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Dr. Joe Kreizinger



106B Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Bldg



Joined Northwest in 2001


Chair of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts


  • Ph.D. Educational Administration, Curriculum & Instruction, University of Nebraska, 1995
  • M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction, University of Nebraska, 1985
  • B.S.Ed. Language Arts, University of Nebraska, 1983

Courses Taught

  • 29-480 Methods of Teaching Speech and Theatre
  • 43-460 Creative Dramatics
  • 43-373 Directing
  • 43-468/469 Theatre Internships
  • 43-497 Theatre Capstone
  • 43-509 Advanced Theatre Production

Academic Interests

  • Learning Style Influences on Teaching and Learning
  • Creative Dramatics in the Non-theatre Classroom
  • Early Immersion of Theatre Majors Through Intensive Early Engagement
  • Teaching and Directing Secondary School Speech and Theatre in the 21st Century

Scholarly Activity

  • Publications in The Teaching Professor, Journal of the Speech & Theatre Association of Missouri, Teaching Ideas for the Basic Communication Course
  • Published (Co-Authored) two chapters in Fundamentals of Oral Communication text
  • Presented at International Thespian Festival (4 festivals), Nebraska Thespian Festival (16 festivals), Speech & Theatre Association of Missouri Conference (3 conferences), Educational Theatre Association Conference, and American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Conference
  • Directed 18 Peer-Reviewed Theatrical Productions, including Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Awards for Directing and Ensemble Work
  • Wrote and Directed ten original scripts (short plays)

Student Group Advisement

  • Advisor for Future Speech and Theatre Teachers of Northwest
  • Advisor for Theatre Northwest Representatives

Other Professional Experiences

  • Guest Performer in Peer-Reviewed Theatrical Production, King Duncan, Macbeth, Spring 2019
  • Member, Association for Theatre in Higher Education
  • Member, Speech & Theatre Association of Missouri
  • Member, Educational Theatre Association
  • Member, National Association of Schools of Music