CURRICULUM VITAE

 
CURRICULUM VITAE
Teaching Statement
Research Statement
EDUCATION​
Ph.D. in Theatre Studies
The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Graduated May 2016

 

Dissertation: Men, Memory, and Memorial: Vietnam Veteran Theatrical Narratives

Advisor: Henry Bial

 

Master of Arts in Theatre
University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Graduated May 2012

 

Masters Thesis: Laurie Brooks: A Coterie of Plays and Concepts

Advisor: Felicia Londré

 

Bachelor of Science of Education: Speech and Theatre
University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO 

Graduated December 2004

 

Advisor: Julie Mollenkamp

Creative Statement

Coming soon...

AWARDS AND HONORS

Joseph R. Roach Dissertation Award: The University of Kansas (2015)                                                                             

Graduate Student Research Competition Presentation Award: The University of Kansas (2015)

Ambrose Saricks Family Scholarship: The University of Kansas (2014)

Ethel Hinds Burch Teaching Award: The University of Kansas (2013)                                                                           

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Brescia University, Owensboro, KY
Assistant Professor of Theatre and Speech
2016-Present

Introduction to Brescia University

Basic Methods Acting 

Theatre Practicum 

Theatre Appreciation 

Basic Methods of Acting

Public Speaking (on ground and online)

Readers Theatre 

Musical Theatre in Popular Culture

History of Drama

Script Analysis 

Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro, KY
Adjunct Theatre Faculty
Spring 2017-Fall 2017

Directing 

History of Theatre

The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

​2012-2016

 

Instructor of Record:

Introduction to Theatre 

Acting I 

Public Speaking 

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant:

Introduction to Theatre 

History of US Theatre and Drama 

Theatre History 

Popular Culture: Musical Theatre 

Public Speaking 

 

Guest Lectures:

Teaching Theatre in Middle/Secondary Schools 

Adaptation/Dramaturgy 

Script Analysis 

Introduction to Theatre 

 

University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

​2010-2012

 

Graduate Assistant:

Foundations of Theatre 

 

John F. Hodge High School, St. James, MO
​2007-2009

 

Courses Taught: Theatre Arts I, II, Speech II, Shakespeare I, II, Contemporary Literature I, II, English II, English III, Mystery Literature, Science Fiction Literature, Novel I, II

Activities: Theatre Director, Assistant Speech and Debate Coach, Drama Club Sponsor

 

Kingman High School, Kingman, AZ
​2005-2007

 

Courses Taught: Drama I, Drama II, Drama III, Technical Theatre, English II

Activities: Theatre Director, Drama Club Sponsor

Rookie of the Year: Teaching Award (2005-2006)

 

University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
​Spring 2005

 

Graduate Assistant: Theatre in Western Civilization 

PUBLICATIONS
Under Review
TBA 

Digital Publications

2016—“Goin’ to Kansas City: Dramaturgy Open Office Hours Branches Out,”  HowlRound.com.

2015—“The Time is Now: Discovering Emotional Dramaturgy,” HowlRound.com.

2015—“Outside Academia, Volume 7: David Escoffery,” Professional Profile for American Society for Theatre Research-              New Paradigms in Graduate Education.

2014—“Outside Academia, Volume 1: Ken Cerniglia,” Professional Profile for American Society for Theatre Research-                  New Paradigms in Graduate Education.

2014—“Seasons of War,” HowlRound.com.

2014—“Playing Gay: LGBT Student Experiences in ‘Gay Plays,’” HowlRound.com.

2013—“Fast Food Dramaturgy,” HowlRound.com.

Book Reviews                 

Review of Contemporary Wars on the British Stage by Sara Soncini. Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism. Vol. 32.2 (2018). 

Review of Imagining Human Rights in Twenty-First-Century Theater edited by Florian N. Becker, Paola S. Hernández, and Brenda Werth. Theatre History Studies Vol. 35 (2016).

Review of Justified and Philosophy: Shoot First, Think Later edited by Rod Carveth and Robert Arp. The Popular Culture Studies Journal Vol. 3 (2015): p. 610-614.

