• James G. Dixon III
  • DixonJG@gcc.edu
  • Office Hours
  • Monday 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday 10:30 AM to 11:20 AM
  • Tuesday 3:45 PM to 4:45 PM
  • Wednesday 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Thursday 10:30 AM to 11:20 AM
  • Thursday 3:45 PM to 4:45 PM
  • Friday 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

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Campus Phone: 724-458-3301
Campus Box: 3033
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Office Location: HAL 200H
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Degrees:
B.A. in Speech Communication, Literature, & Philosophy, Wheaton College (IL)--1971
M.A. in Theatre Arts, Northwestern University --1972
Ph.D. in Theatre Arts, Northwestern University --1977
     Dissertation Topic: The Canterbury Festival Plays in Production: 1928-1958
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Courses Taught:
English 351-2: Shakespeare I & II
English 450: Literary Criticism & Theory
English 250: World Drama
English 252: Modern Drama
Humanities 202: Civilization & Literature
English 302: Classical Literature
English 222: Fantasy Literature
English 302: Classical Literature

Has taught the week-long "Theatre & Theology" course in New York City annually since 1978.

Has led several travel courses to England and Europe, including "Shakespeare in London" and "Literature of Greece & Rome."

Directing:
Directed over 30 productions in over 30 years of teaching at Grove City College.  Highlights include recent productions of The Pirates of Penzance, Much Ado About Nothing, the musical version of Jane Eyre, The School for Scandal, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.  Directed and acted the lead roles in Man of La Mancha and Murder in the Cathedral.  Other productions include: Kiss Me Kate, Into the Woods, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Guys and Dolls, South Pacific, A Man for All Seasons, Waiting for Godot, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Brigadoon, Carousel, The Crucible, and Tartuffe.

Founded and directed the Crossroads Theatre Company, a Christian theatre company, 1978-1982.
Teaching:
Grove City College: Professor of English and Communication, 1976 to present
Grove City College: Chair of English, 1989 to present
Grove City College: Chair of Literature & Communication Arts, 1978-1989
Sterling College: Instructor in Theatre, 1973-4
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Publications:

Authored Rehearsal: The Principles and Practice of Acting for the Stage, 6th ed. (1983) with Miriam A. Franklin.
Authored numerous articles and conference papers on literature, theatre, and Christianity.
Authored and performed numerous monologues on various Biblical characters.
Editor, Walking with God Through the Seasons of Life (1992).

Honors:
Elected Grove City College Professor of the Year, 2003
Scholar, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, 
   "Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Stage," Northwestern University, 1988
Elected to Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership Honorary), 1978
Elected to Theta Alpha Phi (National Theatre Honorary), 1977