Kris is a voice & dialect coach, actor, and educator, with experience working with both singers and speakers. She holds an MFA in Acting from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training and a BFA in Musical Theatre from the State University of New York at Fredonia. Kris is a member of Actors Equity Association, Voice and Speech Trainers Association and is a certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®.
Kris is currently Associate Professor of Voice and Speech and Penn State University's School of Theatre. Previously, Kris has held faculty positions at the University of Michigan, Southern Oregon University, the University of Iowa and the University of West Florida.