Dr. Eleanor W. Traylor, Professor Emerita, Howard University is an acclaimed scholar and critic in African-American literature and criticism. She obtained a B. A. from Spelman College, a M.A. from Atlanta University and a Ph.D. from Catholic University.
Not exclusively an academician, she has maintained national and local ties via her advisory roles for organization such as the D.C. Repertory Theater Company, the Duke Ellington School for the Performing Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowments for the Humanities.