Associate Professor of Drama at the University of California, Irvine, and head of the MFA program in Acting. Former head of the MFA Acting program at the Ohio State University. Former board member of the University/Regional Theatre Association. Over a decade of service to the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, as Secretary, board member, and finally, as President. Certified as master teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework. Extensive credits as a voice/text/dialect director for numerous theatres such as Pasadena Playhouse, Opera Pacific, Denver Center Theatre Company and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. In addition, he has developed long term relationships with three Tony-Award Winning Theatres: at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (18 productions), at South Coast Repertory (25 productions), and the Utah Shakespearean Festival (47 productions).