Craig Eliason earned a Ph.D. in Art History from Rutgers University in 2002, concentrating on European avant-garde art and theory between the World Wars. Soon thereafter, his research agenda shifted to the history of type design. He has presented and published research on the history of type classification, including articles in "Design Issues" and "Printing History." More recently he has been investigating both the production and receptions of the style of types known as “modern face.” He is also a type designer: his “ambicase” types were profiled in "Codex" and exhibited at the Gutenberg Museum, and his forthcoming Backflip (then named Flipper) earned honorable mention at the Morisawa Type Design Competition. He is Professor of Art History at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he has been teaching since 2002.