Lisa J Bernd, Ph.D.
 Title: Assistant College Lecturer
 Dept: Theatre & Dance
 Office: MB 267
 Phone: 216-523-7430
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. MB 267, Cleveland, OH 44115

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M.A., Theater History, Literature, and Criticism, CUNY-Brooklyn College
Ph.D., Theater History, Literature, and Criticism, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Brief Bio:
Dr. Bernd received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Theatre History and is an Assistant College Lecturer at Cleveland State University. Her courses include Introduction to Theatre, Script Analysis, Dramatic Theory, and African American Theatre History I and II.  Dr. Bernd has been affiliated with Black Studies since 2011 and served on the CLASS Dean┬┐s Diversity Council from 2013-2017. In addition to The Tree of Oedipus, Dr. Bernd has worked as a dramaturg for CSU productions such as Emotional Creature (2017), Ubu Roi (2015), and The Dybbuk (2014).

Her research focuses on how oppressed communities have preserved their identities and subverted oppression through theatrical activity. Investigating how theatre supports and preserves oppressed communities has led to research about a variety of communities, including the African American community. Her articles have been published in Text and Presentation, Theater Journal and Theatre Symposium and she has presented at national conferences such as The Association for Theatre in Higher Education, The National Communication Association, and The Comparative Drama Conference. Dr. Bernd recently received a Textbook Affordability Grant that has enabled her to create resources that have eliminated textbooks in THE111 and THE318, saving her students over $40,000 annually.