Eastern Michigan University
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Gayle Hurn

Part-Time Lecturer

401 King




  • MFA - Drama & Theatre for the Young, EMU, 2007
  • BS - Secondary Education in Communication, Media & Theate Arts, EMU, 2002

Professional Associations/Memberships

Representative Courses Taught

  • CTAR 222 - Drama and Play in Human Experience
  • CTAR 323 - Improvisation and Role-Play
  • CTAC 124 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking



Gayle has been an adjunct lecturer here at Eastern Michigan University since 2008. Between 2004-2006 Gayle founded, at Ypsilanti High School, a theatre troupe called Diverse by Design, which served to educate fellow high school students about various social and health-related issues through theatrical performance. In addition Gayle interned with the University Musical Society (2006), serving as an interpreter and mentor for their performance of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar at Martin Luther King High School in Detroit, Michigan. Gayle was recipient of the King / Chavez / Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Award (2005 – 2007) and the Eastern Michigan Barton Scholarship (2007), Her Graduate Thesis Project – Another New/Old Day, performed at Martin Luther King High School in Detroit MI addressed teen social issues. This production later traveled to Livonia’s Churchill High School. In addition to her teaching, Gayle is the Director of Close-Up Theatre Troupe, the faculty advisor for both Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority and Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, and coaches the EMU Women’s Club Water Polo Team.