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Akama Ryô
Atkins, Paul
Bae Moonkyung
Bethe, Monica
Blalock, Kylie
Brandon, James
Brady, Susan
Brazell, Karen W.
Brown, Eleanor
Cagno, Maiko Ota
Carlson, Marvin A.
Cesari, Gina
Chua Yinglin
Cox, Lee
Crowe, Martha
Davis, Nick
Dreyer, Liz
Dunford, Carolyn
Eagar, Hal
Elam, Barbara
Fang, Tang
Faver, Cheryl
Federation, Debra
Ferguson, Ann
Funaba, Sachiko
Gagnon, Deborah
Gerstle, C. Andrew
Goines, Jonathan (Chip)  
Gunnarsdóttir, Kristrún
Guthrie, James
Hare, Thomas
Heinrich, Amy Vladeck
Hickerson, H. Thomas
Hirtle, Peter B.
Holloway, David
Houle, Paul
Howard, Rachel
Huang, Alexander C.Y.
Hunt, Robyn
Imai Tsutomu
Ishimatsu Hisayuki
Izumi Yoshio
Jacobs, Marty
Kanai Shunichiro
Kaner, Margaret
Katsumata, Ritsu
Kim, Othilia J.
Kim, Shin-Woo
Klavans, Judith L.
Klein, Susan B.
Kominz, Laurence Richard
Kotas, Fredric John
Kuo, Melissa
Leiter, Samuel L.
Lento, Thomas
Leu, Jean
Lim Beng Choo
London, Christopher
Marquis, William
McKee, Daniel
McKee, Kumiko
Messie, Derek
Mi Zixue (Margrette)
Morley, Carolyn
Mura Naoya 村尚也
Mukherjee, Indrani
Nelson, Steven
Nickeson, Karen M.
Norton, Natalie
Ochshorn, Robert
Owen, Catherine
Oyler, Elizabeth
Pearson, Steven
Pesochinsky, Nikolai
Poetzl, Herbert
Reaves, John
Reidy, James
Resta, Paul
Rice, Ron
Rimer, Thomas
Rogan, Mary Ellen W.
Rosenkrantz, Marcy E.
Roush, Tricia
Ruddy, David
Schechner, Richard
Smethurst, Mae J.
Smethurst, Richard J.
Smirnoff, Sarah
Smith, Henry D. II
Smith, Kari
Specter, Susan
Takabayashi Kôji
Takabayashi Shinji
Tanaka, Kirsten
Trainor, Meghan
Tuchinskaya, Alexandra
Watson, Michael Geoffrey
Wenderlich, Ray
Whitman, John
Williford, Christa J.
Wilson, Anna
Wong, Mien
Yamanaka, Reiko
Yiu, Mimi
Young, T. Joshua

AKAMA Ryô JPARC participant Akama Ryô, is a professor at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto. A specialist in Japanese theatre prints, his M.A. and PhD coursework were completed at Waseda university, where he worked at the Theatre Museum before moving to Ritsumeikan. Akama has worked with many databases and websites and his recent books include An Illustrated History of Edo Theatre Sources (2003) and Itô Tomohisa Collection of Ukiyoe (1998). He attended the JPARC workshop in Singapore in 2005 and participates in the NEH grant.

Paul ATKINS Paul Atkins contributed his Index of Noh Play Translations to GloPAC's Japanese Performing Arts Resource Center while assistant professor of Japanese at Montana State University, Bozeman. Atkins earned a Ph.D. in Japanese at Stanford University. In 2002 he became assistant professor of Asian languages & literature at the University of Washington. His primary field of research is medieval Japanese literature and culture, with particular interests in noh drama and waka poetry, and he is researching the poetry and poetics of Fujiwara no Teika (1162-1241).

BAE Moonkyung For six months in 2004-2005, Bae Moonkyung was in Ithaca serving as a research assistant for GloPAC and working on her dissertation on noh for Waseda University. She was concurrently Visiting Research Associate at The Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum.

Monica BETHE Since the inception of GloPAC, Monica Bethe has served as a Japanese theatre consultant and has contributed her own materials on Japanese performing arts to the database. She led the development of the interactive slide show on noh costuming in JPARC and is editing a DVD of the noh play Yamanba and helping to create modules on noh props and performance history under the NEH grant. Bethe is a professor at Otani University, Kyoto, and adjunct professor at the Kyoto Center for Japanese Studies. She practices noh drama and has published many books on noh performance, some co-authored with Karen Brazell, some with Richard Emmert, as well as catalogues and articles on the costumes and masks of noh and kyôgen.

Kylie BLALOCK In 2004, Kylie Blalock served as an HTML programmer for GloPAC when she was working for Cornell University Libraries.

Susan BRADY Susan Brady served as metadata consultant for GloPAC’s IMLS grant, 2002-20005, when she was Head of the Reference Library and Photo Archive, Yale Center for British Art. She holds an M.A. in Theatre History and Criticism and a Master’s of Library and Information Science.

James BRANDON James Brandon taught at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa from 1968-2005 when he became Professor Emeritus. Brandon, a participant in JPARC, has received awards from many organizations including UNESCO, the Japanese Government, and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Theatre in 1990. In addition he was the founding editor of the Asian Theatre Journal and has written and edited numerous books on Asian theatre, including the monumental four volume Kabuki Plays on Stage (2000-2003), and Masterpieces of Kabuki: Eighteen Plays on Stage, both in collaboration with Samuel Leiter. Brandon is also a director, especially of kabuki plays in English.

Karen W. BRAZELL GloPAC founder and director since1998 and Goldwin Smith Graduate Professor of Japanese Literature and Theatre at Cornell University, Karen Brazell earned a Ph.D. from Columbia University and won a National Book Award for her first book, Confessions of Lady Nijô. Since then she has specialized in Japanese theatre, especially the classical noh theatre. She collaborated with Monica Bethe in several works about noh performance, and her latest book, Traditional Japanese Theater: An Anthology of Plays (1999) is regularly used in classrooms around the world. She has been actively developing GloPAC’s performing arts database and resource centers.

