Linda Dunlevy

Assistant Professor
Full-Time Faculty
College of Arts and Sciences: Communication, Theatre

Profile

Linda Dunlevy has had a lifelong interest in theatre and drama, particularly acting and directing. As a professional actress based in New York City, Ms. Dunlevy appeared in television and film and on stage. While in New York, she studied at HB Studio and became a member of Actor's Equity, Screen Actor's Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. After being a teaching assistant during graduate school at Indiana University, Ms. Dunlevy served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Cincinnati. She joined the full-time faculty at Ohio Northern University, and was charged with developing the curriculum for the musical theatre program at that school. After coming to the University of Dayton in 1994, she served as the coordinator of the Ohio Theatre Alliance High School Play Festival and is a past president of that organization. Since coming to Dayton she has also appeared with the Human Race Theatre Company.

Faculty Perspective

I enjoy teaching, and I particularly enjoy teaching the type of student that the University of Dayton attracts. Students here impress me as bright, curious, well-balanced and involved in the Marianist commitment to community. In my opinion, that community consciousness, which is central to the Marianist mission, is what makes UD a unique and outstanding institution.

Degrees

  • M.F.A., Indiana University

Research Interests

  • American musical theatre as a vanguard for democratic principles
  • The financial history of American theatre
  • Playboy of the Western World--why the riots occurred
  • The Abbey Theatre of Dublin--operating at cross-purposes, yet enduring

Selected Stage Productions

Jesus Christ Superstar at UD, March 2002 - Director

Edith Stein at UD, January 1996 - Director

Hello, Dolly! at UD, March 2001 - Director

How I Learned to Drive at the Human Race Theatre Company - Cast member