Myrtis Mixon has a BA in history from Trinity College, an MA in English from Wichita State University, a TESL Certificate from New York State University, and an EdD in International and Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco. She has worked teacher training and curriculum development in more than 20 countries, including in the United States and abroad in Eastern and Central Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and South America. She has taught English at U.S. high schools and colleges and ESL at universities on the East and West Coasts. She is the author of eight ESL textbooks and is a frequent presenter at professional conferences. She is also a professional storyteller. She has taught ESL at the University of San Francisco since 1992.