Chris Byrd began teaching for the Theater Program at Cumberland University in the Fall of 2016. He teaches courses on acting, technical aspects of the stage, and directs main stage dramatic performances in the Heydel Fine Arts Center. Beforehand, he served as Technical Assistant to Theater Department at Cumberland University for 9 years. During his tenure at Cumberland University as student, staff, and faculty, Mr. Byrd has been involved in over fifty productions: as actor, director, assistant director, and technical director, as well as set design and construction.
Mr. Byrd earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts with Theater Emphasis from Cumberland University in 2007. He earned his Masters of Arts degree in Fine Arts with Theater Emphasis from Cumberland University in 2015.