Dennis Wemm photo Mr. Dennis Wemm
Professor of Communications, Language and Literature Department
401 Harry B. Heflin Administration Building
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Masters of Fine Arts - University of Massachusetts 1985
Master of Arts - University of Akron; 1979
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Kent State University; 1977
Associate of Arts - Lakeland Community College; 1975

Curriculum Vitae

Mr. Wemm joined the Glenville State College faculty in 1986. Previously, he taught at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. He teaches Public Speaking, Survey of Theatre, Acting, Directing, Argumentation and Debate, Voice and Diction and other communication and theatre related subjects. He treats the GSC Theatre program as a co-curricular branch of the academic coursework he is involved with. He is active as a Board member in most state and regional theatre organizations (WVTA, SETC).

Recent productions:

    Almost, Maine: Produced; designed set, lights and sound; coached student directors.
    Murdered to Death: Produced, designed lights and sound.
    Beauty and the Beast: Produced, directed, co-designed set and lights, designed sound.
    The Cripple of Inishmaan: Produced, directed, design set, lights and sound.
    Antigone: Produced, directed, design set, lights and sound.
    Mandate for Murder: Produced, design lights and sound.
    Rumors: Produced, directed, design set, lights and sound.

Recent Presentations:

    • “Cleveland’s Mayor Carl B. Stokes: The Tumultuous Second Term, 1969-1971,” Ohio Valley History Conference, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, October 3, 2015.
    • “America’s Progressive Era: Seeking a Broader Interpretation,” Ohio Valley History Conference, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee, October 18, 2014.
    • “The Technocrat as Progressive: Goodyear’s Paul W. Litchfield, 1900-1931,” Ohio Academy of History Spring Meeting, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, April 5, 2014.
    • “Edward W. Bok and the ‘Progressive Zeitgeist’: 1989-1919,” Ohio Valley History Conference, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, October 12, 2013.


    • Harrison County High School Theatre Awards (Full length performances)
    • West Virginia Thespians (Solos, Duos, Publicity)
    • West Virginia Theatre Association (High School and Community Theatre)
    • Southeastern Theatre Conference (Community Theatre)
    • Florida Theatre Conference (Community Theatre)
    • South Carolina Theatre Conference (Community Theatre, SETC Screening Auditions)
    • Alabama Theatre Conference (Duo scenes for KC/ACTF)
    • Kentucky Theatre Association (Community, High School)


    • LED Stage Lighting and Contol. West Virginia Theatre Association, 2011. West Virginia Wesleyan College.
    • Theatre Sports. West Virginia Thespians, 2014. WV Culture Center, Capitol Complex.
    • Speaking Shakespeare: text analysis. West Virginia Thespians, 2015. WV Culture Center, Capitol Complex.
    • Master Class, Physical Theatre. Arts Alive! WV Culture Center Theatre, Capitol Complex.