Born in New York City, David Popkin received his PhD in English from Pennsylvania State University. A Fisk University faculty member since 1971, Dr. Popkin has served as Director of Freshman Composition, Chair of the English Department, and currently teaches courses in Shakespeare, Mythology, and Etymology. He lives with his wife Pamela in Nashville, Tennessee, where he loves to teach, research word origins, and romp with his grandchildren.


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