Associate Professor, Theatre Education
PhD Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
Special Graduate Student (Folklore Studies) Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
MS State University of New York-Albany
BFA State University of New York at Purchase
Robin Mello is a professional storyteller, certified special education teacher, and narrative scholar who has toured internationally as a teller of tales and teaching-artist for over 20 years. She is also an ethnographer who has examined how perceptions of power and gender are influenced by educational theatre and creative dramatics. In addition to the above mentioned degrees, Mello received professional arts training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NY; George Morrison Studios, NY; Tony Montenaro Mime & Celebration Theater, S. Paris, ME and New England Performance Workshop, Boston, MA. She has published articles in The Educational Forum, Journal of Qualitative Research, and The International Journal of Arts in Education, to name a few. Currently she teaches storytelling, theatre Methods and fieldwork, directs the K-12 Theatre Education Program and is Head of the Theatre BA Studies Area.