Ted Wendt received his Ph.D in Performance Studies from Northwestern University, where one of his mentors was Frank Galati. Dr. Wendt began teaching theatre in the CSU at Chico State in 1980, and was also a director in their summer stock theatre company for eight years. He served several institutions as an academic dean for eleven years, then returned to the CSU in 2003 as the Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs at CSU Stanislaus. He resumed a full-time faculty position in our department in the Fall Semester of 2010. Dr. Wendt has directed over forty productions, covering everything from musical theatre and opera to his own stage adaptations of non-theatrical material. Although he has taught widely throughout the theatre curriculum, he specializes in history, theory & criticism, and directing.