Professor Gerd Hauck is a graduate of the universities of Heidelberg (Staatsexamen), Sussex (MA), Cambridge (MLitt), and Toronto (PhD). He has taught classes on Theatre History, Performance Theory, Dramaturgy, and Dramatic Literature at universities on both sides of the Atlantic and has worked as an award-winning actor, director and host/producer of his own television show. The recipient of numerous substantial grants and scholarships (CFI, SSHRC, DAAD), he has published a book on Irish playwright Samuel Beckett (Reductionism in Drama and the Theatre: The case of Samuel Beckett) as well as articles on theatre history, dramaturgy, and intermediality. Most recently, Professor Hauck’s research has focused on the multiple convergences between the digital media and live theatre as well as the unexplored creative potential inherent in many digital devices. Following several years as Chair of the Department of Drama and Speech Communication at the University of Waterloo, Professor Hauck is now Dean of the Faculty of Communication & Design at Ryerson University.