Dewey Douglas

Dewey Douglas

Title: Assistant Professor
Company: William Carey University
Location: Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States

Dewey Douglas, Assistant Professor at William Carey University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in theatre and communication education.

With more than 20 years of experience in education, Mr. Douglas has been with William Carey University since 2006. Prior to joining the institution, he worked to instill passion for the arts in students at the University of Southern Mississippi and Northern Arizona University. Involved in the arts for many years, he has performed on stages and scripted more than 20 full-scale productions. Some of his theatrical artwork has been featured in shows in Southern California art galleries.

Mr. Douglas began his career by earning an Associate of Arts from Copiah-Lincoln Community College in 1972. He went on to obtain a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Southern Mississippi in 1975. In 2006, he returned to his alma mater to complete a Master of Fine Arts.

A leader in the arts community, Mr. Douglas has been affiliated with a number of companies, including Arizona TheatreWorks, Babylonian Productions, Spectrum Design Studios, the Grove Shakespeare Festival, Grove Theatre Company, and the Newport Theatre Arts Center. He holds playwright credentials for numerous productions, including “A Cowboy Christmas Carol,” “The Gospel,” “Ajax,” “Whore of Babylon,” and “The Princes and the Dragon.” Additionally, Mr. Douglas worked with the late best-selling author Leon Uris on a 25-hour staged reading of his novel Trinity.

Throughout his career, Mr. Douglas has received a number of honors for his achievements. In 2016, he was recognized with the Excellence in Directing Award, an Excellence in Scenic Design Award, and an Excellence in Directing Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region IV. Mr. Douglas was an honoree on the National Chancellor’s List of Graduate Students from 2004 to 2006. He maintains affiliation with the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Psi Omega, the South MS Art Association, and SETC.

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