Dr. Victoria Spangler,
adjunct professor of theatre, is the executive director of
Young Audiences of Abilene, (YAA) an arts in education organization responsible
for placing professional performing artists into the public schools.
Spangler received her Bachelor of Arts in theatre from
McMurry University in Abilene, Texas.She earned her Master of Arts in theatre from Texas A & M
Commerce.She taught high school drama
for six years before beginning work on her doctorate in theatre at Texas
Tech.Spangler’s dissertation topic was
“Teen Theatre:A Model for Addressing
Risk Issues in Adolescents.”That paved
the way for her position as a safe and drug free schools consultant at Region
14 in Texas, a position that she enjoyed for 17 years.
Spangler has also been a theatre professor at Cisco College
and McMurry University.Her areas of
expertise are acting, directing, management, and educational theatre.She was recognized as Outstanding Faculty
Member of the Year at McMurry University in 2000.In 2001, she adopted her daughter Jia, and
made a transition from single professional to working mother.
Currently, Spangler divides her work week between YAA, Cisco
College, Hardin-Simmons, and Abilene Community Theatre, all of which are
extremely satisfying and challenging positions.In January of 2009, Spangler and Jia traveled to China to bring home
Jade, the newest member of their family.Spangler devotes her personal time to the community theatre, her church,
her home, and mostly, to her 10-year-old daughters.
- Bachelor of Arts, Theatre, McMurry University
- Master of Arts, Theatre, Texas A & M
- Doctorate, Theatre, Texas Tech University