Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Art Lynch, PhD
Art has a PhD in Education, Masters in Communication, and Bachelors in Speech-Theater-Mass Communication, with an additional two years of post graduate work in theater. He grew up in Chicago and developed an interest in high school in theater and journalism. His high school, Oak Park River Forest, is well known for its active theater arts program, producing internationally known performers. He also worked on the school newspaper. These early interests influenced his college and career choices. While at University of Illinois, Chicago he managed the college radio station and participated in theater. After graduation he worked in radio, doing stints as a reporter, news director and operations manager in several states, winning awards along the way. He also stayed active in theater and film (particularly musical theater). He developed and coordinated the Las Vegas branch of the Screen Actors Conservatory. He has served on SAG National Board of Directors for the past 18 years. He left journalism and broadcasting and worked in advertising and public relations, founding a successful, award- winning boutique agency. He discovered his love for teaching, which allows him to employ both his performance and journalistic aptitudes, and has taught at both public and private colleges. He continues to pursue theater and film as an actor and teacher, and works Sundays at the public radio station, KNPR. He now lives in the small, historic town of Boulder City, Nevada, close to Lake Mead and Hoover Dam. He completed his dissertation researching the 31ers Education Program, which keeps alive the history of Boulder City. He also serves on the Dam Short Film Festival Board in Boulder City.