Julia Reinhard Lupton has taught at UCI since 1989. She is a professor of English with affiliations in Comparative Literature and Education. She has contributed to the founding of a number of initiatives on campus, including Humanities Out There, the Humanities Commons, the UCI Shakespeare Center, and Illuminations: The Chancellor’s Arts and Culture Initiative. While at UCI, she has received many awards for her teaching and service. She is the author of four books on Shakespeare. She is the winner of ACLS and Guggenheim Fellowships, and is a Trustee of the Shakespeare Association of America. Lupton has a Ph.D in Renaissance Studies from Yale University.