Megan Westhoff


About Dr. Megan Westhoff

Dr. Megan Westhoff joined the Department of Communication in 2005 and was selected as Director of Theatre in 2020. Her teaching areas include directing, performance studies, theatre history, and technical production. Additionally, she teaches speech communication, small group communication, and theories of human communication. Prior to teaching, she worked in non-profit donor services, youth leadership program development, travel and tourism, and graphic design.

A lifelong resident of Southeast Kansas, Dr. Westhoff’s research interests include improvisational theatre, masks in historical and contemporary performance, theatre involvement as a third place, women in theatre history, popular culture, and communication in social movements. She has presented research at the Mid-America Theatre Conference, the Popular Culture Association, the Religious Communication Association, and the National Communication Association.

As a theatre artist, Dr. Westhoff specializes in properties design, mask fabrication, moulage, and directing. Some of her productions of note include Silent Sky, The Revenge of the Space Pandas, Charlotte’s Web, The King Stag, The Water’s Edge, and Fuddy Meers.

Education

Ph.D., Communication (emphasis in theatre), Regent University, Virginia, U.S.A., 2020
M.A., Communication, Pittsburg State University, Kansas, U.S.A., 2004
B.A., Communication/Theatre Emphasis, Pittsburg State University, Kansas, U.S.A., 2002

Teaching Emphases

  • Directing
  • Performance Studies
  • Theatre History
  • Speech Communication
  • Small Group Communication
Megan Westhoff
Dr. Megan Westhoff
Director of Theatre/Assistant Professor/Master Advisor

Phone: (620) 240-6775

Office: 215 Grubbs Hall

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