Suzanne Burgoyne (Ph.D., University of Michigan,
1975) is Professor of Theatre at the University of Missouri/Columbia, where she teaches
directing, script analysis, and graduate seminars. A 2000/2001 PEW Carnegie Scholar,
Suzanne is currently organizing an interdisciplinary research team to study the impact of
theatre-based techniques in diversity training. As a 1980-84 Kellogg National Fellow (a
program for leadership & interdisciplinary studies), Suzanne began doing workshops
with her co-author of Teaching and Performing,
Kellogg Fellow Bill Timpson. Suzanne's most recently published article "Theatre
Topics", Sept. 1999) uses grounded theory to examine the impact of acting on
students' personal lives. Suzanne served as Editor of Theatre Topics from 1993-95;
the journal, published by the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) in
cooperation with Johns Hopkins University Press, specializes in pedagogy and performance.
As ATHE Professional Development Chair (1999-2001), Suzanne is working to develop
mentorship programs for new faculty and graduate students.
Author of: Teaching and Perfoming