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AuthorTitlePh.D. - Date of Final Oral Exam (Dissertation Defense)Faculty ChairFaculty Members (in no particular order)Outside Member
Al-Safar, Sabah M.The Open Theatre: Its Potential Contribution to The Arabic Theatre in North Africa and the Middle East1991Willis, RonGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnFindlay, RobertKuhlke, WilliamAnderson, Robert (French)
Allen, David-Michael"A New Place to Stand": Virtual Reality on Stage at the University of Kansas2004Christilles, DennisGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnReaney, MarkUnruh, DelMiller, Jim
Angotti, Vincent L.American Dramatic Criticism, 1800-18301967Meserve, WalterFindlay, RobertLown, Charles
Bakshi, Sri Ram V.Kalidasa: A New Interpretation1970Tsubaki, AndrewLitto, FredricDavis, Jed
Becvar, William J.The Stage and Film Career of Rouben Mamoulian
(Vol. I & II)
1974Kuhlke, WilliamDart, PeterLown, Charles
Berger, Sydney L.The First PhD earned in the Department. The Theme of Persecution in Selected Dramas of the Yiddish Art Theatre1964Reardon, WilliamGoff, LewinMeserve, Walter
Bethea, Sara KathrynOpera for Children: An Analysis of Selected Works1971Davis, JedRea, TomTsubaki, Andrew
Black, Lendley C.A Portrait of Misha - The Life and Artistic Accomplishments of Mikhail Alexandrovich Chekhov1984Kuhlke, WilliamWillis, RonaldGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnWright, JackMikkelson, Gerald (Slavic)
Blackwood, Byrne DavidThe Theatres of J.B. McElfatrick and Sons, Architects, 1855-1922
(Vol. I & II)
1966Reardon, WilliamGoff, LewinMeserve, Walter
Blair, RhondaA Langerion Analysis of Chekhov's Major Plays1981Kuhlke, WilliamWright, JackDavis, JedGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnMikkelson, Gerald (Slavic)
Bondari, KatrinaThe Power of Space: The Acropolis, the Theatre of Dionysos, and Tragedy in the 5th Century BCE2011Christilles, Dennis co-chairBial, HenryGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnWright, JackShaw, Michael (Classics) co-chair
Boyle, AmandaMen, Memory, and Memorial: Vietnam Veteran Theatrical Narratives2016Bial, HenryHodges Persley, NicoleRovit, RebeccaBarnette, JaneLewis, Adrian (English)
Branch, Piyada VajaranantChildren's Theatre in Thailand1989Davis, JedFindlay, RobertKuhlke, WilliamTsubaki, AndrewAnderson, Robert (French)
Brandesky, Joseph E.Nikolai Erdman's The Mandate and The Suicide: Critical Analysis1990Kuhlke, WilliamFindlay, RobertWright, JackGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnMikkelson, Gerald (Slavic)
Buckner, JocelynShady Ladies: Sister Acts, Popular Performance, and the Subversion of American Identity2010Bial, HenryLeon, MecheleGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnFischer, Iris SmithTucker, Sherrie
(Am. Studies)
Burns, Morris U.The Dramatic Criticism of Alexander Woollcott1978Kuhlke, WilliamWillis, RonaldFindlay, Robert
Cadigan, Rufus J.Richard Billinger, Hanns Johst, and Eberhard Moeller: Three Representative National Socialist Playwrights1979Findlay, RobertWillis, RonaldKuhlke, William
Carriere, Patrick C.Reading for the Soul in Stanislavski's "The Work of the Actor on Him/Herself: Orthodox Mysticism, Mainstream Occultism, Psychology and the System in the Russian Silver Age2010Gronbeck-Tedesco, JohnBial, HenryLeon, MecheleKipp, MaiaMikkelson, Gerald (Slavic)
Chaney, Sally E.Mibu Kyogen: A Living Tradition of Folk Theatre1997Tsubaki, AndrewFindlay, RobertGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnWillis, RonYamamoto, Fumiko
Choi, Seok-HunPerforming The Passion of Christ in Postmodernity: American Passion/passion Plays as Ritual and Postmodern Theatre2012Bial, HenryLeon, MecheleGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnAjayi-Soyinka, OmofolaboZimdars-Swartz, Sandra (HMWC)
Christilles, DennisThe Action Design of Jaroslav Malina: Nine Recent Productions1990Gronbeck-Tedesco, JohnUnruh, DelKuhlke, WilliamFindlay, RobertMitchell, Timothy
Claus, HorstThe Theatre Director Otto Brahm1970Findlay, RobertKuhlke, WilliamRea, Tom
Coiner, Miles W., Jr.After the Thaw: Three Playwrights and the Romanian Theatre in the Spring of 19691972Kuhlke, WilliamFindlay, RobertRea, Tom
Connors, Timothy D.American Vaudeville Managers: Their Organization and Influence1981Findlay, RobertKuhlke, WilliamWillis, RonWright, JackGriffin, C.
