Doug Paterson Receives UNO Teaching Award

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed President Emeritus Doug Paterson was among the recipients of the University of Nebraska Alumni Association Outstanding Teaching Awards. Doug has focused on community-based theatre for most of his teaching and professional career. His teaching in higher education has ranged from acting and directing to theatre history, literature and theory. In the last 10 years he has developed a service-learning course, Theatre for Social Justice, and continues a critical reflection of the practice. His work in Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed has led him to begin the internationally known Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conferences, now in their 22nd year, and to travel throughout the world teaching the practices and occasionally using them for community dialogue. In 2015, Paterson conducted theatre workshops at the Tenth International Street Theater Festival in Meriwan, Iran. He joined the UNO faculty in 1981. He has an MA and Ph.D. from Cornell University and a BA from Yankton College.