Steve Ray has worked professionally as a designer and director for such companies as the Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival, the Birmingham Festival Theatre, Birmingham Children’s Theatre, and the University of Alabama Opera.  From 1996-2002, Steve was the National Drama Director for Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia where he toured musicals across Australia.  In 2005, Steve received an M. F. A. from the University of Alabama.  He taught at Birmingham Southern College, Shelton State Community College and Southern Union State Community College before joining the faculty at UTC.