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Dr. Eva B. McManus

Professor of English
Department of English
Dukes Memorial 103
525 S. Main Street
Ada, OH 45810


  • 1988 Ph.D. English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
    • Dissertation: "The Growth toward Mature Love in Four of Shakespeare's Romances and Comedies," Dr. Norman Sanders, advisor
  • 1978 M.A., English, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.
    • Thesis: "The Growth toward Mature Love in Shakespeare's Romantic Comedies," Dr. Ralph Alan Cohen, advisor
  • 1972 B.A., English, Madison College, Harrisonburg, VA.


Teaching Experience


  • 1988-present OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY, Ada, OH. Professor. Taught Shakespeare, world and British literature, great works, diversity seminars, TREX, and Writing Seminar; have directed independent studies, senior theses, and internships. English Department Chair, 2003-2011.
  • 1987-1988 INDIANA-PURDUE UNIVERSITY AT FT. WAYNE, IN. Visiting Lecturer. Developmental writing and composition, writing across the curriculum, Shakespeare.
  • 1986-1987 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, Champaign, IL. Visiting Lecturer. Introduction to Shakespeare.
    • PARKLAND COLLEGE, Champaign, IL. Instructor. Composition.
  • 1985-1986 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, Champaign, IL. Visiting Teaching Associate. Composition.
    • PARKLAND COLLEGE, Champaign, IL., Instructor. Composition.
  • 1983-1985 EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, Charleston, IL. Full-time Instructor. Introduction to literature, composition.
  • 1982-1983 PARKLAND COLLEGE, Champaign, IL. Instructor. Composition.
  • 1978-1981 UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, Knoxville. Graduate Teaching Assistant. Composition, introduction to literature, language and logic. Writing lab instructor, tutor. Designed new course in rhetoric-based composition.
  • 1976-1977 JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY, Harrisonburg, VA. Graduate Teaching Assistant. Introduction to literature, composition.


Other Eexperience


  • 2017 Hosted members of the Young African Leaders Initiative cohort of 2017 Washington Mandela Fellows at Bowling Green State University for a 6-week program followed by 1 week in Washington, D. C. Attended events for the group and hosted members from Ghana, Kenya, Mauritania, Camaroon, and the Central African Republic for more informal events.
  • 2016 Attended plays at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon- Avon, and at Shakespeare’s Globe, London, UK, as part of the World Shakespeare Congress. Attended two memorial services for Shakespeare at his burial site in Stratford and at Westminster Abbey in London as part of the Shakespeare 400 celebration.
  • 2015 Outside reviewer of publications by Dr. Lisa Starks-Estes, University of South Florida, for promotion to full professor, USF, St. Petersburg.
  • 2014 Outside reviewer of publications by Dr. Linda Rice, Ohio University, for her promotion to full professor, Ohio University.
  • 2010 Fulbright-Hays Perspectives on Democracy Grant participant to South Africa, July 18-August 14, researching the impact of education on development of democratic ideals and principles in young South African students.
  • 2008 Participated in Harvey Brinkman’s 3-day Master Teacher program at ONU, received a certificate.
    • Participated in the 2-day Entrepreneurial Workshop, co-sponsored by Dicke College of Business and Smull College of Engineering, ONU.
    • Attended State-sponsored workshop on E-Portfolios as assessment tools, Columbus
    • Arranged and participated in meeting with Faculty Development Director and Dual Enrollment Director at BGSU with Associate Dean Calvert and Sharyn Zembower.
    • As Editor of Shakespeare and the Classroom, co-funded a writing contest prize at Virginia Tech for English majors following the massacre of students there by an English major. Winners’ works were published in Polaris, the ONU arts magazine, as well as in Silhouette, the Va. Tech arts magazine.
  • 2007-present Named to Editorial Board for newly formed online publication, “The Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference: Selected Papers,” Fall conference, Akron, OH; have performed peer reviews for several articles submitted to the publication.
  • 1993-2008 Editor, Shakespeare and the Classroom, an international journal for teachers at all academic levels on teaching Shakespeare; co-sponsored by ONU and the International Globe Association. 1993-96 Co-founder and co-editor.
  • 1995-1998 Organizer and advisor, community tutoring program for Ada students by ONU honor students as a literacy project for Sigma Tau Delta.
  • 1995-97 Editor and founder, Ohio Shakespeare Notes, a newsletter for the Ohio Shakespeare Conference that publishes abstracts of conference papers.
  • March 1995 Appointed to the Globe Association's Midwest Region Education Team, director Michael Mullin, University of Illinois, Urbana.
  • 1991-1996 Advisor, English Department Newsletter; supervised work of two student editors each year.
  • 1982 Champaign County Senior Citizens Center. The Shakespeare Experience. Conducted a three-week introduction to Shakespeare centered on Twelfth Night.
  • 1977 James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va. May Session in England: co-designer and leader of a three-week drama and cultural study tour of England; co-produced promotional film.
  • 1972-1975 Business and government positions. Details upon request.


