Associate Professor, Theatre Education
Dr. Currier holds a Ph.D. in Theatre Arts from the University of Oregon, Eugene, with emphases in dramatic literature, acting/directing, multicultural and children’s theatre. She has extensive experience with theatre for youth, serving as the Director for the WWU Summer Youth Theatre Institute (SYTI) and the annual Outreach Touring Project (MOTley). She also served as Artistic Director for Mad Duckling Children’s Theatre in Eugene, as an Artist-In-Residence with Young Audiences of Montana, and a Tour Actor/Director with the Missoula Children’s Theatre International Touring Project. She currently writes and directs the WWU Multicultural Outreach Touring Project, an elementary-level literature-based touring show performed with WWU Drama in Education students. She is an active member of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education and the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and has served as a Carnegie Fellow in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research group. Deb also directs and performs regularly in the Bellingham community. Dr. Currier teaches Theatre History, Improvisation, Dramatic Literature, Children’s Theatre, Secondary Theatre Techniques, Creative Pedagogy and Integrated Arts.