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Nancy Carol Kennedy, PhD
Dr. Kennedy earned her A.S. in Communications, B.F.A. in Theatre with a minor in Psychology, M.A. in Theatre (Acting and Directing emphasis), and PhD in Theatre and Pedagogy. She has served as a professor in Texas, Ohio, Georgia, and South Carolina. Currently, Dr. Kennedy teaches for the University of Phoenix Columbia, SC campus and serves as a Dissertation Chair and Committee member for the School of Advanced Studies. She also teaches graduate level Communications courses for Eastern New Mexico University and Theatre and Public Communication courses for the University of South Carolina - Union campus. Previously, she worked in nonprofit community action groups and for a federal Gear Up project in an urban middle school with “at-risk” students. AREAS OF INTEREST/SCHOLARSHIP include Leadership Studies; Ethics and Social Responsibility; Transformative Learning and Climate Change; Feminist Studies; Human Identity and Culture; Disability Studies; Oral History Collection and Performance; Performance-Based Teaching and Learning. UPCOMING RESEARCH PRESENTATION: Association of Carolina Emerging Scholars Conference, Consuming and Consumption. University of South Carolina, December, 2015: Marlowe’s Faustian Bargain Re-imagined – Veblen’s Conspicuous Consumption and Cultural Framing of Environmental Discourse in the 21st Century. RESEARCH PROJECTS IN PROGRESS include an abstract submission to the Grassroots Leadership & the Arts for Social Change CFP for consideration in a volume of the International Leadership Association series. An oral history, Voices of the People, the Founders Speak, is completed and analysis is in progress. Dr. Kennedy plans to submit a proposal for the Oral History Association 2016 conference. Shifting Behaviors - Establishing a Meaningful Dialogue Between Scientists and Artists to Affect Climate Change, a collaboration with Mad King Thomas, a feminist performance group. Plans include a proposal submission to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Climate Co-Lab.
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