Teaching

American University of Beirut | Beirut, Lebanon | 2004-Present

Positions
Acting Chair, Department of English (2009)
Chair, Department of English (2009)
Director, Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) (2010-2012 and 2014-2015)
Professor of English and Creative Writing (2004-Present)

Courses
Playwriting
Screenwriting
Introduction to Creative Writing
World Theatre
Age of Shakespeare
Twentieth-Century American Theatre
Modern British and Irish Theatre
Introduction to American Studies
American Literature 1900-1960

Graduate Seminars
Historical Theatre
The Making of Modern American Drama
Literature and Science

Theses
Director of M.A. theses on contemporary detective fiction; Anaïs Nin; WW II novels by Vonnegut, Heller, Mailer; Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead; narrative and video games; Büchner and the Arab world;
Committee member for theses on Faulkner, Elias Khoury and contemporary theatre

Special Projects
Organizer of Theatre Workshop with Jawad Al Assadi
Producer of original play The Cats of Renèe Dick
Creator and Director of the play reading series Now and Again

University Service
Center for American Studies Faculty Seminar Member
Member of Committee on Use of Technology in the Classroom
Member of Faculty of Literature
Co–Author, M.A. Comprehensive Exams
Author of the English Department Creative Writing Minor

United Nations International School | New York, NY | 2002-3

Position
Upper School English Teacher

Courses
12th-grade IB English
11th-grade IB/A2 English
10th-grade IB English
IB Drama
Introduction to Theatre
Latin American literature
Literature of the American South

University of Rio de Janeiro | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Fulbright Fellow, 1999

Position
Professor/Visiting Artist in M.F.A. program

Courses
Modes of Fact-Based Drama in the U.S., Europe and Latin America (M.F.A. Program)
Boal, Kaufman, Anna Deavere Smith, Mann, Buenaventura
Workshop course culminated in staged public performance

Working Title Theatre | East Hampton, NY | 1998-2001

Position
Director

Courses
The Making of Modern Drama (Chekhov, Ibsen, Brecht, Beckett)
Science and Theatre (Frayn, Brook, Dürrenmatt)
Contemporary Theatre (Churchill, Stoppard, Pinter)

Wesleyan University | Middletown, CT | 1998

Position
Visiting Professor

Courses
Staging the Real (Performance and Playwriting for Theatre Department) (Mann, Caryl Churchill, Anna Deavere Smith, Moises Kaufman)
Workshop course culminated in staged public performance

Dartmouth College | Hanover, NH | 1996

Position
Visiting Professor

Courses
Drama 65: Theatre Workshop (With Tim Raphael. Theatre Department)
Sponsored by New York Theatre Workshop
(Wooster Group, Joint Stock, Caryl Churchill)
Course culminated in a production of Heartland, a full-length play

Rutgers University | Newark, NJ | 1998 and 1994

Position
Adjunct Professor

Courses
Iberian Literary Traditions (Golden Age theatre and poetry, Portuguese literature,
medieval cantigas, Hispano-Arabic lyric and epic poetry)

Yale University | New Haven, CT | 1990-1991

Position
Instructor

Courses
Introduction to Portuguese (Language instruction, film, music and literature from
Brazil, Portugal and Africa)