Craig Bernthal has been a professor in the English Department at California State University, Fresno, since 1988. He graduated from the University of Washington Law School in 1975 and practiced law for six years in Seattle and Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Dr. Bernthal received his doctorate from Michigan State University in 1988. He teaches Shakespeare, Renaissance literature, and fiction writing.
He has published several scholarly articles (in Shakespeare Quarterly, SEL, Hamlet Studies) and short stories (in Fiction, Zyzzyva, and Passages North, among others). He also has written two books: The Trial of Man: Christianity and Judgment in the World of Shakespeare (2003) from Interscholastic Institute Press, and Perfection in Bad Axe (2003), a collection of short stories published by the University of Missouri Press.
Professor Bernthal enjoys chess (at the patzer level) and playing simple tunes on the flute. His wife, Gail, is an audiologist. He has two children, Sarah and Luke.
Dr. Craig Bernthal has been with the English Department since 1988.