A. Glen Gourley, Jr.

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A. Glen Gourley, Jr.

Director of University Theatre, Professor of Theatre Arts and Speech - Directing

Office: HFAC 224
Phone: 843-661-1538
agourley@fmarion.edu

Education

M.F.A. Theatre – Directing
University of Mississippi, 1985.
B.F.A. Theatre – Directing/Acting
University of Montevallo, 1981.

Biography

Gourley, a native of Sweetwater, Tennessee, has been a member of the FMU faculty since 1985. He has directed over 25 theatre productions at FMU and has been a judge, consultant or adjudicator for numerous theatre performances and pageants throughout the state. From 1985 to 1999 he held a number of positions with the “Unto These Hills” outdoor drama at Cherokee, North Carolina. He also has been involved in Ocunluftee Little Symphony, Glassboro Summer Theatre, Florence Little Theatre, Encore Theatre Co., Lake City Community Theatre, Manning Back Porch Players, Hartsville Community Theatre and many public school projects.

In April of 2004 Mr. Gourley was cited by Francis Marion University for his outstanding individual service to the University, the community and the state. In April of 2007 he received the E. Lorin Mason Distinguished Professor Award.

Honors:

Alpha Psi Omega (National Dramatic Honorary)

 

Affordability

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Meaningful Academics

The liberal arts remain the foundation of a great education for all FMU students, but we’re developing high-caliber professional programs to meet the 21st century needs of both our students and our community.

The Right Size

No giant lecture halls here. We keep class sizes small and the crowds thin at FMU because that’s the environment that best facilitates learning. A 15:1 student-professor ratio, and right about 4,000 students sound like “just right” numbers to us.

Aesthetics

Students can walk our lovely, tree-lined campus in 20 minutes, but most take longer because in a place this pretty, you have to stop and enjoy nature’s beauty.

UNIVERSITY HONORS

Francis Marion University has been recognized for five straight years as a “Great College to Work For” Honor Roll university by the Chronicle for Higher Ed. More at http://www.chronicle.com/interactives/greatcolleges16

FMU is consistently ranked among the Best Regional University by U.S. News and World Report.

Francis Marion University is in ETC’s top 10 percent of universities that have the most impact on graduate’s long-term career earnings. More at www.educatetocareer.com.

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Mailing Address:
PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502
Street Address:
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