Honors and Awards


  • 2008 Recognized for 20 years of service to Ohio Northern University
  • 2007 Recognized as Outstanding Faculty Member, Alpha Xi Delta Sorority
  • 2000 Promotion, Full Professor, Ohio Northern University
  • 2000 Recognition by national Sigma Tau Delta for ten years as advisor to the Delta Iota Chapter at Ohio Northern.
  • 1998 Inducted into Phi Beta Delta, Fraternity of International Scholars.
  • 1997 Special Department Award for service to the department, Honors Day.
  • 1994 Tenure, Ohio Northern University.
  • 1993-94 Recipient of Sara Ridenour Endowed Chair for the Humanities.
  • 1992 Promoted to Associate Professor, Ohio Northern University.
  • 1993 Recipient of Delta Zeta's Outstanding Teacher Award.
  • 1991 Recognized as Faculty Member of the Year by National Panhellenic, Washington, D. C., November, 1991.
  • 1991 Recipient of Outstanding Faculty Member Award by ONU Panhellenic.
  • 1991-94 Honored at Mortar Board's Favorite Professors Tea.
  • 1983 Selected as the Most Influential Faculty Member by an honor student, Eastern Illinois University.
  • 1979-81 Nominated as Outstanding Teaching Assistant, University of Tennessee.


