Professor in multidisciplinary studies
- PhD, English, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, UK
- MA, Northwestern University
- BS, Northwestern University
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Dr. Jeff Steele is a professional performing artist who has been fortunate enough to experience the magic of teaching at a variety of levels. Maintaining a balance between campus activities and professional engagements, Steele has the best of both worlds: the performing arts in education and the practical experience of the public arena.
- Acting and interpretation
- Early Modern drama
- Theatre history
- Stage magic and combat
- 20th–century American literature
- Creative writing
- Alternative dispute resolution
Contributions to Field
- Founding member of three professional theatre and entertainment companies
- Author of five plays
- Director of award-winning productions at international theatre festivals
- Panelist at The International Shakespeare Conference, UK
- Head Coach, Principia College INADR Mock Mediation Team:
International Intercollegiate Champions—2014, 2015, 2018, 2020
Memberships and Affiliations
- Actors' Equity Association
- Shakespeare Association of America
- Society of American Fight Directors
- International Academy of Alternative Dispute Resolution
Publications and Presentations
- The Merry Wives of Seoul, Edinburgh Fringe Theatre Festival, August, 2018.
- Silent Night, Holy Noelly, Bankside Repertory Theatre Co. December, 2016.
- “The Temenos of Re-authorization: When Production or Re-publication Cross the Line into Re-writing Shakespeare”—Paper, Re-authoring Shakespeare Seminar, 44th Annual Shakespeare Association of American Conference; New Orleans, LA, March 2016.
- A Dickens of a Tale, Bankside Repertory Theatre Co. December, 2015.
- “Training for Transformative Mediation”—Panelist, 7th Annual World Mediation Congress, ‘A Gathering of Mediators’ Plenary Discussion, H. Case Ellis, Moderator; Drake University Law Clinic, Des Moines, IA, November, 2015.
- “The Making of H4”—Panelist, Open Forum at the 49th Annual Chicago Film Festival, Chicago, IL, October, 2013.