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Neil Baldwin

Professor, Theatre and Dance

Life Hall
BA, University of Rochester
PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo
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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 & Dance in the College of the Arts at MSU, 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