Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre
Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames joined the Ashland University faculty in 2000 and is currently the artistic director of theatre and associate professor of theatre. She teaches courses in theatre history, script analysis and musical theatre. Teresa earned a Bachelor of Science degree from John Carroll University (in chemistry no less!) and an M.A. and Ph. D. in theatre from Bowling Green State University. Prior to her Ph.D. work, Teresa was the director of theatre at Waynesburg College in Pennsylvania where she directed "Barnum, Quilters," "Tally’s Folly," "Antigone," "Love Letters" and "I Hate Hamlet." She spent several summers at the Huron Playhouse where she served as the box office manager and business manager, and had the pleasure to direct "The Secret Garden," "The King & I," "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" and "The Pajama Game." She has directed "Dancing at Lughnasa," "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," "A Little Night Music," "The Phantom Lady," "Three Tall Women" and "Into the Woods" at Ashland University and "The Sound of Music and Gypsy" for Ashland Summer Theatre Festival. She is a member of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and a respondent for the American College Theatre Festival.