TV, Radio, Film & Theatre
Year Retired from SJSU
2010 (FERP through 2013)
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University of Missouri - Columbia, Theatre, 1975 Ph.D.
University of Colorado, Speech and Drama, 1965 M.A.
Lincoln University (Missouri), Education in Speech and Drama, 1964 B.S.
Booker T. Washington High School, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1960
The American Negro Theatre
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, Professor, 1989-2013
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, Visiting Lecturer, 1988-89
University of California, Berkeley, CA, Visiting Lecturer, Spring 1988
Laney Community College, Oakland, CA, 1979-1980
University of Illinois, Urbana, CA, 1977-1979
Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO, 1968-1977
Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA, 1965-69
Administrative and Professional Experience
Acting Chair of Television, Radio, Film, & Theatre Department, 2008-
Coordinator of Theatre Arts Program in the Department, 2006-2007
Directed over 25 plays
Ethel Walker, with her husband, has owned for almost forty years the African American Drama Company, a professional touring company that specializes in African American historical dramas.
Founding president of the Black Theatre Network
Past president of the California Educational Theatre Association
Past president of the Legislative Action Coalition for Arts Education.
Extensive Committee and Other University Service is listed in the CV.
African American Scenebook, co-edited with Kathryn Ervin, published by Falmer Press, 1999
The New/Lost Plays by Ed Bullins: An Anthology, published by That New Publishing Company, 1994 (Presented Lecture as part of SJSU's Center For Literary Arts 1993-1994 University Authors Series, February 1994)
"The American Negro Theatre", Black Americans in the Theatre, Vol. II edited by Errol Hill, Prentice-Hall Publishing Co., 1980
"CETA Bibliography of Scenes from the African American Theatre", edited with Kathryn Ervin, Published by the California Educational Theatre Association, 1992
"What Every Student Affairs Professional Should Know, Student Study Activities and Beliefs Associated with Academic Success" (Co-written with SJSU Teacher/Scholars), Journal of College Student Development, Vol. 43, March/April 2002
Consulting Editor for May/June 2001 edition of Footstep Magazine
Copy Editor for Black Theatre's Unprecedented Times, Published by the Black Theatre Network and the African Grove Institute for the Arts, Spring 1999
"The Values and Virtues of Ourselves", Keynote Address Presented at the Black Theatre Network Conference, August, 1998 and Published in The Black Theatre Network News, Vol. 9, Fall 1998
Editor Blackstream (Scholarly Papers delivered at the Association for Theatre In Higher Education Conference), March 1997
"The Minority University", Multicultural Forum, Published by San Jose State University, Vol. 7, Spring 1996
"The Dilemma of Multiculturalism in Theatre", TDR: The Drama Review, A Journal of Performance Studies, Vol. 38, Fall 1994
"The TeachARTS Project", The California Educational Theatre News, Fall 1993
"Incorporating African-American Theatre into a Basic Theatre Course", Theatre Topics, Vol. 3, No.1, September 1992
"What is Traditional Theatre", ATHE News, Vol. 5, May 1991
"KRIGWA, A Theatre By, For and About Black People", Theatre Journal, October 1988
"Traditional African Theatre", Black American Literature Forum, Winter 1983
"The Role of the Theatre on College Campuses", Encore Journal, April 1981
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