Ann Kirschner began her career as a lecturer in Victorian literature at Princeton University, where she earned a Ph.D in English. As an entrepreneur in media and technology, she launched satellite and internet businesses for the National Football League and Columbia University’s online education company, Fathom. After ten years as Dean of Macaulay Honors College, Ann Kirschner was recently named special advisor to the Chancellor of CUNY, for strategic partnerships.
A writer and frequent contributor to conferences and publications on education and technology, Dean Kirschner was named one of New York Magazine’s Millennium New Yorkers and honored as a distinguished graduate of Princeton University and University of Buffalo. She is the author of Sala’s Gift, the story of her mother’s wartime rescue of letters from Nazi labor camps, available in German, Polish, Chinese, French, Czech, and Italian editions. The original letters are in the permanent collection of the New York Public Library. Her latest book is LADY AT THE OK CORRAL, the story of Josephine Marcus Earp, the woman who was Wyatt Earp’s common law wife for nearly 50 years.