Professor Mary Anderson named chair of the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance

Mary Elizabeth Anderson, MFA, PhD, is an associate professor and associate chair of the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University. Since 2007, she has published extensively on the lives and experiences of artists in theatre, dance and the visual arts. Her writing has appeared in: Teaching Artist Journal; Research in Drama Education; Theatre, Dance & Performance Training; International Journal of Education & the Arts; Arts Education Policy Review; Theatre/Practice; About Performance; Brolga; and Performance Matters. With Professor Doug Risner, PhD, she co-edited the volume Hybrid Lives of Teaching Artists in Dance and Theatre: A Critical Reader. Her creative research has been supported by the Kresge Foundation and a Fulbright Program. She is a Review Board member for the Journal of Dance Education and an associate editor for the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal. She is currently completing a co-authored manuscript with James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History Lecturer Richard Haley, entitled Acts and Sites: Mike Kelley and David Ireland (Brill Publishers) and an edited volume of artist narratives, Teaching Artistry for the Stage, under contract with Routledge.