Volume 14 Notes on Authors - NATIONAL DRAMA

Volume 14 Notes on Authors

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Notes on Authors

Jonathan Barnes is a National Teaching Fellow and Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Canterbury Christ Church University. He has taught at every level of education in Africa and Asia and England. He now researches, lectures and writes on values, diversity and an inclusive curriculum for creativity, understanding and emotional engagement.

James D. Chrismon, EdD, teaches theatre education at Illinois State University and has 23 years of experience in educational theatre. He is an actor, director, and trained intimacy director. He received the 2022 Johnny Saldaña Outstanding Professor of Theatre Education Award from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education. He is the creator and host of THED Talks podcast listened to in 35 countries.

Stig A. Eriksson is Professor Emeritus at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Arts, Faculty of Education. Eriksson has a long teaching and research experience in the field of educational drama and applied theatre. He has lectured and presented workshops in about 30 countries and publishes in a range of national and international journals. He is the author of Distancing at Close Range. Investigating the Significance of Distancing in Drama Education (2009).

Nancy Franco is a theatre director and educator. This essay is based on her experience of more than ten years working with teenagers and her current work as a preschool and elementary theatre teacher at the Victoria School, Bogotá. She has a degree in Theatre Education of the Universidad de Antioquia and is completing a master’s degree in education at the Universidad de la Sabana, Colombia.

Alkistis Kondoyianni is a Full Professor of Drama in Education at the Department of Theatre Studies, School of Fine Arts, University of Peloponnese. She participates at research groups in many countries and has given lectures and work shops worldwide. She is the author of 39 books for children and educators.

Maggie Marlin-Hess is an actor, director, award-winning choreographer, and coordinator of Musical Theatre at Illinois State University. She’s a certified Consent-Forward Artist with Intimacy Directors and Coordinators and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association. Training includes BFA, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Nick Mavroudis teaches Physical Education at the 87th Multicultural Primary School of Athens. He has also studied acting at the Drama School of the National Theatre of Northern Greece. He holds a PhD in Drama in Education from the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

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