Fellowships, Awards and Residencies
Student Community Service Fellow, Northwestern University, Campus Activities Program

My responsibilities included: advising a variety of student service organizations, educating students, faculty and staff about the benefits of service learning as well as helping plan and implement such campus events as Dance Marathon, Suitcase Party and Project Pumpkin.
Selected participant, Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Program, Northwestern University Graduate School

A pilot program designed to compose, store and transmit dissertations
digitally, allowing for the inclusion of video, sonic and photographic
Artist-in-Residence, Studio Z Theatre Company, Chicago

The purpose of the residency was to work collaboratively with media artists and computer scientists on a digitized version of Dracula, to integrate 3-D computer imagery into live-action performance.
Web site address: http://www.studioz.org
Grant recipient, Northwestern University,
Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts

Grant amount: $10,399.00

Project description: The DuSable Project was a collaborative, media-intensive live performance event, combining Second City improvisational forms with interactive digital technologies to tell the story of Jean Baptiste du Sable, Chicago’s first non-native settler. The project brought together practitioners in the disciplines of Theatre (Professors Sandra Richards and Sam Ball of Northwestern), Interactive Drama (Professor David Saltz, University of Georgia) and Digital Media (Dan Zellner of Digital Media Services, Northwestern University Library) for the purposes of actively experimenting with concepts of design for a digital stage and unifying divergent approaches to the creation of digital art works for a live audience. I served as the stage director of the project.
Selected panelist, 2004 Mellon Dissertation Forum, Kaplan Center for The Humanities, Northwestern University

An interdisciplinary presentation and discussion of doctoral projects, selected by a university-wide competition. The Forum was sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Artistic Residency in Digital Media Design and Application, Banff Center for the Arts, Alberta, Canada

This residency opportunity will allow me to experiment with options for digital storytelling on stage: namely, discovering elements of existing software and digital formatting techniques that can be used to develop a new scripting format for a media-rich stage that will also facilitate communication between director, playwright and designers in this unique, hybridized environment.
Web site address: http://www.banffcentre.ca
Creative Sabbatical Residency
The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

The work I will be initiating at Ragdale builds upon my Banff Residency which begun the process of creating a scripting format for a media-rich stage environment that will permit playwrights to better communicate with designers and to compose works in diverse multimedia formats.
Web site address: http://www.ragdale.org
Award Recipient, Northwestern University Graduate School, Alumnae Dissertation Recognition Award

This honor identifies a dissertation research proposal of special merit, due to its originality, rigor of thought, clarity of expression and effective presentation.
Researcher-in-Residence Grant Recipient
Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology, Montreal, Canada

Grant amount: approximately $13,000.00

Following an international competition open to historians, curators, critics and independent researchers, I was selected to receive a comprehensive grant to examine the personal archives of pioneering educator Sonia Landy Sheridan to chart the history of Generative Systems, a program she initiated at the Art Institute of Chicago, and trace its seminal impact on the development of technological arts education. Employing a case study mode of analysis, I plan to critically investigate the program’s core curriculum, organizational structure and operational dynamics in order to document the ways in which Sheridan’s methods of instruction gave rise to a new pedagogical framework from which to study the impact of emerging communications technologies on art production.

Web site address: http://www.fondation-langlois.org
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Marion L. Brittain Program School of Literature, Communication and Culture Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

Appointed to the Georgia Tech faculty for up to three sequential one-year appointments, Fellows teach three sections each term in Georgia Tech's Communications Program and participate in one or more semester-long reading groups that address the theory of electronic pedagogy, applied electronic pedagogy, and the theory and practice of technical communication.
Visiting Artist, Liminal Screen Program, Banff New Media Institute, Alberta, Canada

The Liminal Screen Residency provides a unique approach to video-based production by creating a community of like-minded artists, developers, and researchers engaging in a collective critical inquiry into video as a medium. Liminal Screen encourages media practitioners to come to The Banff Centre to experiment, interrogate, and reformulate the art, communications, and distribution of the moving image. In March of 2008 members of the Second Life Augmented Reality research group from Georgia Tech were invited to tour the technology labs on campus, share ideas with artists in the Banff community and deliver a lecture about the team’s work.

Web site address: http://www.banffcentre.ca
Co-Principal Investigator, Modeling Creative and Emotive Improvisation in Theatre Performance, National Science Foundation

Grant amount: $378,364.00

Project description: A three year research study that explores how to formalize techniques used in improvisational theatre to better inform the design of digital interactive drama systems. The project was selected to be part of the new Creative IT Program that aims to produce a better understanding of creativity and its role in computer science research, to encourage creativity in education, and to support creativity with new information technology that will improve American competitiveness and innovation.
PERFORMA Research Fellowship, Third Biennial of New Visual Art Performance, New York, New York

PERFORMA is a multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in the history of twentieth century art. I will be conducting research for commissioned projects involving the integration of art and technology for presentation at the 2009 Biennial of New Visual Art Performance in New York City from November 1-22.
Selected Participant, Trustee Residency Program, Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, Waterford, CT

Trustees from theater organizations across the nation convene for six days at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center at its idyllic National Historical Trust campus overlooking Long Island Sound. Participants will attend seminars and workshops on topics of great importance to trustees, will meet with the O'Neill's artistic directors and attend performances of the National Playwrights Conference and National Music Theater Conference.

Web site address: http://www.oneilltheatercenter.org
Artistic Collaborator, Center for Puppetry Arts, Xperimental Puppetry Theater, Atlanta, GA

From marionettes to stop-motion animation, robotics to masked dance, Xperimental Puppetry Theater provides Atlanta’s only program for artists to explore the vast menagerie of styles within the art of puppetry. For over twenty years, XPT has fostered the development and imagination of countless participants from across the country. The 2010 festival will take place in Atlanta during the month of May.

Web site address: http://www.puppet.org
2007 - 2010
Award Recipient, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, Georgia Institute of
Technology, Thank a Teacher Award, Nine Separate Citations.
Selected Participant, Summer Directing Program, Yale School of Drama, New Haven, CT

Designed to introduce practical tools for stage directing, the program introduces participants to the fundamental tenets of theatrical direction. Subjects to be explored include dramaturgy, script analysis, speech techniques, stage management and rehearsal planning.

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