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Jill Gold Wright Bio



Jill Gold Wright is a full-time professor of English at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA. She was twice voted Outstanding Teacher by the honor society, Alpha Gamma Sigma and was nominated Outstanding Faculty of the Year in Spring 2008. In 2004, Jill won a grant through the National Endowment of the Humanities, selected as one of twenty-five professors nationwide to participate in the program, “Shakespeare’s Playhouses: Inside and Out.”


Jill’s book, Creating America on Stage: How Jewish Composers and Lyricists Pioneered American Musical Theater, was published by VDM Publishing in 2009. She has also published articles in Press Americana, Magazine Americana, The Steinbeck Review, and The CEA Forum.

Jill is currently a Rabbinical student at the Academy of Jewish Religion, California, entering her second year this Fall. Jill earned a B.A. in English from the University of California, Irvine and the University of Birmingham, England. Her M.A. and Ph.D. in English are from Claremont Graduate University, CA.


Outside of her classroom, Jill lectures about Jewish topics, literature, and musical theater. She has lectured at numerous PCA/ACA Conferences, the Annual Conference of the Association of Jewish Libraries, the South Pasadena Library’s local author series, and the Shakespeare Society of Laguna Woods. She has spoken at numerous synagogues, Academic Decathlon teams, Jewish interest groups, book clubs, and libraries.

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