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November 2007

Release Date: November 12, 2007

ASU Theatre Director Wins State Educator Award

Dr. Bill Doll, director of University Theatre at Angelo State University, has been selected as the Texas Educational Theatre Association (TETA) Educator of the Year for 2007.

TETA’s membership consists of K-12, junior and senior college faculty and students. Doll will be formally honored at an awards reception during the TETA 2008 Theatrefest convention Jan. 25 in Dallas.

“Most of all, I was most humbled to be nominated,” Doll said. “Educator of the Year is, of course, an incredible honor and the list of past recipients is most impressive. I feel a little undeserving when I look around the state and see so very many amazing educators out there.”

Also a drama professor, Doll has been at ASU since 1999 and has directed more than 70 plays at the collegiate level. During his time at ASU, Doll has been nominated for three “Rammy” awards by the Student Government Association as teacher of the year in liberal and fine arts and was a 2006 nominee for the Faculty Senate’s Teaching Excellence Award.

“This amazing honor is really for all of us,” Doll said, “students, staff and faculty of the ASU Theatre and Department of Communication, Drama and Journalism.”

Prior to his arrival at ASU, Doll was a tenured professor at Rose State College in Oklahoma and served as the chair of fine arts at Howard College in Big Spring. He has a Ph.D. in fine arts/theatre from Texas Tech University and has served on several TETA committees.

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