Jay Mehta Biography
Jay Mehta, an Indian-born Community College Professor was named one of America’s Best Professors in 2001 by the student body at his college. He is also a poet and author of two books: The Mango Orchard (Dell Publishing 1992) and Superhighway Blues (Dell 1993). His poems have appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Iowa Review, and other literary magazines.
In the early 1980s, he served as a member of the editorial staff at National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. In 1997 Jay was chosen as a Fulbright Senior Specialist.
He has taught literature and writing at UCLA, University of Maryland, George Mason University, American University, The Corcoran College of Art and Design, Strayer Business School, The Sierra Tract Job Corps Center, Harford Community College in Maryland, Richard Montgomery High School for Science and Technology, J. M. Patterson Technical School (Baltimore County Public Schools), Southern Connecticut State University (post-doctoral fellowship) and Montgomery College.
Jay has been a frequent lecturer, workshop leader, and visiting writer at institutions around the world. From 1994 to 1997 he held a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. In 2001 he was awarded an Artist-In-Residence position by The Calvert School for his play “Melody of a Madrigal” which premiered at the school’s performing arts center.
In 2003 he was a finalist for the PEN/USA Literary Award in Poetry. In 2005 Mehta was awarded a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in Poetry. In 2006 he was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Towson University and an Honorary Life Member of ” The Friends of the Towson University Library. “
He was made a member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honorary Fraternity in 2005 and received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from his alma mater, Kalamazoo College, in 2007. He appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam in December 2006.
Jay Mehta Net Worth
Jay Mehta’s net worth is estimated to be 1.4 Million $US in 2022. He is one of the best professors in the Indian education system.
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