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Publications and Presentations

Rich's sole-authored text on applying project management principles to the production process, Project Planning for the Stage: Tools and Techniques for Managing Extraordinary Productions, is currently in press with Southern Illinois University Press. The publisher expects to release the book in November 2018.

After consulting on multiple chapters of the seventh edition of Theatrical Design and Production with Michael Gillette, Rich was invited as co-author on the eighth edition, currently in press with McGraw-Hill, due out in the next year.

Also due out this year is New Directions in Teaching Theatre Arts, edited by Anne Fliotsos and Gail Medford, for which Rich contributed a chapter examining his application of studio and lecture pedagogies in the design of a course on show networks and control systems design.

Other publications

Exter*, M., Dionne, R., Lukasik, C. (2015) “Design of a Learner-Centered Seminar-/Studio-based Polytechnic Institute.”

          Hokanson, B., Clinton, G., & Tracy. M. (Eds.), The Design of Learning Experience Creating the Future of

          Educational Technology. New York: Springer Verlag.

Dionne, R.* & Evans, J. (2015) “Pedagogical Approaches to Transdisciplinarity: The Trandisciplinary Studies in

          Technology Degree.” Proceedings, pp 1599-1607.

De Cresce El Debs, L.*, Dionne, R., Exter, M., & Shaurette, M. (2015) “Problem Solving in a Multidisciplinary

          Environment: Observations from a Newly Developed Program.” , Seattle, Washington, 10.18260/p.24591.

Dionne, R. (2009) “Realized Productions as Complex Learning Tools,” 45.1

Dionne, R. (2008) “Are You Playing with a Full Deck? An Analysis of Platform Decking Panels,” 44.2

Dionne, R. (2012) “New Titles in Show Control and Audio [Review of the book by John Huntington].” , October 2012, 62-63.

Dionne, R. (2016) “Weaving Conductive Threads.” Stage Directions Magazine, December.

Dionne, R. (2016) “Going Epic for the Mythic.” Stage Directions Magazine, August.

Dionne, R. (2015) “Remember the Portal.” Stage Directions Magazine, September.

Dionne, R. (2015) “Gaining a Mechanical Advantage.” Stage Directions Magazine, April.

Dionne, R. (2015) “All in the Traveling.” Stage Directions Magazine, November.

Dionne, R. (2014) “A Set Built on Sand.” Stage Directions Magazine, September.

Dionne, R. (2014) “Dance to the Music.” Stage Directions Magazine, June.

Dionne, R. (2014) “Pride and Prejudice and Complications.” Stage Directions Magazine, April.

Dionne, R. (2013) “No Smoking In the Tropics…Or School.” Stage Directions Magazine, December.

Dionne, R. (2013) “Hole in One,” Stage Directions Magazine, August.

Dionne, R.* & Hillhouse, H. (2011) “Three Ways to Attach the 2x4s,” Stage Directions Magazine, December.

Dionne, R. (2011) “Pneumatics Make the Moon,” Stage Directions Magazine, April.

Dionne, R. (2011) “Breaking the Line,” Stage Directions Magazine, March.

Presentations

Dionne, R*, Hickey, K., & Murray, R. (2018). “Repercussions and Reverberations: An Exploration of Wearable Technology, Dance, and Collaboration.”

          Presented at the Hawaii University International Conference on the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, Honolulu, HI.

Kraus, E.*, Bullard, C., Dionne, R., & Smallwood, B. (2018) “Metacognition and Calibration in Curriculum Development.” Presented at the

          Lilly Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning, Austin, TX.

Kraus, E.*, Bullard, C., Dionne, R., & Smallwood, B. (2017) “Metacognition and Self-Assessment.” Presented at the USITT Annual

          Conference and Stage Expo, St. Louis, MO.

Kraus, E.*, Dionne, R. and Black, M. (2017) “Decision Making and the Myth of the Right Answer.” Presented at the USITT Annual

          Conference and Stage Expo, St. Louis, MO

Thomas, R*, Dionne, R., et al (2017) Choices. Presented at World Stage Design Sound Kitchen, Taipei, Taiwan.

Dionne, R. (2017) “Repercussions and Reverberations: Movement, Sensors, Sound and Lights.” Presented at World Stage Design

          ListenHear, Taipei, Taiwan.

Dionne, R. & Conner, G. (2017) “The Show Must Go On: Planning for Failure.” Presented at the USITT Annual Conference and

          Stage Expo, St. Louis, MO.

Galaska, A.*, Dionne, R., Newport, S. (2016) “Sorcerers and Secret Powers: Board Games in Education.” Presented at the USITT

          Annual Conference and Stage Expo, Salt Lake City, UT.

Dionne, R.* (2016) “Make it Move!” Presented at the USITT Annual Conference and Stage Expo, Salt Lake City, UT.

Exter. M.*, Caskurlu, S., Ashby, I., & Dionne, R. (2016) “Designing and Assessing Competencies in a New Transdisciplinary Studies in

          Technology Program.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Las Vegas, NV.

Newport, S.*, Dionne, R., Galaska, A. (2016) “Gamification of the Classroom and the Curriculum.” Presented at Lilly Conference on

          Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning, Traverse City, MI.

Dionne, R. (2015) “Networking Design for Choices.” Presented at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space,

          Prague, Czech Republic.
Kraus, T.*, Dionne, R. & Martell, E. (2015) “Strategies for Developing Problem-Based Learning Environments.” Presented at the

          USITT Annual Conference and Stage Expo, Cincinnati, OH.

Exter, M.*, Shaurette, M., Dionne, R., & Evans, J. (2015) “Program Evaluation Challenges for a New Transdisciplinary Degree Program

          with an Exploratory Curricular Plan.” Panel discussion presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational

          Communications and Technology, Indianapolis, IN.

Dionne, R.*, Newport, S. & Reinsel, J. (2015) “True Grit: Leveraging Studio Art Pedagogies to Develop Grit and Character in STEM Students.”

          Presented at Lilly Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning, Traverse City, MI.

Koch, D.*, Evans, J. & Dionne, R. (2015) “Engaging and Motivating Students: Innovative Pedagogical Approaches.” Presented at

          Lilly Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning, Traverse City, MI.

Dionne, R.*, & Huston, D. (2015) “Studio-STEM: Applications of Studio Teaching Methods to the STEM Classroom.” Presented at

          SoTL Conference, Savannah, GA.

Newport, S.*, & Dionne, R., (2014), “Active Learning and Growth Mindset: Studio Instruction in Theatre Technology,” Round Table

          Discussion Presented at Lilly Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning, Traverse City, MI.

Dionne, R. (2014) “Can the Studio/Spiral Model of Technology Training for Theatre Inform Undergraduate STEM Curricula?”

          Presented at the 2014 Transforming Institutions: 21st Century Undergraduate STEM Education Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
Burch, J.*, Dionne R., (2013) “Automation Lab Toys,” Presented at the USITT Annual Conference and Stage Expo, Milwaukee, WI.

Dionne, R. (2013) “Designing a Code-Compliant Person Lift for Medea.” Presented at the USITT Tech Expo, Milwaukee, WI.

Dionne, R. (2010) “The Future of Technical Direction Graduate Programs,” Presented at the USITT Annual Conference and

          Stage Expo, Long Beach, CA.