Dr. Gina Lane | 816-415-7621
Department Chair 

Communication and Theatre
William Jewell College 
500 College Hill 
Liberty, MO 64068



Dr. Gina Lane has been honored by The Missouri Association of Forensic Activities with a Distinguished Service Award for her years of service to debate.

The William Jewell debate squad finished the 2012-2013 school year ranked #2 in the nation in parliamentary debate. The team will host the first debate tournament of the 2013-2014 school year this month.

Dr. Joshua Hoops presented his article “Discourses of affirmation in the spatialization of whiteness” at the International Communication Association’s annual conference in London, England. He also was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Dissertation of the Year by the Intercultural Communication Division of the National Communication Association. He was presented the award for his dissertation, “The spatialization of Whiteness in migrant farm communities in Washington State,” at NCA’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. in fall 2013

Professors Natasha Martin and Nathan Wyman presented their paper "Finding the Y: Ideation on Directing 'A Murder of Crows' in Real Time Theatre" at the Mid-America Theatre Conference in St. Louis, Mo.

Professor Natasha Martin wrote and performed a solo show “Confessions of a Synesthetic Sailor” that opened in June 2013 in New York City, with Jewell theatre students Aidan Swanson and Curshion Jones working for the show. She served as a guest artist at Northern Illinois University’s summer Theatre Camp, directing “Princess and the Pea.” A Jewell summer research grant enabled her to teach a Stage Combat Workshop at the world renowned New York Theatre Company, Lamama, at its Umbria training program in Spoletto, Italy, where she also trained with Kristen LinkLater (Sting's voice coach) and Paul Binnerts (a well-known master theatre director), both of whose textbooks are used in Jewell Theatre courses.

Professor Natasha Martin's article, “Finding the Y: Ideation on Directing ‘A Murder of Crows’ in Real Time Theatre,” was published in June 2013 by Howlround; A Center for Theatre Commons at Emerson College. The article incorporated excerpts from an interview she conducted with the playwright, Mac Wellman, about the techniques and process of directing “A Murder of Crows” at Jewell in fall 2012.

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