Don Foster (b. 1950) is a professor of English literature at Vassar College. He is credited with the development of forensic linguistics, the process of determining authorship of apparently anonymous texts. He is well-known for his application of textual analysis to the works of Shakespeare. He has also assisted with dozens of criminal investigations and civil suits involving anonymous or pseudonymous writings, including the Unabomber case, the "Army of God" bombings, the JonBenét Ramsey homicide investigation, and the 2001 anthrax attacks.
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