Eleanor BROWN Eleanor Brown served as GloPAC's IMLS grant coordinator 2002-2004 when she was Technical and Digital Archivist in Cornell University Library's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. She contributed to developing the performing arts metadata schema and application profile. In 2006 she became Assistant Director of Programs and Services and Curator of Media and Digital Collections in RMC. Brown has an M.A. in history, and has published several articles on photography.

Maiko Ota CAGNO Bunraku Project Archivist for the Adachi Collection at the C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University, Maiko Cagno has a detailed knowledge of the materials collected by the late puppet theatre scholar Barbara Adachi.

Marvin A. CARLSON Theatre consultant for GloPAC (2002-present) and Sidney E. Cohn Distinguished Professor of Theatre and Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Marvin Carlson received his Ph.D. from Cornell University and has served on the faculties of Cornell, University of Indiana, and Freie Universitat, Berlin. He has received the ATHE Career Achievement Award, ASTR Distinguished Scholarship Award, George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, and Joseph Calloway Prize. The author of many books and articles in theatre history, theory, and performance studies, including Performance: A Critical Introduction from Routledge, Carlson’s work has been translated into sixteen languages.

Gina CESARI Budget manager for the NEH grant to develop JPARC and Program Manager for Cornell’s East Asia Program, Gina Giambattista Cesari also has a strong background in theatre. Her B.A. was in theatre and Spanish, and from 1990 to 2003 she worked for the University/Resident Theatre Association, Inc. in NYC as director of operations and director of contract services. As a teacher in Chemung Valley Montessori School (2002-2005) she initiated a drama club and developed a summer immersion program in drama for middle school students.

CHUA Yinglin Chua Yinglin is a research assistant for GloPAC, working with Lim Beng Choo at the National University of Singapore.

Lee COX As an assistant librarian at the San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum, Lee Cox entered images and information in GloPAD and tested the metadata structure developed during the IMLS grant.

Martha CROWE Martha Crowe is an associate librarian and electronic publications specialist in Cornell University Library's Division of Digital Library and Information Technologies (DLIT) and former grant facilitator for GloPAC (1999-2000). She holds an M.A. in Germanic linguistics from Cornell and an M.L.S. from Syracuse University. Prior to her work in DLIT, Crowe was an editor at Cornell University Publications.

Nick DAVIS While working toward a Ph.D. (2005) in English and film & video studies at Cornell University, Nick Davis served as a research assistant for GloPAC (Summer 2001), digitizing, editing, and inputting images and metadata and assisting new GloPAC participants in adding their materials to the database. Davis' studies and teaching emphasize 20th century American fiction, theater, and film, and he will begin a position as visiting assistant professor of film & American literature at Trinity College in Hartford, CT in August 2005.

Liz DREYER Administrative general manager of the Gertrude Stein Repertory Theatre (GSRT), Liz Dreyer served as administrative manager for GloPAC (1998-2002), She received her M.F.A. in stage management from the Yale School of Drama, and specializes in producing both live and multimedia events. Dreyer was production manager for GSRT's award-winning production of An Epidog with Mabou Mines.

Carolyn DUNFORD From 2004 to 2006 Carolyn Dunford was a GloPAC research assistant entering materials from the University of Washington library archives.

Hal EAGAR Hal Eagar has served as technical consultant to GloPAC projects since 2002. He is Technical Director of the Gertrude Stein Repertory Theatre (GSRT). Cyberspeare, his play/website/thesis project, was staged in 1995 and his innovative production of Mr. Z : I was a Teenage Cryptologyst was featured at the List Gallery, M.I.T. as part of a virtual performance installation series, "PORT - Navigating Digital Culture."

Barbara ELAM As cataloguer at the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) Barbara Elam was a participant in our IMLS grant. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Bemidji State University in Minnesota and was working towards a dual Master's degree in art history and library science at Pratt Institute. In addition to MCNY, Elam has worked as assistant registrar at the American Federation of Arts in New York and as slide librarian at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

Tang FANG As a research assistant for GloPAC (1998-2000), Tang Fang developed Web pages for early versions of GloPAD and JPARC until receiving her B.A. in architecture at Cornell University. In 2003 she began to work for PBS&J, an engineering firm in Florida.

Cheryl FAVER Cheryl Faver is director of the Gertrude Stein Repertory Theatre (GSRT), which she founded in 1989, and a founding member of GloPAC. She specializes in the work of the twentieth-century avant-garde and is project director for GSRT's website on Vsevolod Meyerhold (www.meyerhold.org). In addition to her M.F.A. in directing from the Yale School of Drama, Faver has studied at the University of Giessen in Germany and at the Sorbonne in France and frequently lectures at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and Center for Digital Media, Lincoln Center, the Yale Repertory Theatre, and TCG. Her pioneering work in multimedia in the performing arts has been covered in twenty-five magazines in five languages.

Debra FEDERATION In 2005, Debra Federation served as budget manager for the IMLS grant while employed by Cornell University Libraries.

Ann FERGUSON GloPAC associate director since 1998, Ann Ferguson became a member of the University of Washington Libraries Digital Initiatives Program in 2002. Prior to moving to Seattle, she was the Bernard F. Burgunder Curator for the George Bernard Shaw and Theatre Arts Collections at Cornell University Library and reference librarian at the Sterling Memorial Library at Yale. Ferguson holds a Ph.D. in theater and drama from Indiana University and an M.S. in Library Service from Columbia University, with a specialization in rare books and manuscripts. She has written and lectured on Bernard Shaw and regional American theatre.

Sachiko FUNABA Sachiko Funaba assisted with data entry and translated Japanese materials into English for the Japanese Performing Arts Database while working as a research assistant for GloPAC during 2000. Currently assistant to the chair in Cornell University's Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Funaba earned an M.A. in Asian studies from Cornell and an M.S. in TESOL (Teaching English to the Speakers of Other Languages) from The University at Albany.

