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The Creative Research Center
Montclair State University
College of the Arts
Life Hall 229-C
Montclair, New Jersey 07042


Neil Baldwin, PhD

Director, The Creative Research Center
Dramaturgy, Danceaturgy, Play script interpretation, Graduate theatre criticism and arts administration, Theta Alpha Phi

Neil Baldwin, a native New Yorker, received his PhD in Modern American Poetry from SUNY/Buffalo, where he studied with Robert Creeley and John Logan. He is the critically-acclaimed author of biographies of William Carlos Williams, Man Ray, Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford; as well as The American Revelation and Legends of the Plumed Serpent: Biography of a Mexican God. For twenty years, prior to joining the faculty at Montclair State University, he was manager of The Annual Fund at The New York Public Library, and the founding executive director of The National Book Foundation, sponsor of the National Book Awards. As Professor of Theatre and Dance in the College of the Arts at Montclair State University, Dr. Baldwin created and teaches undergraduate and graduate writing seminars in Dramaturgy and Danceaturgy, and is also the founding director of The Creative Research Center. Neil Baldwin is represented by Andy McNicol at William Morris Agency. He is under contract with Alfred A. Knopf Publishers for Martha Graham: When Dance Became Modern