I am a theater director and professor at Skidmore College, training students to be innovative theater makers who will reflect a greater breadth of the human experience on our stages. As a scholar artist, I integrate pedagogy, performance, and research in my scholarly and artistic work. I am drawn to plays that engage cultural and global issues and strive to create opportunities for such plays to be realized through my teaching, research and professional endeavors. I am artist, teacher and scholar in all I do. My areas of expertise include directing, world theater history, intercultural performance, translation studies, multilingual performance, creole and mixed race studies, transnational studies, African American theater, race and performance, musical theater, new play development, theater for social change, Cape Verdean theater, and theater of the African diaspora.