Craig E. Bertolet is Professor of English. He holds an MA and PhD from Penn State University. His research area is Medieval English Literature with an emphasis on the works of Geoffrey Chaucer and his fourteenth-century contemporaries. He has also worked extensively on the culture and history of Medieval London. His published work has appeared in such venues as Chaucer Review, Studies in the Age of Chaucer, Studies in Philology, among others. He is the author of Chaucer, Gower, Hoccleve, and the Commercial Practices of Late Fourteenth-Century London (Ashgate 2013).
At Auburn, he teaches classes on British Literature and Culture from sophomore to graduate level and teaches majors and non-majors. He is the founder of the AU Summer in London Program which he co-directs with his wife, Dr. Anna Riehl Bertolet. This program developed out of his love of London and British culture in general. Since 2008, the AU Summer in London Program has brought more than 100 Auburn students to study in Central London at our affiliate school, Regent's University, London, for six weeks in the summer.
The program also sends members of the English Department faculty to take turns leading the Auburn group as well as teaching a course at Regent's. Professor Bertolet has taught three such classes at Regent's since beginning the program, all on the topic of English Literary Comedy. He is proud of the strong relationship between Regent's University and Auburn that he has worked to construct and maintain, as well as the satisfaction of hearing from students who have completed the program on how transformative it has been to their education and their development as global citizens.