• B.A., Indiana University at South Bend 1986
  • M.A., Miami of Ohio, 1989
  • Ph.D., University of Missouri 1998
Courses Taught
  • THTD 101: Introduction to Theatre Research and Writing
  • THTD 244: Origins of Drama
  • THTD 245: Feminism and Theatre
  • THTD 246: Dramatic Theory and Criticism
  • THTD 301: Playwriting
  • THTD 401: Junior Independent Study

Her research includes the following: Disparate Voices of Indian Women Playwrights: Creating a Profession, Ed. Shirley Huston-Findley, Lexington Press, 2019;  “Marathi Theatre Today: An Interview with Shanta Gokhale” Theatre Topics, 29.3 (November 2019); Performance Review: Sovereignty and Jefferson’s Garden in Theatre Journal (March 2019); Footpaths and Bridges: Voices from the Native American Women Playwrights Archive, Edited by Shirley Huston-Findley and Rebecca Howard, U. of Michigan Press, 2008, Second printing (paperback), 2011; “Understanding Cultural Perspectives Through Greek and Hindu Theatre” in Education About Asia (Volume 17, no.1, spring 2012) 44-48; “In Pursuit of Well-Being: The Purpose, Process, Pleasure and Pain of Forming Boomerang Intergenerational Theatre Company,” co-author Jamie Carroll Morris, Theatre/Practice: The Online Journal of the Acting/Directing Symposium of the MATC, <www.theatrepractice.us/> (2012); Co-author, “Undergraduate Research in the Fine Arts at the College of Wooster,” in Creative Inquiry in the Arts and Humanities: Models of Undergraduate Research. Eds. Naomi Yavneh Klos, Jenny Olin Shanahan, and Gregory Young. Council on Undergraduate Research, 2011; “Re-visioning The Rainmaker”, co-authored with Dr. Suzanne Burgoyne, in Text and Performance Quarterly, July 1996; Talk Back Move Forward: 100 Years of Alzheimer’s. Dir. Anne Basting. Conceptual Team Anne Basting, Shirley Huston-Findley, Brad Lichtenstein, Kathryn Louis and Peter Whitehouse. Interview Team Anne Basting, Shirley Huston-Findley, Chuck Findley, Kathryn Louis. U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2007. DVD.


Shirley received a Fulbright-Nehru Research Grant for 2013-14. During the spring semester, she traveled throughout India conducting interviews with Indian women involved in the world of theatre. These interviews and her continued research culminated in her latest monograph, Disparate Voices of Indian Women Playwrights: Creating a Profession (2019).