James Petty

Academic Title

Assistant Professor of Practice

  • Theater Performance
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Science Communication
  • Cognitive Development

As an educator, my research interests revolve around the intersection of the performative aspect of theater arts and its impact on cognitive development in students. Through the study of acting, individuals are exposed to new ideas and world views t

  • Ph.D., Education: Adult Learning and Development Lesley University
  • M.A., Theatre Education Emerson College
  • B.A., Theatre Arts Stonehill College</li

  • Education Theory
  • Curriculum Design
  • Technical Theater

I have worked as a freelance theater professional in the Boston area for over 15 years. Selected areas of employment have included scenic designer, technical director, production manager, and actor. I have had the pleasure to work in various capacit