EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts, Directing, School of Theatre, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, Dec  2010.

Bachelor of Science, Theatre Performance and International Business, Cum Laude, The University of Findlay, Findlay, OH, May 1997.

 

TEACHING - AREAS OF SPECIALTY

Acting

Intro to Acting, Acting for non-majors,
Auditioning and Professional Practice, Script Analysis for the Actor,
Performance Theory:  Stanislavski, Hagen, Donnellan, Linklater
Acting Styles: Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekhov, Brecht, Williams, Shepard

Directing

Principals of Directing, Stage Management
Advanced Directing: Collaboration, Visual Composition, Script Analysis,
Directing Styles: Realism, Shakespeare, Brecht, Farce, Musical Theatre

Theatre History / Dramatic Literature

Theatre Appreciation
Theatre History, Dramatic Theory
Political Theatre 1960-present

 

INDIVIDUAL HONORS AND AWARDS

Indiana University Northwest Trustees Teaching Award, Apr 2016.

Founders Day Teaching Award Nominee, 2013 and 2015.

Online Teaching Grant Recipient, Indiana University Northwest, 2012.

Summer Faculty Fellowship, Indiana University Northwest, 2012, 2014 and 2016.

University NTT Teaching Award Nominee (Level II: Full or part-time teachers with non-tenure track appointments), Illinois State University, May 2011.

Stage Directors and Choreographers (SDC) Fellowship, KCACTF Region 3, 2010.

University Graduate Teaching Award Nominee (Level I: Master’s degree graduate assistants with sole responsibility for instruction in a course), Illinois State University, May 2009.

Illinois State University Assistantship and Full Tuition Scholarship, 2007-2010.

 

RELATED SKILLS

Online Course Development (Canvas, Oncourse, Adobe Captivate, Quality Matters): training and experience with online teaching.  Interest in creating highly interactive online environments that cultivate student success.

 Hybrid Learning Technology (Canvas, Oncourse, Blackboard, Icampus):  skilled at the integration of technology into the classroom as well as the use of online collaboration and interactivity to continue learning beyond the classroom.

 Sound Design (Adobe Audition, Audacity, Qlab):  experienced in manipulating found or captured sound for use in theatrical performance. 

 Stage Management: experienced stage manager.

Stage Combat Choreography:  Recognized Actor/Combatant, Society of American Fight Directors, 2012 and 1998.  Experience as performer and choreographer.