Deborah GAGNON As GloPAC's IMLS grant administrator (2002-04) and assistant director for programs for Cornell's Digital Library and Information Technologies (1999-2004), Deborah Gagnon kept her finger on the pulse of a number of the digital library services, projects, and programs for which Cornell University Library is renowned, including the GloPAD project. Gagnon, who holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, left Cornell in 2004 to join the faculty at Wells College (Aurora, NY) as an assistant professor of psychology.

C. Andrew GERSTLE In 1993 Andrew Gerstle became a Professor of Japanese Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London after teaching for twelve years at the Australian National University. He brings to JPARC his expertise in eighteenth century Japanese culture, and especially in kabuki and the bunraku puppet theatre. His latest books are Kabuki Heroes on the Osaka Stage, 1780-1830 (2005) and Chikamatsu: Five Late Plays (2001).

Jonathan (Chip) GOINES As GloPAC's database programmer (2001-02), Chip Goines maintained GloPAD and moved it from its original Microsoft Access platform to PostgreSQL while working as Web/database programmer for Cornell's Digital Library & Information Technologies. He studied computer science and served as a systems programmer at the Rochester Institute of Technology and has worked for newspaper sites such as The New York Times on the Web and Washingtonpost.com, in addition to freelancing as software reviewer for The Washington Post's "Fast Forward" personal computing and electronics section. In 2002 Goines became a programmer for the Cornell Institute of Technology.

Kristrún GUNNARSDÓTTIR Kristrún Gunnarsdóttir served as database designer for GloPAC (2001-02) while working as a programmer/analyst for Cornell University Library (CUL) in the division of Digital Library and Information Technologies. While at CUL, she designed the Web access interface and conducted a usability study for Saganet, a large-scale digital library hosting Icelandic family sagas and Germanic/Nordic literature (http://sagnanet.is/), and developed software and design for the implementation of CTHEORY Multimedia, an international journal of theory, technology, and culture (ctheorymultimedia.cornell.edu), among other projects. Gunnarsdóttir holds a B.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts, a B.A. in Anglo-American philosophy from the University of Iceland, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Cardiff University, School of Social Sciences.

James GUTHRIE James Guthrie worked as a research assistant for GloPAC (2001) while pursuing his master's degree at Cornell University. With the completion of his thesis, "Re-Centering the Realm: Go-Shirakawa and Political Authority in the Late Heian Period," Guthrie received his M.A. in 2003 and is now a reviewer for The Sixteenth Century Journal and an independent scholar.

Thomas W. HARE Thomas Hare graduated from Princeton University in East Asia Studies in 1975 and returned as a Professor of Comparative Literature in 2001. In the intervening years he received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, and taught for 20 years at Stanford University. In addition to a seminal book on Zeami’s Style (1996), Hare wrote a volume Number, Gender and the Word in Ancient Egyptian Representational Systems (1999). His book of translations of Zeami’s treatises is about to be published. Hare will collaborate with Yamanaka Reiko on developing a JPARC research center on Zeami during the NEH grant.

Amy Vladeck HEINRICH Active GloPAC participant, Amy Heinrich is director of the C.V. Starr East Asian Library at Columbia University. For JPARC, Heinrich contributes materials from the Barbara Adachi Bunraku Collection, housed in the Starr Library and will create an interactive module on the Bunraku Theatre. She earned a Ph.D. from Columbia in 1980, and published Fragments of Rainbows: The Life and Poetry of Saito Mokichi, 1882-1953 in 1983. Heinrich was founding chair of the North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources and editor of Currents in Japanese Culture: Translations and Transformations (1997).

H. Thomas HICKERSON Thomas Hickerson, as Associate University Librarian for Information Technologies and Special Collections at Cornell, was principal investigator the three-year (2002-05) grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services for GloPAC to develop metadata standards for the performing arts and express them in GloPAD. He was president of the Society of American Archivists and has also served as a member of the executive committee of the International Council on Archives. In 2001 he was named a Computerworld Honors Program Laureate, and in 2006 he moved to the University of Calgary to become Director of Information Resources.

Peter B. HIRTLE Peter B. Hirtle was co-director of technology for GloPAC (1998-2002) while director of the Cornell Institute for Digital Collections. Hirtle holds an M.L.S. from the College of Library and Information Science, University of Maryland, and an M.A. in history from The Johns Hopkins University. In 2003 he became director for instruction and learning for Cornell University Library's Department for Instruction, Research, and Information Services. He has served as president of the Society of American Archivists, a member of several advisory boards, including the National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage's Working Group on Best Practices in Networking Cultural Heritage, and as associate editor of D-Lib Magazine (www.dlib.org), a monthly journal about innovation and research in digital libraries.

David HOLLOWAY David Holloway worked as a research assistant for GloPAC (2001) while studying abroad at the Kyoto Center for Japanese Studies. In 2002 he returned to Washington University in St. Louis to pursue a B.A. in Japanese language and literature and write a thesis on Chikamatsu Monzaemon.

Paul HOULE Paul Houle served as GloPAC technical consultant from 2002-2004 and provided programming for GloPAD during 2005-06.

Rachel HOWARD As GloPAC's metadata archivist (2004 - present), Rachel Howard is working on developing a metadata schema for the performing arts. Based in Seattle, she recently served as project manager for an IMLS grant, King County Snapshots, digitizing historical photos from twelve local partners, and created metadata for another performing arts consortium, Smithsonian Global Sound. Her experience with digital libraries began with the National Digital Library Program at the Library of Congress, where she developed online presentations of multiformat ethnographic collections from the American Folklife Center and contributed her cataloging and technical skills to the joint Smithsonian/Library of Congress Save Our Sounds audio preservation project. She holds a B.A. in history from the University of Notre Dame.

Alexander C.Y. HUANG A GloPAC performing arts specialist and contributor, Huang is an assistant professor at Penn State University in the Department of Comparative Literature. Professor Huang's teaching and research center around four principal areas: 1.) critical theory and comparative drama, 2.) Shakespeare and Renaissance English drama, 3.) classical and modern Chinese literature, theatre and film, and 4.) transcultural performance, Asian diaspora and Taiwanese/Chinese diaspora. He has also been involved in creating a multimedia-enhanced online archive called "Shakespeare in Asia".

