Melanie O'Meara

Assistant Professor

Melanie O'Meara

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

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

  • 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

  • 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
  • COMM 2300

    Acting I
  • COMM 3500

    Intercultural Communication
  • THEA 1100

    Theatre Appreciation

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