Cook, David ByronJose' Quintero: The Circle in the Square Years: 1950-19631981Campbell, PaulWillis, RonaldKuhlke, WilliamFindlay, RobertSeaver, J. (History)
Cornelison, Gayle L.Death and Childhood: Attitudes and Approaches in Society, Children's Literature, and Children's Theatre and Drama1975Davis, JedRea, TomLown, Charles
Corum, Eugene E.Tantalizing Ambiguity: The Cinema of Peter Weir1990Findlay, RobertPierce, GlennBerg, ChuckKuhlke, WilliamEvans, Daryl
Coulson, James PeterThe Development of the American National Theatre1965Reardon, WilliamGoff, LewinMeserve, Walter
Cox, ScottLiving Shakespeare at the Lansing Correctional Facility, Kansas: Rehabilitation and Re-creation in Action2016Rovit, RebeccaGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnBial, HenryKlein, JeanneJelks, Randal (AMS)
Davis, JerryHoward Bay, Scene Designer1968Lown, CharlesFindlay, RobertHawes, James
Deboeck, LynnUltra-Sounding Maternal Subjectivity: A Feminist Reclamation of Pregnancy and Childbirth on Stage2015Bial, HenryGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnRovit, RebeccaAjayi-Soyinka, Omofolabo Doan, Alesha (WGSS)
Delkhah, MasoudThe "Pure Man", Disciple of None: Positioning GROTOWSKI'S Metaphysics and Method In Contemporary Euro-Asian Mysticism As Represented By KRISHNAMURTI1997Wright, JackAjayi, OmofolaboGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnMeier, PaulLim, Paul (English)
Dellasega, Mary K.Gender and Genre: Power and Women's Relationships in Shakespeare's Plays1988Gronbeck-Tedesco, JohnKuhlke, WilliamWright, JackWillis, RonOruch, Jack (English)
Denning, DennisThe Theme of Poverty as Reflected in Plays by Six Depression Playwrights1966Brooking, JackMeserve, WalterGoff, Lewin
Devlin, DannySignaling Through the Flames: Theatre Fires and Disaster Sociology2015Gronbeck-Tedesco, JohnLeon, MecheleRovit, RebeccaBial, HenryMielke, Laura (ENGL)
Durham, Leslie S. (Atkins)Staging Gertrude Stein2000Dahl, Mary KarenGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnFischer, Iris SmithWright, JackPultz, John
(Art History)
East, Napoleon B.John Bernard, Actor-Manager (1756-1828)1970Litto, FredricTsubaki, AndrewKuhlke, William
Fooks, Jackie B.The Serf Theatre of Imperial Russia1970Kuhlke, WilliamRabkin, GeraldFindlay, Robert
Furnish, Benjamin A.If You Stop Remembering, You Forget: Nostalgia in Jewish-American Theatre & Film 1979-19992000Findlay, RobertBerg, ChuckTsubaki, AndrewKipp, MaiaKatzman, David (History)
Gaffney, Paul J.Allen Crafton: American Theatre Pioneer
(Vol. 1 & II)
1979Wright, JackDavis, JedRea, TomWillis, RonNichols, Raymond
Gharavi, Lance E.Dying to Know: A New Translation and Anagogic Investigation of Aleksandr Blok's THE ROSE AND THE CROSS2000Gronbeck-Tedesco, JohnChristilles, DennisKipp, MaiaDahl, Mary KarenCarlson, Maria (Slavic), co-chair
Golub, SpencerThe Monodrama of Nikolaj Evreinov1977Kulhke, WilliamFindlay, RobertWillis, Ron
Gould, Charlene J.Feminist Theatre for Working-Class Audiences in the US1995Ukopokodu, PeterKuhlke, WilliamFindlay, RobertKwolek-Folland, Angel (History)Hardin, Richard (English)
Graves, James B.A Theory of Musical Comedy Based on the Concepts of Susanne K. Langer1981Campbell, Paul NewellGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnWright, JackKuhlke, WilliamStammler, H.
