Timothy Wilson is a Full Professor in Theatre and Dance as well as guest faculty in Jewish Studies. While at UNT he has been involved in the direction of Moises Kauffman's The Laramie Project, John Steinbeck's The Pearl, Joshua Sobol's GHETTO, and Kevin Murphy & Dan Studney's REEFER MADNESS and most recently Martin Sherman's BENT. In addition, he has served as Producer/Director of a series of New Choreographers Concerts and as Mentor/Supervisor for student directing projects for public performance. Prior to UNT, his work as a choreographer, performer and director have involved commissioned creations of original contemporary works for stage as well as site specific environmental performances. He has been involved in international performance tours to Tunisia, Costa Rica, Bolivia and Paris, France. He has taught and served as program director at the University of Houston, the Department Chair in Fine Arts at the University of South Florida and Chair of Dance and Theatre at the University of North Texas. He holds advanced degrees from Florida State University and the University of Houston. He has presented his research in Theatre for Social Change at international conferences in Edinburgh, Scotland; Oahu, Hawaii; Sydney, Australia and most recently Budapest, Hungary. He was an invited contributor to the book, The Unacceptable, with his chapter, "Censorship in Performance in America." Recently published in the United Kingdom, Wilson was the only American author represented. His interest in the Holocaust and the Arts has involved extensive research in Germany as well as throughout Eastern Europe, most recently Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Croatia. Dr. Wilson is a Movement Specialist teaching/choreographing several courses in Movement for the Theatre. He holds membership in the National Association for Theatre Movement Educators and was recently accepted as an Associate Member in the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. He has developed courses in Critical Perspectives with focus on Theatre and the Holocaust as well as Theatre for Social Change.
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