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Jo Beth Gonzalez holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from Bowling Green State University, an M.F.A. from the University of Minnesota in Theatre (Directing), and a B.S. in Education from Bowling Green State University. She has been a classroom teacher of Speech, English, and Theatre for 25 years, the past seventeen at Bowling Green High School in Bowling Green, OH, where she also directs the theatre program. Gonzalez is the author ofTemporary Stages: Departing From Tradition in High School Theatre Education(Heinemann 2006). She is published in the booksWhiteness, Pedagogy, Performance(Cooks and Simpson, Ed. Lexington 2007) andMapping Feminist Pedagogies(Juhl and Armstrong, Eds, Aunt Lute P, 2007). She has articles inYouth Theatre Journal, Stage of the Art, Inquiry, Communication Quarterly, Teaching Theatre,andDramatics. Gonzalez participated in the Educational Theatre Association’s Critical Links Pilot Project (2007-2009), served on the steering committee for the College Board’s National Task Force for the Arts (2008-2010), and currently serves on the committee to Re-Envision Ohio’s Arts Academic Content Standards. She is a board member of the Children’s Theatre Foundation of America (CTFA) and a former board member of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education as Publications and Research Director (AATE) and the Ohio Educational Theatre Association. She served as editor of Stage of the Art (2001-2003). Gonzalez is the recipient of AATE’sDistinguished Dissertation Award(1998) andDistinguished Research Award(1995), and CTFA’sWilson National Mentor Award to a High School Drama Teacher(2002).

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