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Professional ​

​Like many involved in theatre, I started acting in children's theatre at a young age, but have moved beyond performance to teaching and scholarship. I have been studying devising techniques with SITI Company and Tectonic Theatre Company (Trained Moment Work Teacher) for close to 15 years and try to incorporate the values of awareness and collaboration to every project I tackle. 

Teaching Recognition

Nominated twice for the Teaching and Mentoring Excellence Award, York College of Pennsylvania: 2019 and 2021


Associate Professor, Theatre Program, August 2015-present

         York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA

         Courses: Acting, Directing, Arts Administration, Dramaturgy, Dramatic

                          Literature, First Year Seminar, Shakespeare literature, Playwriting

         Course Releases: Theatre Coordinator, Directing, Overseeing Box Office

         Minors: Theatre, Arts Administration (started 2017) and Dance (started 2019)

         Certificate Program: Theatre Endorsement approved by PA Department of                                 Education, 2018.

         Awards: 2 Great to Greater Grants, 4 Faculty Development Grants

         Fellowships: Diversity Fellow 2022;  Digital Faculty Fellow 2019-2022

         Sabbatical: Spring 2023

Assistant Professor, Theatre Program, August 2013-May 2015

         Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH

         Courses: Acting, Dramatic Literature, First Year Seminar

         Course Release: Directing

         Award: Sustainability Fellowship  


Assistant Professor, Theatre Program, January 2010-May 2013

         Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

Courses: Acting, Directing, First Year Seminar

Course Releases: Theatre Coordinator, Directing, Overseeing Box Office

Awards: University Mission Integration Grant, RI Campus Compact Presidential                Faculty Fellowship

Instructor, Theatre Program, August 2012-May 2013

         Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI

         Course: Aesthetics in Context: The Artistic Impulse

Instructor, Theatre Program, January 2008-December 2009

         Northeastern University, Boston, MA

         Course: Art of Theatre (multiple sections)

Instructor: English Program, August 2007-December 2009

         UMass, Lowell, Lowell, MA

         Courses: Intro to Theatre, Directing

Visiting Assistant Professor, Theatre Department, August 2006-May 2007

            Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

            Courses: Arts Administration, Devising

            Course Release: Overseeing the Box Office

Service to the Profession

Performance Review Editor, Texas Theatre Journal, 2016-2022

Member Leadership Committee, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region 2, Chair of Region 2, 2022-2025; Coordinator Society for Stage Directors & Choreographers Directing Intensive 2019-2022, Co-Coordinator Fringe Festival 2017-18

Regional Representative Alpha Psi Omegan, Region 3, 2022

Member Governing Council (MAL, Finances) Association of Theatre in Higher Education, 2018-2021

Respondent: Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region 2, Eastern Corridor and Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Competition, 2016-present

Judge: 2020 Distinguished Play Committee, Adaptations from Existing Literature, American Alliance for Theatre & Education

Judge: 2020, 2021& 2022 Regional Poetry Out Loud competition, Central PA

Judge: FBLA-PBL National Leadership Conference, Baltimore, MD, May 2018


The Catholic University of America, 2003-2006  

MFA. Theatre Directing, August 2006

Thesis: Marisol by Jose Rivera, February 2006

            Graduate Advisor: Naum Panovski

Goucher College, Towson, MD, 1998-2002         

MA. Arts Administration, August 2002

Thesis title: Fitting the Arts in Education: An Examination of High Stakes Testing and Mandates Stemming from an Internship in the Arts,

published by Lambert Academic Publishing, February 2010, 9783838312446

Graduate Advisor: Suzanne Olson

Connecticut College, New London, CT       

B.A. Theatre, Psychology minor


Continuing Training :

OSHA-10 General Industry, Entertainment Safety, March 2023, SETC, Lexington, KY

Theatrical Intimacy Education, Staging Non-Consensual Intimacy with Chelsea Pace, online, Feb 2023

Artistic Mental Health Practitioner training, Bridget McCarthy, CTSS, CTRT, AMHP, Healing Arts Education

Theater Sicily Training & Performance with Daniel Stein, June 2022

Viewpoints Pedagogy & Practice with Wendell Beavers, online, January 2022

Intimacy Directors & Choreographers, Consent in Improv, online, January 2022

Restorative Justice with Noelle Johnson, online, December 2021

Theatrical Intimacy Education, Race & Choreography with Kaja Dunn, online, December 2021

Mental Health First Aid certification, National Council for Mental Wellbeing, online, Aug 2021

Intimacy Coordinators of Color, Intimacy Captain training & certification, online, July 2021

Theatrical Intimacy Education, Trauma Informed Practices & Consent in the Classroom, online, June 2021

Theatrical Intimacy Education, Theatrical Studio Techniques, online, April 2021

Theatrical Intimacy Education, Best Practices, online, February 2021

Nicole Brewer: Anti-Racist Theatre, online, January 2021

Jessica Blank: Character Based Story Structure, online, 2020

Viewpoints Master Class for Directors with Anne Bogart, NYC, 2019

Moment Work Institute Teacher Training Certified, NYC, 2018

New Play Dramaturgy Intensive with Mark Bly, Kennedy Center, DC, 2017

Devising Weekend Training, Elevator Repair Service, NYC, 2017

Fundamentals of Viewpoints Training with Anne Bogart, NYC, 2016

Devising and Performance with Tim Miller on the mall in Washington, DC, 2012

Theatre Directing with Rinde Eckert, Southampton Arts Summer Program, 2012

Devising from Literature, Ghost Road Theatre Company, KO Festival, 2011

Directors Lab, West, Pasadena Playhouse, 2005

Summer Training Congress, American Conservatory Theatre, 1996

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