Project Director, CIC Crafting Democratic Futures Project
David Brailow serves as project director of Crafting Democratic Futures for the Council of Independent Colleges and the four member colleges that participate under CIC’s auspices. He is senior advisor for development at CIC. He retired in October 2021 as CIC’s vice president for development. During his long career in higher education he has held faculty positions at Wake Forest University and McKendree University and served as vice president for academic affairs for fifteen years at Franklin College in Indiana. His publications include essays and reviews on Shakespeare as well as on higher education. He received his BA in English from Amherst College and his MA and PhD in English from the University of Oregon.