Ph.D. in Theatre, The City University of New York Graduate Center, May 2005
M.A. in Theatre, Villanova University, May 1998
B.A. in History, Bates College, May 1995
THE 101: Introduction to the Theater
THE 103: Seminars in Theater
Beyond Heroes and Villains: American Melodrama
Political Performance in America
Multicultural Theater in America
Great Directors: Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles
Henrik Ibsen: The Father of Modern Drama
The Antihero in American Film
Parody and American Culture
THE 211: History and Literature of the Theater—Ancient Greece to Spanish Golden Age
THE 212: History and Literature of the Theater—The French Renaissance to the Rise of Realism
THE 213: American Theater and Drama
THE 214: Modern European Drama
Freshman Tutorial: 9/11 and American Culture
Panel Participant:“Survival Tactics: Theatre in American General Education.” ATHE 2010, Los Angeles, CA, August 2010.
Panel Participant:“Surviving Graduate School and the Job Market.” ATHE 2010,Los Angeles, CA, August 2010.
Paper Presentation: “Welcome Home: Seeing ‘The Next Great American Play’ in August: Osage County,” ATHE 2009, New York, NY, July 2009.
Paper Presentation: “Diagnosis Paper: Borrowing from TV Medical Dramas to Improve Writing,” ATHE 2009, New York, NY, July 2009.
Paper Presentation: “Speaking in the Aftermath: Oratory and Catharsis in the Plays of Anne Nelson,” “Violence on Stage,” III International Conference on American Theatre and Drama, Cadiz, Spain, May 2009.
Paper Presentation: “Nostalgia, Melodrama, and the Aesthetics of Obsolescence.” ATHE 2008, Denver, CO, July 2008.
Paper Presentation: “This is Then: Melodrama, Nostalgia, and the Body in Performance.” NEMLA 2008, Buffalo, NY, April 2008.
Paper Presentation: “From ‘The Big Sandy’ to ‘The Great White Way’: The Reinventive Career of Billy Bryant.” ATHE 2007, New Orleans, LA, July 2007.
“In Edgewise: Examining Parodic Responses to David Mamet.” In Crossings: David Mamet’s Work in Different Genres and Media, (Cambridge Scholars, 2009), 177-191.
“Rituals of Nostalgia: Melodrama at the Millennium.” Americana: Readings in American Popular Culture (Press Americana, 2006). Previously published in Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (Fall 2005), 279-285.
Book Review: “American Drama in the Age of Film by Zander Brietzke.” Theatre Journal 60:4 (December 2008), 682-683.
Book Review: “Staging Whiteness by Mary F. Brewer.” Theatre Journal 58:4 (December 2006), 725-726.
Performance Review:“Kamp.” Theatre Journal 63: 1(March 2011), 109-111.
Performance Review: “FABRIK: The Legend of M. Rabinowitz.” Theatre Journal 62: 1 (March 2010), 108-110.
Performance Review: “Hell House.” Theatre Journal 59:3 (October 2007), 517-519.
MAJORS & MINORS
- ASIAN STUDIES (MINOR)
- BUSINESS (MINOR)
- COMPUTER SCIENCE (MINOR)
- EDUCATION STUDIES (MINOR)
- ENGINEERING (DUAL-DEGREE)
- FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
- GENDER STUDIES (MINOR)
- HISPANIC STUDIES
- MODERN LANGUAGES
- MULTICULTURAL AMER. STUDIES (MINOR)
- PRE-MEDICINE (PRE-PROFESSIONAL)
- POLITICAL SCIENCE