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Dr. Barbara (Bobbi) McKean

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Associate Professor, School of Theatre, Film and Television

Director, Bachelor of General Studies – CLAS

Marshall Bldg, Room 241
520-621-5620

Ph.D., M.Ed. University of Washington, BFA University of Utah

Dr. Bobbi McKean is an Associate Professor for the School of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of Arizona. As Associate Professor, she teaches courses in Popular Entertainment, Audience Development and Career Development.

Dr. McKean is also the Faculty Director for the Bachelor of General Studies degree for the Colleges of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

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.

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