Lucinda MacKethan, Ph.D.
Director of Creative Writing at NC State University
Dr. Lucinda MacKethan recently retired as Alumni Distinguished Professor of English at NC State University, where she taught courses primarily in Southern and African American literature. She is the author or editor of six books, including Daughters of Time: Creating Women’s Voice in Southern Story and the co-edited Companion to Southern Literature, which was named a “Best Reference Work” by the American Library Association. Dr. MacKethan was a fellow at the National Humanities Center and chaired the North Carolina Humanities Council from 2002 to 2005. She writes curricula and leads seminars for the National Humanities Center’s online high school teacher enrichment programs and is senior consultant for the NEH award winning website Scribblingwomen.org. She also lectures locally and nationally on the culture of the Old South.