Ellen Rosenberg

Humanities, Creative Writing, Theatre History, Dramatic LiteratureDivision of Liberal Arts

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Ellen Rosenberg

Ellen Rosenberg is a Professor of Humanities, Creative Writing, Theatre History and Dramatic Literature in the Division of Liberal Arts at UNCSA.

I use my wide-ranging experience to build a foundation for student driven exploration and discussion. I prepare my students to stand out from other professionals in the field by promoting personal integrity and professional excellence.


  • Bridges Leadership for Faculty Women
  • Bard College and Uriel Weinreich Summer Intensive Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture and Seminar in Yiddish Theater, Jewish Theological Seminary, NYC
  • Yiddish Language Immersion and Yiddish Theater Study, Vilnius Yiddish Institute, Universiteto Vilnius, Lithuania
  • New York State Teacher Certification Requirements, Classes for Teachers in Child Abuse/Violence Prevention, Adelphi University/BOCES Garden City, NY
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship Certificate, Baruch College, NYC
  • Standardized Patient Certificate, USC Medical School, Department of Theater, Columbia, SC

Career Highlights

  • Successfully led UNCSA initiative to bring rank to faculty
  • Member of Actors Equity Association, with Off-Broadway performance experience and Yiddish theater experience
  • Artist-in-residence experience with at-risk and gifted students
  • Directorial experience with professional youth and adults
  • Publishing scholar, playwright and performance poet
  • Project Director of The Kenan Writers’ Encounters, a visiting writers’ series at UNCSA, for five years
  • Run workshops for educational, community and theatre professional groups centered on devised performance and the use of ritual in theater
  • Research interests center on creative process, psychobiography, gender and ethnic issues, as well as Jewish and Yiddish theater

Awards, Recognitions and Honors

  • YIVO Foundation Scholarship, Bard College/YIVO Summer Intensive Language Class at the Jewish Theological Seminary, NY
  • Reassigned Time (Faculty Development competitive semester sabbatical) Funding for six months, training in Yiddish language and Yiddish theater
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching, UNCSA
  • Recipient of over $250,000 in project grants


  • Actors Equity Association (AEA)
  • Art for Art's Sake (AFAS), Winston-Salem, NC


PhD EnglishIndiana University

MFA ActingUniversity of South Carolina

MA EnglishNew York University

BA EnglishLong Island University