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University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Professional Certificate in Arts and Culture Strategy, August 2018


University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Ph.D. in Theatre Historiography, June 2011

Thesis: “Crafting Objects, Selves, Links: The Embodied Production of Relational Exchange in Performances of Craft in the United States”

Advisors: Dr. Sonja Kuftinec and Dr. Margaret Werry


University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

M.A. in Theatre History and Theory, Minor in Feminist Studies, February 2006

Advisor: Dr. Sonja Kuftinec


Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan

B.A. in Communication Arts and Sciences with an emphasis on Theatre, Minor in English, May 2002





Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio

Theatre Everywhere, Fall 2019-present

Theatre Fundamentals, Fall 2019-present

Introduction to Arts Administration, Fall 2016-present

Theatre History II, Spring 2012 and Spring 2015-present

Theatre History I, Fall 2011 and Fall 2014-present

Creating Community-Based Art for Civic Engagement, Spring 2014-Summer 2018

Ensemble Devising, Spring 2017

Countercultural Capital, Spring 2015-Spring 2016

Theatre: Performing / Reforming Society, Fall 2011-Fall 2014

Art and American Identities - First Year Seminar, Fall 2013


Marion Correctional Institution, Marion, Ohio

Acting Ensemble and Dramatic Literature, Fall 2016-2020

The Ohio State University, Marion

The Craft of Acting, Fall 2016-Fall 2018

Introduction to the Theatre, Online, Fall 2014-Spring 2019

Introduction to the Theatre, Fall 2014-15


The Ohio State University, Columbus

Introduction to the Theatre, Fall 2011

Self Images: America Onstage, 1830-Present, Winter and Spring 2009

Honors Introduction to the Theatre, Winter 2009

10-Minute Playwriting Independent Study, Winter 2009

World Theatre History: Ancient Greek to French Neoclassical, Fall 2008

Solo Performers in the United States: 1980-Present, Fall 2008


University Of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Theatrical Storytelling and Solo Performance, Spring 2006 

Dramatic Literature, Fall 2005 (teaching assistant)

Introduction to the Theatre, Fall 2003-Spring 2005 (teaching assistant)


Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Introduction to Directing, Spring 2002 (teaching assistant)




Antioch University
Director of Operations, Strategic Affiliation Partnerships, March 2023-present
Ohio Prison Arts Connection

Co-Founder, 2017-present


Otterbein University

Advisor for 4 Distinction Projects and 3 Honors Theses, Spring 2016-present

Faculty Senator, Fall 2015-Spring 2016

Faculty Advisor, Otterbein Uncensored for First-Year Orientation, 2014-2016

Producer, WGSS + Storytelling Partnership, Summer-Fall 2015


Marion Correctional Institution

Director, The Hamilton Project, November 2019

Director, And In This Corner, Cassius Clay by Idris Goodwin, July 2019

Director, Shakespeare Showcase, January 2018

Director, I Am Hamlet, September 2016

Artistic Director, Theatre of Conviction, September 2015-present


Available Light Theatre

Director, staged reading of Give It All Back by Calamity West, Next Stage Initiative, Winter 2017

Americans for the Arts

Researcher, Arts Marketing and Audience Engagement in the 21st Century: Building the Capacity of Pennsylvania’s Cultural Sector, June-August 2016


Association for Theatre in Higher Education 

Theatre and Social Change (TASC) Focus Group Member-at-Large, July 2014-



Ten Fifty Theatre Project

Producer, Dramaturg, and Co-Director for Rachel’s House, January-May 2014


Wild Goose Creative 

Founding Board Member, January 2015-Feb 2020

Curator, Program Planner, Grantwriter, September 2008-2017

Artistic Director, June 2012-September 2014

Board Vice President, July 2006-May 2012


Community Shares of Mid-Ohio

Member, Board of Trustees, January 2011-December 2013


VSA Ohio

Researcher, Art and Autism Project, March-August 2013


OSU Theatre

Undergraduate Sandbox Coordinating Director, Fall 2008-Spring 2009

      Faculty Coordinator for The Writing Company, Fall 2008-Spring 2009


Park(ing) Day Columbus, Ohio

     Organizer, Fall 2008


American Craft Council’s Biannual National Conference in Minneapolis

     Planning Partner, Fall 2008-Spring 2009


University of Minnesota’s Xperimental Theatre

     Director of Arlene Hutton’s As It Is In Heaven, Spring 2005

     Artistic Director, Fall 2003-Spring 2005


Calvin Theatre Company

      Member, Board of Directors, Fall 2000-Spring 2002





"Strengthening Community Reentry Responses Through the Arts." Panel Convener. Building Bridges of Opportunity Community Experience, October 2021.

