Dr. Nadia Bodie-Smith


Title:   Coordinator, Associate Professor of Theatre Studies

EMAIL: nadia.c.bodie@jsums.edu

PHONE: 601-979-4309

LOCATION: College of Liberal Arts Room 152








PH.D., Texas Tech University, Acting/Directing & Arts Administration, 2012

MA.,   Bowling Green University, Theatre, 2002

B.A.    Florida Memorial University, Music – Vocal Performance, 2000



Acting & Directing Practice and Pedagogy

Gender, Race, Women and Representation

Feminist Theory and Criticism

Cross Cultural Casting

Musical Theatre Pedagogy

Integrating Theatre across Disciplines

Funding & Advocacy for the Arts

LGBTQ contributions in the Arts



Techniques in Directing

Accents (British, Cockney, Irish, West African)

Advanced Acting

Theatre History

Singing for the Actor

Play Production

Dramatic Criticism

Introduction to Costume Design

Period Styles

Training the Speaking Voice

Intro to Speech Arts

Stage Make up

Stage Combat

Public Speaking

Intro to Shakespeare

Fundamentals of Acting

Independent Study

Introduction to Theatre



New Stage Theatre – Board Member

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)

National Association for the Dramatic and Speech Arts (NADSA) Board Member/Journal Editor

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Region IV

South East Theatre Conference (SETC)

Alpha Psi Omega (APO) Dramatic Honorary Service Fraternity JSU Chapter.

Alpha Psi Omega (APO), Dramatic Honorary Service Fraternity, Interim Secretary, Texas Tech U. (Alumni)

Texas Tech Troubadours (TTT), Performing Arts Recruitment Org. Texas Tech University (Alumni)

Florida Memorial Chorale Music Fraternity, Past President, Florida Memorial University (Alumni)




Encore Theatre Journal. Editor. National Association for Dramatic & Speech Arts 2016-2018

General Education Research Initiative Fellowship. Undergraduate Studies, JSU 2015-2016.

My Voice Counts: An LGBT Awareness Project whose goal it is to document and express the unique experiences and concerns of LGBTQ students on an HBCU campus using oral histories to build and create a multimedia production. 2015-2016 Year-long project culminating in a performance at the Creative Arts Festival at JSU.

JSU ROTC Capstone Leadership Development Project. Support to Military Exercise March, 2015

• Collaborative Project between Theatre Dept. & Kids College After School Program -inaugural year-2014-2015

• Sacred Places: Theatres Occupying Abandoned Churches Post-Katrina New Orleans. Co-authors: Nadia Bodie-Smith, Ph.D., Mark G. Henderson, Ph.D. (Working Paper)

• Are We Still Talking About Race? Interracial Marriages in the South. Nadia Bodie-Smith. (Working Paper)

• Stanislavsky Techniques: Multimedia Training for the Young Actor. E-book. (Writing in process)