Richard E Dunham Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Richard E Dunham

Professor, Head of Design
The Univeristy of Georgia

Richard Dunham is a Scenic/Lighting Designer and Professor/Head of Design at the University of Georgia. He's been active in the national leadership of USITT for many years, including serving as a Lighting Commissioner from 1998-2006, and is a Fellow of the Institute. His design credits span over thirty years and include numerous regional and stock productions throughout the East Coast, NYC, and Midwest. He holds the LC certification in architectural lighting and is a member of IESNA and IALD.

Subjects: Theater


Richard E. Dunham, LC, IESNA (Professor and Head of Design at The University of Georgia) has been involved in lighting and scenic design for close to forty years --over thirty in design education. He has hundreds of design credits in both academic and professional lighting/scenic design with credits in drama, dance, musical theatre, opera, concert/music festivals, and various architectural projects. Several lighting credits include designing for: Brunswick Music Theatre (Maine State Music Theatre), Music Theatre North, The Springer Opera House, Atlanta Lyric Theatre, and many New York metropolitan and Off/Off-Off Broadway productions with companies like Broadhollow Theatres, The Circle Repertory Lab, and Jean Cocteau Repertory Theatres. He is a Fellow of USITT and has served on the Board of Directors and has been active in the leadership of the Lighting Commission of USITT for many years --most notably as a  Lighting Commissioner from 1998–2006. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and has authored articles for Theatre Design and Technology, edited the second edition of Practical Projects for Teaching Lighting Design: A Compendium, was on the editorial committee of the second volume of the compendium which was published in 2016, and has won two Herbert D. Greggs Honor Awards for his articles. He also coordinated the latest revision of the RP-2 Recommended Practice for Lighting Design Graphics (2006). In architectural lighting, he holds the LC certification granted by the NCQLP (National Council for Qualifications for the Lighting Profession) and is a member of IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America) and an Associate Member of IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers).  He can be contacted through his website at


    MFA The Ohio State Univeristy, Columbus, OH
    BA Millersville State Universty, Millersville, PA

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Entertainment Lighting Design and Technology
    Architectural Lighting Design
    Scenic Design

Personal Interests

    Golf (when I can get out) and Barbecue (when I can't)



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