Christopher M. Montpetit is originally from Niagara Falls, NY, where he received a Bachelors of Arts Degree in English/Theater from Niagara University. He continued his studies at Columbia University in New York City, where he earned a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Theater Management. Professionally, Mr. Montpetit has worked at such companies and institutions as Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Publishing, The Kathryn Bache Miller Theatre, The Alma Schapiro Theatre, Artpark Theatre, ABC Television, Showtime Networks Inc., Genesee Community College Center for the Arts, SummerTide Theatre, and The University of Alabama, where he served as Assistant Professor and Director of the MFA Program in Theatre Management.
Academically, Mr. Montpetit is currently Associate Lecturer and Theatre/Production Manager for the University of Toledo Department of Theatre and Film, in addition to being an online adjunct instructor for the University of Kentucky. As a Course Content Developer, he has developed courses for the University of Toledo, Genesee Community College, The University of Alabama, and the University of Kentucky.
Mr. Montpetit is the author of What is Theatre? An Introduction to Theatre, published by Kendall Hunt Publishing in January 2016, with a revised edition published in August 2020. He also serves as Associate Editor for Management for the online resource USITT Teaching Archives and as a reviewer for the Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society. A member of the Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE), Mr. Montpetit served two terms as Vice Commissioner for Arts Management for the United States Institute for Theatre Technology Inc. (USITT), where he remains a member.