My work at the Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film includes:

  • Teaching Lighting Design One, Two and Three.
  • Teaching Sound Design One and Two.
  • Teaching technical topics including electrics, rigging, sound systems.
  • Supervising three Graduate Assistants who, in turn, supervise the electrics and sound shops.
  • Building a new moving light lab featuring Martin Pro equipment.
  • Overseeing the CAD lab with: AutoCAD, Vectorworks 2008, WYSIWYG, LightWright, Adobe creative suite, and large format plotters.
  • Lighting Design for selected shows.
  • Committee work: Faculty search, Curriculum, Recruitment.

Stage Lighting Super Saturday.

Super Saturday is an all day workshop in stage lighting that I have produced for three years running. January 2006, 2007, and 2008. With over a dozen presenters ranging from Award winning designers Ken Billington and Beverly Emmons to leading industry professionals working in the New York area. Also involved are lighting equipment manufacturers who bring their latest technology to demonstrate to the attendees.

My past position at Pace University involved teaching all levels of theatrical production, mentoring student designers, technicians and stage managers. I also served on various university committees including the ad-hoc committee on tenure and promotion and the department search committee.

 My recent achievements at Pace included:

  • Produced the Stage Lighting Super Saturday all day seminar in NYC held at Pace.
  • Presented two new degree programs to the Deans Council of Pace University.
  • Received the Pericles Grant for Civic Engagement and a NEH Teaching Fellows grant.
  • Instituted a new concentration in Stage Management.
  • served on an Ad Hoc Committee to propose the creation of a new Tenure and Promotion Committee to advise the Dean.
  • Served on a Beta Testing team for Tablet PC Computers.
  • Budget oversight for the Performing Arts Department.
  • Published articles for Stage Directions magazine as well as the USITT Tech Expo juried journal, 2005.
  • Facilitated professional development workshops for NYC DOE to dozens of public school drama teachers as well as serving on theater curriculum committee.
  • Established computer laboratory for lighting, sound, and technical theater program running AutoCad, SFX, VectorWorks, LightWrite, SoundWeb and Virtual Light Lab software at Edward R Murrow HS.
  • Initiated internship programs with local union scene shops.