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Bell Library Banned Books Week/Open House 2018: Professor Bios

Professor Bios

Read below to learn more about the amazing professors who guide and inspire their students in order to make this amazing interactive element to the Bell Library's Open House possible.

Kelly Russell Bio

Kelly RussellKelly Russell || Professor of Theatre || Director, Dept of Theatre & Dance || BH 322 || 361-825-5992 ||

Kelly Russell is the Director of Theatre at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.  He also heads the Theatre Education Program and serves as the director of TAMUCC’s Summer Theatre Workshop: Camp on the Coast.  Kelly has been honored with four A&M Chancellor’s Awards for Teaching Excellence. He is a past president of the Texas Educational Theatre Association, and he received the organization’s University Educator of the Year Award in 2012. In 2008, his production of Anima Mundi won the Directors’ Choice Award for outstanding play at the Region VI American College Theatre Festival.  In 2005 he was awarded a DFW Critics’ Forum award for King Ubu, which he directed for Second Thought Theatre in Dallas.

Rosa Lazaro Bio Lazaro || Associate Professor of Theatre || BH 320 || 361-825-2362 ||

Rosa M. Lazaro is excited to be starting her ninth year teaching in the department of Theatre and Dance at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.  Rosa has just finished up her 20th year with the Tony award winning Utah Shakespeare Festival, where she serves as Costume Craft Supervisor.  This year Rosa was honored to receive the Gene Chesley Memorial Design Award, while working at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. She is very excited to be back mentoring over the costume designers for this year's Banned Book project. She feels that the students, both designers and actors have put in a lot of work and can't wait to see it all come to life.  She would like to thank both Kelly Russell and Jennifer Anderson for bringing this opportunity to the students. Break a leg everyone!