(1855–1934), professor of creative writing at Harvard, who numbered among his pupils John Dos Passos, Robert Hillyer, E.E. Cummings, Conrad Aiken, and Stuart P. Sherman. As Dean Briggs he became something of a legend as a sympathetic and helpful teacher who was also interested in fostering competitive athletics. Among his books on education are School, College and Character (1901), Routine and Ideals (1904), and Men, Women, and Colleges (1925).
From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.