Dr. Nancy Cain Marcus currently serves on the Board of Directors of Westwood Trust (NYSE), Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Foundation, Trinity Trust, Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations and is a Life Trustee and Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. Marcus also served three terms as a trustee of The University of Dallas, where she was a member of the Executive Committee, and one term as a trustee of The Hockaday School. Texas Governor Rick Perry appointed Marcus Commissioner on the State of Texas Commission on 21st Century Colleges and Universities, and she served as well on the Board of Visitors of Trinity College at Duke University and the Executive Board of Southern Methodist University Libraries; she remains a member of the Board of Visitors of Columbia College at Columbia University and on the Advisory Boards of the World Affairs Council and of the Dallas Women’s Foundation.
In 2001, Marcus received a Presidential appointment and Senate confirmation to serve as a United States Public Delegate to the 56th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, a post she held for one year beginning September 10 on the eve of the national tragedy. Marcus holds a PhD in Literature from the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas, where she taught the Greek and Roman Epic portion of the University’s required course on the Literary Tradition.
Marcus is a core faculty for the Dallas Institute’s Teachers Academy and Principals Institute programs.