Professor of Acting
Head of Acting and Directing
Rob is an award-winning actor, author, director, educator and playwright. He is a Professor at Michigan State University where he serves as the Head of Acting and Directing in the Department of Theatre. His publications include books (Inner Monologue in Acting, Collaboration in Theatre: A Practical Guide for Designers and Directors (with Kirk Domer) and the upcoming Roadblocks in Acting published by Palgrave Macmillan) plays (The Summer Circle; Brooklyn Publishers, Arts or Crafts; Norman Maine Plays, Comfort Food; Original Work Publishing and The Tail of Peter Rabbit; Big Dog Publishing) and articles including a recent article in Theatre Topics.
He worked as the National Outreach Education Coordinator for Actors’ Equity Association and has appeared extensively throughout the US as actor and director in New York, Los Angeles and regionally at Goodspeed Musicals, Long Wharf Theatre and Pittsburgh Public Theatre. He has directed internationally in Colombia and Greece as a Fulbright Fellow.
Rob served on the faculty of Marymount Manhattan College, the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, SUNY/Stony Brook and Stephens College where he received the "Distinguished Teaching Award." At MSU he was awarded the "Mid-Michigan Alumni Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching" and the "Michigan Professor of the Year" from the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan.