Associate Chair, Associate Professor - Theatre & Dance
Linda Donahue, Associate Chair, Graduate Advisor, Head of Arts Administration
Linda Donahue teaches arts administration courses and is currently active in both arts management and play directing. Dr. Donahue has served as Head of Arts Administration since 1997. This program was noted as one of the top arts administration programs in the US in both “American Theatre Magazine” and “Stage Directions.” She received the 6-state region Molly Risso Outstanding University Drama Faculty Award in 2001. In 2004, she was inducted into the College of Fellows of the Southwest Theatre and Film Association, and she also served as president of the Fellows.
Her professional activities include both play directing and arts management activities. She has directed over 75 plays, including several on the TTU campus. Her present or past board membership activities include Texans for the Arts (state-wide advocacy association), Southwest Theatre and Film Association, and Texas Non Profit Theatres; she also served two terms as a grant evaluator for the Texas Commission for the Arts. She is on the Steering Committee of the Prague Playhouse (Czech Republic). A strong proponent for international opportunities, Dr. Donahue has led student study abroad trips to Spain and the Czech Republic and has presented lectures or papers throughout the US, as well as in Granada and Barcelona (Spain), Athens, London, Liverpool, and Toronto. She was an inaugural class member of the Institute for Inclusive Excellence (TTU Office of Institutional Diversity).