D. Terry Williams
Professor Emeritus of Theatre
D. Terry Williams, Professor Emeritus of Theatre, served as Chair of the WMU Department of Theatre for 23 years, the longest term of service for a chair in the history of WMU. Prior to that he was Director of Theatre at the University of Northern Iowa. He has directed over 100 productions for educational, community and professional theatre and presented dozens of papers and chaired many panels at professional association meetings. He was on the Board of Directors and the Accreditation Commission for the National Association of Schools of Theatre, Chair of the Theatre Division of the Speech Communication Association, President of Theta Alpha Phi National Honorary Drama Fraternity and has served on numerous Kalamazoo community arts boards. He is the recipient of the Arts Council’s Community Medal of Arts Award and the Outstanding Teaching Award from the Michigan Council of Governing Boards.