Robyn HUNT Robyn Hunt joined the faculty of Theatre and Dance at the University of South Carolina in 2006 after many years on the graduate faculty at the University of Washington. Co-founder and first artistic director of the San Diego Public Theatre and co-head of the Pacific Performance Project, Hunt worked in Japan with Tadashi Suzuki, Kenji Suzuki, and Shogo Ohta. She performed frequently at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville (1994-2000) under the direction of Jon Jory. Hunt will help create the JPARC learning module about Ohta’s Water Station in which she acted in Seattle (2001) and New York City (2005).

IMAI Tsutomu Imai Tsutomu began studying Ikuta school koto and shamisen at the age of four, and from age thirteen, studied Maeda school heike biwa with the Nagoya performers Mishina Masayasu and Doizaki Masatomi. In 1992 he received the title "kengyô," the highest rank given to blind musicians by the Kokufû Ongaku Kai (Association for National Music). Imai's chanting of The Tale of the Heike at Cornell University on August 15, 1997 was his first performance outside Japan. The videotape and related material can be found in GloPAC's Japanese Performing Arts Resource Center.

IZUMI Yoshio Izumi Yoshio is a professional noh actor of the Kanze school. He performs regularly in both Osaka and Nagoya. In addition to performing main roles in standard noh, he has composed music and choreography for several modern “noh” plays. Izumi has been extremely generous in providing GloPAC with advice and images. Selections from his 1999 performance of Yamanba are included in GloPAD, in JPARC and on a DVD.

Hisayuki (Yuki) ISHIMATSU The development of electronic cultural maps is the special skill that Yuki Ishimatsu brings to GloPAC. As Head of the Japanese Collection and Reference Services, East Asian Library, UC Berkeley, Ishimatsu has selected maps to include in the online site, Japanese Historical Maps, and has been demonstrating the power of this website to scholars and librarians around the country. He attended the JPARC planning conference in Singapore (2005), and is a participant in the NEH Grant. In addition to his library work, Ishimatsu has published many books in Japanese, often dealing with aspects of life in the U.S.

Marty JACOBS Marty Jacobs is curator of the Theater Collection at the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) and GloPAC’s MCNY representative (2002-present). He received his master’s degree from Carnegie Tech and his bachelor’s from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After spending his early years performing, Jacobs moved into directing and producing community, educational, and regional theatre, then onto Broadway in 1976. Having retired from the commercial theatre in 1989, he began working at MCNY as a volunteer and was appointed curator in 1991.

KANAI Shunichiro Executive Technical Director and President of Kanai Odogu Co., LTD., Shunichiro Kanai has spent a lifetime designing and constructing sets for the kabuki and other theatres at the National Theatre and the Kabukiza theatre in Tokyo and throughout Japan. He has also directed the set and scenery construction for several overseas tours of the Kabukiza theatre.

Margaret KANER While working toward a Ph.D. in English at Cornell University, Margaret Kaner was a research assistant for GloPAC (summer 2002), digitizing, formatting, and archiving video recordings and printed materials. Kaner's research interests are in the English Renaissance, and her teaching focuses on Renaissance drama as well as 20th century television.

Ritsu KATSUMATA One of Ritsu Katsumata's accomplishments as a Web designer for GloPAC (2003-present) is developing our logo. Currently with Cornell University's Digital Library and Information Technologies, she has worked in the design and advertising industry for many years, developing print, broadcast and Web communications for clients including Nike Shoes, Microsoft, Yohji Yamamoto, Mikimoto Pearls and Cornell's Department of Architecture. Katsumata grew up in Philadelphia and has lived in NYC, Portland, Oregon, and Tokyo, Japan. She is the mother of two daughters and a performer and composer of violin music (acoustic and electric) who loves to learn about new technologies and media. www.ritsu.com

Othilia J. KIM Othilia Kim digitized and uploaded images, conducted research, and entered metadata into GloPAD as a research assistant during 1999-2002. While at Cornell, Kim was involved with the Asian American Playhouse on campus as a writer, actress, and director. She received her B.S. in electrical engineering in 2002.

Shin-Woo KIM In 2004 ShinWoo Kim served as a PHP programmer for the IMLS project. At the time he was employed by Cornell Digital Library and Information Technologies.

Judith L. KLAVANS Judith Klavans served as GloPAC technology advisor when she was director of the Center for Research on Information Access at Columbia University.. She earned a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of London, and her research has focused on the use of computational linguistic techniques for the automatic analysis and extraction of topical information from text. She has published over fifty technical articles on this topic. Klavans also holds a patent on the association of text and image for the indexing and retrieval of multimedia objects.

Susan B. KLEIN One of the external evaluators for the NEH grant to develop JPARC, Susan Klein is an Associate Professor in UC Irvine’s department of East Asian Languages and Literature and Director of Religious Studies. Her books are on the Japanese avant-garde dance theater form Butô (1989), the esoteric literary commentaries of medieval Japan (2003), and esoteric Buddhism and the noh theater (in progress). She earned her B.A. at Williams College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Japanese literature and religion from Cornell University at Cornell University.

Laurence R. KOMINZ After receiving a B.A. from Colby College, Laurence R. Komiz earned an M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He is a Professor of Japanese at Portland State University, where he has taught since 1984. As a participant in JPARC, Kominz offers expertise in both Kabuki and the puppet theatre. His books include The Stars who created Kabuki (1997) and Avatars of Vengeance: Japanese Drama and the Soga Literary Tradition (1995). He is researching the Ichikawa Danjûrô family of kabuki actors.

Frederic J. KOTAS A Ph.D. in Japanese Language and Literature from the University of Washington, Fred Kotas is Japanese Bibliographer and Assistant Curator of the Wason Collection on East Asia at Cornell and an adjunct Assistant Professor in Asian Studies. His research specialty is setsuwa, short tales from the 11th through 14th centuries. He contributes both his academic and his library skills to the development of GloPAC projects, especially JPARC. Kotas did post doctoral research at Waseda University, and teaches courses on Japanese bibliography and electronic resources.

