Scott Walters, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor of Drama

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    Scott Walters is an Emeritus Professor of Drama and began at UNC Asheville in 1998, when he was hired as Chair. Scott has also served as the Director of the Arts and Ideas Program. He is the recipient of an "Access to Excellence" grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and serves as the Director of the Center for Rural Arts Development and Leadership Education (CRADLE), which seeks to support the creation of arts organizations in rural and small communities, and to educate young people to assume leadership of those organizations. He is the co-author of Introduction to Play Analysis, published by McGraw-Hill, and the author of several articles on contemporary plays published as part of Harold Bloom's Literary Themes Series. He has directed plays professionally, including The Tempest, See How They Run, Barefoot in the Park, and Butterflies Are Free. At UNC Asheville, he has directed the world premiere of Thousand Kites and The Frankenstein Project, as well as productions of MASTER HAROLD...and the boys, The Fantasticks, and Marisol. Scott has also taught for many years in the North Carolina prison system. Scott retired in May 2020.


    • Ph.D. in Theatre History from City University of New York -- Graduate Center
    • M.A. in Theatre from Illinois State University
    • B.A. in Theatre from the University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities

    Courses Taught

    • DRAM 144 Playscript Analysis for Performance
    • DRAM 244 History of Theatre I
    • DRAM 245 History of Theatre II
    • DRAM 358 Theatre of the Oppressed
    • DRAM 358 American Renaissance
    • DRAM 358 Creating Arts Organizations in Small Communities
    • DRAM 358 Modern Drama
    • DRAM 362 Principles of Directing I
    • DRAM 462 Principles of Directing II
    • ARTS The Arts and Artists of the Harlem Renaissance
    • ARTS The Hero's Journey in Film and Literature

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