"Reciprocity as Reckoning: Community-Based Theatre in the Drive for Institutional Equity." Panel Presenter. Association of Theatre in Higher Education Annual Conference, August 2021.

“The Socially Engaged Artist in the Carceral Context.” Panel Presenter. Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, November 2019


“The Value of the Arts in Prison and Re-Entry.” Workshop presenter. National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, Ohio Chapter, Dayton, October 2019


“Arts Opportunities for Returning Citizens.” Workshop presenter. Reimagining: Effectuating Change from the Inside Out. Sinclair College, Dayton, October 2019


“Represent! The Black Body on Page, Wall, and Stage.” Panel Presenter. Speed Art Museum, Louisville KY, August 2019


“Staging Recovery as Home Work in Rachel’s House.” Chapter in Performing Dream Homes: Theater and the Spatial Politics of the Domestic Sphere, ed. by Jill Stevenson, Emily Klein, and Jen-Scott Mobley. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019


“Arts And… Plenary Session.” Panel Presenter. Ohio Arts Council Arts Impact Ohio Conference, Columbus, December 2018


“Approaches to Learning, Understanding, and Remixing Shakespeare in the Prison Classroom.” Workshop presenter. National Conference on Higher Education in Prison, Indianapolis, November 2018


Convener and lead facilitator. Statewide Gathering, Ohio Prison Arts Connection, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, October 2018


B.A. Master Class in Devising Theatre, Otterbein University, April 2017


“The Games We Play.” Panel Presenter. Association of Theatre in Higher Education, Montreal, August 2015


“Dreaming in Rachel’s House.” Panel Presenter. Association of Theatre in Higher Education, Scottsdale, Arizona, July 2014


“Arts and Autism in Ohio Research Initiative Phase 1: Findings and Recommendations.” Co-author and researcher. VSA Ohio and the Ohio Arts Council, August 2013


“The Meaningful Mundane: Identity and Other Implications of Performing Craft Work.” Panel organizer/presenter. Society of Vineyard Scholars, Anaheim, California, April 2013


“Beyond Commerce: Connecting to Your Community.” Panel presenter. Midwest Craft Caucus, Economic and Community Development Institute, Columbus, Ohio, June 2011

“Multiple Commitments: Practicing Diffuse Ties as a Mode of Civic Engagement.” Paper presenter with Andrew Taylor. Communicative Cities: Integrating Technology and Place, The Ohio State University Columbus Campus, June 2009


“New Works By Old Friends.” Co-leader of workshop on fundamentals of playwriting and creating plays out of interviews and found materials, Calvin Theatre Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan, October 2008


“Handcraft and the Transformation of Exchange.” Paper presenter and contributing author. New Craft: Future Voices, University of Dundee, Scotland, July 2007


“Rediscipling Craft, Undisciplining Performance.” Paper presenter. Ohio State University Conference on Performance and Interdisciplinarity, Columbus, Ohio, March 2007


“Handcraft, Gifting, and Revising Economy.” Paper presenter. Women, Theatre, and Performance Pre-Conference, Association of Theatre in Higher Education, Chicago, Illinois, August 2006


“Rehearsal as Ritual and Disruption.” Paper presenter. University of Wisconsin-Madison Theatre Arts Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, April 2006


“Using Performance Strategies in Teaching.” Workshop co-presenter with Dr. Sonja Kuftinec. University of Minnesota Center for Teaching and Learning, Minneapolis, Fall 2005


“Stories from Camp: Understanding the Impact of What We Do.” Article co-authored with Don DeGraaf. Camping Magazine November/December 2002


“The Long-Term Impact of Camp on Camp Counselors.”  American Camping Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., April 2002  






Outstanding Part-Time Faculty Award, Otterbein University, 2017


Volunteer of the Year, Marion Correctional Institution, 2017


Lead Curator, Best Art Gallery in Columbus, Columbus Underground, 2016


Tri-Iota Honorary Member, Otterbein University, 2016


Baccalaureate Speaker, Otterbein University, 2016


Featured Faculty, Courtright Memorial Library, September 2015


Emerging Arts Leader Nominee, Greater Columbus Arts Council Community Arts Partnership Awards, 2014


Americans for the Arts Arts Leadership Digital Classroom, Spring 2014


Next Generation of Leaders Fellow, Columbus, 2014


Bryant Directing Scholarship for work on As It Is In Heaven, University of Minnesota, May 2005


Whiting Scholarship, University of Minnesota, May 2004


University Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2002-2003


Presidential Scholarship, Calvin College, 1998-2002


Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role, Calvin Theatre Company, 2002


Outstanding Director for work on Remedial Lessons, Calvin Theatre Company, 2002





Alliance of Higher Education in Prison

Association for Theatre in Higher Education

Columbus Arts Marketing Association

Justice Arts Coalition

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