Chair: Dr. Kelly Carolyn Gordon (Director of the School of Fine Arts, Director of Theatre, Co-director of the Honors Program) (Ph.D Theatre, University of Georgia; MA Directing, Emerson College; MS Organizational Leadership and Ethics, St. Edward's University; BA Theatre, Ohio Wesleyan University)
Gordon has taught at Brevard College, UNC-Greensboro, UT-Dallas, and Ohio University. She earned a certificate from the Management Development Institute of Harvard's Graduate School of Education, and has studied at Piven Theatre in Chicago, La Mama's International Symposium for Directors in Umbria, Italy, and is a trained mediator. Her writing has appeared in Theatre History Studies, Lighting Dimensions, The Encyclopedia of Modern Drama, The Dallas Morning News, Ecumenica, and The Encyclopedia of Motherhood. In 2009, she was awarded the Robert A. Schanke Theatre Research Award by the Mid-America Theatre Conference. In 2012, The American Theatre and Drama Society recognized her work with The Vera Mowry Roberts Research and Publication Award. She is the granddaughter of actor Eddie Bracken.
During her four years at Concordia University Texas, she has directed Doubt, by John Patrick Stanley, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged, Revised), by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield, The Container, by Clare Booth,The Clean House, by Sarah Ruhl, The Exonerated, by Jessica Blank and Eric Jensen, Antigone, by Sophocles, Bocn, by Lisa Loomer, and Permanent Collection, by Thomas Gibson.