Melissa KUO In 2003 when employed by Cornell’s Digital Library and Information Technologies, Melissa Kuo served as a GloPAC web designer.

Samuel L. LEITER Samuel Leiter, Distinguished Professor of Theater History at Brooklyn College, holds an M.F.A. in directing from the University of Hawaii and a Ph.D. from New York University. His more than 20 books include works on Japanese theatre (especially kabuki), the New York theatre, directors of the English-speaking and the European stages, and Shakespeare. In addition he has written and edited theatre dictionaries and encyclopedias, including the Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre (2005). In 2004 he was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre, and the next year presented with the 2005 ATHE Excellence in Editing Award. Leiter serves as an external evaluator for the NEH grant to develop JPARC.

Thomas LENTO As a research assistant (1999-2000), Thomas Lento helped create the Japanese Performing Arts Resource Center; scanned, edited, and uploaded images for GloPAD; and performed basic Web maintenance. He received his B.A. in Asian studies and chemistry in 2000 and continued on at Cornell as a graduate student in sociology.

Jean LEU Jean Leu served as a research assistant for GloPAC (2002), entering images and metadata into the Japanese Performing Arts Database, while studying abroad in Japan at the Kyoto Center for Japanese Studies. In 2003 Leu graduated from Boston University with a major in public relations and a minor in Japanese, and she currently (2003) works with General Electric in a communications leadership development program.

LIM Beng Choo GloPAC regional director for Singapore (2000-present) and assistant professor in the Department of Japanese Studies, National University of Singapore, Lim Beng Choo holds a Ph.D. in premodern Japanese literature. In 2005 she organized a Japan Foundation-funded conference “Developing an Online Japanese Performing Arts Resource Center.” Lim has taught at NUS and as a visiting professor at UC Berkeley and has has collected materials for GloPAC in Singapore, Southeast Asia, and Japan. Her research and publishing centers on late Muromachi noh, especially the work of Nobumitsu.

Christopher LONDON As GloPAC's administrative coordinator (2003), Christopher London helped coordinate the overall administration of GloPAC, including the development and maintenance of the internal website. He holds a Ph.D. in development sociology from Cornell University, specializing in participatory rural development, and is Executive Director of Educate the Children, an NGO that works on women's empowerment and children's education in Nepal.

William MARQUIS William Marquis was the database administrator for GloPAC (1999-2001) while working as systems administrator for the Cornell Institute for Digital Collections. Marquis holds a B.A. in anthropology from Arizona State University, has extensive experience with database administration, in both private industry and academia, and has been the lead staff member for several project implementations that involved database and Web technologies. He currently works as a digital conversion specialist for Cornell's Digital Library and Information Technologies.

Daniel McKEE In 2006 Daniel McKee, a JPARC participant, became curator of the Ruth and Sherman Lee Institute in Hanford, CA. At that time he was also completing his Ph.D. dissertation, The Art of Surimono as a Poetic Practice at Cornell University. McKee’s expertise is in Edo period prints including those related to Japanese theatre. He is the author of The Glass Bead Game of Edo: Surimono from the Joanna Schoof Collection (2006) and co-author with Dr. Eckhard May of Moments in Words and Pictures: Four Centuries of Haiga from the Collection of Jon de Jong (2006).

Kumiko McKEE As a research assistant for GloPAC (2002-present), Kumiko McKee digitizes images and translates performing arts information from Japanese to English, entering both languages into the database. McKee also serves as GloPAC liaison with the Kanai Scene Company Limited. She has studied at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan and Luton College in England, and is author of a grammar book for Japanese learners of English, entitled English, Your Way 2.0, Immersion Edition, Complete Interactive Course, published on CD-ROM. In addition to her work for GloPAC, McKee works part time as a translator and language instructor in Ithaca, New York.

Derek MESSIE GloPAC’s database programmer (2003-2004), Derek Messie, works as a digital library specialist in Cornell’s Digital Library and Information Technologies division. He helped design and implement new data requirements, including the multilingual functionality for GloPAD. He holds a B.A. in computer science from University at Buffalo, an M.Eng. in computer science from Cornell University, and an M.B.A. from Syracuse University.

MI Zixue (Margrette) While an undergraduate at Cornell University, Mi Zixue (Margrette) worked as a research assistant for GloPAC (2000-01), scanning materials and entering data into the Japanese Performing Arts Database.

Carolyn MORLEY A JPARC participant, Caroly Morley is Professor of Japanese Language and Literature at Wellesley College where she has been teaching since 1985. Her specialty is the Kyôgen theatre, about which she has written many articles and a book entitled Transformations, Miracles, and Mischief: The Mountain Priest Plays of Kyôgen (1993). She has a Ph.D. from Columbia University, an M.A. from the University of British Columbia, and a B.A. from Oberlin College.

Indrani MUKHERJEE Indrani Mukherjee launched GloPAC's internal website while serving as administrative coordinator in November 2002. She holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Regional Engineering College in Durgapur, India, and an M.B.A. from San Jose State University.

MURA Naoya (村尚也) A JPARC participant, Mura Naoya is an accomplished professional in the arts of Japanese dance. Having begun training under his parents at the age of six, he has studied under a variety of teachers and performs not only Nihon buyō but also in noh and kabuki productions as well as flamenco and other modern styles. In addition to dancing professionally under the performing name of Bandō Kotoji (坂東鼓登治), he holds the rank of senior executive instructor in the Bandō school, holds a degree in literature from Sophia University, is a member of the Japanese Dance Association, a lecturer at Bunka Gakuin University, and a recipient of awards from the Ministry of Culture. Mr. Mura has performed on numerous overseas tours and is the author of several books on dance including Nihon buyō taikan, Shigusa ni kakusareta nihonjin no kokoro, and contributions to the Kabuki handobukku and the Nihon buyō jiten (Dictionary of Japanese Dance).

