Pamela Markus, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor/Theatre

Degrees & Institutions Attended
PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University
MEd, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
BA, Catawba College

Prior to teaching at Broward College (2001), Dr. Pamela Markus taught full-time in the Broward County public school system as a resource and drama teacher at Bennett Elementary and drama teacher at South Broward High School. During the several summers, she was an artistic director at Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Theatre Camp for young professional actors in New York. During her doctoral studies in Education, she gained valuable research experience in Certification and Licensure, clinical student teacher supervision, curriculum development, the implementation of an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in the College of Arts and Sciences (2004), and the effects of implementing a new curriculum for adults attending ESOL classes for an EL Civics Education Grant, School of Education, VCU Richmond, 2004 – 2005. Dr. Markus’ dissertation investigated American graduate M.F.A. theatre programs to ascertain the extent of pedagogical preparation offered to M.F.A. teaching assistants and the perceptions of teaching assistant supervisors regarding the quality of current theatre teaching preparation — including current pedagogical practices, barriers that limited opportunities and enablers that supported better practices. Presently, she continues to participate in Theatre Education organizations (ATHE and AATE and SETC) while teaching at Broward College.