Review of Spectacles of Reform: Theater and Activism in Nineteenth-Century America by Amy Hughes. Theatre History Studies Vol. 33 (2014): p. 253-256.

University Publications

2012—“Ah Wilderness! at Riverside,”  UMKC Theatre Training News.  UMKC Theatre Publication, College of Arts and                        Sciences. 

2012—“Willa Kim:  Designer and Darling,” UMKC Theatre Training News.  UMKC Theatre Publication, College of Arts and              Sciences.

2011—“Union Workers:  Working Designers,” UMKC Theatre Training News.  UMKC Theatre Publication, College of Arts                and Sciences.  

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

2018—Panelist, Alt-Ac Careers Roundtable, Association of Theatre in Higher Education Conference, Boston, Massachusetts. Aug. 2-5.

2018—Critical Thinking Assignment Design Workshop, Brescia University. Apr. 13. 

2017—“Tell Your Story: Engage Your Students,” Brescia University Faculty Development Fall Institute. Sept. 19. 

2017—Dissertation, Men, Memory, and Memorial: Vietnam Veteran Theatrical Narratives, Resist and Respect: Kansans respond to the Vietnam War at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. Sept. 14-Jan. 12

2017— "Challenging Aristotle: Teaching the Visual-Visual Dramaturg," Association of Theatre in Higher Education, Las Vegas, Nevada. Aug. 2-5.

2017—“Engagement and Empowerment Through Storytelling," Teaching and Learning Symposium, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana. Jan. 26.

2016—“Transgressive Voices: Soldiers Transition Home,” American Society for Theatre Research Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Nov. 3-6.

2016—“Hidden Scars: Wounds of the Mind and Body in Vietnam Veteras,” Association of Theatre in

             Higher Education, Chicago, Illinois. Aug. 10-14.

2016—“Then and Now: Race and the Vietnam War,” Mid-America Theatre Conference,

             Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mar. 17-20.

2016—Dramaturg, Plays in Progress and Playwriting Symposium’s Dramatists Play Lab, Mid-America

             Theatre Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mar. 17-20.

2015—“Men and Memory: Dramaturgy of the Vietnam Veteran,” Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas                  Conference, New York, NY. June 25-28.

2015—“Archiving the Wounds of the Vietnam Veteran,” Graduate Research Competition Winner (Poster Session),                        University of Kansas. Mar. 30.

2014—“Vietnam Veterans: Performing the Wounds of War,” American Society for Theatre Research Conference,                         Baltimore, MD, November. Nov. 20-23.

2014—“Dreaming of War: Hoping to Escape,” Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

             July 24-27.

2014—“How ‘Efficiency’ Translates as Nativism in an Alternative Reading of The Adding Machine,” Association for                        Theatre in Higher Education Conference, Phoenix, AZ. July 24-27.

2014—Guest Lecture, “What to Expect—High School Speech and Theatre,” Methods of Teaching, Ottawa                                      University, Ottawa, KS, Mar. 26.

2013—“The Large and In-Charge Liliom:  Billy BIGelow is Bustin’ Out All Over,” American Society for Theatre Research                Dallas, TX. Nov. 7-10.

2013—“Playing Gay: A Conversation with LGBT Students Learning Through ‘Gay Plays,’” Association for Theatre in                      Higher Education, Orlando, FL. Aug. 1-4.

2013—Actor in the New Play Development Workshop, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Orlando, FL.

             Aug. 1-4.

2013—Dramaturg in the Playwriting Symposium, Mid-America Theatre Conference, St. Louis, MO. Mar. 7-10.

2013—“The Journey of Just Asking and Just Telling,” Mid-America Humanities Conference, Lawrence, KS. Apr. 3-4.

2013—“Communicating Democracy:  Bullying in Education,” Central States Communication Association, Kansas City,                  MO. Apr. 3-7.

2012—“Laurie Brooks:  A Coterie of Plays and Concepts,” American Alliance for Theatre Education, Lexington, KY.

             Aug. 7-12.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Profession

Conference Planner: Theatre and Social Change (TASC), Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), 2019.Pre-Conference Planner: Theatre and Social Change (TASC), Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), 2018.

Associate Vice President of Communications: Literary Managers of Dramaturgs of the Americas, 2018-present.

