Wesley is an academic success coordinator in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Colorado State University. Before coming to CSU, Wesley received his Ph.D. in Theatre from CU-Boulder in 2017, completing his dissertation, “Important Things to Give Each Other”: The Politics of Thornton Wilder’s Drama. Wesley was named a Richter Scholar while completing his Master of Arts in English Literature from Wake Forest University and received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Political Science from Baylor University. Wesley started work in higher education as a senior admissions counselor for Baylor University before graduate school. Wesley’s university teaching experience includes classes like History of American Musical Theatre, Global Theatre, American Theatre and Drama, and Acting. His directing credits include assistant director of These Shining Lives, director of Our Town—receiving the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival meritorious directing award—and director of Rabbit Hole at CU-Boulder. Wesley was twice named Outstanding Director by the department during his time at CU. He is also an active theatre practitioner in Fort Collins, directing a new version of A Christmas Carol and the upcoming Red at Bas Bleu Theatre. He has served as an assistant director and dramaturg for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival and as articles editor for Partake, the Journal of Performance as Research.