Eric Brinkman, Ph. D. (he/him/his or they/them/their) is an Instructional Consultant at the Drake Institute. He received his Ph.D in Theatre from Ohio State in the spring of 2020; his dissertation analyzes the intersection of gender, race, and sexuality with performance and representation on stage, page, and film.
Eric developed an interest in teaching and learning when he was awarded an Ohio State Teaching Enhancement Programs (OSTEP) Learning Community Graduate Teaching Fellowship to develop programming and workshops for studio instructors in his department. While in the graduate program, Eric served as a Graduate Teaching Consultant at the Drake Institute, and during that time he facilitated numerous assessments and led workshops on Micro (& Macro) Aggressions in the Classroom, Planning for Productive Conflict, and Developing Your Teaching Portfolio, and he co-developed and facilitated a Community of Practice on Contemplative Pedagogy. He regularly meditates, loves reading science fiction, and plays the Irish flute.