Grants, Travel and Sabbatical Leaves


  • 2016 Summer Faculty Development Grant to attend the World Shakespeare Conference held at the Shakespeare Institute and Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon and at the Globe Theatre and King’s College, London, UK.
    • Attended workshops, seminars, stage demonstrations, panels, etc.
    • Toured Shakespeare properties and attended a short production at the newly opened Sam Wanamaker Theatre as part of the Globe as well as full-scale stage productions of several plays in both venues.
    • Have written 2 papers on theater productions I saw while there, have submitted a proposal for a 3 rd to the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference for October 2017.
  • 2015 Le Cannet, France.
    • Visited with author Carol Drinkwater who spoke at ONU in April 2013, toured her olive farm, the subject of 5 of her books, and discussed her new writing projects as well as the state of the olive oil industry in France and Europe, the subjects of her two later books and the 5-part documentary series on them.
    • Met Michel Noll, her husband, a documentary maker and film producer who has covered 20+ revolutions as well as other subjects.
    • Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Ontario, with ONU Shakespeare Studies students for a weekend field trip to attend plays and experience Canada in a town dedicated to theater.
    • Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Ontario. Bowling Green State University Honors Program, accompanied 35 students as a co-chaperone with my husband for a weekend trip.
  • 2014 Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Ontario. Bowling Green State University Honors Program, went with 35 students as a co-chaperone for a weekend trip, September. Have made this trip for 7 years.
    • Dick Cavett wrote a New York Times Opinionator article spurred by his interaction with my EXDS Pushing Boundaries course that developed after I emailed him about an incident in Lakota Woman involving him, his show, and Leonard Crow Dog. He wrote the article while my family was staying with him and his wife in Montauk, NY.
  • 2012 Sabbatical Leave, Fall 2012. Project involved research on original performance practices at replicas of Shakespeare’s original theaters, the Globe and Blackfriars.
    • Spent a week at the Blackfriars in Staunton, VA, having interviews and attending plays.
    • Wrote and presented a paper at the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference, Marietta College, OH.
    • Summer Faculty Development Grant, travel to London, UK and Edinburgh, Scotland for research to support my sabbatical project involving Shakespeare’s Globe in London and the International Play Festival in Edinburgh.
    • Saw Taming of the Shrew, Henry V, a Pan-African Julius Caesar, and Woza Albert.
    • Visited the British Museum’s special exhibit on Global Shakespeares.
    • College English Association national conference in Richmond, VA; presented a paper and moderated another session, March 2012.
    • College English Association of Ohio regional conference, hosted at ONU; presented a paper and moderated another session, attended the executive council meeting, helped with planning and hosting the event. Continued as at-large representative and attended the fall planning meeting at Ohio Dominican University, Gahanna, OH.
  • 2011 College English Association of Ohio, regional conference at Ohio University, Athens; chaired two sessions. Attended the fall planning meeting of the executive council at Ohio Dominican University; continued as At-Large member of the executive council for 4th year.
    • College English Association of America national conference, St. Petersburg, FL. Represented the Ohio chapter at the national convention.
    • Student weekend trip to the Blackfriars Theater, Staunton, VA, to attend Shakespeare plays and to visit the Frontier Cultural Heritage Museum.
  • 2010 Fulbright-Hays Perspectives on Democracy Grant, spent a month in Luphisi Village, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, working in the local schools. Prepared pre-travel materials and resources for 14 grant participants on South African literature & film; worked with teachers & students in Luphisi Village, painted a computer classroom, donated extensive school library resources and other materials as well as soccer balls, bought and helped plant 50 trees to in cash crops for schools to support HIV/AIDs student orphans, provided landscaping plans for the school yard, taught students, faculty (and one cook) how to use a computer, visited various other schools and spoke for the Luphisi Village schools with the regional education minister and 35 other leaders, spent several days in information sessions at North-West University, Potchefstroom University. Some Fulbright-Hays funds used to purchase materials and artifacts for classes and research.
    • Faculty Summer Development Grant to offset travel expenses to South Africa and to purchase teaching materials to use in subsequent ONU courses.
    • Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario. Annual weekend trips for 20 years with ONU Shakespeare students to the to attend Shakespeare plays.
    • College English Association of America national conference, San Antonio, Texas. Represented the Ohio chapter at the national convention.
    • Took students to the Blackfriar’s Theater in Staunton, VA for a weekend in the winter. Gathered information for an article.
  • 2009 Summer travel to Lenox, MA to see productions at the new facilities for Shakespeare and Company; interviewed founder and out-going artistic director Tina Packard for an upcoming article in Shakespeare and the Classroom.
    • Women’s Literature student trip to Bluffton, OH to Ten Thousand Villages and to the Senior Citizens Center in conjunction with the world literature focus and focus on work for women to help fight economic problems and starvation, etc.
  • 2008 Took students to the Blackfriars Theater, Staunton, VA to see two Shakespeare plays, visited the Frontier Museum in related activites; set up resource people to meet with LAE majors on the trip to discuss using technology in the classroom and to provide advice for beginning teachers.
  • 2006 Travel to Cotswolds, Stratford-upon- Avon, London for theatre, research and photographs for Shakespeare and the Classroom.
  • 2001 ONU Improvement in Teaching Summer Development Grant to travel to Colorado to visit historic sites and gather materials for an upcoming honors course, “The Westward Expansion.”
  • 2000 ONU Faculty Development Grant to attend the Globe Theatre and to revisit various Shakespeare and other Renaissance properties throughout England to make slides and get materials for classes and Shakespeare and the Classroom.
  • 1998 Granted Sabbatical Leave for Fall 1998 to research material for a book on Shakespeare's depiction of marital relationships.
  • 1997 ONU Faculty Development Grant to attend the Globe Theatre's Festival of Firsts, London, to meet with members of the Globe Education Centre and to visit St. David's College in Lampeter, Wales.
  • 1993 ONU Faculty Development Grant to visit regional Shakespeare Festivals and gather information on their educational programs to be used in an article for Shakespeare and the Classroom.
  • 1989 ONU Faculty Development Grant to do research at the University of Illinois Library on marital relationships in Shakespeare's plays.


