Colby H. Kullman is a professor of English at the University of Mississippi where he has taught since 1984. He is editor of the two-volume reference work Theatre Companies of the World (1986), is co-founder and co-editor (with Philip C. Kolin) of the journal Studies in American Drama, 1945-Present (1986-1994), and co-editor of Speaking on Stage (1996, with Philip C. Kolin). His interview with Arthur Miller appeared in the fall 1998 Michigan Quarterly
Review, a special edition of the journal celebrating Miller´s Death of a Salesman at fifty. He has recently published essays on Mart Crowley, Beth Henley, and Tony Kushner´s Angels in America. His articles on Tennessee Williams appear in the Mississippi Quarterly, Southern Quarterly, and Tennessee Williams: A Guide to Research and Performance. For the past twelve years, he has given tours of Tennessee Williams´s Mississippi Delta. In 1995, he was awarded the University of Mississippi´s Liberal Arts Teacher of the Year; in 1997, he was elected as Ole Miss´s Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher; and in 2001, he was celebrated with a Phi Kappa Phi Award for Contributions to Excellence in Higher Education. He is on the National Advisory Boards of the Last Frontier Theatre Festival, Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival, and the William Inge Theatre Festival. His essay on Tennessee Williams's Sweet Bird of Youth now appears in the 2009 New Directions text of the play.