Programing Committee; Play Reading Committee: Theatre Workshop of Owensboro, KY, 2017-present.

Adjudicator/Workshop Leader: Kentucky Thespian Festival, Owensboro, KY, 2017.

Reviewer: Theatre Topics, John Hopkins University Press, 2016.

Communication Committee (Social Media Team): Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA), 2016-present.

Team Leader—Missouri Team: Midwest Region, American Theatre Archive Project (ATAP), 2015-2016.

Editorial Assistant: Ecumenica Journal, 2015-present.

Reader: Midwest Dramatist Center, 2016 Class of Playwrights, Spring 2016.

Reader: Kitchen Dog Theater’s 2016 New Works Festival, 2015-2016.

Reader: National New Play Network’s MFA Playwrights Workshop, 2014, 2016

Conference Mentor Program Graduate Representative: Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), 2014-2016.

Conference Assistant: American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), 2015.                                                                             

Secretary and Representative (Fundraising Committee): American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), Graduate

Student Caucus, 2014.

Student Fellowship Conference: Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), 2013, 2014.

Reader: National New Play Network’s 2013 Showcase, 2013.

Student Fellowship Conference: American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), 2013.

Conference Assistant: American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), 2013.

 

Brescia University

Curriculum and Standards Committee, 2018-present.

Faculty Mentorship Committee, 2018-present. 

Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), 2017-present.

Faculty Welfare Committee, 2017-present.

 

The University of Kansas

Guest Scholar Committee: Theatre Graduate Students (TGS), The University of Kansas, 2014-2015.

Graduate Representative: University Theatre Committee (UTC), The University of Kansas, 2014.

Representative: Theatre Graduate Students (TGS), The University of Kansas, 2013-2014.

Graduate Student Senator: The University of Kansas Student Senate, 2013-2014.

Department of Theatre Representative: Theatre Graduate Students (TGS), The University of Kansas, 2012-2013.

 

THEATRE EXPERIENCE

See RESUME

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Assignment Design Workshop with the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education at the University of Louisville (Participant)—Spring 2018

Institute for Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts at Oxford College at Emory University (Participant)—Summer 2017

Applied Humanities Workshop with the Hall Center for the Humanities (Participant)—Spring 2016

Lauren Yee Workshop with Tradewind Arts Asian American Artists (Dramaturg)—Spring 2016

The Dramaturgy Open Office Hours Project—Kansas City (Host)—2015-2016

New Play Dramaturgy Intensive in conjunction with the National New Play Network’s MFA Playwrights’ Workshop at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Dramaturg)—Summer 2015

PEO (Member and Officer)—2014-present

Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (Member)—2013-present

Theatre Communications Group (Member)—2012-present

Mid-America Theatre Conference (Member)—2012-present

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (Member and Student Officer)—2012-present

American Society for Theatre Research (Member and Past Student Officer)—2012-present

Theta Alpha Phi:  National Theatre Honor Fraternity (Member and Past Officer)—2003-Present

International Thespian Society (Member)—2000-Present

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Freelance: Kansas City Public Television: Kansas City, MO—Summer 2017

Teaching Artist: RiverPark Center’s Act Out! Summer Camp, Owensboro, KY—Summer 2017

Fellow: Kansas City Public Television: Kansas City, MO—Summer 2016

Literary Manager and Resident Dramaturg at the Unicorn Theatre: Kansas City, MO—Spring 2013-Summer 2016

University Theatre Dramaturg: The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS—Spring 2014 to Fall 2015

Art Instructor: Camellot Academy, Kansas City, MO—Summers 2013/2014

Intern at Coterie Theatre: Kansas City, MO—Fall 2011              

Assistant Residential Life Coordinator: University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO—2010-2012

Residential Coordinator: University of Evansville, Evansville, IN—2009-2010

 

SPEECH EXPERIENCE

KSHSAA Regional Speech and Drama Festival Judge: State of Kansas—Spring 2015

Assistant Speech and Debate Coach: John F. Hodge High School—2007-2009

Academic Decathlon Judge: University of Central Missouri—Spring 2007

CERTIFICATIONS

Missouri:         Secondary Speech and Theatre

                          Secondary English

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