Ernest Bernbaum (February 12, 1879–March 8, 1958) was an English educator, scholar, author and an opponent of the Suffragette movement.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Ole Kruse and Dorothea Christiansen, Ernest was educated at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. He attended Harvard University, where he was awarded a Ph.D. in philology in 1907. He taught English at Harvard from 1907–1916, then joined the staff of the University of Illinois. From 1917-1919, he was chair of the Committee on War Lectures at Illinois. In 1921 he married Ruth Guenther. He remained at the University of Illinois until 1945.