Assistant Professor of Theatre
Dan Matthews is the new Assistant Professor of Theatre, with a focus on stage design and technical direction. Dan was born and raised in Rock Springs, Wyoming, before going to the University of Northern Colorado for his BA in Theatre Design and Technology. Dan did his graduate work at Ohio State, where he earned an MFA with concentrations in Scenic and Lighting Design. He taught for three years at Kansas State University before relocating to Chicago where he spent four years exploring the world of freelance scenic design and carpentry. While in Chicago he worked for many theatre companies but found a home as Tour Technical Director and House Carpenter at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Beginning this fall, Dan will bring his expertise back to the classroom, teaching courses in design and technical direction. Dan currently lives in Lima.