David McTier headshot

Professor and Chair of Theatre Arts

Office: HIT 200B 
Phone: (210) 829-3804 
E-mailmctier@uiwtx.edu

Courses Taught

THAR 3324 Special Topics in Performance 
THAR 3381 Dev. of Drama & Theatre I 
THAR 3382 Dev. of Drama & Theatre II 
THAR 4331 Fundamentals of Directing 

Education

Ph.D., Theatre History and Criticism, University of Texas at Austin, 1995
M.A., Theatre, Indiana University at Bloomington, 1984
B.A., Theatre, University of Georgia, 1981

Employment

Professor of Theatre, Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre, Sam Houston State University, 2012-2019
Associate Professor of Theatre, Department of Theatre Dance, Sam Houston State University, 2006-2012
Assistant Professor and Director of Theatre, Department of Communication & Fine Arts, Rockhurst University, 1998-2005
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre, Department of Theatre and Dance, Agnes Scott College, 1997-1998
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre, Department of Theatre, University of Vermont, 1996-1997
Director of Theatre, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, University of Virginia’s College at Wise, 1992-1994

Notable Achievements and Recognitions

Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival National Award, Distinguished Achievement in Directing, 2019
U.S. Fulbright Scholar to Romania, 2016-2017
National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Institute Fellowship, 2015
Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival National Award, Distinguished Director of a Play, 2015
Prize for Innovative Teaching, Association of Theatre in Higher Education, 2013
U.S. Fulbright Scholar to Kosovo, 2012
National Critics Institute, Faculty Fellowship, 2004

Short Bio

David McTier is Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts. Holding a Ph.D. in theatre history and criticism from the University of Texas, David taught and directed for the past 13 years at Sam Houston State University. Two of his productions there were invited to and performed at KCACTF Region 6 festivals, and both received multiple national awards from the Kennedy Center. A two-time U.S. Fulbright Scholar (Kosovo in 2012 and Romania in 2016-2017), Dr. McTier has received fellowships from The National Critics Institute (O’Neill Theater Center in 2004) and the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute (George Washington University in 2015), and he also received the 2013 “Innovation in Teaching Award” from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. An amateur puppeteer and avid traveller, Dr. McTier recently fulfilled a personal goal of visiting 60 countries before turning 60.