Denise Gillman ’97

Denise Gillman ’97 reports, “I’m an Associate Professor of Directing & Dramatic Literature at Christopher Newport University (CNU) in Newport News, VA, as well as a Stage Directors and Choreographers Society member. I coauthored an article titled “Promoting Interdisciplinary: Its Purpose and Practice in Arts Programming” with CNU alumni Shannon McNeely and Danielle Hartman, for the Journal of Performing Arts Leadership in Higher Education, Spring 2019. I also led a panel titled Crossing Boundaries: Science Theater at the Comparative Drama Conference in Orlando, FL, where I explored Staging Science: Illuminating Science Through the Theatrical Event. Recently I received the CNU Class of 2013 Faculty Development Award for an exemplary record of student mentoring and excellence in service to the campus community. I also received the first Faculty Excellence Award for Interdisciplinary from the Office of the Provost. I took a CNU Study Abroad group to Scotland to attend the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival. In 2017 I launched the science play online database scienceplays.org and continue to build this vital resource with my students.”