B.A. Fine Arts, Colorado College; M.F.A. Dramatic Writing, New York University; Ph.D. Theater Arts, University of Minnesota

Courses Taught:

Media 160: The Media Landscape; Media 260: Media and Screen Cultures; Media 360: Media and the Environment, Media and Globalization, Media and Religion.

Theater 110: Introduction to Theater; Theater 115: Acting for the non-Major; Theater 120: Public Speaking; Theater 180: Text and Performance; Theater 270: Theater History to 1700; Theater 271: Theater History 1700 to present; Theater 379: Intercultural Theater and Performance.

Research and Creative Interests:

Social media and mental health; Environmental documentary film production; Live and mediated performance theory; Playwriting and Directing for live theater production.


Greetings!  I am thrilled that my appointment at St. Olaf bridges the gap between live and mediated performance: half of the courses I teach each year are in Theater, and half are in Media Studies.  Relatedly, I have served as Chair of Theater and Director of Media Studies, and my research and creative interests routinely lead me to work in both live and mediated arenas (for instance, producing a documentary film while directing a play for the St. Olaf Theater).  Among the many incredible opportunities St. Olaf has given me I am grateful to have led The Global Semester (2010) and Theater in London (2019).  To recharge and refresh, I enjoy spending time with my family and pets at a cottage in northern Michigan, as well as reading, downhill skiiing, cycling, kiteboarding and fly fishing.