Kim Rubinstein is a UC San Diego professor emeritus who taught acting and directing in the Department of Theatre and Dance. She is also a nationally renowned theatre director who has directed and won awards at prestigious theatres such as The Old Globe, San Diego Repertory, Long Wharf Theatre, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble and Chicago Shakespeare. Before coming to UC San Diego, she was the associate artistic director for the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, and was the associate director of the national tour of Angels in America. She was a full-time lecturer at Northwestern University‚Äôs Theatre and Performance Studies department and has also taught acting/directing at University of Chicago, Brown/Trinity Consortium, Wesleyan University and The School at Steppenwolf. Ten years ago, she launched a research project on the neuroscience of the creative mind, which has spawned classes and workshops on Cultivating the Creative Mind and Communicating Your Research for the Graduate Division at UC San Diego and for postdocs and faculty of the Division of Biological Sciences and the Division of Physical Sciences through a generous grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. She also does private communicating research coaching with UC San Diego faculty and administration.