My research is focused on teaching and learning with drama.

I have previously conducted research as part of the implementation of the SAIL program: School for Arts Integrated Learning at New Albany – Plain Local School District where I worked in the classrooms of four first grade teachers and with the entire staff of the K-1 School.  In England I conducted Arts Council research at a primary school funded by Durham-Sunderland Creative Partnerships.  In Northern Ireland, I collaborated with colleagues at the University of Ulster in research on the development and effectiveness of interactive pedagogy for ethical identity development in Social, Civic, and Political Education for secondary schools.

I was awarded the Outstanding Research Award by the American Alliance of Theatre and Education in 1991.