- M.F.A., Lighting Design, California State University, Fullerton
- B.A., Theater, California State University, Fresno
Professor Shakespeare is a professionally trained and practicing lighting designer for theatrical productions as well as architectural and interior design projects. She has been teaching at IU since 2001 in the Interior Design program. In her career, she has also taught at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Smith College, the University of Massachusetts, and the IU Department of Theatre and Drama. Through her Bloomington-based firm, Shakespeare Lighting Design, she consults on dramatic lighting for distinctive environments, including residential art collections, museums, monumental lighting installations, illuminated sculptures and houses of worship.