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Jeffrey Frame

Chair, Department of Communication Studies / Professor, Dramatic Arts and Communication


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  • BA, Eastern Nazarene College, 1985
  • MA, Emerson College, 1988
  • Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University, 2012

Location: Tidwell

Biography


Dr. Frame teaches undergraduate students in dramatic arts and film, oversees the theatre program at Trevecca and has produced more than 100 university theatre productions. He particularly enjoys teaching improvisation, Meisner acting, directing, playwriting, creative drama, applied theatre, modern drama, and narrative strategies in film. Frame grew up in Maryland just outside of D.C. and lived in Boston for nine years before putting down roots in Tennessee with his wife, Kim, and two daughters. He and his wife are members of Trevecca Community Church of the Nazarene.

Areas of Expertise


Dr. Frame's diverse research interests include:
  • 20th-century American literature (particularly drama)
  • theatre-in-education (TIE)
  • applied theatre
  • gender in Shakespeare
  • popular culture
  • television studies
  • film
  • narratology, specifically, nonlinear narratives in film and television


  • Memberships


  • Tennessee Theatre Association
  • Popular Culture Association of the South


  • Publications


    A veteran of many stage productions both as an actor and director, Dr. Frame has presented papers on theatre, film, television, and literature at professional conferences. Since its publication in the Clemson literary journal The Upstart Crow in 1999, his essay on gender and A Midsummer Night’s Dream has been reprinted or referenced in online guides, student help websites, and critical resources. He is also the author of Intermission: Spiritual Refreshment for the Drama Ministry Team (Lillenas/NPH 2001) and co-authored Early to Rise: Sketches to Recover the Meaning of Lent and Easter (Lillenas/NPH 2003) with his wife, Kim.