Ms. Bitterman earned her B.A. magna cum laude in history of art from Bryn Mawr and was the winner of the Dorothy Headley award. She received her J.D., with honors, from Harvard Law School. Prior to joining Rutgers–Newark, she taught at Rutgers School of Law–Camden and practiced law in New Jersey and New York for 13 years. She has published both fiction and non-fiction in a variety of venues.