HPU Hires Emerson As Assistant Professor Of Theater

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 22, 2009 ? Matthew E. Emerson has been hired as assistant professor of theater in the Department of Theater at High Point University.
In his new role, Emerson will be responsible for teaching technical theater courses, ranging from basic building techniques for stage and film to scene painting and model making. In addition to this, he will also design the lights and scenery for four of the university theater productions.
?I am thoroughly excited to be working at a university with stellar facilities and the capabilities of a Broadway theater,? Emerson says. ?I appreciate that High Point University demands the best facilities and equipment for students, faculty and staff.?
Emerson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater from Averett University in Danville, Va., and a Master of Fine Arts degree in sceneography from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu. Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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