Hadley Kamminga-Peck completed her PhD in theatre history and criticism at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2015. She currently serves as Assistant Professor of Theatre History and head of the MFA in Directing at Western Illinois University. She received her BA in drama and Italian from Colorado College and her master's degree in acting from the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. She comes from the Twin Cities, Minnesota, where she worked for the Guthrie Theater. In Colorado, she worked as Dramaturg for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival from 2011-2018, and house managed for CSF, the Department of Theatre & Dance at CU Boulder, and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. She is a professor, Shakespeare nerd, director, dramaturg, and performer (from Elizabethan verse to transnational fusion).