Suzanne Burgoyne
Author of:   Teaching and Perfoming

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.

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