I’m originally from Las Vegas, Nevada. Most of my work involves creating theatrical encounters that conjure a sense of enthusiasm and social responsibility. I received my bachelor’s degree in theatre from the University of Northern Colorado and an MFA in theatre from Ohio State University. In addition to being an educator, I am a solo performing artist, actor and director. Currently, I’m touring my solo performance ‘The OREO Complex,” a multi-disciplinary art experience that explores the politics of racial performance by investigating the complexities of black identity.
- Ph.D. in English, University of Iowa (2011)
- M. Litt in Shakespeare & Renaissance Literature in Performance, Mary Baldwin College (2005)
- B.A. in English & Speech-Drama, Mount Mercy University (2002)
I teach courses in British literary history, women’s literature, theatre history, contemporary drama, Shakespeare, and composition. My current book project re-evaluates the place of women dramatists in the time of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Outside of work, I enjoy being a part of community theater projects, playing piano, working my way through my ever expanding to-be-read pile, and cross stitching.
- M.F.A. Scenic Design, University of Arkansas
- B.A. Theatre, Ripon College
- A.A., Sauk Valley Community College
I serve as the main designer and technical director for all of the theatre department productions, and I am also currently the chair of the theatre department. I have an MFA form the University if Arkansas in scenic design with a secondary emphasis in lighting design. I teach intro to theatre, stagecraft, lighting design, scenic design, and digital art and animation. My areas of interest are theatre design, as well as technology, and how to integrate technology in both the classroom, and on the stage.
- Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
- M.A., Indiana University
- B.A., University of Toledo