George Lucas Educational Foundation

Brian Edmiston

I am Professor of Drama in Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning. My scholarship focuses on drama in literacy, language, and literature teaching, dramatic inquiry as a P-12 cross-curricular pedagogy, and drama as ethical education. I regularly teach and conduct research in P-12 classrooms in central Ohio. I have also conducted research, led workshops for teachers, and taught in classrooms in both England and Northern Ireland. I have authored over forty publications including three books. My fourth book is in press.

I have directed the professional development of teachers at Ohio State as part of the partnership between the Royal Shakespeare Company and the university.

In the Department of Teaching & Learning I teach courses in the M.A. and Ph.D. programs and run the pre-service Multiage M.Ed. licensure program in drama education. In the doctoral program I am a core faculty member in two areas of study: Rethinking Early Childhood & Elementary Education and Adolescent, Post-Secondary & Community Literacies and I am an affiliate faculty member in Multicultural Education & Equity Studies, Literature for Children & Young Adults, and Reading & Literacy in Early & Middle Childhood.

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