Shelley holds a Ph.D. in Theatre History & Criticism from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master's in English (Dramatic Literature) from the University of Kansas. She has taught writing in various forms and departments (English at the University of Kansas; Theatre & Dance, Rhetoric & Writing, and the Digital Writing & Research Lab at the University of Texas) for twelve years. While working on her doctoral degree, she tutored and mentored student athletes at the University of Texas. She also served as a development & production dramaturg in UT's Department of Theatre & Dance, as well as a production dramaturg for two shows at the Zach Scott Theatre in Austin.
At the Sweetland Center, Shelley particularly enjoys working with the Minor in Writing Program and teaching in the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program.
Shelley's research interests include post-9/11 theatre and popular culture, the rhetoric of perfomance, 20th-21st Century drama, and writing pedagogy. Her work has appeared in Theatre Topics, the Journal of American Theatre & Drama, and The Quarterly Review of Film and Video.
Fields of Study/Research Interests
Drama, Theatre History & Criticism, Performance Studies, Rhetoric
- Writing: 100, 200, 220, 420
- LHSP: 130, 230