Melanie O'Meara

Associate Professor

Melanie O'Meara

Associate 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 Arts, General Georgia Southern University, 2001

Awards & Honors

  • Marion Kleinau National Scripting Award Department of Communication Southern Illinois University, 2022

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

  • 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

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • FITH 3020

    Directing for the Stage
  • THEA 1100

    Theatre Appreciation
  • FITH 3000

    Voice and Movement
  • FITH 2010

    Performance Composition
  • FITH 3101

    Performance Practicum
  • CURS 3990

    Undergrad Research II

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Is She Mad, or Does She Joke, 2021
    Other
  • Metaphysique D'Ephemera, 2021
    Theatre - Direct play
  • Moving Photographs: A Vanishing Georgia, 2019
    Other
  • Activating Minor Pedagogy in an Adaptation and Staging of "The Little Prince", 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Grendel, 2019
    Other

Department Service

  • Departmental Tenure and Promotion Committee 2020 - Present

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

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • Search Committee for "Animation Professor" 2022 - 2022

    Role: Committee Member
  • Marketing and Social Media 2019 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member
  • Theatre Guild 2013 - 2019

    Role: Faculty Advisor

College Service

  • Pamplin Curriculum Committee 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Ad-Hoc ByLaw Review Committee 2021 - 2021

    Role: Committee Member
  • 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

University Service

  • Faculty Evaluation Policy Review and Alignment Tenure Review Committee 2022 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Lyceum Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Preview Day 2021

    Role: Student Recruiter
  • Theatre Camp 2019 2019 - 2019

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

    Role: Faculty Advisor

Professional Service

  • Performance Studies National Review Board 2022 - Present

    Role: Editor
  • Performance Studies International 2019 - Present

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

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Performance Studies Division, National Communication Association 2013 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Southern States Communication Association 2006 - Present

    Role: Member

Public Service

  • Westobou Programming Committee 2022 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Westobou Board of Directors 2021 - Present

    Role: Board Member
  • Youth Leadership Arts Day 2021

    Role: Guest Speaker
  • Westobou Programming Committee 2019 - 2020

    Role: Board Member
  • ARC Literary Competition 2020 - 2020

    Role: Discussant