Dr Carl Walling lectures in the fields of performance design, dramatic literature and theatre history. During his career in higher education, he has collaborated as lighting and/or scenic designer on over seventy productions. In 2009, two of his lighting designs were selected for inclusion at World Stage Design 2009 in South Korea. His current research focuses on twentieth and twenty-first century performance design theory, contemporary international design, and theatre pedagogy in higher education.
He has presented conference papers and participated on conference panels at the International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT), United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology (CITT), Appalachian College Association and other university-affiliated conferences. Carl is an active member of the International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT) and currently serves as Research Commission Vice-Chair. In 2019, he completed a four-year term on the organization’s Governing Board.
International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects, and Technicians (OISTAT)
Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology (CITT)
United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)
Australian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies (ADSA)
Outstanding Community Service Award: Bowling Green State University, 2010
Most Outstanding Leader of the year: Bowling Green State University, 2010
Departmental Honors: Susquehanna University, 2003
Professional Social Media
- Theatre Production
- Theatre and Performance
- Performance Design
- Theatre History
Dr Carl Walling's specialist areas of knowledge include Lighting Design for Theatre; Western Theatre History; and 20th c. Dramatic Literature.