Dr. Carol J. Maples


Theatre and Dance
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Theatre and Dance
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



EdD, University of Missouri


  • Theatre Pedagogy
  • Directing II
  • Special Topics: Giving Voice
  • Teaching of Speech and Theatre 

Research and professional interests

  • The use of interactive theatre in addressing issues of oppression and microagressions, especially in the areas of diversity
  • Building theatre programs in high schools
  • New approaches to acting and auditions at the high school and university level
  • Contributor and consultant for the PRAXIS II: Theatre Pedagogy exam, a national assessment test used to certify educators for teaching theatre

Awards and honors

  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri, fall 2010
  •  Finalist, Dan H. Cockrell EdD Dissertation Award, 2009
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America, 2008
  • Excellence in Research Award, Missouri Professors of Education Administration (MPEA) spring conference, sponsored by the New York Times, 2006
  • Empire Who’s Who of Women in Education, Honors Edition, 2006-07
  • Nominee, The Chancellor’s List doctoral program work, Austin, Tex., 2006
  • Invitee, Oxford Round Table - "The Two Cultures: The Current Debate," 2006
  • Nominee, Marquis Who’s Who in America, 60thDiamond Edition, 2006
  • Excellence in Research, College of Arts and Letters, Missouri State University, 2005-2006
  • Excellence in Service, College of Arts and Letters, Missouri State University, 2004-2005
  • Excellence in Teaching, College of Arts and Letters, Missouri State University 2003-2004