Brian Desmond

Brian Desmond joined AGB Search as a research associate in 2012. He has worked on a variety of searches, including presidential searches for SHEEO, the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education, WASC, and Kansas Wesleyan University. Prior to joining AGB Search, Mr. Desmond taught in Theatre and English departments at George Mason University, Washington & Lee University, Southern Virginia University, University of California at Santa Barbara, and Pacific Lutheran University. Earlier in his career, Mr. Desmond served as the Artistic Director of Theatre at Lime Kiln in Lexington, Virginia, and as the Producing/Artistic Director of the Washington Shakespeare Company in Washington, D.C. He has also worked as a professional actor, director, and playwright at theatres throughout the country, has credits in film and television, has recorded dozens of books on tape, and is a published and award-winning poet. Mr. Desmond was born in Cyprus and has lived in Iran, Ecuador, Madagascar, Okinawa, England, and in various places throughout the United States. He earned a B.A. in English from the College of William and Mary, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from George Mason University, and, while pursuing his Ph.D. in Dramatic Art at UCSB, passed his comprehensive exams “with distinction.”