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humanities educator , college dean-theatre director

David Wohl, American humanities educator, college dean-theatre director. Recipient West Virginia Governor's Arts award Lifetime Achievement, 2006; National Endowment of the Humanities Fellow, 1977, 80; Department Education teaching fellow, 1976-1977.


Wohl, David was born on November 28, 1950 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Joseph Gene and Carol (Weiss) Wohl.


Bachelor, Clark University, 1972. Master of Arts, University Connecticut, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, Kent State University, 1988.


Staff assistant, American Theatre Association, Washington, 1975-1976;professor, West Virginia State College, Institute, 1976-1979;department chairman committee, West Virginia State College, Institute, 1979-1988;dean division arts and humanities, West Virginia State College, Institute, since 1988;artistic director, Charleston (West Virginia) Stage Company, since 1991. General manager Porthouse Theatre Festival, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 1984-1985. Consultant U. South Alabama, Mobile, 1988.

Board directors, treasurer, president Southeastern Theatre Conference, 1993-1998. Coordinator West Virginia Great Teachers Seminar.



Board of directors Kanawha Arts Alliance, Charleston, 1979-1981, Kanawha Players, 1982-1985. President West Virginia Theatre Conference, 1987-1989. Vice president Arts Advocacy West Virginia, since 1994.

Member American Society for Theatre Research, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Speech Comm. Association.


Married Sherry Simmers. Children: Isaac, Gabriele.

Joseph Gene Wohl

Carol (Weiss) Wohl

Sherry Simmers

Isaac Wohl

Gabriele Wohl