Goshen College, Interim Department Chair, June 2013 - June 2014
Mentored faculty, advised students, attended departmental and schools meetings, developed agendas and led weekly department meetings, collaborated with variant departments, developed spaces for learning, developed department and production budgets, served as producer for college productions, prepared press releases, organized and attended the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, developed professional connections and alliances, developed and implemented workshops, served as an acting coach and/or coach for gradate programs and Irene Ryan auditions, taught in areas of expertise, facilitated short and long term planning, led departmental recruitment efforts, and supported the campus community and mission by attending departmental and institutionally sponsored events.
Organized a keynote address and scheduled make-up workshops featuring professional make-up artist Sarah Elizabeth. Drafted an online sign-up list, ordered supplies, and created a press release an online information flier for distribution (Goshen, IN) November, 2013
Organized a Resume Workshop entitled "Resume Workshop for Performers and Theater Technicians." Additionally, drafted a survey to gather participant feedback (Goshen, IN)
October 16, 2013
Served on Commencement Planning Committee, Goshen College
Was voted by students to serve as one of two faculty advisers and mentors (Goshen, IN) Spring, 2013.
Organized a Voiceover workshop for the acting class featuring Cristina Ulloa
(Goshen, IN) November 15, 2012
Organized a Musical Theatre workshop featuring Marvin Zehr
(Goshen, IN) November 10, 2012
Co-Director through the Center for Intercultural Teaching and Learning (CITL), Goshen College (Goshen, IN)August 2011 - June 2012
Worked with Dr. Aliah Carolan-Silva and a group of Goshen College and Goshen High School to examine barriers in education and/or intercultural awareness.The study used photovoice methodology, an action research methodology designed to provide an opportunity for community members to identify and represent important issues in their community. The 2011 community research project ,” a Photovoice Project sponsored by CITL and the Theater and Art Departments was entitled “Education as a Life Journey: Personal, Cultural and Political Paths of Latino Youth. The 15-week project cumulated with a touring exhibit. The 2012 study engaged Students of Color from Goshen College and Goshen High School in an analysis of the intercultural nature of their schools and communities.The overarching questions for this research were:How does your campus or school community reflect an intercultural environment? What barriers continue to exist to creating an intercultural community? In what ways do you see yourself and your culture reflected in the culture of your college/school? Where are the spaces, places or times in which you do and do not feel you belong on campus/in school? The projects involved taking photographs and writing narratives which expressed participants’ perspectives on their lives, schools and communities.
Mock Interviewer, Goshen College (Goshen, IN) Career Services Spring and Fall semesters 2011-2013
Conducted practice interviews and reviewed resume with student participants. Captured students' head-shots and general event photos (Spring, 2013).
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region III (KCACTF)
Region III KCACTF Festival Irene Ryan Selector/ Respondent
Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions Selector 2011 (Michigan State University in Lansing, MI)
Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions Respondent 2012 (University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, IL)
Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions Respondent 2013 (Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw MI)
Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions Respondent 2014 (Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw MI)
Certificate of Merit Award for Directing presented by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (Region III), January 2014
- Selected to present an excerpt from Margaret Edson's Pulitzer prize winning play Wit during the regions Evening of Scenes showcase, Saginaw Michigan, 2014
Wit, Kennedy Center America College Theatre Festival Evening of Scenes, Saginaw, MI January, 2014 KCACTF 2014 Conference Program
KCACTF Respondent, Region III
Respondent to Ntozanke Shange's For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf (Miami University) February, 2012.
Search Committee Member, Goshen College
Served on the Search Committee for hiring the Theatre Technical Director, 2011.
Secretary, Division of Fine Arts, Howard University, (Washington, DC) August 2008- 2010
Artist Fellowship Panel, Grants at D.C. Commission on Arts and Humanities
Viewed grant applications and worked collectively with fellow panel members to "support individual artists in a broad range of artistic endeavors." (Washington, DC) 2009.
Artistic Director, Conscience, Western Illinois University (Macomb, IL) 2004-2006
Joined with African-American Studies Department Spring 2004
Organized and displayed a commemorative program entitled Celebrations – A Program of Honor and Recognition, in which the life and groundbreaking works of artists Ossie Davis, Richard Pryor, and August Wilson were remembered, acknowledged, and celebrated.Darrel Lawrence Willis Sr., Producing Director of the Dunbar Repertory Theatre Company in Newark, NJ was the featured speaker.Spring, 2006
Founded and Distributed
Conscience Newsletter, African American Studies Department, Western Illinois University, (Macomb, IL) Spring 2006
Assisted Regional Chair ACTF (American College Theatre Festival), Michael Swanson, Western Illinois University (Macomb, IL), 2003-2004
Actor’s Guild of Lexington Stages Project: (Lexington, KY) Summer 2002-2003
Director for program dealing with teenage students classified as at “Risk”.Students created and developed their own play over the summer in which they wrote, acted, and learned about all aspects of theatre.
Arts for Kids, (Danville, KY) Teacher and Director, 2001
Founding Artistic Director, Tates Creek High School, (Lexington, KY) Tra-Co-Dram, 2000-2001 (Teacher and Director)
Storytelling Workshop, Cultural Center University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY), 1998