Liza H. Gold, MD is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Gold has a private practice in general and forensic psychiatry in Arlington, Virginia and is an award winning author and editor. Most recently, Dr. Gold edited and contributed to Gun Violence and Mental Illness (American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., November 2015). She is also the editor of the American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry, now being prepared for a third edition, and has edited and authored many forensic psychiatric books, book chapters, and peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Gold fell in love with Middle Earth at age 12, but was unable to spend much time there after her college years. Dr. Gold’s relationship with Signum began with listening to Dr. Corey Olsen’s podcasts of his college classes on Tolkien, which brought her back to Middle Earth on new and unexpected paths. Dr. Gold has followed and supported the expanding breadth of Dr. Olsen’s creative methods of teaching a long-neglected field of literature with great delight, and was honored to be asked to be a member of the Signum Board.