Jerry Dickey, Ph.D., was appointed Director of the University of Florida School of Theatre + Dance (College of Fine Arts) in July 2012. Dickey, who received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre at the University of Florida, earned his Master of Arts in Theatre at the University of Louisville and his Doctorate of Philosophy in Theatre History at Indiana University.
Dickey joined UF from the University of Arizona where he was associate dean of the College of Fine Arts, with previous service in the institution's School of Theatre Arts as interim director, vice-director and director of graduate studies. He is a former recipient of the Charles and Irene Putnam Award for Excellence in Teaching (2001) and the Roy A. and Stardust K. Johnson Faculty Mentoring Award (2000) from the University of Arizona.
Dickey's research and teaching specializes in the history of early 20th century theatre in the United States. He is the co-author of "Susan Glaspell and Sophie Treadwell" (with Barbara Ozieblo; Routledge 2008), co-editor of "Broadway's Bravest Woman: Selected Writings of Sophie Treadwell" (with Miriam Lopez-Rodriguez; Southern Illinois UP, 2006), and author of "Sophie Treadwell: A Research and Production Sourcebook" (Greenwood, 1997). He has also published numerous essays, including chapters in Longman's "A Companion to Twentieth-Century American Drama" and "The Cambridge Companion to American Women Playwrights." He previously chaired the Theatre History Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and served on the executive board of the American Theatre and Drama Society.