Jim Davis

Jim DavisJim Davis 

Ph.D. Theatre, Bowling Green State University
M.A. Theatre, University of Northern Iowa
B.A. Drama/Speech, Clarke College

Jim is an Associate Professor of Theatre & Performance Studies.  He teaches Theatre History/Theory, Introduction to Theatre Studies and is the course coordinator for Theatre in Society, the TPS General Education course. 

He's a theatre generalist who has worked as an actor, director, deviser, dramaturg, designer and puppeteer,  Jim has also published and presented research on the history of comic books, the development of musical theatre in the Harlem Renaissance, fan culture, and the intersections of performance and sports in Major League Baseball and professional wrestling.

Jim is consistently guided by the words of Vera Mowry Roberts, an early leader in academic theatre. “Theatre takes the student into many areas of human knowledge - literature, art, music, politics, economics, philosophy, science, invention - practically exploring all ... activities and ideas. The study of the theatre can be, and ideally is, the most liberalizing of all the liberal arts."

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