Ted has worked for 25+ years with nonprofit organizations and higher learning institutions to connect the public to culture. His programs have integrated performing arts and community, promoted conversations in the literary arts, and increased public understanding of science and health. Currently, Ted is spearheading the transformation of Baruch College’s performing arts facility (BPAC) into a multidisciplinary cultural center. Before joining BPAC, he served on the leadership teams of two nonprofits and consulted for nonprofits across the country using his fundraising, programing, and marketing expertise. He has directed 40+ productions, and created a method for developing the talents of singing-actors, teaching on the faculty of The Juilliard School and at numerous training programs. The creation of his acting method led to an interest in human behavior and the brain and eventually to his earning a neuroscience PhD. His career evolved with his interests, from performing arts manager, director and teacher to creating programs and experiences across a broader definition of culture encompassing science, art and society. Throughout his career, Ted has sought to engage and inspire the public by creating innovative cultural experiences.