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Dale Young

Dale Young headshot photo, Assistant Professor at UMass Lowell
Dale J YoungAssistant Professor
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentEnglish
  • Phone(978) 934-4000
  • EmailDale_Young@uml.edu

Research Interests

Acting, Directing, The Creative Processes, Cross Cultural Exchange, Ensemble & Group Dynamics, Native/Indigenous Studies, Expressive Therapies, Improvisation, Clowning, Visual Arts

Education

  • Ph D: Theatre, (2005), Bowling Green State University - Bowling Green, Ohio
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Building Bridges: Drew Hayden Taylor, Native Canadian Playwright in his Times
  • Ph D: Theatre, (2005), Bowling Green State University - Bowling Green, OH
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Building Bridges: Drew Hayden Taylor, Native Canadian Playwright in his Times
  • MA: Expressive Therapies, (2000), Lesley University - Cambridge, MA
  • MA: Expressive Therapies (Interdisciplinary Specialization), (2000), Lesley University - Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • BA: Acting, (1989), The Theatre School of DePaul University - Chicago, Illinois
  • Other: Acting, (1989), Theatre School of DePaul University - Chicago, IL

Awards and Honors

  • Elected to Serve as Chair, Department of Performing Arts - Lock Haven University
  • Student Organization Advisor of the Year - Lock Haven University
  • Student Organization Advisor of the Year (2012) - Lock Haven University
  • Awarded Tenure (2011) - Lock Haven University
  • Student Choice Award for Classroom Teaching (2009) - Lock Haven University
  • Awarded "Best Male Performance" (2005) - Bowling Green State University
  • Awarded "Best Male Performance" (2004) - Bowling Green State University

Presentations

  • "Gibberish Improvisation and the Five 'W's'",
  • "Machines, Tools, Improvisation: Connecting Drama Activities to Your Core Curriculum!",
  • "Robeson High School Evaluation Pilot Project", - Chicago, IL
  • Body Language, Improvisational Theater and Effective Communication, - Chicago, IL
  • "Modeled Behavior and Role Playing for Effective Conflict Resolution" - Mid States Conference, - Chicago, Illinois
  • Music, Drama, and the Harlem Renaissance,
  • - THFM 215: Exploring Cultural Diversity Through Performance,
  • Using theatre students as Standardized Patients in Undergraduate Nursing Education - UML Second Annual Symposium on Teaching and Learning, 2014
  • - Acting Auditions, 2013 - Natick, MA
  • "Games, Immersion, and the Stanislavsky System: Putting it to Work" - KCACTF Region II Festival, 2012 - Indiana, Pennsylvania
  • "Of Gibberish and Nonsense: Improvisation and Vocal Exploration for the Playfully Serious Actor" - KCACTF Region II Festival, 2012 - Indiana, Pennsylvania
  • "Interrogating the Frozen Native: Ojibwe Seventh Fire Teachings, Cross Cultural Gestures, and Primary Experiential Knowledge" - PCA (Pop Culture Association) National Conference, 2012 - Boston, Massachusetts
  • - LHU High School Tehatre Festival - Stage Combat and Clowning/Characterization, 2011 - Lock Haven, PA
  • –Of Butt Butter, Giant Pink Pigs, and the Bumblebee- RAGBRAI and Cycling Across Iowa with 10,000 of my closest friends: 'Bicycling and the Travel Event as a Means of Re-identification and Rehearsal for Change'" - PCA (Pop Culture Association) National Conference, 2011 - San Antonio, Texas
  • - ENGL 110 Introduction to Literature, 2010
  • - Regional High School Thespians Festival, 2010 - Lock Haven, PA
  • "Ishi's Brain: Never Resting - Celebrity, Recirculation, and Transference" - Popular Culture Association of the South and the American Culture Association of the South 2009 Conference, 2009 - Wilmington, North Carolina
  • "Of Gibberish and Nonsense: Improvisation and Vocal Exploration" - KCACTF Region II Festival, 2008 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • - Lock Haven University High School Theatre Festival, 2008 - Lock Haven, PA
  • "Apathy or Fear: Skin Deep and From the Waist Up?" - Mid American Theatre Conference, March 2007 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • - BGSU's Newcomers Production, 'Lysistrata', 2005 - Bowling Green State University
  • - THFM 141: Introduction to Theatre, 2005 - Bowling Green State University
  • - THFM 215: Exploring Cultural Diversity Through Performance, 2005 - Bowling Green State University
  • - THFM 215: Exploring Cultural Diversity Through Performance, 2005 - Bowling Green State University
  • "It's a Play about a Table: Exploring the Relationships of Director and Ensemble in a Newcomers Performance" - Midwest Theater Conference, March 2005 - Kansas City, Kansas
  • - BGSU's Newcomers Production: 'Times Square Angel', 2004 - Bowling Green State University
  • "Standing on Big Shoulders: Personalizing and Enlivening Creative Genealogy" - Midwest Theater Conference, March 2004 - Chicago, Illinois
  • "Sculpting Smoke and Cupping Water: Responses to Grotowski" - Performance as Public Practice Conference, February 2004 - Austin, Texas
  • - ACS 250: Cultural Pluralism in the United States, 2003 - Bowling Green State University
  • - EDTL 349: Social Studies for the Middle Childhood Teacher, 2003 - Bowling Green State University
  • - ETHN 101: Intorduction to Ethnic Studies, 2003 - Bowling Green State University
  • - ETHN 101: Intorduction to Ethnic Studies, 2003 - Bowling Green State University
  • - THEA 215: Exploring Cultural Diversity through Performance, 2003 - Bowling Green State University
  • "Renegotiating Games: Examining Pow Wow and Sport through Macaloon's View of Spectacle" - Seventh Annual Conference on Holidays, Ritual, Festival, Celebration, and Public Display, May 2003 - Bowling Green, Ohio
  • "Relationships: Jerzy Grotowski, Artaud, Stanislavsky and the Transmission of Action" - 27th Annual Comparative Drama Conference, April 2003 - Columbus, Ohio
  • "Pow Wow as Sport" - Midwest Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium, February 2003 - Bowling Green, Ohio
  • - THEA 202: Performance Studies I, 2001 - Bowling Green State University
  • "Drama and Theater: Gibberish, Improvisation, Role Playing, and Conflict Resolution", 1997 - Colorado
  • "Act! Action! Stories for Us!', 1995 - Chicago, IL
  • "Circus of the Stars!", 1995 - Chicago, IL
  • "De-Escalation and Role Playing", 1994 - Chicago, IL
  • Inference and Character Assumption, 1993 - Chicago, IL
  • "Improvisational Role Playing and Conflict Resolution in a Camp Environment" - Mid States Conference, 1993 - Chicago, Illinois
  • "Quality on the Cheap! Innovative Camp Set Design and Production Ideas" - Mid States Conference, 1993 - Chicago, Illinois
  • –Nothing to be Afraid of! Arts, Mandates, and Hands On in the Classroom", 1992 - Mundelein, Illinois
  • Evaluating the Arts: Examining Drama, Testing and Evaluation According to the Illinois State Mandates, 1991 - Chicago, IL
  • Mandated Arts Implementation, 1991 - Geneva, Wisconsin

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Use of Standardized Patients in Nursing Fundamentals Education (2013), Grant - College of Health Sciences
    Soroken, L., Laccetti, M., Mote, S., Young, D.J.