William T. (Billy) Clow

William T. (Billy) Clow - Billy proudly serves as Dean for the College of Fine Arts and Communication and is a professor of theatre at Western Illinois University.  His teaching areas including Scenic and Lighting Design, Arts Management, Stage Management and Playwriting.  He has designed 500+ productions over 25 years including Spring Awakening, The Bacchae, Amadeus, Metamorphoses, Arcadia, Exit the King and The Full Monty.  He is a founding and continuing member of the Shelter Repertory Dance Theatre and has worked professionally for numerous theatres including The Heartland Theatre in Kansas City, St. Louis Music Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre and the Illinois Shakespeare Festival.  He has taught previously at Stephens College and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and served as the Dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Montevallo.  He has published professionally, and has numerous theatrical honors, including lighting design awards and certificates of merit from the Kennedy Center/ACT. He has served as the scenic and/or lighting designer for several plays throughout the United States.  He is a member of The Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences and the International Council of Fine Arts Deans.  Billy has served as guest artist at Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Missouri.  Billy holds a BA in technical theatre/lighting design from the University of Missouri and an MFA in Scenic Design from Illinois State University.  Billy is a lifelong advocate for the arts and is the proud father of three fabulous children, Edan, Cullen and Addison.