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Editor-Owner-Moderator (Hardy M. Cook) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Hardy M. Cook, Professor Emeritus, Bowie State University, has authored papers on subjects ranging from Shakespeare on television to the editing of electronic texts. He is the owner/editor/moderator of SHAKSPER: The Global Electronic Shakespeare Conference, now in its twentieth-first year of service to the Shakespeare academic community. He is co-editor with Ian Lancashire of Shake-speares Sonnets and Louers Complaint 1609 and editor of an electronic edition of Venus and Adonis, a part of the edition of Shakespeare's Poems he is preparing for the Internet Shakespeare Editions and Broadview Press. For his work with SHAKSPER and his other scholarly activities, Dr. Cook received the University System of Maryland's Board of Regents Award for Excellence in Scholarship/Research/Creative Activities in April of 1999.


Technical Advisor (Eric Luhrs)

Eric Luhrs is an Advisory Board member of SHAKSPER, and the technical advisor to SHAKSPER. He holds a B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University, an M.A. from the Shakespeare Institute, and an M.L.I.S. from Rutgers University. Eric is a Digital Initiatives Librarian at Lafayette College. Eric also designed SHAKSPER's first web site.


Web Design (Ron Severdia)

Ron Severdia is a Creative Director at kontent design in the San Francisco Bay Area and has directed interactive branding projects—from websites and brand identities to interactive campaigns—for clients such as HP, Verizon, Electronic Arts, Yahoo!, Visa,, and Apple.

His prior experience includes stints as a Senior Designer and then Creative Director at Young & Rubicam, DDB, Glow, and Landor Associates.

Fluent in several languages, he worked for seven years in Europe, where he won a Euro-Effie award for his creative work with Schweppes. He wrote Using Joomla (published in December 2009 by O'Reilly Media) and is on the Leadership Team of the Joomla Project.


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