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Nellie McCaslin, American writer. Recipient Newton Daughter of Baker award Case Western Reserve University Alumni, 1985, Outstanding Research, American Alliance Theatre and Education, 1987, Life Achievement award 1996, Great Teacher award New York University, 1986; American Theatre Association fellow, 1979.


McCaslin, Nellie was born on August 20, 1914 in Cleveland. Daughter of Paul Giles and Nellie (Wagner) McCaslin.


Bachelor, Case Western Reserve University, 1936. Master of Arts, Case Western Reserve University, 1937. Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1957.

HHD (honorary), Ferrum College, 1986.


Teacher, Tudor Hall School, Indianapolis, 1937-1944;professor, National College Education, Evanston, Illinois, 1944-1956;professor, Mills College Education, New York City, 1957-1972;professor department communications arts and science, New York University, New York City, 1972-1990; Adjunct Professor, New York University, New York City, since 1990. Adjunct Professor drama Teachers College Columbia, New York City, 1960-early 1970's. Advisory board Pupperty For Early Childhood, New York City, Creative Theatre, Inc., Princeton, New Jersey, Pact, Inc., New York, Police Athletic League, New York City.



Volunteer animal shelter Bide-a-Wee Home Association. Member American Alliance Theatre and Education, International Association Theatre for Children and Youth, American Association Theatre and Youth, Children's Theatre Association American (past president), American Theatre Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: animals, humane education.


Paul Giles McCaslin

Nellie (Wagner) McCaslin