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university

   SUNY New Paltz

  • Liberal Education Committee–Co-Chair*
  •   Advising Task Force (appointed by Provost)*
  •   Strategic Planning Presidential Ad Hoc Committee (appointed by President)*
  •   Organization Committee (College Central Committee)–Co-Chair
  •   AAC&U Integrative Learning Team (five members, with Assoc. Provost)
  •    AAC&U General Education Boot Camp Team (five members, with Provost)
  •   Ad hoc Committee on Liberal Education
  •   Survey Coordinating Council
  •   Banner User Group
  •   Associate Deans Committee
  •   Executive Committee
  •   Evolutionary Studies Advisory Board
  •   Central Committee on Promotion and Discretionary Salary Increases
  •   Academic Senate
  •    Middle States Accreditation—Working Group 2
  •    Environmental Studies Advisory Board
  •     Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Advisory Board

   SUNY Stony Brook

  • Undergraduate College Advisory Committee.  2002-2003
  • Middle States Accreditation Subcommittee on the First Year Experience. 2002-2003
  • Director of Advising Search Committee.  2002
  • Provost’s Task Force on Undergraduate Administration.  2001
  • Senate Committee on Undergraduate Admissions.  2000-2002
  • Senate Committee on Undergraduate Curriculum.  1999-2000
  • Staller Center for the Arts Production Committee.  1999-2001

   Bradley University

  • Senate
  • Affirmative Action Committee (chair)
  • Women’s Studies Program Committee
  • Curriculum and Regulations Subcommittee on Regulations
  • Task Force on Retention

college/school

 SUNY New Paltz

  • Fine and Performing Arts Council—Chair

Bradley University

  • Dean Search Committee
  • Curriculum and Regulations Committee
  • Music Theatre Task Force
  • Junior Faculty Committee (chair)

departmental

SUNY New Paltz

  • Head of Performance Concentration
  • Reappointment, Tenure, Promotion (Chair)
  • By-laws
  • Season Evaluation Committee
  • Blackbox Production Committee (2004-2006)
  • Assistant Professor of Performance–Theatrical Movement Specialist (chair)
  • Lecturer in Musical Theatre Search Committee
  •  Assistant Professor of Performance Search Committee (chair)

SUNY Stony Brook

  • Tenure and Promotions Guidelines Committee
  • Director of Graduate Studies Search Committee

Bradley University

  • Theatre Historian Search Committee
  • Director Search Committee
  • Iben Lectureship
  • Curriculum
  • Play Selection Committee
  • Recruiting

intercollegial/interdepartmental

  • Guest Lecturer.  “Actors on Acting.”THR 235 Introduction to Theatre
  • Guest Lecturer. “The Origins of Acting.” THR 251 Theatre One.
  • Guest Lecturer. “Challenges for the Director.” THE 415–Directing.  2 November 2009
  • Guest Lecturer.  “Measure for Measure.”  THE 235.  Introduction to Theatre.  SUNY New Paltz.  October 2008.
  • Guest Lecturer.  “The Acting Process.”  THE 235.  Introduction to Theatre.  SUNY New Paltz.  November 2006.
  • Guest Lecturer/Performer.  Inherit the Wind.  PSY 80498. Seminar in Psychology. SUNY New Paltz.  October 2005.
  • Guest Lecturer.  A Flea in Her Ear.  THE 235.  Introduction to Theatre.  SUNY New Paltz.  February 2005.
  • Guest Lecturer.  “The Acting Process.”  THE 235.  Introduction to Theatre.  SUNY New Paltz.  October 2004.
  • Guest speaker. Career Center.  “Action Interviews.”  SUNY Stony Brook. October 2001.
  • Guest lecturer.  “Public Performing.”  MEC 200. SUNY Stony Brook.  12 February 2001.
  • Guest lecturer.  “Managing Stage Fright.”  CSE 300.  SUNY Stony Brook.  17 and 21 November 2000.
  • Guest speaker.  “Theatre Studies at Stony Brook.”  USB 101. SUNY Stony Brook.  17 October 2000.
  • Guest speaker.  “The Teacher as Performer.”  Department of Math.  SUNY Stony Brook.  9 February 2000.
  • Invited Chorister.  Stony Brook Chorale.  Winter Concert.  Westhampton Church.  December 1999.
  • Soloist-Stony Brook Chorale.  Winter Concert.  December 1998.
  • Narrator/Guest Vocalist.  Department of Music:  “An Evening of Big Band Music.” Bradley University. 1997
  • Guest Vocalist.  Dept. of Music: Music Scholarship Series, “An Afternoon of Opera and Musical Theatre.” Bradley University. 1994, 1996, 1998
  • Collaborator .  Movement for Actors and Physical Therapy.  Bradley University. 1995, 1997
  • Guest Lecturer .  Women’s Studies class: Feminist Theatre.  Bradley University.  1995, 1997
  • Guest Lecturer .  ENG 115: King Lear and the Shakespearean Stage, Jim Sullivan, Department of English.  Bradley University. 1995
  • Co-teacher. THE 203: Movement for Actors and ART 315: Sculpting.  Bradley University. 1995
  • Guest Performance – Richard III for ENG 349, Dr. Juliette Cunico, Department of English.  1994

