Tom is a scholar whose focus is violence in the tragedies of Elizabethan/Jacobean/Caroline England and the In-Yer-Face Theater of the 1990s. Other interests include religion and performance, contemporary American drama, and contemporary Irish drama. His writing has appeared in New England Theatre Journal, Ecumenica, and Theatre Journal. He has presented his research at conferences such as Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), Comparative Drama Conference (CDC), and Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC). Tom is also a dramaturg, with credits from theaters in Nebraska, New York, and Indiana. Favorite experiences include As You Like It, The Crucible, “K.” (based on the work of Kafka), and Richard Strand’s Butler. He has contributed to the Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy. Tom has previously taught at Indiana State University and Indiana University in Bloomington, where he also had several production credits, including director and sound designer. He is originally from Hastings, Nebraska.