Ph.D., University of California,Santa Cruz. While working on his doctorate at UC Santa Cruz, Professor Avery studied with Harry Berger, Jr. He specializes in Shakespeare, and also teaches a survey of English Literature from Beowulf to Milton, Modern British Novel, the Literature of World War I, and the modern drama. His research interests focus on pedagogical approaches to Shakespeare. He has edited four Shakespeare plays on CDRom, and written articles on Spenser, Shakespeare, Joyce, Kipling, and Rushdie. During summers Professor Avery works as an actor.