June 18, 2014
As an Integrated Scholar, theater and dance associate professor Linda Donahue connects her scholarship throughout campus and beyond university bounds. Donahue’s area of expertise is arts administration, and her efforts have elevated the program within the College of Visual and Performing Arts to the ranks of the best in the nation. She works primarily with master’s and doctoral students in the classroom—at Texas Tech and abroad.
Donahue and her students have traveled to Prague and Seville to explore fine arts and culture. She also has lectured and made presentations throughout the U.S. and internationally, from Canada to England and Spain to the United Arab Emirates. Not only a faculty member, Donahue serves as head of arts administration, associate chair and graduate adviser.
Her duties have allowed for unique opportunities in interdisciplinary collaboration. Most recently, she has worked with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry to teach performance techniques and lead role-play sessions in training laboratory teaching assistants. Donahue also stays involved with her first passion—the theater. She continues to direct plays at Texas Tech and in the community, and her productions often perform before sellout crowds.
Integrated Scholars are faculty who dedicate themselves to a course of lifelong learning and advance Texas Tech's role in educating, serving and inspiring others to do the same.
Integrated Scholars are not only outstanding in teaching, research and service, but they are also able to generate synergy among the three functions. Faculty members who are Integrated Scholars consistently promote active learning and infuse the results of their research and scholarship in courses and other learning experiences. Integrated Scholars publish results of their teaching innovations in peer-reviewed journals. Finally, Integrated Scholar faculty members plan and execute service commitments to complement their teaching and research goals.