Recent Presentations and Publications

  • 2017 “’You know what you know!’: Shakespeare’s Vibrant, Inconsistent Role as Political Guide,” presented on two stage productions of Othello focusing on different emphases on race and war for a session on Political Shakespeare at the 2017 Biennual Blackfriars Conference at the American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, VA, October 26.
  • 2017 “I’ll put a girdle around about the earth in forty minutes”: The Bard in Motion Everywhere,” paper on new technology and its ability to bring live Shakespeare to people around the world and the expansion of the Globe’s travel troupe to stage Hamlet in all countries of the world over 2 years; paper presented in a session on “Shakespeare Today,” Oct. 21 at the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference, Baldwin Wallace College, Berea, OH. Moderated a session and took two students whose capstones were accepted to the undergraduate Shakespeare seminar there; the capstones were written over a semester in Shakespeare Studies, and I worked with them to prepare for the conference.
  • 2017 “Kate-- Stranded in the Globe’s 2016 Irish Taming of the Shrew,” paper on an unusually harsh, painful Irish suffrage production of the play, presented March 30 at the national College English Association conference at Hilton Head, SC.
  • 2016 “Olympic Encounters with The Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, 2012 & 2016, “a paper looking at 2 completely opposite productions of the play in the Year of Shakespeare in 2012 when Olympics were in London and in Shakespeare 400 (400 years after his death), also an Olympic year, presented at the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference, Oct. 21, Wright State University, Dayton, OH; moderated a session.
  • 2016 “Creating Community, Repelling Marauders: Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor,” paper presented April 1 at the national College English Association conference in Denver, CO. Also moderated a session on Religion and Literature.
  • 2016 “’Mama, I think I broke something’: Hushpuppy vs. the Aurochs in Beasts of the Southern Wild,” paper presented at the Caribbean College English Association at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez, PR. March 11, 2016.
  • 2015 “’Ancients in Wild Children’s Bodies, Boys and Girls Stuck in Time’: Changing Nature in Keith Donahue’s PA Hobgoblins,” paper presented at the national College English Association, March 26, Indianapolis, IN.
  • 2014 “Seeing, Believing, Disbelieving the Real and Unreal: Shakespeare’s Characters and Audiences React,” paper on Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors presented at the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Association, Oct. 24, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. Served as a peer reviewer for two articles for Selected Papers of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference.
  • 2012 “You would pluck out the heart of my mystery”: Using the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Pan-African Julius Caesar and American Shakespeare Center’s Twelfth Night To Define Essential Qualities of Shakespeare’s Drama,” paper presented at the Fall Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference, Marietta College, OH. Attended Editorial Board meeting for Selected Papers of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference, peer reviewer for 2 papers for the upcoming edition.
  • 2012 Panel, “Changing Landscapes, Changing Pedagogy: Traveling with Students and Teaching Outside the U.S.,” College English Association of Ohio regional conference, Ohio Northern University, April.
  • 2012 Panel, Spring College English Association conference, “Experiential Learning: The Mad Joy of Crossing Borders with Students.” Individual paper title: “Breaking Barriers, Crossing Borders: So This Is Shakespeare, Eh?” on traveling to the Shakespeare Festival Theater in Stratford, Ontario with ONU students. Richmond, VA. Various articles for Shakespeare and the Classroom each year: articles on internet resources for high school, college and middle school teachers; “Shakespeare and the Classroom, at 10: A Decade of Change, 1993-2003”; updates on recent publications and theatre education programs as part of a running series as well as playbills for various Shakespeare theatres.
  • 2007 Spring College English Association of Ohio Conference, paper entitled “Torture and Outrage in Welty’s ‘Keela, the Outcast Indian Maiden’ and Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians,” Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, OH
  • 2006 Panel on Experiential Learning at the Ohio Shakespeare Conference, Marietta College, OH, November.
  • 2006 Fall College English Association of Ohio, panel of Department Chairs, gave response to keynote address on “The Spellings Report: Higher Learning in the 21 st Century,” Bowling Green State University, OH, October
  • 2005 Discussion leader, “Shakespeare and the Liberal Arts: Taking It to the Streets,” Ohio Shakespeare Conference, Owens College, Toledo, OH, November.
  • 2004 Workshop, “Service Learning and the Shakespeare Classroom,” Ohio Shakespeare Conference, University of Cincinnati, OH, November “Head ‘em Up, Move ‘em Out: The Experiences on the Wagon Trains West,” a presentation given on the westward expansion dealing with the Oregon Trail and the Gold Rush, American Studies program, University of Wales, Lampeter, 2003.
  • 2003 Participated in a Folger Shakespeare Library Seminar for high school teachers in Victoria, British Columbia as part of the Shakespeare Association of America annual conference. Wrote an article about the experience for Shakespeare and the Classroom.
  • 2002 Prepared materials for a workshop on “Teaching Shakespeare as a Post-Colonial Author” for the Ohio Shakespeare Conference; although I was unable to attend due to a death in the family, my co-presenter gave my presentation and distributed the handouts I created.
  • 2001 “Shakespeare’s New Globe and Teaching with Technology in the Shakespeare Classroom,” a 4-hour workshop and discussion for a Master’s in Teaching English course at Eastern Michigan University, June.
  • 2001 “Hamletmachine and the Humanist Student,” a paper presented in the session“The Changing Nature of Shakespeare: Popular Culture Adaptations and Post-Humanist Revisions” at the Ohio Shakespeare Conference, March, University of Toledo.
  • 2000 “A Quarter Century with Shakespeare,” an article giving an overview of travel undertaken in the summer with a Faculty Development Grant to visit the Globe and other Shakespeare properties. Published in the Fall 2000 Arts and Sciences Review.
  • 1999 “’But can you teach all this you speak of?’: Using Technology in the Shakespeare Classroom,” panel presentation at Ohio Shakespeare Conference, April 1999; revised and published in Shakespeare and the Classroom, Spring 1999.
  • 1997 "Shakespeare's Globe: A First Taste," article based on Faculty Development Grant experience at the New Globe in London, published in Shakespeare and the Classroom, Fall 1997.
  • 1997 "Shakespeare Festivals and Theatres: Valuable Teaching Resources," published in Teaching Shakespeare into the Twenty-First Century, eds. Ronald Salomone and James E. Davis, Ohio University Press.
  • 1993-2004Several articles a year including theatre reviews, conference reports and notes from the editor in Shakespeare and the Classroom and Ohio Shakespeare Notes.
  • 1992 "Feminism and The Winter's Tale: A Questionable Pairing at Stratford, Ontario, 1978." Shakespeare Association of America, Kansas City.
  • 1991 "A Collaborative Solution to Measure for Measure" with students Carol and Judy Owen, College English Association of Ohio. Same paper given as English Dept. Colloquy.
  • 1988 "Marriage, Power and Maturity: Finding the Feminine in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale," Shakespeare Association of America, Boston, and given as Department Colloquy, 1989.
  • 1988 Shakespeare around the Globe, Greenwood Press. Contributed 9 reviews of post-World War II productions of The Winter's Tale.


