Robert Fowler dedicated his life to education when he began teaching in 1972. Fowler has worked tirelessly to grow theatre programs and support students. Using his extensive expertise and knowledge, Fowler and his wife, Marti, developed the instructional series Practical Technical Theatre, which has been used in more than 2,000 schools worldwide. Fowler has received the EdTA Standing Ovation Award, President’s Award, awards from Arizona and Florida Thespians and has been inducted into the Missouri Theatre Hall of Fame. In addition, Fowler was recognized as Missouri Theatre Educator of the Year. Fowler has also funded more than $35,000 in theatre educational scholarships and has presented more than 200 workshops at state and national conferences.