Education

2012 Ph.D. Theatre Studies, Florida State University
2008 M.A. Theatre Studies, Florida State University
2003 B.A. Theatre Arts, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Academic Appointments

2015-present Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida
2014-2015 Visiting Lecturer, Dartmouth College
2013-2014       Visiting Assistant Professor, Florida State University
2012-2013       Visiting Lecturer, Dartmouth College
2006-2012      John Degen Teaching Fellow, Florida State University

Awards and Nominations

  • NEH Summer Institute: Diverse Philosophical Approaches to Sexual Violence

    2017
    A two-week National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for twenty faculty studying sexual violence. The institute was held at Elon University in North Carolina in 2017. Application to the institute was competitive and acceptance carried a monetary award.

  • Academic Leadership Award

    2012
    Award presented to a single student in each College at Florida State University; the award is based on academic performance, university service, and other contributions both in and out of the classroom.

  • Certificate of Recognition for Advocacy in the Arts

    2012
    Award presented by the Florida Higher Education Arts Network as a part of the Florida Culture Alliance’s Arts & Culture Day.

  • Transformation through Teaching nomination, FSU Spiritual Life Project

    2011
    Honors faculty members who have had an intellectual, inspirational, and integrative impact on the lives of their students. Nominations submitted by students.

  • Theory & Criticism Award for Excellence in Graduate Scholarship

    2011
    Awarded to “The Erotics of Male/Male Rape?” by the Theory & Criticism Focus Group for the best graduate-student paper utilizing theory or criticism presented at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education conference in Chicago 2011.

Service

  • ATHE – LGBTQ Focus Group

    2008-present
    My home at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. I served as an at-large board member for 2008-2009 and as the treasurer from 2010-2013 and 2015-present. My work with this Focus Group has also involved conference-planning as well as our most recent name-change, which added the Q.

  • ASTR Program Conference Committee

    2017-2018
    Serving on the American Society for Theatre Research Program Conference Committee for the 2018 conference in San Diego organized by Chase Bringardner,  Christin Essen, and Kirsten Pullen. The conference theme is Arousal: Theatre, Performance, Embodiment.

  • ASTR Collaborative Research Award Committee

    2017-present
    Serving on the American Society for Theatre Research Awards Committee for the Collaborative Research Award.

  • ATHE Subcommittee on Diversity

    2015-2016
    This subcommittee was developed and headed by the president of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Patricia Ybarra. The group was tasked with tackling the issue of diversity within university and college theatre departments.

  • ASTR Task Force for Working Conditions

    2013-2015
    This task force was formed at the pleasure of the president of the American Society for Theatre Research. The group investigates labor in the university system as well as ways in which national organizations such as ASTR can work to assist those working in these systems.