Dr. Barbara (Bobbi) McKean
Associate Professor, School of Theatre, Film and Television
Director, Bachelor of General Studies – CLAS
Drama Bldg, Room 239
Ph.D., M.Ed. University of Washington, BFA University of Utah
Dr. Bobbi McKean is an Associate Director and Associate Professor for the School of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of Arizona. As Associate Professor, she teaches courses in Acting, Theatre Appreciation, Popular Entertainment, Improvisation and Collaborative Play Development.
Dr. McKean is also the Faculty Director for the Bachelor of General Studies degree for the Colleges of Letters, Arts and Sciences. For 2013-2014, Dr. McKean serves as Secretary for the Faculty of the University of Arizona.
Her research focuses on the role of the teaching artist within arts education and the preparation of beginning teaching artists. Her book, A Teaching Artist at Work, was published by Heinemann in 2006. She is currently working on a book tentatively titled Presenting Shakespeare: Selected Productions from Montana Shakespeare in the Schools.
Before teaching at the University level, Bobbi was a professional actress and teaching artist. She was Director of Education at the Seattle Children’s Theatre for seven years and served as Artistic Director of the Seattle Peace Theatre, where she directed collaborations with young people and artists from Seattle, Moscow, Russia, Tashkent, Uzbekistan and Zurich, Switzerland.