J. Scott Elwell

J. Scott Elwell, Dean
College of arts and sciences University of tennessee at Chattanooga

Jeff elWell is dean of arts and sciences at the University of tennessee at Chattanooga since 2012. He served as Provost at auburn University at Montgomery from (2010-2012). Prior to that, he served as Professor and dean of the College of fine arts and Communication at east Carolina University (2004-2010); Professor and Chair of the department of theatre arts at the University of nebraska-lincoln and executive artistic director of the nebraska repertory theatre (1999-2004), as Professor and Chair of the department of theatre and director of the Joan C. edwards Performing arts Center at Marshall University (1996-99); and as Professor and director of theatre at Mississippi state University (1989-96).
elwell received his
fellowship, a nebraska arts Council individual artists fellowship, a tennessee Williams scholarship, and an neH summer seminar fellowship. He has received over $730,000 in grants and fellowships. Professional theatres in Chicago, los angeles, Memphis, new orleans, and new york as well as australia, Canada, Poland, and sweden have produced his plays, including twenty-three productions of his plays in new york. six of his plays are published. He has directed more than fifty-five plays and was the Producer and director of the nebraska lewis and Clark Bicentennial signature event, one of 15 events held nationally.
elwell has served in leadership positions for the international Council of fine arts deans, the association for theatre in Higher education, the national association of schools of theatre; the Kennedy Center/american College theatre festival (KC/aCtf), the southeastern theatre Conference; and as a member of the editorial Board of soUtHern tHeatre.