- M.F.A. , Mankato State University, 1992
- B.F.A., Pacific Lutheran University, 1989
Hailing from Pendleton OR, Mr. Clapp joined the faculty at Pacific Lutheran University in the fall of 1995. He has served as the Artistic Director of Theatre since 2002. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from PLU in 1989 and his Masters of Fine Arts from Mankato State University in 1992. He also serves as Technical Director, Production Manager, and Guest Stage Director for Tacoma Opera.