Local Presentations

  • “Exploring Lillian Schlissel’s Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey,” a discussion with the St. Mary’s Library Book Club, 2002.
  • “Shakespeare’s Tempest,” an informace at the Freed Center preceding the Aquila Company’s production of the play, March 2002. (Presented informances annually on Aquila Productions for several years.)
  • “Historical Accuracy in Shakespeare in Love,” a presentation to the Western Civilization series to prepare the students to see the film Shakespeare in Love, November 2000.
  • “Shakespeare’s New Globe,” a presentation made to the Ada Rotary Club, October 2000.
  • “Shakespeare’s New Globe,” Lima Shakespeare Club, April 1999
  • "Staging at the New Globe: 'A vision full of majesty,'" English Department colloquy given February 5, 1998.
  • "Elizabeth Robins (1862-1952): Dramatist, Adventurer, and Suffragette," an English Department colloquy given April, 1997.
  • "Shakespeare as Historian," a lecture for the Western Civilization courses at ONU, 1995, 96, 97, 98, 00, etc.
  • "Sharyn McCrumb: author of Zombies of the Gene Pool," taught five classes at Lima Senior High School to prepare the students for Ms. McCrumb's visit to campus in the Fall Speakers Series, September 1997.
  • "Moving from Medieval to Renaissance England," lecture given to three World History classes for Mrs. Putt at Ada High School, November 1996.
  • "Frances Harper, Abolitionist and Author," was a reader in a multi-media presentation on Harper organized and written by Dr. Margaret Cullen for Black History Month, February 1995.
  • "Shakespeare in the Classroom: A Multi-Media Approach," workshop given as part of the 1994 ONU English Department's Fall High School Teachers Colloquium whose subject was "Shakespeare in a Multicultural Curriculum." Helped arrange speakers besides giving the workshop.
  • "Study Skills for Writing 110 & 111," a presentation for Parents Weekend at Ohio Northern University, October 1995, 1997.
  • "Paula Gunn Allen: Native American Author," discussion for the Ada Public Library on Ohio Northern University's visiting author Allen, October 1995.
  • "Sue Grafton as Detective Author," a discussion held by the St. Mary's Public Library reading group in October 1995, sponsored by the Ohio Humanities Council.
  • "Victims, Villains, Sleuths: The Representation of Women in Contemporary Crime Novels" focus on Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow, a book discussion held in April 1995 for the St. Mary's Public Library reading group, sponsored by the Ohio Humanities Council.
  • "The Shaming of a Few: Shame in Two Gentlemen of Verona," English Department Colloquy, 1994.
  • "Shakespeare Grant: Education and Performance," Arts & Sciences Review. Fall/Winter, 1993-94.
  • Lakota Woman, book discussion for the St. Mary's Public Library reading group, sponsored by the Ohio Humanities Council, April 1994.
  • "The Politicization of Race in Othello," an English Department Colloquy presenting a combination of remarks on race in Othello and the dramatic presentation of scenes with Dean Howard Ward on April 15, 1993.
  • "A Timely Warning: Gileadean Society in Atwood's Handmaid's Tale," book discussion at Loundinville Public Library, March 1993.
  • "Parallels with King Lear in Smiley's 1,000 Acres," book discussion for ONU Women's Book Club, January, 1993.
  • "Taming of the Shrew: Fear and Loathing in Padua?" English Department Colloquy, January, 1992.
  • "Sexual Harassment in the Workplace," workshop for the Winter Conclave, ONU fraternity, 1990.
  • "Lonesome Dove: A Modern Epic?" English Department Colloquy, 1990.
  • "Performance in the Classroom," workshop for the ONU High School Colloquium Shakespeare in the Classroom, November 10, 1989.
  • "Re-viewing a Classic: The Garden in Jane Eyre," presentation to Ada Zetetic Club, 1990.


