Position: Assistant Dean for Student Learning; Professor, Theatre
Location: Ruebush Hall, Room 127-G
Phone: (540) 665-4917
Employed Since: 2008
History of Theatre, Script Analysis, Acting Shakespeare, Movement
B.A., Santa Clara University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Fields of Expertise:
Theatre History, Script Analysis, Acting, Movement, Shakespeare, Medieval Drama
- Director and performer for Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre.
- Recent conference presentations at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo; American Society for Theatre Research; International Medieval Congress at Leeds, UK; Modern Language Association Convention
- Recordings of medieval drama in original pronunciation for The Chaucer Studio
- Articles in Early Drama, Art, and Music, Medieval Institute ScholarWorks (2021); The Ballad of the Lone Medievalist (2018); My Wandering Uterus (2018); Misconceptions About the Middle Ages (2007); Early Drama Art and Music Review 23 (2001); and Essays in Medieval Studies (1996)
- Research interest in the application of modern acting techniques to medieval drama
- President of the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
When I came to Shenandoah, it felt like I had come home. As a specialist in medieval drama, I love directing medieval plays and making them accessible to modern students and audiences. Favorite projects have been directing SU students in “The Chester Nativity,” performed at the University of Toronto, and “Robin Hood and the Potter,” which was performed in Middle English at the Southeastern Medieval Association conference. Other SU productions include “Henry IV part 1,” “Sweet Charity,” “Pride and Prejudice,” “Assassins,” “Noises Off,” “Anything Goes” and “Anton in Show Business.”
When not on campus, I can usually be found driving three busy kids around to dance, voice, soccer, softball, etc. Member of Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society.