Theatre chair, alumna honored by professional organization
Dr. Ronald Shields recently had the double pleasure of being honored by his peers and seeing a former student also honored.
Dr. Ronald Shields
Shields, chair of the theatre and film department, received the Distinguished Service Award from the theatre division of the National Communication Association (NCA). The award cited his work within the division—as a member of the executive committee for several years, including service as chair—and his work as a scholar and mentor. It was presented Nov. 18 at the theatre division’s annual business meeting during the NCA convention in Boston.
“At this same meeting, I was delighted to witness the presentation of the first ‘Mid-Career Award for Distinguished Service to the Division’ when it was given to one of my former students,” Shields said. Honored was Dr. Monica Faye Anderson, who was Shields’ first doctoral student and is currently chair of the Department of English, Music and Fine Arts at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Anderson completed her master’s and Ph.D. degrees at BGSU in 1989 and 1992, respectively. Shields advised both her thesis and dissertation.
January 30, 2006