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Thomas Engleman
Executive Editor - Teen Voices of Democracy
Board of Directors member - Institute of Democratic Education

Thomas Engleman

Tom Engleman retired from Dow Jones and Company in December 1999, following 25 years as director of the Dow Jones News Fund, more than two years as an editor/writer for the Dow Jones News/Retrieval Service and Factiva, and more than a year as a recruiter of computer programmers.

He worked part-time as program director for the New Jersey Press Foundation from April 2000 to his retirement on March 31, 2009, and he was an associate dean of the Temple University School of Communications and Theater from 1992-1995.

In his duties at the Dow Jones News Fund and with the New Jersey Newspaper Foundation he has awarded high school and college students tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships and hundreds of internships at newspapers and news services throughout the United States.

While at the Dow Jones News Fund he developed the national Minorities Journalism Workshop program for high school students, a program that grew from one pilot workshop in 1968 to more than 30 programs throughout United States.

Engleman has received numerous national awards from public education, college and scholastic journalism organizations, including the National Association of State Boards of Education's award for Outstanding Leadership in Voter Education, the Distinguised Service Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and the Pioneer Award from the National Scholastic Press Association.

He continues as a member of the board of directors of the Dow Jones News Fund.

His career resume also includes three years as a copy editor for The State, the daily newspaper in Columbia, S.C. (1965-1967), and one year in the information services department at Emory & Henry College in Virginia (1964-1965).

Engleman received a master’s degree in journalism from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor’s degree with majors in English and education from Emory & Henry College. He graduated from William Fleming High School (Roanoke, Va.) in 1960. He is an Eagle Scout, Troop 21, Roanoke.

He and his wife, Tozia, live in Souderton, Pa. They have three children (Heather Evers, Joel Romig and Megan Swope) and five grandchildren (Alex, Matthew, Emma, Gavin and Justin).


New Jersey Press Association, West Trenton, NJ – 1999-2009
Director of the New Jersey Press Foundation

Dow Jones and Company, Inc., Princeton, NJ – 1996-1998
Database writer for Dow Jones Interactive Publishing (Factiva)

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA – 1992-1995
Associate Dean/Development of the School of Communications and Theater

Dow Jones and Company, Inc., Princeton, NJ
Executive Director of the Dow Jones News Fund – 1968-1992
Assistant to the Director of the Dow Jones News Fund – 1967-1968

State-Record Company, Columbia, SC – 1965-1967
Copy Editor for The State (morning daily newspaper)

U.S. Army (basic and advanced training), Fort Jackson, SC – 1965
Honorable discharge from U.S. Army Reserve in 1972

Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA – 1964-1965
Assistant for Information Services


University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC – 1965-1967
Master of Arts Degree (Journalism) – 1969

Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA – 1960-1964
Bachelor of Arts Degree (English and Education) – 1964

William Fleming High School, Roanoke, VA – 1955-1960
Diploma – 1960