Dick is the "newbie," here, at the University of South Carolina Upstate. He has a Master of Teaching Theatre and Speech from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, a degree which combines post graduate studies in all the Theatre disciplines while undertaking a rigorous training in Education Theory and Practice. This is his "second" career, having spent most of his life as either a voice-over actor, a commercial director, a private teacher for actors and business speakers, a public relations executive, or as a broadcast journalist. (He got his first professional job acting in a voice-over radio commercial at the age of five.) He has written two Chancel Plays and directed 18 stage plays. He won the 1963 South Carolina Musician of the Year Award. As an extension of his love of theatre and journalism, Dick is creator and editor of SCTheatre.org, a compendium of semi-professional and college theatre performances all over the state. A die-hard South Carolinian, Dick is a life member of the Charleston Scottish Society, Clan Anderson, Huguenot Society, and First Families of South Carolina. He has lived in the upstate since 1983, and is married to his bride, Elizabeth, a DDSN Autism Consultant; John, his son, is a senior at USC in Columbia. Dick says, "Teaching college has been a life-long goal, and teaching at Upstate, with its vision and commitment to excellence in theatre education, is an honor and a privilege."