Dr. Pamela Christian is an associate professor of voice, speech and dialect studies in the Department of Theatre and Dance. She teaches graduate/undergraduate courses in the department, coaches students in production, and teaches workshops throughout the year for professionals in the area of speech performance and public presentation. She also works extensively as a voice/dialect coach for stage and film; previous work includes projects with Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Alley Theatre, Actors Repertory of Texas, KingsIsle Entertainment, Focus Films, Mutiny Films and Screen Gems. She is a member of AEA (Actors' Equity Association).
Dr. Christian is associate editor for IDEA (International Dialects of English Archive) where she publishes sound samples and voice analysis for on-line access. Her research includes on-site documentation of voice and dialects for performance, the study of voice as cultural practice and the use of performance as a research method. This work has been explored through diverse projects in South Africa, Australia, Northwest Territories of Canada, South Korea, Poland and the Russian Federation, where she was a Fulbright Scholar in 2004.
Dr. Christian received the College of Fine Arts Teaching Excellence Award 2003 and the Department of Theatre and Dance Teaching Excellence Award 2005.