Steven NELSON Steven Nelson is a musicologist interested in the history of Japanese performing arts. In 2004 he became professor at Hosei University in Tokyo. He has also taught at UC Berkeley, the Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies, and Kyoto City University for the Performing Arts and publishes widely in both Japanese and English. He receive a B.A.from the University of Sydney, and an M.A. fromTokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where he has also completed his doctoral course work. He served as a GloPAC advisor from 2004-2005, and is a participant in the JPARC development project, 2006-2008.

Karen M. NICKESON A metadata consultant for GloPAC (2002-present), Karen Nickeson is assistant curator of the Billy Rose Theatre Collection at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. She has also served as archivist and cataloger in the Dance Division, participating in the consortial activities of the Dance Heritage Coalition to develop standards for processing, cataloging, and maintaining authority control in performing arts collections. Nickeson holds an M.L.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in French literature from George Washington University. She performs occasionally in local concert dance productions.

Natalie NORTON As a member of the Gertrude Stein Repertory Theatre, Natalie Norton entered images and VRMLs into GloPAD as part of the IMLS project.

Robert Martin OCHSHORN As a Cornell undergraduate planning to major in visual studies and computer science, Robert Ochshorn was a GloPAC intern in the summer of 2006. His work including creating templates for entering video and complex media objects into the database, setting up a work space for digitally photographing materials, and helping to create a DVD about the noh play Yamanba.

Catherine OWEN Catherine Owen is executive director of the Performing Arts Data Service (PADS), based at the University of Glasgow, UK, and a metadata consultant for GloPAC (2002-present). After receiving master’s degrees in English and politics and in information and library science at the University of Strathclyde, she worked at the Scottish Music Information Centre, managing the national collection of Scottish music manuscripts, scores, and recordings, where she could indulge her passion for music. Since joining the PADS at its inception in 1997, Owen has been responsible for building a digital library collection of performing arts materials that serves academics across the UK, and she is particularly interested in the development of metadata for the description and management of metadata in the performing arts.

Elizabeth A. OYLER When Elizabeth Oyler agreed to serve as an external evaluator for the NEH grant she was teaching in the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages and Literatures at Washington University where, in March 2005, she organized a conference on The Heike monogatari in Noh Drama. She is co-editing (with Michael Watson) a book containing the papers of that conference and is preparing another book on gender and performance traditions in medieval Japan. Her first book, Swords, Oaths, and Prophetic Visions: Authoring Warrior Rule in Medieval Japan was published in 2006, the year she also moved to the University of Illinois.

Steven PEARSON Steven Pearson, taught at the University of Washington (1992-2006) and then moved to the University of South Carolina. Founder and co-head of the Summer Institute at Toga, Japan (1988-93), Pearson is Artistic Director of the Pacific Performance Project. He draws on the training methods of Tadashi Suzuki, Theatre Group TAO/Tokyo, and Ohta Shogo, as well as Russian Clown and Alexander techniques and modern dance, and has directed and acted in the U.S., Japan and Romania. He will participate in a JPARC learning module about Ohta's Water Station, which he directed in Seattle (2001) and New York City (2005).

Nikolai PESOCHINSKY GloPAC's regional director for Russia and a participant in both GloPAD and JPARC, Nikolai Pesochinsky, an Associate Professor at St. Petersburg Academy of Theatre Arts, received his doctorate from Leningrad Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinema. Pesochinsky held visiting positions at Yale (1999-2000), Korea National University of Arts (2002) and Wesleyan University (2006). One of Russia's foremost authorities on the work of Vsevolod Meyerhold and the Russian avant-garde theater movement, his publications include Vsevolod Meyerhold: L'Attore Biomeccanico; Meyerhold in Russian Theatre Criticism; Actor in Meyerhold's Theatre, Acting Art in Theatre Studio, and The Leningrad School of Theatre Research.

Herbert POETZL Herbert Poetzl advises GloPAC in continental European theater, specifically for the German-speaking realm, and served as Binghamton University liaison during the IMLS grant. He is curator of the Max Reinhardt Archives at Binghamton University, where he is responsible for the archival maintenance and development of this important theater resource. Poetzl holds a Ph.D. in modern European history and has taught and written on the rhetoric of film as well as on aspects of German intellectual and cultural life during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He also leads an active performing career as a symphony musician.

John REAVES John Reaves, a technology advisor for GloPAC since its inception, is the Gertrude Stein Repertory Theatre (GSRT) representative for GloPAC projects. He is also CEO for Learning Worlds, Inc., which he founded in 1998. Reaves holds a B.A. and M.S. from Cornell University, has studied film at NYU Graduate School of the Arts, and received an M.F.A. in playwriting at the Yale School of Drama. He has been a consultant in the computer field since the late 1970s. While co-director of GSRT, he worked with IBM, Lucent/Bell Labs, and other major IT companies to merge technological innovations with the needs of artistic development and production.

James REIDY As a interface to database programmer, James Reidy worked to develop GloPAD from 2004 through 2006, when he was employed in Cornell’s Digital Library and Information Technologies.

Paul E. RESTA External advisor to JPARC for the NEH Grant, Paul Resta has a stellar career in studying and developing many types of learning technology. In 1991 Resta moved from the University of New Mexico to the University of Texas at Austin where he is the Ruth Knight Milikan Centennial Professor in the Department of Curriculur and Instruction and Director of the Learning Technology Center. He was educated in psychology, and earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at Arizona State University. He has edited several books on technology including e-learning for Teacher Development: a Policy and Planning Guide and led many externally funded projects including Presidential Timeline funded by NEH, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation and the University of Texas.

Ron RICE AA Web developer specializing in requirements analysis, content management, interface design, and interface programming, Ron Rice worked in Cornell's Digital Library and Information Technologies and was GloPAC's Web interface designer/programmer from 2003 to 2004. Rice has media production experience in publishing, photography, film, video, and radio dating back to 1985, and he began working with Web development technologies in 1994, playing a lead role on many Fortune 500 Web projects.

