Dr. Brenda M. Greene is Professor of English and Executive Director of the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York. Professor Greene served as coordinator of the National Black Writers Conferences at Medgar Evers and was Director of the 2003 NBWC (www.nbwc.org). In addition to serving as Director of the Center, she coordinates the English BA Program and teaches composition and literature. Her research interests are in the areas of the literature of women of color, multicultural literature, and English studies, and she has written a number of essays in these fields. Professor Greene is the co-editor of Defining Ourselves: Black Writers of the Nineties, by Peter Lang Publishers and Rethinking American Literature, published by the National Council of Teachers of English. She is currently working on a personal and professional memoir.