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Deborah Bell, a professor at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, has designed costumes for musicals, opera, and theatre productions for over three decades. Her off-campus designs have been seen at Twin City Stage, Triad Stage, Seaside Music Theatre, University of Alabama-Birmingham, TheatreFest, Western Stage, and Colorado Shakespeare Festival. A member of United Scenic Artists, she has exhibited in Italy, Czechoslovakia, and several cities in the United States. She has lectured at universities in Korea, Japan, and Italy, and the United States. She received the Southeast USITT Founders' Award for Outstanding Educator in 1998 and the Herbert D. Greggs Award for her article, The Mask Maker's Magic.  She is the author of Mask Makers and Their Craft:  An Illustrated Worldwide Study (McFarland, 2010), which explores the work of three dozen mask makers living on five continents.