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CV SUMMARY

Full CV available upon request.

ABRIDGED HIGHLIGHTS

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION & TRAINING

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MASTER OF FINE ARTS

in  THEATRE ARTS

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GRADUATE STUDY

in  CLASSICAL ACTING

BACHELOR OF ARTS

in  THEATRE ARTS

Alabama State University

Emphasis in Performance

Theatre Arts Tuition Scholarship

University of Alabama/

Alabama Shakespeare Festival
Fully Funded Graduate Fellow

Brandeis University

Emphasis in Acting

Fully Funded Graduate Fellow

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UNIVERSITY INSTRUCTION & ADMINISTRATION

NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY

Tenured, Associate Professor of Drama

Founding Director, Drama & Theatre Program

Founding Artistic Director, NSU Theatre Company

Achievements & Highlights:
 

  • America's most award-winning, nationally recognized HBCU drama program, 2015-2020
     

  • Virginia's most award-winning, nationally recognized program in performance, 2015-2021
     

  • Justified and met benchmarks to expand faculty and staff from two to seven in under five years
     

  • Five-year theatre enrollment increase of more than one-thousand-two-hundred percent (1,200%)
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  • Five-year theatre production annual revenue increase of three-thousand-one-hundred percent (3,100% )
     

  • Proposed, designed and founded the brand new Bachelor of Arts in Drama & Theatre Program
     

  • Four years of consecutive sold-out productions 
     

  • Established University partnerships and co-productions with Equity and professional companies
     

  • Guided the design of brand new, state-of-the-art, Mainstage & Studio Theaters
     

  • Presidentially appointed to serve as a Senior Fellow in the Robert C. Nusbaum Honors College
     

  • Two time recipient, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival National Awards
     

  • Winner, Best Fine Arts Program - The HBCU Awards
     

  • Two-time selection as one of four national finalists for Male Faculty of the Year - The HBCU Awards
     

  • Three-time recipient, Excellence in Directing Award, The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
     

  • Excellence in Design Award, The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
     

  • Three-time consecutive selection to the National Black Theatre Festival
     

  • Inaugural Recipient, 50 Under 50 Award, Alabama State University
     

  • Chartered the Alpha Theta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society
     

  • Established the Norfolk Regional Site for the National August Wilson Monologue Competition
     

  • Stages of Development, Biographical Feature, The Virginian-Pilot
     

  • Stage Directions, Alumni Profile Feature, Brandeis Magazine
     

  • NSU's Anthony Stockard: A Force of Theatre, Community Leadership Profile Feature, New Journal & Guide

ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

Achievements & Highlights:

  • Inaugural & three-time recipient, Faculty Member of the Year Award, Alabama State University Department of Theatre Arts
     

  • Inaugural recipient, Faculty Award of Excellence, Alabama State University Faculty Senate
     

  • Three-time recipient, Excellence in Directing Award, The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
     

  • The Stockard-Wilkerson Outstanding Student Director Award established by the Alabama State University Department of Theatre Arts
     

  • Established the Denise Davis-Cotton Scholarship Fund
     

  • Assisted with initial accreditation designation from the National Association for Schools of Theatre
     

  • Established the annual Spring Break on Broadway research trip to New York City
     

  • Created new courses: Stage Management, Career & Portfolio Preparation, Acting III: Classical Acting & Acting IV: Acting for the Camera