About the Author
From 1960 to 1988, Dr. Laubach taught English and worked as an administrator in public schools in the U.S. and England. He is at present Associate Professor of English at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania where he teaches a variety of courses in English Education, folklore, and literature.
The author has had many previous publications including INTRODUCTION TO FOLKLORE (Heinneman, 1985; Harcourt Brace, 1996) and extensive articles in the FOLKLORE ENCYCLOPEDIA, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LATINO FOLKLORE, LATINO WRITERS, AND AMERICAN IMPRESSIONS as well as articles on the teaching of English in the English journals of Kansas, New England, New York, California and the national ENGLISH JOURNAL. He has given various presentations at the International Conference on Teaching Shakespeare through Performance, the National council of Teachers of English annual Conference and regional conferences in Pennsylvania, New York, and Massacusetts. From 1977 to 1995, he was Film Critic for the VALLEY ADVOCATE and New Mass Media in Amherst, Massachusetts and a contributing writer on film for the periodical CHRISTIANITY AND CRISIS. His play "The York County Witch Trials is performed at the Pennsylvania German American Cultural Festival.
Dr. Laubach and his wife Glenda currently reside in Stony Run, Pennsylvania. They have tgwo daughters, Kristi and Karina.