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Theatre design and technology educator

Elbin L. Cleveland, American Theatre design and technology educator. Certified professional teacher. Grantee South Carolina. Arts Commission, 1989, South Carolina. Humanities Council, 1989, University of Southern California Venture Fund, 1989, Instrnl. Innovation, 1996, Research and Development, 1996, USITT, 1998.


Cleveland, Elbin L. was born on December 18, 1940 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States. Son of Loras L. and Helen Beatrice (Miller) Cleveland.


Bachelor, University Northern Iowa, 1962. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1969. Master of Fine Arts, University Iowa, 1972.


Teacher Belmond & Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Public Schools, 1962-1967. Instructor University Iowa, Iowa City, 1969-1972. Assistant professor University Wisconsin, LaCrosse, 1972-1975.

Associate professor theatre design and technical University South Carolina, Columbia, 1975-1990, professor, 1990—2006, distinguished professor emeritus, since 2006. Fulbright lecturer Traditional Opera Academy, Beijing, China, 1994. Guest lecturer Shanghai Theatre Academy, 1994, National Institute for Arts, Taipei, Taiwan, 1994, National Academy Scenography, Seoul, 1993.

Member Fulbright Group Project Abroad, 2000.


  • Certified professional teacher.



Member Arts in Basic Curriculum Steering Committee, South Carolina, since 1988. Member South Carolina Theatre Association (past president, Founders award 1988, 94), United States Institute Theatre Technology (national chairman publications 1990-1992, vice commissioner education 1990-1992, education editor 1990-1996, ex-officio officer, board director 1988-1992), United States Institute Theatre Technology-Southeast (life, commissioner new products, commissioner archives, Founder's award 1995), South Carolina Alliance for Arts Education (chairman-elect 1989-1990), Southeastern Theatre Conference (life. Board director 1989-1991, South Carolina representative 1990-1992), Association Theatre in Higher Education, Samsung Foundation (MAMPIST, United States director interns in theatre arts), Mortar Board Honor Society (Excellence in Teaching award 2002).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: films, sailing, traveling.


Loras L. Cleveland

Helen Beatrice (Miller) Cleveland