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|Member-at-Large and Member of Nominating Committee - Nominees|
Focus Group Representatives to Elect Members-at-Large
The following ATHE members are candidates for the two open Member-at-Large positions (MAL for Operations and MAL for Outreach), to be voted on by the Focus Group Representatives on Wednesaday, July 31, 2013.
Nominee for Member-at-Large, Operations
Kelly Carolyn Gordon is the Director of Theatre at Concordia University and is completing an MS in Organizational Leadership and Ethics at St. Edward’s University. She has served as ATHE’s Vice President for Professional Development for two years, as well as acting as a mentor for the Leadership Institute. Gordon holds a certificate from the Management Development Institute of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. She is the recipient of the American Theatre and Drama Society's Vera Mowry Roberts Research and Publication Award and MATC’s Robert A. Schanke Theatre Research Award. She is proud to call ATHE her organizational home.
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Barbara Parisi is professor of Theater, Performance Studies, Gender and Communication Studies at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus. A member of ATHE almost since its formation, Parisi is currently the Focus Group Representative for the Senior Theatre Research and Performance focus group. She served four years as the Member-at-Large for Focus Group Representatives and has also served on many committees and task forces. For forty years, Parisi has served as the Executive Director of the Ryan Repertory Company, a non-profit at the Harry Warren Theatre in Brooklyn and recently edited six edition of Applause Books’ Best American Short Play Series.
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Nominees for Member-at-Large, Outreach
Chase Waites is chair of Drama and Live Entertainment Technology at Lone Star College-Montgomery in the Houston area where he directs, teaches acting, introduction to theatre, and theatre history. A Ft. Worth native, he spent ten years in New Orleans where he served as the artistic director of theatre and fine arts department chair at Jesuit of New Orleans. Chase received his B.A. from Centenary College of Louisiana and his M.F.A. from the University of New Orleans. He is KCACTF Region 6 Vice Chair, serves as Member-at-large for Outreach for ATHE, and is a member of Texas Educational Theatre Association.