Dr. Claudia MacMillan is Founding Director of the Louise and Donald Cowan Center for Education at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. She is editor of and contributor to What is a Teacher? Remembering the Soul of Education Through Classic Literature and has published on such topics as William Faulkner’s comic novels and the poetry of the Harlem Renaissance. She began teaching in 1981 and has served in the high school classroom and administrative offices—as a teacher, department chair, and Dean of Curriculum and Instruction—and also in the university—as a Visiting Assistant Professor of English, and Associate Dean of both the Braniff Graduate School and the Constantin Undergraduate College at the University of Dallas. She holds the Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Dallas and is an alumna of the 1989-1990 Summer Institutes for Teachers at the Dallas Institute.