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Kathy Fletcher

Contact Information

(812) 855-2423
katfletc [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
1319 E Tenth, Room 105

  • Senior Lecturer of Business Communication


  • Bloomington


  • PhD, Theatre and Drama, Indiana University, 1986
  • MA, Dramatic Literature, University of Toronto, 1978
  • BA, Theatre & Drama/English, Indiana University, 1977

Professional Experience

  • Senior Lecturer, Business Communication, Indiana University, Kelley School of Business. Business Presentations, Business Communication, Listening Dynamics in Business, Honors Writing Experience. 1999-present.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre and Drama, Indiana University, Bloomington. Playwriting I, Development of Dramatic Art 2, Graduate Seminar in Theatre History: British and American Women Playwrights 1660-1930. 1995-99.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Introduction to Playwriting; Advanced Playwriting; Playwriting Workshop; Introduction to Theatre. 1990-95.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre, Doane College. Introduction to Theatre, Guest Director, Dramaturg. Crete Campus, Fall 1989. Lincoln Campus, Fall 1990.
  • Instructor, Department of Theatre, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Script Analysis I & II; Introduction to the Theatre; Introduction to Acting. 1985-89.
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Theatre Arts, Towson State University. Introduction to Theatre. 1985-88.

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Dr. Morgan Recognition Award (“outstanding member of the faculty or staff who has gone above and beyond what is expected of them”), University of Nebraska, 1995.
  • Masquer Award (“outstanding contribution to the Department of Theatre Arts at the University Nebraska of Nebraska-Lincoln”), 1995.
  • Certificate of Recognition for Contribution to Students, (to “a member of the university community who has made a significant difference in a student’s life”), The Parents Association and The Teaching Council of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1994.
  • Indiana Arts Council (Bloomington Playwrights Project Production Season, 1997)
  • The Woods Charitable Fund, Inc. (NEW PLAYS FESTIVAL 1993, 1994).
  • Nebraska Humanities Council (NEW PLAYS FESTIVAL 1993, 1994).
  • Nebraska Arts Council, Director’s Fund (NEW PLAYS FESTIVAL 1993, 1995).

Professional Interests

Performance aspects of public speaking.

Personal Interests

Fiber arts, movies, theatre, nineteenth-century studies.

Current Projects

  • “Crossing Boundaries: the Women of the Addams-Haldeman-Julius Family” (working paper), analyzing the written communication between three extraordinary women (a social reformer, an actress and a bank president) whose lives collectively spanned the end of the Victorian age to the mid-twentieth century. On-going research conducted in the IU Bloomington Lilly Library manuscript collection.


Kathy Fletcher currently teaches C104 Business Presentations at the Kelley School of Business and V597 Effective Communication in the Global Executive MBA Program. She enjoys helping students develop their potential as speakers. She is the co-author of "Theatre: Collaborative Acts," 3rd edition (Allyn & Bacon, 2010) and co-editor of "Plays Onstage" (Allyn & Bacon, 2005).