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Professional ​

One of the reasons I love working in theatre is that every production is an opportunity to learn. Using dramaturgical skills to investigate history, societal problems, and culture alongside script analysis is what keeps me, a life-long learner, passionate about the art form. 



  • Books:

    • Fitting the Arts into Education: An Examination of High-Stakes Testing and Mandates Stemming from an Internship in the Arts, (Lambert Academic Publishing, February 2010)

  • Book Chapters:

    • "Trauma, Truth, and Turning the Lens" co-author with Dr. Loretta Brady, Contemporary Black Theatre and Performance: Acts of Rebellion, Activism, and Solidarity, DeRon Williams, Khalid Long and Martine Green-Rogers, editors, Bloomsbury Press, expected publication: March 2023

    • “Cloud Nine” drama exercise in How to Teach a Play: Essential Exercises for Popular Plays. Miriam Chirico and Kelly Younger, editors. Bloomsbury Press, January 2020

    • “The Power of Imagination: the Fan Creation of Muggle Quidditch.” Harry Potter & The Fandom, Lisa S Brenner, editor (MacFarland, 2015). 

  • Journal Articles:

    •  “Every 28 Hours at York College of PA: Discovering How the Past Influences the Present,” Theatre Topics, Notes from the Field contribution, vol 28, issue 2, July 2018.

    • “Using Service-Learning to Strengthen the Magic If”, Texas Theatre Journal, vol.10, January 2014

    • Book Review (peer-reviewed): Cracking Shakespeare: A Hands On Method for Actors and Directors, Methods : A Journal of Acting Pedagogy, Volume 3, Fall 2017

    • “Theatre and Mental Illness” with Loretta Brady, Ph.D., encyclopedia entry for Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness An A to Z Guide, Andrew Scull, editor, (SAGE Reference, 2014).



  • The Palace Theatre: 100 Years of Performing Arts, published December 2014 by the Palace Theatre in Manchester, NH

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Production Notebook, Smith & Kraus Publishing, 2010

  • Journals:

    • Performance Review: "7 Deadly Sins," Tectonic Theatre Co, June 2021, NYC, Texas Theatre Journal, Vol. 18, June 2022.

    • Performance Review: "A Touch of the Poet," Irish Repertory Theatre, virtual, fall 2020, Eugene O'Neill Review, Vol.42, No.2, 2021.

    • “All I Needed to Know I Learned in Children’s Theatre”.  Subplots : The Journal of the Perry Library of Theatre, Volume 1, 2017.

    •  “Using Service-Learning to Strengthen the Magic If”, Texas Theatre Journal, vol.10, January 2014

    • Book Review: Understanding David Mamet & Albee in Performance, New England Theatre Journal, Vol. 24, Fall 2013

    • Book Review: Stanislavsky in America & The Lee Strasberg Notes, New England Theatre Journal, Vol. 23, Fall 2012

    • Book Review: Plays and Controversies: Abbey Theatre Diaries 2000-2005 New England Theatre Journal, Fall 2011

Upcoming Conference Presentations

  • Pedagogy Symposium of the 2023 Mid-America Theatre Conference, presenting: "Using Theatre Skills Beyond the Classroom", Minneapolis, March 9-11, 2023

  • Shakespeare Association of America Conference, invited to present as part the “Shakespeare and Broadway” symposium, March 29-April 1, 2023, Minneapolis

  • Inaugural bell hooks Symposium, presenting “Making "Professional" Fit for Everyone in Academia:  Decolonizing Professional Standards and Pedagogies at PWIs” with Madhavi Reddi, June 16-18, 2023

 Work as Peer Reviewer
  • The Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Journal Collection, 2020

  • The New Directions in the Humanities Journal Collection, 2019, 2020, 2021

  • The Arts in Society Journal Collection, 2019 & 2021

  • The Arts Collection Journal, 2018

  • International Journal of Literary Humanities, 2017

Conference Presentations
  • “Relationships & Pipelines” Association for Theatre in Higher Ed, Innovative Teacher Panel, Detroit, August 2022

  • "Escape(ED): Experiential Learning in Virtual Spaces: Creating a Game for Healing," College English Association Conference, Birmingham, AL, April 2022.

  • "Creating a Shakespeare Course During a Pandemic,"  Pandemic Pedagogy: Lessons Learned - Moving Forward, An International Conference, Mount St. Mary College, virtual, November 2021

  • "Pandemic Pedagogies: Teaching Plagues across Time, Cultures, and Disciplines (A Panel Discussion)," 2021 International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western MI University, virtual, May 2021 

  • "Playful Responses to Serious Needs for Mental Health  Resources: Role Play Resilience Game Development to Support First Responder Wellbeing,"  (A Panel Discussion), Institute for Social Healing and the Mid-Atlantic Council on Family Relations, York College of PA, virtual, May 7, 2021.

  • "Giving Voice to a New Generation of American Theatre Director." Arts and Society Conference Galway, Ireland, June 2020 (became poster presentation due to Covid-19)

  • “Fables: How to develop a new musical” with Mark Zortman, PA Thespians Conference, January 2020.

  • "Accessing Shakespeare Beyond Text: Concept, Vision, Age, Gender, Race & Identities." Colloquy Participant, Blackfriars Conference, American Shakespeare Theatre, October 2019.

  • “How Modern Technology Gave the Federal Theatre Project Mobility to Take Social Justice Plays on the Road,” Humanities & Technology Association, Newport, RI, November 2018

  • “Playwriting IRL: The Ethics of Writing about Real People,” Panel Leader, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Boston, August 2018

  • “How the Federal Theatre Project Gave Birth to the Regional Theatre Movement,” New England American Studies Assoc, Lowell, MA June 2018

  • “The ‘Every 28 Hours Plays’: Theatre as a Vehicle for Community Building and Consciousness-Raising around #Black Lives Matter on College Campuses, Association for Theatre in Higher Ed, Las Vegas, August 2017

  • “Educating Community through Theatrical Production”, Arts in Society Conference, Paris, France, June 2017

  • “In the Mind of a Playwright: Worlds with and without Technology”, Humanities & Technology Association Conference, Newport, RI, Nov 2016

  • “Art and Composition”, Bard & Breakfast Workshop, & “Scanning the Cue Script”, Summertime Workshop (Chinese Scholars); Texas Shakespeare Festival, July 2014

York College of PA Committees
  • Academic Senate, Vice President, spring 2021 - present

  • Academic Programming, Long Range Planning, fall 2022

  • Faculty Development Committee, Chair, 2021-22 

  • Diversity Fellow, 2022

  • Digital Faculty Fellow, 2020-present

  • Academic Affairs Committee on Anti-Racism and Equity, 2020

  • Global Leadership Team, Study Abroad Subcommittee, 2019-21

  • Academic Programs Committee 2016-2020, Interim Chair, Fall 2017

  • SDC - Associate Member

  • TCG - Individual Member

  • ATHE - Individual Member

  • ASTR - Individual Member 

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