Lloyd Harnishfeger retired after thirty-seven years in public education. He was a teacher, principal, and then, for twenty years, was a curriculum director for Putnam County, Ohio, schools. He was named Outstanding Supervisor by the Ohio Association of School Supervisors and Outstanding Alumnus at Bluffton College, his alma mater. Lloyd has authored nine books, several of these dealing with the teaching of “listening skills” to public schoolchildren. They are in use all over the United States as well as in several foreign countries. His lifelong avocation is the collection and study of American Indian artifacts, which led to the subject of most of his published books.
Lloyd lives in Pandora, Ohio, with his wife of fifty-nine years. Marjorie is a retired public school music teacher. Their daughter Rebecca is chairperson of the music department at Ohio Northern University.