Morgan Wins Teaching Award

Morgan Recipient of 2018 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award

The Performing Arts Department congratulates Rob Morgan, Teaching Professor of Drama and Director of the Beyond Boundaries Program as one of this year’s recipients of the 2018 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award.

Each year, Emerson recognizes teachers throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area with an Excellence in Teaching Award. This award recognizes educators for their leadership in and passion for teaching, their contributions to student learning, and their knowledge and creativity. Awards are given during Emerson’s Excellence in Teaching reception each November. Washington University honorees are nominated by the deans of their respective schools and by The Teaching Center.   "This is the latest of many distinctions Rob Morgan has earned for his approach to teaching about creativity across disciplines.  We're very proud to have him representing the Performing Arts Department, and demonstrating the many values of education in the arts," said Pannill Camp, Chair of the Performing Arts Department.


Rob Morgan is in his eighth year of teaching with the Performing Arts Department at Washington University.  Currently Morgan teaches “Designing Creativity: Innovation Across Disciplines” along with Bruce Lindsey, , E. Desmond Lee Professor for Community Collaboration with the School of Architecture. This interdisciplinary class is for first-year students only, and explores the study and practice of the creative process across a variety of disciplines. In addition to teaching Rob is a professional scenic designer whose work has been seen nationally and into Canada.  Locally he has designed for the MUNY and the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.  He has scenic design credits for many Washington University Performing Arts productions including but not limited to, August: Osage County (2018), Macbeth ( 2107)Passing Strange (2016) and Company (2015).


Click here for an article about the class by Mariel Sokolov for FUZE magazine.