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Edward R. Cohn, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theatre



717-796-1800 x2653

Interest and areas of expertise

Musical Musical Theatre
Creative Dramatics
Dramatic Literature


B.A., State University of New York at Plattsburgh
M.A., New York University
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

Classes I teach
  • THEA120 Acting I
  • THEA223 Acting II
  • THEA323 Acting III
  • THEA423 Acting IV
  • THEA231 Directing I: Fundamentals of Play Directing
  • THEA260 Musical Theatre
  • THEA140 Survey of Dramatic Literature and Criticism
  • THEA475 Theatre Capstone Seminar
  • THEA361 Creative Dramatics
  • THEA363 Theatre for Social Change

Originally from NY, Ed has been a working actor for almost 30 years, and has performed in NYC and London, as well as various venues in regional, residential and summer stock theatres, including here in Pennsylvania. He has been teaching in higher education for over 25 years, holds a Ph.D in Theatre from BGSU and a Masters in Theatre from NYU. Ed also directs professionally and in educational venues. Favorite recent roles Ed has played include Julian Marsh in 42nd Street, Arthur in Camelot and Frederick in A Little Night Music.