Melanie O'Meara

Assistant Professor

Melanie O'Meara

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of Art and Design

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of Communication

  • (706) 729-2419
  • AH E121

Education

  • Ph.D., Speech and Rhetorical Studies Louisiana State University & A, 2008

  • MA, Speech and Rhetorical Studies Louisiana State University & A, 2004

  • BA, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Ar Georgia Southern University, 2001

Awards & Honors

  • Dean's Fund for Excellence in the Arts Pamplin College, 2020

  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching Pamplin College, 2019

  • Edgar Miles Oral Session Winner Phi Kappa Phi, 2019

  • Top Contributed Paper in Performance Studies Panel National Communication Association, 2018

  • Summer RSCA Grant Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, 2018

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • THEA 2010

    Performance Composition
  • THEA 4150

    Performance Studies
  • THEA 3020

    Directing for the Stage
  • ART 4950

    Selected Topics: Performance Practicum
  • COMM 4990

    Undergraduate Student Research
  • THEA 3000

    Voice and Movement
  • CURS 3990

    Undergrad Research II
  • CURS 4990

    Undergrad Research III

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Activating Minor Pedagogy in an Adaptation and Staging of "The Little Prince", 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Grendel, 2019
    Other
  • Moving Photographs: A Vanishing Georgia, 2019
    Other
  • Excerpts from "Moving Photographs: A Vanishing Georgia", 2019
    Other
  • Body Buildings: A Vanishing Georgia, 2018
    Other

Department Service

  • Marketing and Social Media 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Maintain Theatre AUG Social Media (Facebook and Instagram) 2014 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • Theatre Guild 2013 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • Development of Certificate in Theatre Performance 2018 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • Curriculum Revision Committee 2017 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Pamplin Faculty Research and Development Committee 2018 - 2019

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Pamplin Faculty Research and Development Committee 2016 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • Pamplin Student Research and Travel Committee 2015 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • New Media Department of Art and Design New Hire 2018 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • Pamplin Student Research and Travel Committee 2017 - 2018

    Role: Committee Chair

University Service

  • Lyceum Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Theatre Camp 2019 2019 - 2019

    Role: Program Coordinator
  • Alumni Weekend Pamplin Pop-up 2019 - 2019

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • Performing Arts College Fair 2018 - 2018

    Role: Student Recruiter
  • Search Committee for "Production Assistant" 2017 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Performance Studies International 2019 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Text and Performance Quarterly Editorial Board 2019 - Present

    Role: Editor
  • Performance Studies Division, National Communication Association 2013 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Southern States Communication Association 2006 - Present

    Role: Member
  • National Communication Association 2001 - Present

    Role: Member

Public Service

  • Westobou Programming Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Board Member
  • ARC Literary Competition 2020 - 2020

    Role: Discussant
  • Theatre AUG in Partnership with the Westobou Festival Hosts Terry Galloway 2019 - 2019

    Role: Program Coordinator
  • ACTING I Performances at the Augusta Museum of History 2018 - 2018

    Role: Program Organizer
  • Westobou Festival Creative Advisor 2018 - 2018

    Role: Program Organizer