Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead joined the Honors College in 2016. She previously served as associate professor and co-chair of the Performance and Communication Arts department at St. Lawrence University, where she taught theatre and communication courses. Her research and teaching interests include acting, directing, theatre for youth, theatre for social change, oral communication and bullying prevention.
In addition to writing for an academic audience, Ms. Gardinier Halstead is a children's book author, a playwright, and a contributor for The Huffington Post. She received her M.F.A. in theatre pedagogy from VCU and her B.A. in English/secondary education from LeMoyne College.