Lecturers at the Jefferson Educational Society

Deborah  Fallows,

Deborah Fallows is a writer and a linguist. She has written extensively on language, education, families and work, China, and travel for The Atlantic, National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times, The LA Times, and The Washington Monthly. Her latest book, Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin lessons in Life, Love, and Language, is based on her recent three-year experience living and working in China. Dr. Fallows grew up outside Cleveland, in Vermilion, Ohio. She graduated from Harvard and earned a Ph.D. in linguistics from The University of Texas at Austin. She and her husband, James Fallows, live in Washington, D.C. They have two married sons and four grandchildren.