Craig Bernthal received a JD from the University of Washington Law School in 1975 and a PhD from Michigan State University in 1988. He has been a professor of English literature at California State University since 1988, specializing in Shakespeare and Renaissance literature. His interdisciplinary interests include law, ethics, religion, and literature. His books are The Trial of Man: Christianity and Judgment in the World of Shakespeare(ISI) and a collection of short stories, Perfection in Bad Axe (University of Missouri). He has published articles on culture, educational policy, and politics on VDH’s Private Papers and University Bookman.