This year, the Program in Educational Theatre will welcome our first students into the new EdD Program. The first of our esteemed new students is Carmen Meyers.
Carmen Meyers: Thrilled and Honored
I am thrilled to be one of the first two students in the newly revised Educational Theatre Ed.D program for the Fall 2015 semester. As I embark on this unfamiliar path of doctoral work, I am excited, honored, and to be honest a little nervous. As with most things, I’ve learned that this combination is the perfect environment for me to begin my work. I feel proud and a great sense of responsibility to continue to create and explore new strategies for teaching and learning through theatre practice. As I am a full time instructor in the Communication Arts and Sciences Department at Bronx Community College, my hopes are that my doctoral work will continue to help me serve my students. I am currently working with the Psychological Services Department to address domestic abuse and mental health issues on campus. It is in this area that I would like to focus my doctoral work by delving deeper in to the barriers of mental health services within Latino/Hispanic cultures. I plan to create forum pieces to help aid these conversations and bring awareness and understanding to this issue. I am eager to gain the knowledge and expertise that this program offers and that I will need to go forward. This program has been a pioneer in the exploration and potency of applied theatre practice and education around the world, and through its outstanding faculty I hope to add to the work that has already been done.