Elizabeth Wellman (MA, '11; PhD, '15) has accepted a tenure-track position teaching theatre history and dramatic literature in the Department of Theatre at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Graduate student Jessica Hughes received a Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Grant for Research on Women, Gender, and Gender Equity. The Women's Place, awarded $1,000 to "Far Away: Research Proposal to Study Georgia O'Keefe in New Mexico".
Executive Dean Gretchen Ritter has appointed Professor of History of Art Andrew Shelton to serve as the interim chair of the theatre department from July 1, 2020 to July 30, 2021.
Each year, the Department of Theatre recognizes a select group of students for their outstanding contributions in service, creative activity, scholarship, and teaching.
The Gerald R. Black Scholarship Fund for Recognition of Excellence in Theatre was established in 1974 in memory of Gerald R. Black, a 1924 graduate of The Ohio State University.
Doctoral Candidate Aviva Neff has been elected to serve as chair of the Council of Graduate Students' academic affairs committee for 2020-21. In this role, she has also been appointed to serve on the Council of Academic Affairs of the University Senate.