Literary scholar; university professor; university administrator. Born– April 26, 1933, Selma. Parents– Thomas R. and Muriel (Green) Mackin.  Married– (1) Catherine Barragy, February 15, 1958 (deceased); Children– three;  (2) Mary Kathryn Ruetten, December 14, 1985.  U. S. Army, 1953-55.  Education–Troy State University, BA, 1956; Tulane, MA, 1958; Rice University, Ph. D., 1962. Taught English at Texas Southern University, 1958-1959; North Texas State University, 1962-1963; University of New Orleans, 1963-1970; dean, College of Liberal Arts, 1969-80; vice chancellor for academic affairs, acting chancellor, Chancellor, 1984-87.  Member Milton Society of America, South Central Modern Language Association, National Conference of Christians and Jews. Member of Board of Directors, University of New Orleans Foundation. The University created in his honor the Cooper Mackin Medallion, presented annually to a faculty member who makes an outstanding contribution to the mission of the University.  Awarded status of  Chancellor emeritus, 1987.


Who’s Who in America, 1982.

Marquis Who’s Who online.


William Styron. Austin, Tex.; Steck-Vaughan, 1969.