Marcia Beene Dickerson has more than 35 years of experience in training and development, working in various Fortune 500 companies, higher education, the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, and the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army. She is a 2003 veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and a 21-year retired military veteran. Dickerson is also a lecturer in English at a private university in Tennessee, where she teaches undergraduate courses in English Composition, British and American Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 20th Century American Drama, the Works of Mark Twain, and Children’s Film and Literature. She is also an instructional designer for the leading provider of alternative and specialty parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles.