Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance, Dr. Patrick Reynolds, teaches courses in acting, playwriting, dramatic literature and art of the theatre as well as directing classic and contemporary plays. He received his B.A. from Linfield College, his M.A. from Brown University, his Ph.D. from Cornell University, and his M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. He is a member of The Association for Theatre in Higher Education, American Society for Theatre Research, and American Studies Association. He has presented his research in papers and demonstrations at professional academic conferences in Georgia, Vermont, Massachusetts, California, and New York. Reynolds also served as acting department chair and visiting assistant professor at Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia. In addition he has been a children’s theatre instructor at Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre, Alexandria, Virginia, and creative drama instructor at Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts, Idyllwild, California. His honors and awards include Iowa Arts Fellow, University of Iowa; Finalist, Lilly Fellows Program; First Place, 2003 Heermans-McCalmon Playwriting Competition; Competitive Summer Research Grant, Cornell University; Sage Fellow, Cornell University; Telluride Fellow, Cornell University; and Merit Scholar, Linfield College.