Associate Dean of Academic AffairsProfile:
Achievements and critical acclaim resound
throughout Dr. William Gustafson’s multifaceted career. As an award-winning performer, stage director,
teacher and administrator his work has been praised by the Denver Post as “a
success in every way;” by The Boston Globe as “lively, amusing, and well worked
out;” and as having showed “a well–judged sense of theater” by Opera News. He has held positions at the New England
Conservatory of Music, the University of Colorado at Boulder and the LIU Post
Campus of Long Island University. Gustafson
has earned degrees from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (DMA, MM) and
the University of Connecticut (BM).
In his current role at
Mannes College The New School for Music, Gustafson is deeply involved with
curricular development and assessment, faculty recruitment and support, and
enrollment management. During his tenure
at LIU Post, Gustafson oversaw efforts that enhanced the academic and student
life experience of students and sought to increase persistence and graduation rates.
Recent directing credits include: Il
Barbiere di Siviglia and Die
Zauberflöte for the Sarasota Opera Company and Turandot for Opera Birmingham.