Name: Megan Sanborn Jones

    Title: Department Chair, Professor


    Division: Theatre Arts Studies

    Office Hours: D-581B HFAC, Tuesdays 8am – 9am

    Phone: (801) 422-1321

    BA, Theatre Arts, BYU, 1995
    MA Theatre Arts, Directing emphasis, BYU, 1997
    PhD, Theatre Historiography, University of Minnesota—Twin Cities, 2004.

    Megan’s work has been published in Theatre Journal, Theatre History Studies, Theatre Topics, and Ecumenica. Her first book, Performing American Identity in Anti-Mormon Melodrama from Routledge Press won the Mormon History Association Smith-Pettit Best First Book Award (2010) and her second book, Contemporary Mormon Pageantry: Seeking After Our Dead from the University of Michigan Press was published in October 2018. Megan is an author and an editor, currently serving on the editorial boards of Mormon Studies Review and Ecumenica. Megan is active in the American Society of Theatre Researchers (ASTR), the Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), the American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS) and the Mormon History Association (MHA).

    Megan is also a director/choreographer whose credits at BYU include Crazy for You, Arabian Nights, Young Company’s Twelfth Night, Princess Academy, Travesties and Much Ado About Nothing. Megan and her husband, Glen Jones, are the happy parents of Cohen (14) and Eden (11).

    Courses Taught
    TMA 115 Introduction to Performance Studies
    TMA 201-202 Theatre History
    TMA 395-396 Dramatic Literature
    TMA 401 Contemporary Performance Practices
    TMA 602 Theatre History/Theory 3
    TMA 690 Introduction to Graduate Studies

    Curriculum Vitae: Megan Sanborn Jones