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Dr. Brian Roberts

DEGREES EARNED / CERTIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2002
  • M.A., Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 1993
  • B.S., Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 1991

PRIMARY COURSES TAUGHT

  • ENGL 111: Writing II
  • ENGL 121: Introduction to Black Folk Culture
  • ENGL 130: Literary Experience
  • ENGL 140: Introduction to Drama
  • ENGL 223: Survey of American Literature
  • ENGL 251: Intro to African American Literature
  • ENGL 345: Contemporary Drama
  • ENGL 356: Studies in African American Lit

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • African American theatre
  • African American cinema
  • Jazz music

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

"August Wilson: Pittsburgh's Hometown Son." Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity. Vol. 15. n. 2. August Wilson Edition. 2014.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Presidential Award on Social Equity, 2019, Clarion University
  • Black Achievers Award/Black Opinion Magazine, 2005, Black Opinion.

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

August Wilson Society

Community service

  • Staged Reading of my play Edward's Blues at the August Wilson Center. Pittsburgh, PA. April 2018.
  • Staged Reading of my play Edward's Blues at Hart Chapel Auditorium. Clarion University. Clarion, PA. March 2017.
  • Staged Reading of my play Hugh's Blues at St. Benedict The Moor Center. Pittsburgh, PA. April 2016.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Committee member, Black Studies Program
  • Committee Member, Frederick Douglass Institute
Last Updated 9/3/22