The faculty includes three resident scholars – Jay Halio of the University of Delaware, the Institute’s Head Scholar; Margaret Mauer of Colgate University; and Stephen Dickey of UCLA – and a series of visiting scholars.
In addition to lecturing and leading seminars, the scholars will collaborate on curriculum and performance sessions with other faculty and be available for consultation at other times. The visiting scholars -- Erin Blake, Michael Collins, Barbara Mowat, Madhavi Menon, Paul Menzer, Peggy O’Brien, Gail Kern Paster, David Schalkwyk, Heather Wolfe, and Georgianna Ziegler -- are all prominent Shakespeareans who represent the dynamic forces in contemporary Shakespeare studies, including research and scholarship on performance history, cultural contexts, and Shakespeare education.
Rounding out the faculty are Caleen Sinnette Jennings, lauded playwright and professor at American University and Michael Tolaydo, acclaimed local actor and professor at St. Mary's College of Maryland. They will hold workshops on exploring text through performance as well as discussions of performance history.
Susan Biondo-Hench, high school teacher from Carlisle, PA and Shakespeare Steward Award recipient, and Michael LoMonico, Senior Consultant on National Education for the Folger will join the Institute as curriculum specialists. They will be joined by guest lecturer/presenter Mary Ellen Dakin, high school English teacher from Revere, MA and author of Reading Shakespeare with Young Adults.