Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Dr. Jill Biden is back in the classroom

After all the negative news, it is nice to see that Jill Biden has not abandoned the community college.

Dr. Biden, who holds a doctorate in education from the University of Delaware, went quietly to work on Tuesday in a new job as an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia Community College. She has a part-time arrangement with the college and will teach two English courses for a total of 10 credit hours this semester, according to her spokeswoman, Courtney O’Donnell.

“I am thrilled to return to the classroom to continue working with community college students, whom I greatly admire and enjoy teaching,’’ Dr. Biden said in a statement, adding, “I am pleased that I can make a difference by doing what I love to do, teaching people who are excited to learn.’’

Dr. Biden, who has been a teacher for 28 years, is one of the few vice-presidential spouses to hold a job outside the White House. Lynne Cheney, wife of former Vice President Dick Cheney, worked as a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative research institution, and wrote several books during her husband’s tenure. Lady Bird Johnson supervised her Texas broadcasting company while her husband was vice president.


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