries.
       My wife and I have been married 29 years, and we have two daughters, one a graduate of the University of Evansville (an aspiring actor), and one  a junior at Kenyon College (currently an English major).  We also have two dogs, and a wasteland in our backyard to prove it.
        I am proud of my association with Southwest Tennessee Community College, and I'm grateful to teach here.  I appreciate the college's commitment to preparing students well, and I admire the commitment and sacrifices so many of our students make to build their skills and advance their careers.   I  regularly pronounce the names of graduates at commencement, and I'm always proud of the people who cross the stage.

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Contact Information

Address:   Southwest Tennessee Community College
                5983 Macon Cove
                Memphis, TN 38134

Phone: (901) 333-4274

email: jfriedlander@southwest.tn.edu

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