Teacher, theatrical director. Born– August 1, 1953, in Dayton, Ohio Parents– John Louis and Betty Jean (Lauber) Volz. Married– Evelyn Carol Case, May 22, 1982. Children– two.  Education– Wright State University, B.A., 1971; Bowling Green State University, M.A., 1976; University of Colorado, Ph.D., 1984; also New York University, Fund Raising School. Taught at Bowling Green, Colorado College, Wright State, University of Alabama, University of Colorado, Boulder, (acting and theater management). Consultant for many theaters. Managing director and chief executive officer, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, 1982-1991; professor of theatre, California State University Fullerton, 1991-.  Member National Theatre Conference; Dramatists Guild; American Theatre in Higher Education; Theatre Communications Group.  Chair, Auburn (AL) Fine Arts Council, 1987-91.


Alabama Shakespeare Festival; Marquis Who’s Who online.


Shakespeare Never Slept Here. Atlanta; Cherokee Press, 1986.

Joint editor;

Words for Lovers: Snippets, Sonnets, and Sensual Sayings from William Shakespeare.  Columbiana, AL: Watermark, 1990.