Katie Dawson is an associate professor and director of the Drama for Schools program at The University of Texas at Austin in the U.S. In addition, she is a faculy member of the UTeach Theatre program. She is a nationally and internationally-recognized consultant in drama-based pedagogy and creative learning. As a teaching artist, Dawson has facilitated trainings, presented workshops and given interactive keynotes at universities, professional conferences, arts organizations and community sites across the world. Her scholarship has appeared in numerous U.S. and international journals. Her co-authored book, The Reflexive Teaching Artist: Creative Wisdom from the Drama/Theatre Field, received the 2015 Distinguished Book Award from the American Alliance of Theatre and Education (AATE). She also won the 2013 Creative Drama Award and the 2006 Winifred Ward Scholar Award from AATE. Dawson is a Provost Teaching Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin and was a winner of both the 2013 Regents Award and 2015 College of Fine Arts Teaching Award.
Prior to her work in academia, Dawson worked professionally as an actor, youth theatre director, classroom teacher and museum theatre educator.
"The best thing about being a part of UT Theatre and Dance is that I get the opportunity to learn with and from an amazing group of students and colleagues. We have a large, diverse community which is actively committed to exploring and pushing the boundaries of what theatre and dance can be and do in a range of contexts."
Episode 19: Digging Deep: Collaboration, Interdisciplinarity, and Hands-on Learning with Adam Rabinowitz
May 7th, 2021 | Season 1 | 57 mins 35 secs
experiential learning, storytelling, teaching, teamwork
On this final episode of our first season, Dixie and Katie speak with archaeologist Dr. Adam Rabinowitz. Adam brings his expertise in experiential learning to the show and entertains us with his powerful story from the time he was on his first archaeological expedition (as a teenager) with his aunt in Italy. Take a listen, and thanks so much for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!
January 29th, 2021 | Season 1 | 47 mins 15 secs
2020 reflection, classroom experience, global exchange, teaching
Highly-lauded UT professor of government Sean Theriault joins Stephanie and Katie to talk about the lessons of 2020, teaching the politics of Covid in a global classroom setting, and how the pandemic actually made his class BETTER! Thanks for joining us on the Other Side of Campus!
October 2nd, 2020 | Season 1 | 56 mins 51 secs
elections, government, online teaching, politics
On this episode, Dr. Daron Shaw, professor of government, discusses the tricky subject of handling politics and elections in the classroom during this unprecedented time in US history.
September 18th, 2020 | Season 1 | 32 mins 51 secs
film, narrative, racism, teaching
On this episode, Jen and Katie speak with one of UT's leading faculty on racism, Peniel Joseph. He discusses the impact and power of narratives and what he's discovered works and doesn't work in the classroom when trying to teach racism. Thank you for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!
September 18th, 2020 | Season 1 | 37 mins 45 secs
education, faculty learning community, learning, pedagogue
On this, our very first episode, Jen, Stephanie, and Katie discuss their experiences in participating in and developing faculty learning communities in their own neck of the Forty Acres. We're so glad you're joining us on The Other Side of Campus!
September 8th, 2020 | Season 1 | 3 mins 22 secs
covid, cross-campus dialogue, education, online learning, online teaching, university
The official trailer for the brand new Texas Provost's Teaching Fellows program!