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Faculty and Staff

Dr. Jennifer J. Chapman

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

Ph.D., M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., San Francisco State University

Academic Areas::  theatre education, theatre for youth, drama in education, theatre history

Dr. Jennifer J. Chapman
180 Haas Fine Arts Center
Music & Theatre Arts Department
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

Phone: 715/836-5614

Jennifer Chapman received her Theatre Research with an emphasis in Theatre for Youth from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her undergraduate work was in both Theatre Studies and Psychology at San Francisco State University. Dr. Chapman conducts research about high school theatre across U.S., and her publications can be found in Youth Theatre Journal, Stage of the Art, as well as in The Oxford Handbook of the American Musical and Ethnodrama: An Anthology of Reality Theatre. Dr. Chapman is an active member of The American Alliance for Theatre & Education (AATE), and she has served on the editorial boards for Youth Theatre Journal and Arts Education Policy Review. Dr. Chapman joined the UWEC faculty in 2008, and previously taught theatre at Albion College in Michigan, Bluffton College in Ohio, and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


  • THEA 120 Introduction to Theatre History
  • THEA 335 Drama in Education
  • THEA 336 Theatre for Youth
  • THEA 361/ES 361 Methods for Teaching Theatre Arts
  • THEA 421 Touring Theatre

Related Links:
Theatre and Dance
Theatre for Young Audiences