Hanson, Anne Marie LaLonde ("Reeze")An Analysis of the Physiological Assumptions in Vocal Instructional Systems for Actors1997Willis, RonKuhlke, William / Klein, JeanneWright, JackMeier, PaulMichel, John (SPLH)
Harrison, A. ClevelandThe Dramatic Theories of Dion Boucicault: A Study of Statements on Dramaturgy in His Published Essays1967Meserve, WalterKuhlke, WilliamDavis, Jed
Hawes, James W.The Importance of the Major Discovery and Reversal in the Dramas of Henrik Ibsen1965Reardon, WilliamGoff, LewinMeserve, Walter
Hill, Charles R.The Pemberton Technique: A Study of Brock PembertonÕs Activities in the American Theatre, 1920-19501971Findlay, RobertRea, TomWillis, Ronald
Hirsch, Virginia A.Edith Head: Film Costume Designer1973Lown, CharlesDavis, JedFindlay, Robert
Holder, Linda L.An Assessment of Undergraduate Actor Training Practices in Selected American Colleges and Universities1988Kuhlke, WilliamGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnTsubaki, AndrewWright, JackGilbert, Edwyna (English)
Hopkins, Boone J.Everyday Rehearsal Rhetoric: Director/Actor Communication Practices2012Gronbeck-Tedesco, JohnBial, HenryLeon, MecheleStaniunas, JohnHayes, Michelle Heffner (Dance)
Hopkins, Chandra OwenbyPerforming Place: Race and Gender in Contemporary Southern U.S. Commemoration2012Bial, HenryGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnLeon, MechelePersley, Nicole HodgesDay, Stuart  (Spanish & Portuguese) & Charles A. Bringardner III Ad Hoc
Jasper, Larry GlennA Critical History of the Artists' Theatre of New York1985Findlay, RobertGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnWright, JackKuhlke, WilliamNeuringer, C. (Psych)
Jones, Richard Conrad, IIIThe Neoclassical Impulse in Contemporary Irish Drama1999Findlay, RobertWillis, RonTsubaki, AndrewUkpokodu, PeterShaw, Michael (Classics)
Kane, Donna J.The Society of American Fight Directors: An Oral History1999Wright, JackMeier, PaulGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnRinger, DeloresDarrow, Alice Ann (Music & Dance)
Kaough, Joseph BryantHenry Placide, American Comedian1970Lown, CharlesHawes, JamesFindlay, Robert
Kelly, Francis P.The Musical Plays of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (Vol. I & II)1978Willis, RonKuhlke, WilliamFindlay, Robert
Kim, Ho SoonThe Development of Modern Korean Theatre in South Korea1974Tsubaki, AndrewDavis, Jed
Kiralyfalvi, BelaThe Aesthetics and Dramatic Theory of Gyšrgy Luk‡cs1972Kuhlke, WilliamFindlay, RobertTsubaki, Andrew
Klein, Jeanne M.5th Grade Children's Processing of Explicit and Implied Features of Live Theatre as a Function of Verbal and Visual Recall1987Wright, JackFindlay, RobertRinger, DeloresKuhlke, WilliamWright, John (HDFL)
Knetsch, PietIn Hope of Providence by Herman Heijermans: A New Translation for Performance of The Good Hope1984Gronbeck-Tedesco, JohnWillis, RonaldKuhlke, WilliamFindlay, RobertPatton, Bobby
Knowles, ScottDystopian performatives: Negative affect/emotion in the work of Sarah Kane 2016Bial, HenryHodges Persley, NicoleGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnRovit, RebeccaForth, Christopher (HUM)
Kovar, Linn S.Strategic Marketing: An Approach to Theatre Management1976Willis, RonAnderson, Beverlee B. (co-chair)
