Williams Receives Lee’s Excellence In Teaching Award

Friday, July 10, 2020
Dr. Christine Williams has been selected as the recipient of Lee University’s 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award. President Paul Conn made this announcement during a recent virtual faculty and staff meeting. 
 
The Excellence Awards are the highest honors presented to Lee faculty members and recognize advising, scholarship and teaching. The Excellence in Teaching is the oldest award and considered to be superior among the three. The winner of this award is chosen by a special committee which includes representatives of six different academic departments.
 
According to the committee, “Dr.
Williams is the best of the best of faculty here at Lee University. Her excellent classroom instruction, genuine concern for students and deep Christian commitment made her the obvious choice.”
 
Dr. Williams joined the Communication Arts faculty in 2007 where she currently serves as professor of theatre and coordinator of the university’s theatre program. She has directed several Lee Theatre productions such as “Doubt,” “Meet Me in St. Louis,” “My Fair Lady,” “The Importance of Being Earnest,” “Silent Sky” and “When Mountains Move.” She teaches courses in acting, dramatic history and literature, theory and costume design.
 
She has worked as a director, producer and designer on more than 50 college, church and community theatre productions. As an actor, she has performed in plays such as “How I Learned to Drive” at the Toledo Repertoire and as a voice actor for the Colla Marionette's United States production of “Guerrino Detto il Meschino” at the Spoleto International Arts Festival.  
 
Dr. Williams has published several articles, book reviews and performance reviews and has presented papers at national and regional conferences. She is a member of the Theatre as a Liberal Art focus group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, is president-elect of the Tennessee Theatre Association and chair of the Allied Arts Council of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce.
 
Dr. Williams earned her doctor of philosophy and master of arts from Bowling Green State University and her bachelor of arts from the University of Dallas.

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