And 2013 Comes to a Close

As 2013 comes to an end, I look back on a great, but busy, year at Illinois State University. 2013 began with me teaching my regular course load at ISU, while also sound designing our CPA production of Oklahoma! in February and our Westhoff production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in April. I was happy […]

USITT Elite Training – Las Vegas, NV

Earlier this year, I applied to be a part of USITT’s Elite Training Program in Las Vegas, NV. The program was for student and early career members to get a chance to go out and train in their areas, as well as shadow at Cirque du Soleil. I was accepted into the sound program and […]

A Job That Comes With a Title

Since announcing my successful thesis defense, times have been wild. I accepted a position with Illinois State University. I am officially an Instructional Assistant Professor of Sound and Media Design in the School of Theatre and Dance at Illinois State University. I even have the business cards to prove it! I started up in August […]

Teaching Certificate Procured!

This Monday, April 9, I attended the UGA Teaching Academy’s meeting to receive my Interdisciplinary Certificate in University teaching. The Certificate required 9 credit hours outside of my degree program, a teaching project, a teaching presentation, and a creation of a teaching portfolio. I am so happy to have completed the requirements. It was a […]

Presenting at the Graduate Student Association Interdisciplinary Conference

This Friday (March 23) I will be presenting at the Graduate Student Association Interdisciplinary Conference at UGA. The title of my presentation is Significant Learning For Action in the Performing Arts Classroom: Using Backward Course Design to Create Classes that Integrate Research and Performance. In the presentation I will discuss integrated and backward course design […]