Dean Wilcox

Dean of Liberal ArtsDivision of Liberal Arts
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Dean Wilcox

I prepare my students to stand out from other professionals in their field by encouraging them to be curious, open to new experiences, not afraid to try new ideas and to become a life-long learner.

I am committed to educating students to understand that theory and practice are not mutually exclusive, but philosophically intertwined.

Career Highlights

  • Having a student excitedly tell me that she heard someone quote my article “What Does Chaos Theory Have to do With Art?” in a conference presentation.
  • Working as an Advisor and Collaborator on Gerald Freedman’s 2009 production of “Saint Joan.”
  • Designing lights for a production of “Equus” in 2006 with UNCSA emeritus faculty Mark Pirolo and current faculty David E. Smith.
  • Having the opportunity to run sound and video for Karen Finley’s presentation of “American Chestnut” at Cornell University in 1996.
  • Spending a month with the SITI Company studying the Suzuki Method and Viewpoints, summer 2016


Ph.D in Theatre History, Theory, and CriticismThe University of Washington School of Drama

M.F.A. Lighting DesignThe University of South Carolina

B.A. Theatre ArtsRowan University, formerly Glassboro State College