TEACHING EXPERIENCE

GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP, THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
Columbus, OH, 2018-2019
TH2367.03 - Criticizing Television
TH2100 - Introduction to Theatre, 2018 (two sections)

 

THEATRE PROGRAM DIRECTOR, COWLEY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Arkansas City, KS, 2014-2016  

THE2735: Acting, 2014-2016  

THE2730: Theatre Appreciation, 2014-2016  

THE2743: Theatre Practicum, 2014-2016  

LIT2565: Dramatic Literature, 2016 
 
GRADUATE LECTURER, BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
Waco, TX, 2011-2014  
THEA1314: Acting for Non-Majors, 2013-2014      

THEA1206: Theatre Appreciation, 2012-2013  

Temp Instructor (month-long replacement) MUS 4221: Acting for Singers II, 2014 (Opera program)

Teaching Assistant: THEA 1206: Theatre Appreciation, 2011-2012  

Guest Lecturer: “Eugene O’Neill, Anna Christie, and the use of Authorial Intent,” 2014    

Guest Lecturer: “Playing the Meaning in Metered Verse” 2014  

Guest Lecturer: “Commedia dell’Arte,” 2013  

Guest Lecturer: “Suzan-Lori Parks and Topdog/Underdog,” 2012  
 
WRITING & LIT. FACULTY—THEATRE, CHESTER COLLEGE OF NEW ENGLAND

Chester, NH 2008-2011  

THR110: Acting for the Stage, 2009, 2011  

THR 285 / LIT 285: Special topics: Shakespeare in Performance, 2010  

THR 285: Special Topics: Introduction to Puppetry, 2010

LIT 385: Adv. Special Topics: The Zombie Metaphor in Western Culture, 2009

THR 285: Special Topics: Commedia dell’Arte, 2009

THR 285: Special Topics: Theatre of the Absurd, Fall, 2008 
 

ELSEWHERE 
 
Acting Loft Academy of Performing Arts

“Spotlight Project” Lead Instructor (six weeks), 2008  

 

New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation
Guest Lecturer: “Auditioning for Performing Arts Programs,” 2009 and 2010

 

Southern New Hampshire University
Guest Lecturer: “Leadership Experiences in the Arts,” 2006, 2007  

 

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONORS


The Ohio State University  

Dean’s Distinguished University Fellowship  2016-20

The Norbert and Gretel B. Bloch Endowed Scholarship Fund in Jewish Studies  2018

Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute Kramer Scholarship  2017

Snow & Morrow Research Travel Grants  2017-2018
 
Baylor University  

Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Nominee  2013 and 2014  

Judy Locy Wright—Patricia Cook and Bill Cook Endowed Theatre Scholarship  2013

Baylor University Emerging Artist Playwriting Contest winner  2013 and 2014

Conference Presentation Travel Awards (four occasions)  2012-14

Research Grant  2012 and 2014  

Graduate Assistantship  2011-14 
 
Northern Essex Community College

Alumni Association Outstanding Achievement Award   2004

Graduating Student Departmental Award  2004 

 

 

RELATED PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS 
 
Co-Editor w/Dr. DeAnna Toten Beard (2012-2018) and Shelby Allison Hibbs (2018-ongoing),Texas Theatre Journal, published annually by the Texas Education Theatre Association
 
Graduate Research Assistant, Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute, The Ohio State University – special appointment to research and translate items in the Fraydele Oysher Yiddish Theatre Collection, 2018 
 
Founding Chair and Proceedings Editor Dr. Henry Armitage Memorial Symposium, Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council, 2013-2015 
 
Founding Artistic Director Ghostlight Theater Co. of New England, 2004 - 2010 
 
Producing Artistic Director  Acting Loft Academy of Performing Arts, 2007 – 2008
 

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