[Theatre History, Senior Portfolio]
Donald Gagnon holds a dual appointment as Professor of Theatre Arts and Professor of English. Originally from New England, he received his B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Florida, his M.A. in English from the University of Central Florida and his Ph.D. in English/Literature, with an emphasis on modern American and British drama, from the University of South Florida. His research, publications and presentations range from African American drama to LGBTQ+ drama to musical theatre and more. The inaugural recipient of the WCSU Provost’s Award for Teaching, he is currently compiling an academic anthology on the politics of Oscar Hammerstein II, and he serves as a respondent for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.