Larson, BethanyMasks in the Studio and on the Stage: An Annotated Bibliography, 1900-19971999Gronbeck-Tedesco, JohnWright, JackTsubaki, AndrewMeier, PaulMorris, Ed (Psych)
Larson, James W.Public Dreams: A Critical Investigation of The Plays of Megan Terry 1955-19861987Findlay, RobertKuhlke, WilliamWillis, RonGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnPierce, Glenn
Leff, Robert A.George S. Kaufman and the American Myth of Success1992Wright, JackGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnWillis, RonRinger, DeloresSponholtz, Lloyd (History)
Leonard, Bob F.Practice and Theory: An Analysis of the Dramatic Criticism of Francis Fergusson1970Findlay, RobertKuhlke, WilliamTsubaki, Andrew
List, JeffMassillonProud: A Performance Studies Approach to High School Football and Localized Meaning-Making2015Bial, HenryLeon, MecheleGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnPersley, Nicole HodgesChappel, Ben (AMS)
Lynch, Maureen C. "Twink"Rationale and Text for a Correspondence Course in Volunteer and Staff Development for Community Theatre1980Patton, BobbyWillis, RonHutchinson, J.Kuhlke, WilliamWoodyard, George
Marinov, Samuel G.The Dramaturgy of Alexander Volodin1993Kuhlke, WilliamKipp, MaiaWillis, RonWright, JackStammler, Heinrich
Marsh, William HaydenThe Attitude of the United Presbyterian Church in the USA Toward the Theatre in America, 1891-19671967Davis, JedLown, CharlesKuhlke, William
McLean, JanetDysfunctional Relationships in Selected Plays by Henrik Ibsen1993Findlay, RobertDavis, JedGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnKuhlke, WilliamFischer, Iris Smith (English)
Miller, Kimberly AnnEugenics and American Theatre 1912-19212004Gronbeck-Tedesco, JohnBerg, ChuckFalicov, TamaraLeon, MecheleFischer, Iris Smith (English)
Molloy-Tudor, AntoinettePee-Wee's Playhouse: Critical Acclaim and Controversy. A descriptive study of paradox and synthesis in children's television.1992Pierce, GlennDavis, JedWright, JackFindlay, RobertGilbert, Edwyna (English)
Montee, David D.The Neglected Chekhov: Platonov and The Wood Demon1987Kuhlke, WilliamWright, JackWillis, RonFindlay, RobertOruch, Jack (English)
Mundy, Rick G.Theatrical Pariah: John Wilkes Booth and the Literature of the Theatre1999Willis, RonDahl, Mary KarenGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnWright, JackWilson, Ted (History)
Nash, Michael M.Gaston Baty and the Tradition of Mise En Scene in France1978Findlay, RobertKuhlke, WilliamWillis, Ronald
Noonan, JulieThe Sound of Musicals' Women: Tessitura and the Construction of Gender in the American Musical2006Gronbeck-Tedesco, JohnStaniunas, JohnLeon, MecheleBial, HenryLaird, Paul (Music)
Oblak, John B.Broadway in Maine: A History of the Lakewood Theatre1971Findlay, RobertLown, CharlesBrooking, Jack
Owen, Bruce B.The Criticism of Alan Dale1966Reardon, WilliamGoff, LewinMeserve, Walter
Paludan, Marsha McMannExpanding the Circle: Anna Halprin and Contemporary Theatre Practice1995Findlay, RobertGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnWright, JackTsubaki, AndrewOruch, Jack (English)
Parker, Harry BrooksPhillip Barry's High Comedies: A Dramaturgical History1991Gronbeck-Tedesco, JohnWillis, RonKuhlke, WilliamBerg, ChuckWright, Jack
Patton, Eleanor NyquistThe Costuming Practices of the Living Theatre, The Open Theatre, and The Performance Group: Theory, Form, and Function1984Wright, JackUnruh, DelDavis, JedWillis, RonGoldstein, Marna
