It is my distinct pleasure to welcome Eric Levin to EducationCloset this week as a guest blogger!  Eric is the Director of Theater Education at Southern Oregon University and has extensive background in teaching and using Creative Dramatics techniques.  He’ll be sharing those techniques here this week in a 3-part series on Tuesday, Thursday and a lesson plan on Friday.  Welcome, Eric!

One of the reasons I am such a big advocate for arts integration is the connections and collaborations that result from its use.  It’s so FREEING to not have to know everything!  One of the best advice I ever received in grad school about administration was that a great didn’t need to know everything about every subject area; they only needed to know where to find the best information on every subject.  It is my pleasure to introduce you to Eric this week as a master dramatic teacher and for EducationCloset to be the conduit for his knowledge. Read on for more information about Eric and his work!

Eric Levin studied Creative Dramatics at UCLA and has over a dozen years experience developing and implementing creative theatre programs in educational and recreational settings, as Well as teaching Creative Dramatics for elementary school teachers at Dickenson State University.  Eric’s professional teaching experience includes secondary schools, community college and universities in Oregon, California, and North Dakota.  He has published works in such journals as the Journal of American Theatre and Drama, The Eugene O’Neill Journal, Theatre Research International and Theatre Bay Area.

Currently,  Eric teaches at Southern Oregon University.  He teaches theatre literature in the undergraduate program, supervises theatre Master of Arts in Teaching candidates and is the director of the Master of Theatre Studies program. He holds a BA in Theatre Arts from the University of California at Berkeley, an MAT in Language Arts from Western Oregon University and a Ph.D. in theatre from the University of Oregon.

Welcome to EducationCloset, Eric!