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Mary Schuttler

Mary Schuttler

Head of and Professor of Theatre Education

School of Theatre Arts and Dance
College of Performing and Visual Arts

Contact Information

(970) 351-1926
Frasier 108C


She earned her BA from the University of Michigan, her MA from Wayne State University, and her PhD in Theatre from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Professional/Academic Experience

Professor of Theatre Arts, Dr. Mary Schuttler, is director of the undergraduate Theatre Education and Master's in Theatre Education programs at UNC. She chaired the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) Academic Theatre Standards committee, co-chaired the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) Theatre Standards committee, co-wrote curriculum and assessment guides for CDE, NCCAS and the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), and has been a board member of the Colorado Thespian Society for twenty years. She has also served as both President and Vice President of EdTA.

Before her UNC appointment, Dr. Schuttler taught high school drama and math for ten years in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

Honors and Awards

Dr. Schuttler received the 2001 Higher Education Theatre Educator of the Year from the Alliance for Colorado Theatre, and was inducted into the EdTA's Hall of Fame in 2005. Additionally, she has led many workshops and published several articles on theatre education initiatives, and has directed numerous productions in her tenure as a theatre educator.