Dr. Wesley Boozer is a professor of rhetoric and linguistics at Hodges University. Prior to becoming an educator, he earned a B.A. in theatre and worked both regionally and in New York City, where he performed at Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway. In Southwest Florida, he has performed in South Pacific, Carousel and the concert, From Broadway to Hollywood with The Gulf Coast Symphony; La Traviata, Die Fledermaus, Madama Butterfly and La Boheme with Opera Naples; Sweeney Todd with The TheatreZone; and Madama Butterfly with Gulfshore Opera. In March, he will perform with Opera Naples in the company’s 100th birthday tribute concert to Leonard Bernstein. He also performs locally with Songs By Heart, a non-profit music therapy program for people living with dementia.