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-eighth year of service to the Shakespeare academic community. He is co-editor with Ian Lancashire of Shake-speares Sonnets and Louers Complaint 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.
Stephanie Chamberlain is Professor of English at Southeast Missouri State University, where she specializes in Shakespeare and early modern English literature. She has publications in The Upstart Crow: A Shakespeare Journal, Journal of the Wooden O Symposium, Medievalia et Humanistica: Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Culture, Explorations in Renaissance Culture, College Literature, Quidditas: JRMMRA, Ben Jonson Journal, in Domestic Arrangements in Early Modern England, edited by Kari Boyd McBride, and in the forthcoming Traveling/Travailing Women: Early Modern England and the Wider World, edited by Patricia Akhimie and Bernadette Andrea.
Kristin Backert is the Senior Educational Mentor at Thinking Organized, where she coaches children and young adults with executive dysfunction and ADHD. She received her MA in English Literature from the Catholic University of America in 2016. Kristin is in charge of maintaining the list of current and upcoming Shakespeare productions both in the United States and abroad for SHAKSPER.
Annalisa Castaldo is Associate Professor of English at Widener University. She received her PhD in 1999 from Temple University. Her scholarly interests include performance and staging conditions, film, and magic on the early modern stage.
Web Design (Ron Severdia)
Ron Severdia is an actor <http://rontheactor.com>, the founder of PlayShakespeare.com, the creator of the best Shakespeare iPhone/iPod/iPad app, the co-author of the O'Reilly publication Using Joomla: Building Powerful and Efficient Web Sites and he is on the Leadership Team of the Joomla Project. His prior experience includes stints as Creative Director of content design, 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.