Herb Parker came to ETSU after 25 years as an actor. His directing credits for the Department of Theatre and Dance include "Hamlet," "As You Like It," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "The Trojan Women," and his own adaptation of Shakespeare’s "Julius Caesar, Caesar 2012." He is a five-time recipient of the KCACTF Meritorious Service Award for "Excellence in Directing” for his ETSU productions of "Little Shop of Horrors," "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," "Six Characters in Search of an Author," "Race," and "Othello." He has acted on campus in "Macbeth," "Inherit the Wind," and in a co-production with Oldcastle Theatre Company, "My Children! My Africa!" He is the author of two books from Routledge; Acting Shakespeare is Outrageous! Playing the Bard for Beginners, and A Monologue is an Outrageous Situation! How to Survive the 60-Second Audition, published in July 2017 and March 2016, respectively. His first book, Bark Like a Dog! Outrageous Ideas for Actors, was published in 2013. Professor Parker holds a BFA in Theatre Arts from Stephens College and an MFA from Ohio University’s Professional Actor Training Program, and he is a proud long-time member of Actors' Equity Association.