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Cadwallader, Gary

Gary Cadwallader, MFA, is the director of education and community engagement at Palm Beach Dramaworks. As a professional actor, director, and educator, Cadwallader is committed to providing strong, vibrant arts and arts integration opportunities for educators and students to nurture creativity, inspire potential, build confidence, and encourage self-expression. Cadwallader was most recently seen onstage at PBD as Captain Brice in "Arcadia" and John Adams in "1776" (Carbonell nomination.) He maintains a career as an actor and director and has performed across the country at theatres such as Wisdom Bridge Theatre in Chicago, ZACH Theatre in Austin, Great Lakes Theater in Cleveland, and on the national tour of "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story." On camera, roles include "A League of Their Own", "The New Untouchables", and "Forensics" (pilot). He has an MFA from Western Illinois University and is currently the president of the Florida Theatre Conference. He is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA).

Founded in 2000, Palm Beach Dramaworks is a professional theatre company with a mission to engage and entertain audiences with provocative and timeless productions that personally impact each individual. They are dedicated “to enhancing the quality of life through the transformative power of live theatre.” Consistent artistic excellence throughout their history places Palm Beach Dramaworks at the forefront of the artistic landscape of Palm Beach County.
Cahn, Joe

Cahn Joe

Joseph Cahn has been producing, writing, and editing film and video productions for over 30 years. Before starting his own production company, Victory Films, in 2004, he was a producer with NFL Films, the film production company of the National Football League, where he wrote and edited highlight films and story pieces for HBO, ESPN, and home video.

Caputi, Robert

Robert Caputi, Ph.D. earned his doctoral degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2011, and before joining the FAU faculty in January 2019, he taught at Borough of Manhattan Community College and Long Island University Post. His dissertation was an ethnographic study of the sexual aesthetics and sexual politics of the bear community, a gay male subculture. Caputi is currently teaching undergraduate courses on the FAU's Boca Raton and Davie campuses including Cultural Sociology, Sociology of Mass Media, Sociology of Popular culture, Gender and Society, Human Sexuality and Social Change, and Introduction to Research Methods.
Chapin, Richard

Chapin, Richard

Rabbi Richard S. Chapin, a native of Newark, NJ and Hamilton College graduate, was ordained in 1976 at Hebrew Union College.  He has served numerous liberal Jewish communities in America for four decades.  Presently, he is the rabbi of Congregation Shalom Aleichem in Kissimmee, FL.  He has previously taught subjects in History (Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt) and Literature (Moby Dick and Ulysses) at the FAU Lifelong Learning Society in Jupiter and Boca Raton.
Chernotsky, Harry

Chernotsky, Harry

Harry I. Chernotsky, Ph.D., received his master’s degree and Ph.D. in Political Science from Rutgers University, specializing in International Affairs. He has taught at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for most of his career and is highly regarded in the field of U.S. foreign policy. Professor Chernotsky developed and directed the international studies program at UNC Charlotte and served as the founding chair of the Department of Global Studies. He is co-author of “Crossing Borders: International Studies for the 21st Century” and the recipient of numerous awards for excellence in teaching and research.

Cimarusti, Thomas

Thomas M. Cimarusti, Ph.D., is a professor of music history at Florida Gulf Coast University. He has lectured at various campuses across the country including Florida State University, Utah Valley University, and Texas Tech University. With an interest in 18th and 19th-century music, Cimarusti has presented conference papers and has published on the topics of Mozart, Beethoven, Italian opera, and chamber music in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. His current research interest concerns the musical culture of the Koreshans, a Utopian group that settled in Estero, Florida in the late 19th century.