Ivan Taub holds a BA in religion, an MFA in theatre, and a Ph.D. in humanities. He has held teaching and administrative posts in the United States and Canada in both the liberal arts and the performing arts. Prior to joining the Intellectual Heritage Program, Taub was Associate Professor and Director of the Theatre Arts Management Program at Ithaca College.
Taub has publication and artistic credits as a writer/editor, playwright, author, poet, recording artist, record producer, band leader, performer, and as a presenter of theatre, music, and dance. His newest play "The Show" will be produced in November 2014 in Philadelphia; his new book of poems Speed Limit 225 will be published in December 2014; his play "State of Grace" (2007) was a finalist in the 18th Maxim Mazumdar International Playwriting Competition; and his spiritual fiction novel The Messenger was published by AuthorHouse in 2005. Taub is currently working on a collection of essays that explore the relationship between philosophy, science, and religion, as well as several creative projects, including a new tragi-comedy, "Valerian".
Taub has been a recipient of a Sam S. Shubert Fellowship in Playwriting, nominated for Faculty of the Year by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and recently received a 15 Years of Service Anniversary Commendation from Temple University. He teaches Mosaic I and II at Temple's Main Campus and at the Ambler Campus.