Department Chair, Associate Professor - Theatre Technology
608-263-3359, 608-262-0061 (Chair's Office)
2186 Vilas Hall, 6194 Vilas Hall (Chair's Office)
Dan rejoined the UW faculty in the fall of 2009 after previously being in residence during the 2006-07 academic year. He spent his two years away as the Head of Electrical Design at Fisher Technical Services, a leading automation and control equipment company. Dan continues to work on significant international entertainment automation controls projects while teaching and serving as Head of the Theatre Technology MFA program.
Dan’s design and management projects include work on Cirque du Soleil ZED™, Macau City of Dreams’ Bubble Show, “Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark”, and Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2011’s premiere event “Flightpath.” He has also worked with Chicago Scenic Studios, Hudson Scenic Studio, and ZFX Flying Effects. He is a member of USITT and PLASA’s Rigging Working Group, and was the 2006 recipient of the Frederick A. Buerki Golden Hammer Scenic Technology Award.
Dan holds a BS in Theatre & Drama from the UW and an MFA in Technical Design and Production from the Yale School of Drama. He and his wife, Meghan (also a UW alum.), have four children.