Professor Tamara L. Honesty Re-Elected to USITT Board of Directors
Tamara L. Honesty, assistant professor of scenic design, was recently re-elected to the board of directors of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT). Honesty's current term ends in 2018. Her new term will run through 2021.
Founded in 1960, USITT promotes dialogue, research, and learning among practitioners of theatre design and technology and is the leader in life-long learning opportunities for the entertainment design and technology industry. The organization's annual conference is an important resource for students across the United States and is regularly attended by School of Theatre and Dance students and faculty.
Professor Honesty is an active member of USITT beyond her position on the national board of directors. She has been a conference presenter at both the regional and national level. Since 2001, she has been actively involved with the Ohio Valley Section, first as an active member, then as a Board Member at Large for 3 years, then as a two-term Vice Chair of Programming. As a Regional Programming Co-Coordinator for the 2009 National Conference & Stage Expo in Cincinnati, she developed a passion for serving the organization at the national level. Since the 2009 conference, she has served on the conference committee in several capacities including trouble-shooter, conference office co-coordinator, and Assistant Programming Coordinator. She also serves as Programming Coordinator for the annual conference that has over 350 sessions, receptions, and meetings. Being involved in the various facets of USITT has helped her become a better educator, designer, and professional.