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Nancy Jo Humfeld

Dr. Nancy Jo Humfeld is the head of the Theatre Department at Howard Payne University and holds a bachelor’s and two master’s degrees from Texas A&M University-Commerce and a Ph.D. in theatre from Southern Illinois University. She has taught theatre at the university level for 33 years and in that time has directed over 90 plays, musicals, and operas. She continues to perform professionally each year.

Dr. Humfeld is also the Artistic Director of the Lyric Performing Arts Company. She was named the College/University Educator of the Year by TETA in 2004. She considers UIL OAP a wonderful opportunity to meet and work with high school students and hopefully give them encouragement to continue at a heightened level of performance. Dr. Humfeld enjoys the opportunity to reinforce the director’s teaching as well.