Marlene Lang

Freelance Writer


Marlene Lang

Marlene Lang is a practical theologian
and a freelance journalist.
As a reporter she covered prisons
and other dark underbellies of county budgets;
she later took up these matters in her columns
for The Daily Southtown in Chicago.
She served as Asst. Professor of Religious Studies
at Mount St. Joseph University.

2.3 million forgotten on campaign trail

A presidential election is coming and the candidates have nearly forgotten the 2.3 million Americans in prison.
Daily Southtown/Sun-Times Media Link to Story


Marlene Lang

Marlene Lang is a professional journalist who has also been Asst. Professor of Religious Studies at Mount St. Joseph University.
From 2005-10, she penned a column for the Daily Southtown, part of Sun-Times Media. She has more than a decade of experience as a government newspaper reporter and an editor. As a county government reporter, she sniffed out budget misrepresentations and efforts at the prison to hide holding-cell tuberculosis exposures among immigration detainees. She covered the nuclear power industry up close as editor of Three Mile Island's hometown paper. Her columns have taken up politics, civil liberties, and social justice issues, served on "wry."
Her doctoral study at St. Thomas University was informed by her journalist's observation of social justice as a practical, not abstract, concern. Dr. Lang's dissertation is a social analysis of contemporary First Nations voices, as published digitally and in print, with a methodology of respectful listening, toward healing and reconciliation.
She earned her master of arts in spirituality in 2011 at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. Lang also holds a degree in philosophy from Millersville University of Pennsylvania.

Art and photography on this page are the work of Marlene Lang and may not be used without permission. Copyright by Marlene Lang 2018.