Deborah A. Kinghorn (Deb) is a Professor in Theatre and Dance, teaching acting, movement and voice courses for the department. She has worked as a professional actress and director. She holds degrees from SUNY at Fredonia (BA, Theatre) and Trinity University through the Dallas Theatre Center (MFA, Theatre, with emphasis in Acting). She is a Master Teacher of Lessac Kinesensic Voice and Body Training and currently serves on the Master Teacher Council of the Lessac Training and Research Institute, where she regularly teaches and conducts research at the Lessac Summer Intensive Workshop. She received the University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award in 1995, the Lessac Institute Leadership Award in 2009, the UNH Teaching Excellence Award for 2011-12, and in 2013 was a Fulbright Scholar in the Acting, Media and Culture Post-Masters Program at the University of Rijeka in Croatia. She is co-author of the book, “Essential Lessac: Honoring the Familiar in Body, Mind, Spirit”, recently published by RJM Donald Publishers, Inc. She has taught and conducted research in Croatia, South Africa, and Brazil. Her current research interests include exploring Kinesensic training applications for health and wellness and cross-cultural relations.
M.F.A., Dramatic/Theatre Arts, Trinity University -Texas
M.F.A., Theatre/Theatre Arts Managemnt, Trinity University -Texas
B.A., Theatre/Theatre Arts Managemnt, SUNY College at Fredonia