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educator , theatre historian

Gresdna Ann Doty, American theatre historian, educator. Research grantee National Endownment Humanities, 1981, Exxon Education Foundation, 1981.

Background

Doty, Gresdna Ann was born on February 22, 1931 in Oelwein, Iowa, United States. Daughter of James William and Gresdna (Wood) Doty.

Education

Associate of Arts, Monticello College, Alton, Illinois, 1951. Bachelor, Iowa State Teachers College, 1953. Master of Arts, University Florida, 1957.

Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1967.

Career

Instructor, S.W. Texas State University, San Marcos, 1957-1961; assistant professor, S.W. Texas State University, San Marcos, 1964-1965; assistant professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1967-1973; associate professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1973-1979; director theatre, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1973-1977, 81-91; professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1979-1984; alumni professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, since 1984; alumni professor emeritus, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, since 1996; chair department theatre, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1991-1993.

Works

Membership

Board directors Arts Council Greater Baton Rouge, 1987-1992, president, 1990-1991. Fellow Southwest Theatre Association. Member American Theatre Association (board directors 1977-1980), American College Theatre Festival (national chairman 1976-1979), American Society Theatre Research (member executive committee 1988-1991, vice president 1994-1997), Swine Palace Productions (founding board member 1991, member executive board 1991-1998), National Theatre Conference (secretary 1999-1902), College Fellows of America Theatre (dean-elect 2003-2004, dean 2004-2006).

Connections

Married James G. Traynham, November 28, 1980.

father:
James William Doty

mother:
Gresdna (Wood) Doty

spouse:
James G. Traynham