Amy Meyer is a PhD candidate in the Department of Drama and Dance. She received a BA in Theatre and English from Connecticut College and an MA in Drama from Tufts. Her research combines gender and dance studies with theatre studies to analyze performance and culture. Her areas of specialty include circus history and acrobatic acts, risk in performance, and gender in performance. Amy is an actor and acting teacher, and works with students in all disciplines on developing writing and public speaking skills. As a theatre practitioner, she is interested in highly physical traditions. She does work in movement-based devised theatre, partner acrobatics, aerial silks, and flying trapeze. She has acted professionally in Boston for almost a decade, and is a longtime member of the IRNE-award-winning theatre troupe Imaginary Beasts, in residence at the Boston Center for the Arts. At Tufts, Amy teaches for the Academic Resource Center and the Experimental College. She is also a Lecturer in Theatre at Boston College.
Beth has spent the last 20+ years helping brands in both the private and public sector bridge the gap between their offering and their consumers’ needs – creating products and services that reflect these needs and then marketing them in a way that resonates and inspires action. Most recently she was with C Space (formerly known as Communispace) and consulted with Fortune 500 companies including Hewlett Packard, Charles Schwab and Weight Watchers and helped them understand how to make their brand, products and services relevant to the people they serve (including current and prospective customers, partners and employees). Beth has spent most of her career working in entrepreneurial environments including the years she ran her own consulting business and her 11+ years at C Space (which in her tenure grew from 30 to 600+ employees; she was instrumental in establishing and growing relationships with clients, recruiting, developing and inspiring employees; and defining and executing overall growth strategies). For nearly as long a time, Beth has been an advocate for education – as a volunteer, as a consultant and as a lecturer. She has collaborated with students at several Boston area colleges and universities and enjoys immensely the opportunity to inspire people – challenging them to think in new ways and knowing that the work she's doing is making a difference.
Howard Woolf is the Director of the Experimental College and an Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Tufts University. In addition, he revitalized and currently oversees filmmaking at the university and recently produced, wrote, and directed a feature film titled Marranos. He was our opening speaker for the 2016 conference.