J. Thomas RIMER After a long and distinguished career at Washington University, the Library of Congress (Chief, Asian Division), University of Maryland, and, from 1991, at the University of Pittsburgh, Thomas Rimer retired in 2005, only to become Paul Terasaki Chair in US-Japan Relations at UCLA for a year. He has written and edited almost 30 books on various aspects of Japanese literature, especially modern literature and several works on Japanese theatre. In addition he has been a curator and catalogue author for four major exhibitions. The Japanese government honored him with the Order of the Sacred Treasure. Rimer has agreed to serve as an external evaluator for JPARC under the NEH grant.

Mary Ellen W. ROGAN As a senior archivist of the Bily Rose Theatre Collection at the New York Public Library, Mary Ellen Rogan served as metadata consultant for the IMLS grant (2002-2005). She received a Masters of Library Science from Columbia University and has published in library and performing arts fields.

Marcy E. ROSENKRANTZ In 2002 Marcy Rosenkrantz became Director of Librarian Systems at Cornell Univerisity Library and IMLS grant technical director for GloPAC. She received a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Binghamton University and has served in various areas of emerging technologies and supercomputing.

Tricia ROUSH After becoming reference librarian at the San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum (SFPALM) in 2005, Tricia Roush participated in GloPAC’s IMLS grant by entering images and information from SFPALM’s archives into our database.

David RUDDY Metadata specialist David Ruddy advised GloPAC before and during the IMLS grant. In the Electronic Publishing unit of the Division of Digital Library and Information Technologies (DLIT), Ruddy has been involved with the encoding and metadata issues of several digital library projects, including Making of America, EAD encoded archival finding aids, Project Euclid, and ENCompass.

Richard SCHECHNER Richard Schechner, metadata consultant for GloPAC and University Professor of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, is a teacher, writer, theatre director, and editor. He received his B.A. from Cornell University, M.A. from the University of Iowa, and Ph.D. from Tulane University. Schechner is editor of TDR: A Journal of Performance Studies, artistic director of East Coast Artists, and the author of many books, including Environmental Theater, Between Theatre and Anthropology, and Performance Studies: An Introduction. His directing credits include Dionysus in 69, Mother Courage and Her Children, Oedipus, The Tooth of Crime, The Balcony, Three Sisters, Hamlet, and Waiting for Godot. Among his many fellowships, awards, and visiting professorships are a Lifetime Achievement Award from Performance Studies International, a Guggenheim, two Fulbrights, and an NEH Senior Research Fellow. At present he is a Professor-at-Large at Cornell University and an honorary professor of theatre at Shanghai Theatre Academy and at the Institute for the Fine Arts, Havana.

Mae J. SMETHURST Mae Smethurst taught classics at the University of Pittsburgh from 1968 to 1988, then in 1989 became both Professor of Classics and Adjunct Profess of East Asian Languages and Literature. This reflected her growing interest in the noh theatre and comparing it with Greet tragedy, presented in her 1989 book The Artistry of Aeschylus and Zeami. She won the Japan-United States Friendship Commission Award for her Dramatic Representations of Filial Piety: A Translation of Five Noh (2002), and also edited The Noh Ominameshi (2004). Smethurst has agreed to serve as an external advisor for JPARC.

Richard J. SMETHURST An historian of early modern and modern Japan with an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Richard Smethurst has taught at the University of Pittsburgh since 1967. After writing many books and articles on various aspects of Japanese history, Smethurst has developed an interest in the noh theatre and is preparing a catalogue The Woodblock Prints of Tsukioka Kôgyo with Thomas Rimer, Robert Schaap and Mae Smethurst. He will contribute a learning module on Tsukioka Kôgo’s noh prints to JPARC.

Sarah SMIRNOFF Project manager for the Gertrude Stein Repertory Theatre (GSRT) and Learning Worlds, Inc., Sarah Smirnoff is GloPAC’s Russia coordinator (2002-present). She received an M.A. in theatre from Binghamton University and a B.A. from Bard College. At GSRT, Smirnoff has been technology stage manager for their Making of Americans workshop at the University of Iowa, project manager for their website on Vsevolod Meyerhold (www.meyerhold.org), and teaching assistant for their graduate-level distance learning seminar taught in conjunction with guest artists and lecturers at Binghamton University, Moscow, and St. Petersburg, Russia. In 2002 she helped produce Artists-for-the-Cure at Carnegie Hall, a benefit for breast cancer research.

Henry D. SMITH, II After writing Japan’s First Student Radicals (1972) and co-designing an exhibition Shinjuku, Japan: The Phenomenal City that showed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1975-76 and then toured the U.S, historian Henry Smith’s interests turned more toward the visual and performing arts. He published books on Hiroshige, Hokusai, and Kiyochika and in 2003 organized an exhibition Chûshingura on Stage and in Print at Columbia University where he has been a Professor of Japanese History since 1988. Smith will develop a learning module on Chûshingura for JPARC. In 2006 Smith became Director of the Kyoto Consortium of Japanese Studies, a study abroad center for American students in Kyoto.

Kari SMITH As GloPAC's metadata archivist (2003), Kari Smith worked on developing a metadata schema for performing arts materials. In addition to the United States, she has lived in Western and Central Europe, Russia, and Southeast Asia, and has many years of multicultural work experience in the former Soviet Union and with Native American and First Nations archives and museums. Smith earned a master's degree in the science of information, specializing in archives and records management, from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in international studies from George Mason University. She has presented internationally on the Digital Collective Model for cultural materials, and UNESCO published a paper co-written by Smith and Maurita P. Holland for UNESCO’s World Culture Report 2000. Her personal website is www.globalarchivist.com.

Susan SPECTER As GloPAC's managing editor and trainer (2000-2006), Susan Specter edited the GloPAC website and database records, created the help documentation for the database, and provided training to new participants for the digitization and input of their collections. She has received degrees from Ohio State and Cornell Universities and attended the Florida School of Massage. In 2006 Specter became an editorial assistant at the Cornell University Press.

TAKABAYASHI Kôji Takabayashi Kôji, a professional noh actor of the Kita School, teaches and performs noh mostly in the Kyoto and Osaka area. Together with his son and grandson, he stages special noh performances twice a year. He has generously provided GloPAC with advice and images. He provided the costumes and, with his son Shinji, modeled for the slides that form the base of the interactive slide show “Costuming a Warrior in Noh,” which first appeared in the prototype JPARC in 1999.

