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A Bit Of A Bio

c’est moi

Lynn Dorman, Ph.D.; J.D.
3 min readOct 6, 2020


selfie on a windy day
Selfie — in the wind

A bit of an intro to me — and I’ll keep it short as I have lived a long time, and done a lot of stuff.

Born, raised, and educated in New York City — and yes, since you ask, I still sound like one of “those” New Yorkers. I got a great free education at Queens College thanks to “socialism.” I left New York for Boston “only” to get my Ph.D. as I had every intention of returning and living there for the rest of my life. But I fell in love with Boston and outdoor activities, and then with moving. I got that Ph.D. in Psychology and took off for Berkeley for a stretch, then back to the East Coast to a few more states and Washington, D.C.

Then I moved west again and resided in a floating home on the Columbia River in Portland Oregon. More recently, I returned to the East Coast and am back in the mid-Atlantic. [I did forget about the bugs!!]

During my stretch of moves, I was a professor, therapist, consultant, ski instructor, author of textbooks, mom to one human and many cats and dogs — and an attorney.

While living in D.C. I went to Law School and practiced law for a few years — mostly as a GAL [Guardan Ad Litem] on behalf of abused and neglected children.



Lynn Dorman, Ph.D.; J.D.

NYC native, snarky, opinionated octogenarian, educated [with PhD and JD]- I write, I talk, I think, I opine, I teach — and will do so until I can’t.