Graves, Kerry

  • Title: Professor of Theatre and Speech Communication; Program Coordinator, Musical Theatre
  • Department: Division of Visual & Performing Arts
  • Ph.D., Texas Tech University; M.A., Eastern Michigan University; B.S., Eastern Michigan University.
  • Phone: 517-264-7893
  • Campus: Adrian
  • Building: Performing Arts Center
  • Office #: 102

Program Info

Theatre/Speech Communication

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  • About
Professor of Theatre and Speech Communication; Program Coordinator, Musical Theatre


Meet Kerry Graves
Associate Professor of Theatre and Speech Communication

  • B.S., M.A.: Eastern Michigan University
  • Ph.D.: Texas Tech University

Recent Awards and Achievements
  • Member of Theatre Nova
  • SHU-COLA committee Conduct Board
  • Task Force for Mediation and Restorative Justice
  • Member of Actor’s Equity Association
  • Theatre Communications Group
  • The Stratford Shakespeare Festival
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Alpha Psi Omega
  • Point of Pride
  • More than 15 years working as a professional actor/singer/dancer on both coasts before becoming a director, choreographer, playwright, and costume designer

Teaching Philosophy

“I left a tenured position at EMU to work at Siena because I was excited to be part of their dynamic theatre program and the creative dramatics program for children. Perhaps, even more importantly, I wanted to be a part of a university that had such outstanding liberal arts goals for their students. It means a great deal to me to share in the challenge of developing students who are well-grounded in such learning outcomes as ethical integration, diversity in community and social responsibility.”

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