Kathleen Normington, MA

2012-2013 Outstanding Lecturer
San José
Department of TV, Radio, Film and Theatre

I hope that students realize that the humanity of theatre is what connects us all,” Normington said. “There is not just one way, but many ways to connect that in their lives.

A lecturer since earning her master’s in theatre arts from San José State in 2004, Kathleen Normington is a creative force both in and outside the classroom.

She has directed 11 plays on campus and four plays in the community. She is co-author of two textbooks that support courses taught at San José State. She was actively involved in revamping the theatre arts curriculum, and she has created course certification reports. Normington also serves as lead instructor for sizeable multi-section general education courses that are essential components to the theatre program.

“I hope that students realize that the humanity of theatre is what connects us all,” Normington said. “There is not just one way, but many ways to connect that in their lives.”

The Outstanding Lecturer Award recognizes a lecturer for excellence in teaching effectiveness and service to the San José State campus community.