After 38 years of university teaching and administrating, Howard Stein retired from Columbia University in 1992.  His career included 11 years at the Yale School of Drama, where he was Associate Dean and Supervisor of the Playwriting Program; seven years at the University of Iowa, where he supervised the Playwriting Program; and 10 years at Columbia University where he was appointed the first permanent Chairman of the Oscar Hammerstein II Center for Theatre Studies and Supervisor of the Playwriting Program.

Howard Stein’s plays have appeared in The Best One-Act Plays of 1951-52 and The Best Short Plays of 1959-60.  Harcourt Brace published his book, A Time to Speak in 1974 and Scribner’s recently published his essay on James M. Barry in their British Writers series.

Dr. Stein’s essays on dramatic criticism, dramatic literature, theatre history, and dramaturgy have appeared in a host of journals since the 1950’s.  He has directed National Endowment Summer Seminars for College Teachers 10 times since 1979.

Although he is currently retired, he is finishing an essay on Brander Matthews and until 1997 had been co-editing The Best American Short Plays series published by Applause Books and recently completed a gig at Bradley University, where he gave five speeches in three days.

Howard presently lives the good life in Connecticut with his lovely and vivacious wife, Marianne.

We are honored to publish Howard Stein here in Go Inside Magazine.