Theatre faculty

Robert Hubbard, Ph.D.

Professor of Theatre and Speech
Department Chair

Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
M.A., Bowling Green State University
B.A., Minot State University

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Before coming to Northwestern, Dr. Hubbard worked extensively in both academic and professional theatre as a director, actor, teaching artist and playwright/adaptor. Among the shows he’s directed are an award-winning production of The Comedy of Errors and an original stage adaptation of Larry Woiwode’s novel Beyond the Bedroom Wall. Hubbard debuted his original, one-person show, Dancing with Jimmy, at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education conference in New York City in August 2003 and has since performed it in a number of venues. In 2005 he received a fellowship to participate in the O’Neill Critics Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center. He also publishes articles and reviews in numerous academic books and journals.


  • Fellow, O'Neill Critics Institute, O'Neill Theatre Center, 2005

    Minot State University's Academic Hall of Fame, 2014