William J. Birnes holds a JD with a specialty in entertainment and literary law and a PhD in Medieval Literature. He is currently the Chairman of the Board at Sunrise Community Counseling Center where he is in charge of auditing the center’s operational and management budget as well as the budgets for its federal and state grant programs.
A New York Times bestselling author, a former writer/consulting producer/host at the History Channel, Dr. Birnes was a member of the English Department faculty at Trenton State College, now The College of New Jersey, from 1968 to 1983.
With backgrounds in public and private administration and having worked as a data and financial analyst under a Bureau of Justice Administration grant at the United States Department of Justice, Dr. Birnes was also a grants-award administrator and judge for the National Endowment for the Arts as well as a Fellow in the National Endowment for the Humanities.
He is currently the author of Psychiatric Criminology, a professional reference text for medical and law students, published at the CRC Press of Taylor and Francis.