Ed Baker (he/him) Professor / Technical Director / Fight Director. Ed serves the School of Performing Arts at Wichita State University as Technical Director. He spent the majority of his career as a professional entertainment technologist in theatre, film/television, concerts, and convention/exposition venues. Professor Baker has developed and put into place a program of Stage Management Studies. Students may pursue a Certificate in Stage Management along with their Baccalaureate degree. The Certificate in Stage Management consists of a balanced combination of required courses that provide a wide range of knowledge in management, sociology and theatre, as well as practical training essential for a stage management professional. Workshops, seminars and lectures by guest professionals provide an essential component in the program progression. Outside of the University Ed Serves the Wichita community as a Fight Director and Stage Combat Teacher through a Weekend Open Actors’ Gym.