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Corban University

Tamara P. McGinnis

Assistant Professor of English
Director of Theatre Arts

503-589-8142

tmcginnis@corban.edu

Education

  • B.Ed. Corban University
  • B.S. Western Oregon State College
  • M.A. Portland State University

Professional

In addition to teaching English and communications courses, Professor McGinnis has directed theatre at Corban since 1990, producing shows ranging from Shakespeare’s Macbeth to Meredith’s The Music Man. In that time, she has gathered a group of loyal volunteers who help to ensure quality productions each year.

In addition to directing and producing Corban shows, Professor McGinnis frequently presents drama seminars, directs a summer children’s theatre camp at Corban, and heads a theatre patron group.

In May 2006, she led a group of 15 actors to Sydney, Australia, on a two-week drama mission trip where their full-length show, Pilgrim’s Progress, was used as an outreach tool by local churches. In 2015-16, McGinnis celebrated her 25th anniversary directing theatre at Corban.

Personal

Tamara is the mother of two amazing daughters and the wife of a gifted videographer.

Why Corban

“I enjoy my job teaching literature and directing theatre, as it pays me to do the things I love: read, teach, discuss the intersection of the arts and Christianity, and connect with students.”