Phillip  Webster

Phillip Webster

Phillip Webster

 Phillip  Webster

phone 859-344-3641
place 2121
today My first year at TMU was 2023
Degrees

B.F.A., Northern Kentucky University (2003)
M.A., Aberystwyth University (Wales) (2008)
M.B.A., University of Maryland (2016)
Ph.D., Candidate, University of London (Expected completion: 2026)

Areas of Expertise and Research Interests

History of the Arts in Greater Cincinnati,
Shakespeare in Performance,
History of the American Musical Comedy,
Puppetry,
Arts Entrepreneurship

Additional Information


Phillip Webster is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Theatre at Thomas More University since Fall 2023. In this role he is responsible for conceiving, developing, and implementing the artistic vision and focus of the only liberal arts theater program in the greater Cincinnati area. He is also the founder and Managing Director of SouthBank Shakespeare which provides free outdoor Shakespeare productions to Northern Kentucky’s river cities. In addition to his work as a musician, actor and director, Prof Webster is a proud Air Force veteran and spent four years serving as an Arabic language analyst. Upon leaving military service Mr. Webster earned an MBA from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, focusing on entrepreneurship and innovation in the creative sector. He also holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from Northern Kentucky University and an MA in World Theatre from Aberystwyth University in Wales. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of London’s Institute of Historical Research writing a dissertation on the endlessly fascinating and mostly forgotten Pike’s Opera House in Cincinnati. 

Employee Roles
Departments Positions Titles
Creative Media: Art, Communication, Music, and Theatre Faculty Director of the Theatre / Villa Players
Creative Media: Art, Communication, Music, and Theatre Faculty Assistant Professor

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