William Grange is Hixson-Lied Professor of Theatre Arts in the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska. In addition to authoring the books you see on this page, he has also written several scholarly essays, book chapters, journal articles, reviews, and encyclopedia entries. In 2010 he was named a fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service as Guest Professor at the University of Heidelberg's Center for American Studies. He had previously held the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Humanities and Cultural Studies at the University of Vienna, where he taught in German, concentrating on American actors, actresses, and acting. He has also taught in German at the University of Cologne, under the auspices of the German Fulbright Commission and the University of Cologne Senate. Grange has also received awards for his research from the German Academic Exchange Service, the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas; the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C.; the Dorot Foundation in Providence, Rhode Island; the Mellon Foundation in New York City, the International Institute of Education, the Hixson-Lied Trust Endowment, the Jane Harrison Lyman Research Trust Fund, and several others. A member of Actors' Equity Association for since 1972, he has also appeared in several stage productions and films, usually playing distraught detectives, dyspeptic professors, or monomaniacs. He most recently played Caldwell B. Cladwell in the neo-futurist musical "Urinetown."