Valerie Yow

Valerie Yow

Title: Historian, Writer, Artist
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Valerie Yow, Historian, Writer, and Artist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership.

Ms. Yow began her quest for professional success at the University of North Carolina. There, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1956. In the following years, she proceeded to acquire multiple additional degrees. In 1967, she obtained a PhD in history from the University of Wisconsin. She went on to complete postgraduate coursework at Harvard University before earning a Master’s in counseling psychology from Boston College. Later, in 1994, she became a nationally certified psychologist through the North America Masters of Psychology.

From 1966 until 1970, Ms. Yow worked as a faculty member of Brooklyn College. Her time there resulted in an inclination toward teaching, as she remained in the field for several more years. From 1974 until 1980, she worked as an instructor within the history department at the University of Rhode Island. Later, in 1984, she was hired as an assistant professor by Northern Illinois University. She remained there until 1994, which is when she transitioned to a career in counseling. Until 2004, she found success as a psychological counselor in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She has additionally had much success as an author, publishing multiple works, including her most recent title, “Betty Smith: Life of the Author of ‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.’”

In light of her myriad accomplishments, Ms. Yow has received many awards. These include, but are not limited to, the Outstanding Academic Title from the American Library Association and the Harvey Kantor Award in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in Oral History from the New England Oral History Association. As a further testament to her success, she is featured in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women.

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