Dr. Eduardo Urbina obtained his Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures at the University of California at Berkeley (1979). He came to Texas A&M in 1981, was promoted to full professor in 1992, and served as Director of the Graduate Program from 2008 to 2011. He is the founder and Director of the Cervantes Project, an online digital humanities archive established in 1996 (http://cervantes.tamu.edu). In 2003 he was named Director of the Cervantes Chair at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain). He is the author of Principios y fines del Quijote (1990), El sin par Sancho Panza: Parodia y creación (1991), Don Quixote Illustrated, ed. (2005), Electronic Variorum Edition of Don Quixote, ed. (2005-2009), Textual Iconography of the Quixote Archive (2003-2013), and La ficción que no cesa: Paul Auster and Cervantes (2007). He has edited over 35 books and published over 120 articles and book chapters in prestigious journals, including, Anales Cervantinos (Spain), Bulletin Hispanique (France), Bulletin of Spanish Studies (UK), Iberoamericana (Germany), Nueva Revista de Filología Hispánica (México), Romanistisches Jarhbuch (Germany), Cervantes, etc. He is the founder and co-editor of the Anuario de Estudios Cervantinos, founding member of the Cervantes Society of America, and a member of the Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española. Dr. Urbina has received over 2 million dollars in research funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Bank of Santander Foundation. He played a leading role in the development at Texas A&M of two major programmatic initiatives: the Hispanic Studies Interdisciplinary PhD and the Digital Humanities Program. Finally, he has created the E. Urbina Cervantes Collection, a world-class rare book collection housed at the Cushing Library dedicated to the study of the illustrated history of Don Quixote (1605).