Carolyn M. Gillespie
M.F.A., Acting, Stanford University-
B.A.., Speech Education, Marquette University
Carolyn M. Gillespie came to the University of Michigan-Flint in 1987 after a dozen years at the University of Texas at Dallas. She teaches acting, directing, literature, primarily, and advises performance students, and those enrolled in the Teacher Certification programs. Gillespie has received several awards: the Dorothea Wyatt Award for service to women, the Lucinda Hinsdale Stone Senior Research Award, the Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching, two Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Gold Medallions for Service in Education, and most recently, was named UM Flint's 2008 Distinguished Professor. Gillespie has twice chaired the Department of Theatre and Dance, and served as Chair and Vice-Chair of KCACTF Region III, the Great Lakes, and on the KCACTF National Selection Team in 2006. She holds a B.A. in Speech Education from Marquette University in Milwuakee, and an M.F.A. in Acting from Stanford. Gillespie is a member of Actors' Equity Association.