Professional Memberships and Conferences

  • Blackfriars Conference, October 2015 & 2017, American Shakespeare Center, Stauton, VA.
  • Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference, former Holding Committee member, have regularly attended the annual conference over the last 20+ years, and have been on the editorial board of Selected Papers of the conference, an online publication, since its inception. Regularly provide peer reviews of articles for the journal, usually at least 2 per year. Chair at least one session most years.
  • College English Association of Ohio, have attended annual conferences for 20+ years, At- large representative 9 years. Attend fall planning meetings to set up for the spring conference; regularly help with registration and chairing sessions. Attend spring committee work dinner the night before the conference and help host welcome reception for attendees that evening.
  • College English Association, national organization, regularly attend annual conference.
  • Shakespeare Association of America, national conference, a member and attended in various locations, 15+ years.
  • ADE, 2006 Conference for Department Chairs, Knoxville, TN.
  • APL Associates Teaching Workshop, Dominion High School, Loudon County, Virginia
  • Blackfriars Conference 2003 & 2001 in Staunton, Virginia; took photos for several articles for Shakespeare and the Classroom, and solicited articles for upcoming editions. Participated in a discussion luncheon on the future of the USA Globe to be built in Staunton adjacent to the Blackfriars.
  • Sigma Tau Delta International English Honorary, attended conventions with groups of students in 1999, 2000. Students received various chapter awards.
  • Modern Language Association, attended 1999; chaired search committee and held interviews
  • 1998 NCTE 2nd Annual Conference on Teaching Shakespeare, in Chicago Phi Beta Delta, Fraternity of International Scholars
  • Attended ADE conference for new department chairs, Coeur d'Aline, Idaho, July 1994
  • Attended the Shakespeare Forum in Ashland, Oregon. Hugh Richmond, forum director, Fall, 1994



  • Have served on various committees including the following:
    • Job Search Committee, Theater
    • Job Search Committee, English Language
    • Job Search Committee, Music
    • Job Search, English Department, participated by reviewing dossiers and sharing hosting & interview duties with colleagues in department searches during 29 years
    • Cultural and Special Events Committee, have served 7 years, most on the Speakers Subcommittee and now the Art and Music Subcommittees to secure funding for programs; regularly place posters for the English Department Reading Series events in Bowling Green locations.
    • Sara Ridenour Endowed Chair selection committee, represented English several years
  • Department committees for curriculum revision, travel, and other issues or changes
    • Council of Department Chairs, 8 years
    • Faculty Welfare Committee, 4 years, chair for 2
    • Student Activities Committee, 4 years, chair for 2
  • Participated in various Administrative searches such as Dean of Arts and Sciences, Vice President for Academic Affairs, ONU President, Registrar


Travel with Students


  • Have taken students to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Ontario for 20+ years, to see plays, explore the theater, and link the experience to ENGL 4121 Shakespeare Studies
  • Have taken students to the Blackfriars Theater at the American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, VA as an alternative to the Stratford Festival and to allow them to see Shakespeare’s plays in a reproduction of his original acting space
  • Co-chaperone with my husband for Bowling Green State University Honors Student field trips to Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Ontario, annual trip for 10 years
  • International Play Festival:
    • Each year of the festival, I have taught the plays written by the guest dramatists, have hosted them and visiting directors to talk to my classes, and we have attended the plays. I’ve helped to advertise the events by hanging posters in Bowling Green locations and writing emails to the campus to encourage attendance.



Department of English

Paulene Callahan

Dukes Memorial 100
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
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