Lynne Boyle-Baise received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska and her masters and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her bachelor’s degree is in education, her masters in curriculum history, and her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction. In 1990, she was part of the faculty for Teach for America. After that, from 1990-1994 she was the Assistant Professor, Teacher Education, at the University of Illinois-Springfield. She then moved on to become the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Indiana University. She now holds the title, Professor Emeritus. Her special areas of interest were democracy education, community studies, and curriculum history. In 2011, she received the Jean Dresden Grambs Award for Distinguished Career Research in Social Studies. Professor Boyle-Baise completed several community studies based on oral histories, and she is honored by the acknowledgment of her own story in the Voices Project.