TAKABAYASHI Shinji Takabayashi Shinji, son of Kôji, is also a professional noh actor of the Kita school who performs in Kyoto, Osaka, and Tokyo. In collaboration with his father, he trains both Japanese and foreign students of noh, as well as his own son. Takabayashi Shinji also appears in the JPARAC interactive slide show “Costuming a Warrior in Noh.”

Kirsten TANAKA Head librarian and archivist at the San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum (SFPALM), Kirsten Tanaka served as GloPAC representative during the IMLS grant (2002-2005).

Meghan TRAINOR A technology advisor for the NEH grant to develop JPARC, Meghan Trainor is Project Manager at Learning Worlds. Trainor is an interdisciplinary artist, who focuses on exploring the dynamis of technology within society. In 2005 she received an MPS in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University where she has developed a peer-to-peer teaching program.

Alexandra TUCHINSKAYA Alexandra Tuchinskaya is a chief curator in the Russian Theatre Department of the St. Petersburg Museum of Theatre and Music Arts and the museum's GloPAC representative. She graduated from Leningrad Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinema as a theatre researcher, and after experience as a dramaturg at Kyiv Puppet Theatre, worked as a senior researcher at the Fyodor Chalyapin Memorial Apartment in St. Petersburg. Tuchinskaya has published many articles and research works on the history and new developments in Russian theatre, particularly pertaining to Vsevolod Meyerhold. She also works with the movie director Alexander Sokurov as an advisor, film script editor, and supervisor of his official website.

Stacy WATERS Actively involved with computing in the arts and humanities since 1983, Stacy Waters is Research Coordinator for the Center for Advanced Research Technology in the Arts and Humanities and for DXARTS, the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media, at the University of Washington. Waters received his Ph.D. in textual studies from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. His background in linguistics, literature, and language studies includes research, publication, and experience in instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He serves as an external advisor for the JPARC project.

Michael G. WATSON Professor of Japanese Culture and Comparative at Meiji Gakuin University in Yokohama, Michael Watson is known to international scholars of premodern Japan as the founder and editor of PMJS, an online, interdisciplinary forum for people doing research into earlier periods of Japanese culture. His academic specialties include the Heike monogatari and the noh theatre, about which he has published in both English and Japanese. For JPARC he will provide a research module on the hundreds of noh plays that are outside the contemporary repertoire.

Ray WENDERLICH While an undergraduate at Cornell University, Ray Wenderlich helped develop GloPAC’s prototype performing arts database.

John WHITMAN As Director of Cornell’s East Asia Program 2002-2005, John Whitman was the institutional representative for the NEH grant to develop JPARC, for which he also serves as a participant. Whitman, a professor of linguistics at Cornell, was also an assistant professor at Harvard and held visiting appointments at Academia Sincia, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales (Paris), and Dokkyô University in Japan. His linguistic scholarship includes the book The Phonological Basic for the Comparison of Japanese and Korean as well as ”Reanalysis and Conservancy of Structure in Chinese” (2005).

Christa J. WILLFORD From 1999 to 2004, Christa Willford was a Arts and Humanities Research Board Fellow at the University of Warwick, UK, and then she became a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Scholarly and Information Resources at the Mariam Coffin Canaday Library at Bryn Mawr College. She received her Ph.D. in theatre at Indiana University in 2000 and has lectured and published on French theatre and has taught and written about instructional technology. Her IT skills will be put to good use as a JPARC external advisor.

Anna WILSON Programmer for the Gertrude Stein Repertory Theatre, Anna Wilson formerly served as a database programmer/analyst for GloPAC. She received an M.S. in computer science from Zicklin School of Business, City University of New York, and her professional experience includes database design and administration. Wilson has worked for a number of international nonprofit organizations and serves as a steering committee member for a nonprofit organization that links technically-minded volunteers with nonprofit organizations in need of assistance with computer hardware and software.

Mien WONG Mien Wong worked on GloPAC as a research assistant for Karen Brazell for three years until receiving her B.F.A. in painting and printmaking at Cornell University in 1999. In addition to scanning and organizing image files, Wong helped design and construct some of the Japanese Performing Arts Resource Center Web pages. She is currently (2002) an AmeriCorps volunteer at Pace University, working at the Museum of Chinese in the Americas and running a writing outreach program for children. She also sells investment products, teaches art, and freelances as a Web designer.

Reiko YAMANAKA As Professor at the Institute of Nôgaku Studies at Hosei University, Reiko Yamanaka has worked with GloPAC as Hosei representative since 2004. She is also a participant in JPARC, co-chairing the Zeami research site. Yamanaka received her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from Tokyo university, where she taught from 1991-1998, and has published widely on noh in both Japanese and English, including her Japanese book, The Production of Noh: Its Formation and Transfigurations (2000). She has attended scholarly meetings around the world, including conferences at Washington University, Columbia University and visits to Cornell University in 2005 and 2006.

Mimi YIU Mimi Yiu served as a research assistant during summer 2002, preparing George Bernard Shaw materials from Cornell's Rare and Manuscripts Collections for inclusion in GloPAD. She received a B.A. in English and Russian from the University of British Columbia, a Masters degree in English from the University of Edinburgh, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Cornell's Department of English. Her research interests include Renaissance drama, architecture, urbanism, gender and technology, and visual studies.

T. Joshua YOUNG GloPAC research associate since 2002 and technology coordinator for and participant in the NEH grant, Joshua Young holds a Ph.D. in premodern Japanese literature and performance. Young investigates the intersection of popular theatre and literature in the 19th-century city of Edo (Tokyo). His work for GloPAC has ranged from technical matters such as incorporating streaming video and audio into GloPAD and testing multilingual functionality to performance research such as editing records for Japanese theatrical documents and interpreting terms across various theatrical forms. He is also responsible for overseeing the various Web sites and archiving systems of GloPAC.