After I completing my second year as chair of our department, I was honored with appointment to the Katharine Bakeless Nason Professorship in Theater and Drama. After 17 years at Case Western Reserve University, i was deeply touched (and completely surprised) by the appointment and the trust and faith and respect it showed me on behalf of my dean, provost, and president.
Life endures, of course, and so I'm beginning the 2017-18 academic year with a number of projects, including completing the work I've shared on the Provost's Commission on the Undergraduate Experience at CWRU. This has been a two year review our undergraduate educational experience with a recommendation to be made to the university this month.
I'm scheduled to direct the musical Urinetown in the spring, and am very much looking forward to that, as it's been a few years since I've done a musical.