Rachel Evans is Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre at NJ’s Kean University, where she teaches theatre education courses, mentors pre-service theatre teachers, and directs theatre for young audiences. Currently, Rachel is VP/President-Elect of the Board of the Educational Theatre Association, for whom she regularly presents at conferences and state Thespian festivals. She was the recipient of a Theatre for Young Audiences/USA Ann Shaw Fellowship that took her to Australia for ASSITEJ 2008. Other activities include participating in SCASS Arts and NJ’s Standards revision, publishing reviews for Theatre Journal, writing original plays for young audiences, and designing costumes for modern dance. Rachel is a former high school theatre teacher, arts administrator, and AEA stage manager. She has a BFA in Theatre/Performance from Hofstra University and an MFA in Directing from University of Pittsburgh.