Amy is a director, performer, scholar, teacher, and designer. She is an Assistant Professor of Directing at the University of Northern Iowa. Amy holds a PhD in Theatre from the University of Colorado Boulder, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado Denver, and a BA in Theatre from the University of Denver. Her research interests include the intersections of popular culture, technology, and contemporary theatre, including musical theatre. She has presented at numerous conferences including ATHE, MATC, CDC, MLA, EDTA, and AATE. Her publications can be found in Theatre Topics, Studies in Musical Theatre, The Texas Theatre Journal, The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers, and iBroadway. Amy's book, Disney Theatrical Productions: Producing Broadway Musicals the Disney Way is due out from Routledge in Spring 2019. In addition to her scholarship, Amy's creative work as a director, performer, and designer has been seen from Colorado to New York and many places in between. Some of her favorite projects include: the Colorado regional premiere of Spring Awakening with Ignite Theatre (Director), The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon-Marigolds at CU Boulder (Director), Hair at the University of Northern Iowa (Director), Ms. Andrew in Mary Poppins at the PACE Center, Lucy Van Pelt in You're A Good Man Charlie Brown with Theatre L'Homme Dieu, and serving as the Assistant Musical Director for At Buffalo - A new musical - at the New York Musical Theatre Festival.