Gerd Hauck

Dr. Gerd Hauck is a graduate of the universities of Heidelberg, Sussex, Cambridge, and Toronto. He has taught at universities in Europe and North America and has worked as an award-winning actor, director and host/producer of his own television show. His academic publications include articles on theatre history, dramaturgy, and a book on Irish playwright Samuel Beckett. Most recently, Professor Hauck’s research has focused on the multiple convergences between the digital media and live theatre as well as the unexplored creative potential inherent in many digital devices. Following several years as Chair of the Department of Drama and Speech Communication at the University of Waterloo, Professor Hauck is now Dean of the Faculty of Communication & Design at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. As Dean he has been responsible for advancing the research profile of the Faculty; working towards developing an innovative, socially relevant curriculum; promoting interdisciplinary collaboration; supporting community outreach and knowledge transfer; ensuring the smooth administrative operation of the nine extraordinary schools in the Faculty.