Pearson, Julie Little ThunderNative Emergence Theater and the Enactment of Indian Theatrical Space by Red Earth Performing Arts Company, Daystar Dance Company, and American Indian Theatre Company of Oklahoma2005Gronbeck-Tedesco, John,
Dahl, Mary Karen,
Ybarra, PatriciaLeon, MecheleHirsch, Bud (English)
Pennell, Nancy KayThe First Theatres of Baltimore: An Investigation of Baltimore's Theatres During the Age of the Early American Republic1998Gronbeck-Tedesco, JohnWright, JackAjayi, OmofolaboWillis, RonMancall, Peter
(Amer. History)
Prece, Paul M.Writing Home: The Playwriting Dialogue of Athol Fugard and August Wilson2008Gronbeck-Tedesco, JohnAjayi, OmofolaboWright, JackBial, HenryFischer, Iris Smith (English)
Rabby, Llewellyn B.The Analysis of Perceptual Confusions Among Sixteen English Consonant Sounds in a Theatre1969
Richmond, Joy"We Are Out to Kill The Stage Irishman": Dion Boucicault, The Irish National Theatre, and the Assassination Paddy2007Gronbeck-Tedesco, JohnBial, HenryFischer, Iris Smith (English)Leon, MecheleConrad, Katie (English)
Rod, David K.Kenneth Burke and Susanne K. Langer: Dramatic Theorists1985Campbell, PaulGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnFindlay, RobertWillis, RonCampbell, Karyn Kohrs (Coms)
Roth, EmalouImmanent Form: Toward a Dramatic / Theatrical Criticism1972
Saari, Kevin P.The Work of Anne Bogart and the Saratoga International Theatre Institute: A New Model for Actor Training1999Tsubaki, AndrewGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnDahl, Mary KarenFindlay, RobertShimomura, Roger
(Fine Arts)
Sapoznik, RanThe One-Act Plays of Thornton Wilder, William Saroyan and Edward Albee1975Willis, RonKuhlke, WilliamFindlay, Robert
Schall, Celia M.The Treatment of Selected Themes in Recent American Dramas About Negroes: 1959-19671969Findlay, RobertKuhlke, WilliamHawes, James
Scharine, Richard G.The Plays of Edward Bond1973Findlay, RobertWillis, RonKuhlke, William
Schawang, Donald M.A Vision of Substance: A Phenomenology of Corporeality in Theatrical Spectatorship2001Dahl, Mary KarenChristilles, DennisGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnWoelfel, Jim (Humanities & Western Civ.)Corbeill, Anthony (Classics)
Schimek, Samuel WolfgangTainted Wether of the Flock: Invisibility, Antonio and The Merchant of Venice2002Gronbeck-Tedesco, JohnDahl, Mary KarenStaniunas, JohnWright, JackHardin, Richard (English)
Schuster, DavidA Critical Introduction to Three Plays of the Mexican Revolution1986Gronbeck-Tedesco, JohnWillis, RonDavis, JedKuhlke, WilliamWoodyard (Spanish)
Secor, JamesKabuki and Morals: The Onnagata Heroine as Ethical Example in Late 18th Century1987Tsubaki, AndrewGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnKuhlke, WilliamPierce, GlennKavanaugh, Fred
Shedd, Sally H.Gender Traders/Gender Traitors - Staging Non-Traditional Gender Roles and Alternative Sexualities1998Ajayi, OmofolaboWright, JackGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnRinger, DeloresMuehlenhard, Charlene (Psych)
Shull, Ronald KentMusic and the Works of Bertoit Brecht1985Campbell, PaulGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnKuhlke, WilliamHolmes, Joan (German)Maurer, Warren
Smith, Linda2003Wright, JackGronbeck-Tedesco, JohnBerg, ChuckChristilles, Dennis