Mr. Hedley has served as chairperson at Temple, Villanova and the University of Iowa. As a director he is best known for his work in developing new plays. He has served as Director of the Iowa Playwrights Workshop, mentored playwrights at the Mark Taper Forum and founded the Philadelphia Theatre Company and West Coast Playwrights. He has served as the Provost's Arts Fellow for Temple and received the Theatre Alliance's Barrymore Award for Lifetime Achievement, an Award of Excellence from the University of Alberta and the senior teaching award from SCT. He heads the Playwriting and Dramatic Literature/History sequences in the Theater Department.