Victoria Spangler, D.T.


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.

Degrees Earned

  • Bachelor of Arts, Theatre, McMurry University
  • Master of Arts, Theatre, Texas A & M Commerce
  • Doctorate, Theatre, Texas Tech University
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