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

  • 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

  • Page to Stage Performance Studies Spotlight Panel Southern Communication Association , 2017

  • Contribution to Career Development for UGA Students. University of Georgia Career Center, 2014

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • THEA 3020

    Directing for the Stage
  • COMM 4990

    Undergraduate Student Research
  • THEA 3000

    Voice and Movement
  • CURS 3990

    Undergrad Research II
  • CURS 4990

    Undergrad Research III
  • INQR 1000

    Fund. of Academic Inquiry
  • COMM 3900

    Jr Seminar in Communication
  • COMM 4450

    Performance Theory & Practice

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Activating Minor Pedagogy in an Adaptation and Staging of "The Little Prince", 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Excerpts from "Moving Photographs: A Vanishing Georgia", 2019
    Other
  • Still Moving: Searching for Grace, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Finding Annie: A Reenactment of a True Story about an Abandoned Fish, 2018
    Other
  • Body Buildings: A Vanishing Georgia, 2018
    Other

Department Service

  • 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
  • Honors Thesis Cynthia Panzella 2017 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Pamplin Faculty Research and Development Committee 2018 - Present

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

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

    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

  • Text and Performance Quarterly Editorial Board 2019 - Present

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

    Role: Reviewer
  • Patti Pace Performance Festival 2007 - Present

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

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

    Role: Program Organizer
  • Intercultural Communication Course Community Outreach 2018 - 2018

    Role: Program Organizer
  • Directing Course Community Outreach 2017 - 2017

    Role: Program Organizer