Matt Omasta

Matt Omasta is Professor of Theatre Arts and Associate Dean of the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University. He is author of Qualitative Research: Analyzing Life (with Johnny Saldaña, Sage Publishing, 2nd edition, 2022), and texts employing qualitative inquiry including Play, Performance, and Identity (with Drew Chappell, Routledge, 2015), Playwriting and Young Audiences (with Nicole B. Adkins, Intellect, 2017), and Impacting Audiences: Methods for Studying Change (with Dani Snyder-Young, Routledge, 2022). He has published numerous articles in journals including the International Journal for Education and the Arts, Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Research, Performance Matters, Theatre Topics, Youth Theatre Journal, Theatre for Young Audiences Today, and Teaching Theatre. His research has been recognized by awards from the American Educational Research Association, the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, and the Educational Theatre Association, among others.

Omasta is a returning QRSI scholar, again co-teaching “Synthesizing Qualitative Data” with Johnny Saldaña.