Janet Terner


Janet Terner, of Milton, Del., passed away on April 17 after a long illness. She was 83. A native of Reading, Pa., Janet entered Shimer College in Mt. Carroll, Ill., at age 16 to participate in the innovative “Great Books Program.” Janet graduated with a bachelor of science degree in history of science and then earned a master’s degree in history of science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

She began her government career at the Library of Congress as a reference librarian. She later served under Dr. Anthony Fauci at the National Institutes of Health as a program analyst. She was a member of the American Society of Adlerian Psychology and was aided by Rudolf Dreikurs, the major disciple of Alfred Adler, in founding the Individual Psychology Association of Greater Washington. She co-authored the book “The Courage to be Imperfect: The Life and Work of Rudolf Dreikurs.”

She is survived by two daughters, Jessica Terner and Michele Terner, and a granddaughter, Katherine Byrnes, all of Virginia.

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