Katie Donovan is currently the head of Musical Theater and an Assistant Professor at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, specializing in musical theatre performance and dramaturgy. She is graduate of San Diego State University’s MFA in Musical Theatre program, as well as an alumnus of Villanova University (MA in Theatre, dramaturgy focus), and The University of the Arts (BFA in Musical Theatre ‘06). As a musical theatre specialist, she has taught undergraduate students in a number of different academic settings, at Franklin and Marshall College, San Diego State University, and The University of the Arts. Supplementing her teaching with a strong scholarly background, Katie has presented papers at the Association of Theatre in Higher Education, American Literature Association, Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium, and Music Theatre Educators Alliance conferences. Her scholarship has been published in The Eugene O'Neill Review, and the international journal, Studies in Musical Theatre. Most importantly, Katie is a very proud mother of two, wife, and aspiring triathlete.