Curriculum Vitae
Note: See other resumes on this website for professional credentials. 
Education
MFA, Acting: University of Texas-Austin
Vocal Coach Diploma (Rodenberg): University of Texas-Austin
Meisner Approach to Acting: True Acting Institute, Larry Silverberg
BA, Dramatic Arts: University of Wisconsin-Parkside
 
Teaching Experience
2013-Present    Wisconsin Lutheran College, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Head of Performance
Classes taught: 
Acting in Classical Theatre
Acting in Realism (Meisner based course)
Principals of Acting
Acting on Camera (includes film, commercials, industrials, voiceovers)
Auditions
The Physical Voice 
Theatre History I (Ancient Greece to Realism)
Diversity in Contemporary American Theatre
Vocation in Theatre II
Meisner Approach to Acting
Dialect coach: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST,
                                     WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE (Gold Medal winner of the Waukesha Freeman for one of the                                              five best plays in 2015 Wisconsin Theatre)
Directing: Click here for directing resume.
 
2011-2013    University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan, Assistant Professor of Theatre
Classes taught:
Introduction to Acting
Introduction to Theatre
Introduction to Public Speaking
Theatre for Young Audiences (guided students in writing a script which we eventually performed for local                                                                                elementary schools)
Directing: Click here for directing resume. 
 
2009-2011    University of Wisconsin-Marinette, Full-Time Adjunct
Classes taught:
Introduction to Acting
Introduction to Theatre
Introduction to Public Speaking
Introduction to Interpersonal Communications
Directing: Click here for directing resume.
 
2007-2008    University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, Adjunct
Classes taught:
Introduction to Acting
Introduction to Public Speaking
Directing: God Willing, A Twology. An original piece by Ian Galloway.
 
2004-2007    University of Texas-Austin, Graduate Fellowship
Classes taught:
Acting II
Acting I
Introduction to Theatre 
 
Conferences/Seminars
2017  Kettle Moraine High School Guest Teaching Artist
Coached KMHS students through the first part of the Meisner Approach to Acting exercises.  With nearly 100 students taking part in the four-week seminar, finding ways to allow all students to participate in these exercises was the key to making this a successful four weeks. 
 
2016 Alliance for Wisconsin Theatre Education Conference
During this 60-minutes seminar,  I introduced high school teachers and college professors to the basics and philosophies behind the Meisner Approach to Acting.  Preparation included creating a document that would help these instructors to remember the key-points when teaching the Meisner Approach as well as how to introduce a two-year program in only an hour's time.  
2015-2016 True Acting Institute: Meisner Approach to Acting Certification 
Led by Master Teacher Larry Silverberg, this four-week Meisner intensive (two weeks per summer) was specifically for teaching artists who seek to deepen their own acting skills and in turn, bring the Meisner method of actor training to the classroom.  With completing the intensive, I am now a certified Meisner Instructor.
 
2015   Wisconsin High School Theatre Festival, Guest Workshop Leader
Taught three "Voice for the Actor" workshops to a total of 50 students.  The workshop introduced students to the teachings of Patsy Rodenberg.  Students walked away with a 45 minute vocal work-out which focused on getting grounded and centered, getting the voice on support, releasing the voice, cutting and shaping words, and connecting the voice to the entire instrument called "the body."
 
2014    Applied Theatre Center
Led by Dale Savidge, this conference focused on using theatre as a means of affecting society in a positive way.  Most of what Mr. Savidge taught is based on the practices of Augusto Boal and can be used in any acting course, most especially introductory courses.  I have adopted many of the exercies from this conference to my own classroom, especially in the early stages of "Principals of Acting."
 
2013   Broadway Teachers Workshop
For three days, I was immersed in the Broadway experience, having participated in several workshops led by working Broadway talent.  Such workshops included directing, improv, stage make-up, stage management, story-thru-song, and basic choreography.