community

  • Co-founder.  Citizen’s Alliance to Reform Education.  Highland, NY.  April 2009-present.
  • Guest Performer- Unitarian/Universality Fellowship of Huntington.  Huntington, NY.  20 June 2003
  • Guest Speaker-Unitarian/Universalist Church.  Stony Brook, NY.  March 1999.
  • Religious Education Instructor-Unitarian/Universalist Church.  Peoria, IL.  Fall 1997
  • Guest Vocalist-The Peoria Municipal Band.  23, 27 August 1997
  • Local Organizer – ArtNow Advocacy.  1996-1997
  • Guest Speaker-Unitarian/Universalist Church.  Peoria, IL.  2 February 1997
  • Advisory Board Member-One World Theatre Company.  Peoria, IL.  1995-1997
  • Board of Directors – Peoria Hebrew Day School.  Peoria, IL. 1994-1996
  • Treasurer-Chittenden House, Inc.  New York, NY.  1989-1991
  • Treasurer-The Florida Project.  New York, NY.  1988-1990

Professional

  middle states commission on higher education
  • Pennsylvania College of Art and Design. Site Visit team member. 7-10 April 2013.
academic program review
  • East Stroudsburg University.  March 2011
  • Program Review—Department of Theatre.  Dutchess County Community College.  2009
  • Hunter College.  Site visit.  Lead author of narrative.  April 2006.
grant referee
  • Project: “Tacit Knowing in Acting.”  FWF Der Wissenschaftsfonds (Austrian Science Fund (FWF).  Government of Austria.  October 2005
Tenure and Promotion External Evaluator
  • University of California–Santa Cruz. 2011
  • Oklahoma State University.  2009
  • Miami University of Ohio—Hamilton.  2008
  • Cornell University.  1998
  • University of New Hampshire.  2003
Professional Membership
Actors’ Equity Association
  • Deputy.  Showboat.  Gateway Playhouse.  Bellport, NY.  June-July 1999.
  • Member.  Pension and Health Committee.  New York, NY.  1988-1990
  • Deputy.  Vampire Lesbians of Sodom.  Provincetown Playhouse.  New York, NY.  1988
  • Screen Actors’ Guild
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education
  • Treasurer.  1997-2000
  • Member-at-large – Governing Council. 1997
  • Forum Representative – Acting Program Focus Group. 1993-1995
  • Conference Planner – Acting Program Focus Group. 1995-1997
  • Theatre in Education Rationale Task Force.  1995-1997
  • Strategic Planning Committee.  1996-2000
  • Conference Futures Task Force.  1997-1998
  • Development Task Force.  1997-1998
  • American College Theatre Festival – Region II Adjudicator.  1998-present
  • American College Theatre Festival – Region III Adjudicator.  1994-1998
  • Association of Theatre Movement Educators
  • Theatre Communications Group
  • The Florida Project—Professional Theatre Artists Network
  • Alpha Psi Omega (National Theatre Honorary Society)

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