DR. ALLAN “AL” ZEMAN earned his PhD in economics and educational psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. He taught economics for 36
years at Robert Morris University and held an adjunct teaching post at Penn State University. His interest in Yiddish literature emphasizes
the ability of Yiddish storytelling to illuminate both Jewish history and the universal human themes of triumph, tragedy, and adjustment.
From 2002-2006 he hosted a weekly radio program of Yiddish stories in English translation.