Joe Millard received his Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Northern Iowa, and his PhD from the Iowa State University.
He taught high school students in Urbana and Postville and served as the High School Principal in Story City, Iowa and Wahlert High School in Dubuque, Iowa. He retired in 1996 as the Director of Education for the Heartland Area Education Agency.
Dr. Millard has taught undergraduate courses at Iowa State University, Drake University, and the Des Moines Area Community College. Joe has been published in educational periodicals, magazines, poetry publications, and research journals.
In retirement Joe enjoys writing memoirs, poems, and talking with groups about writing. Joe has published three books: Seeing Though Gray Colored Lens a book of poems, The Quiet Journey a collection of memoirs published in 2007, and his most recent memoir Where Did All the Cowboys Go?
He believes history should not be confined to academic books or locked up in the archives, but made personal by individual stories. These narratives, when told by persons who have lived ordinary lives, reveal a legitimacy that is often left out of text books.
He and his wife Fran live in Waukee, Iowa.