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Nicholas Halder

Assistant Professor of Drama
Office: 210 EKH 
Mail Stop: 1557 
Phone: 6409 


Degrees earned: Ph.D. in Fine Arts: Theatre (ABD) Texas Tech University; Master of Fine Arts (2009) University of Arizona; Bachelor of Arts (2006) University of Northern Iowa.

Professional experience: Co-founder and producing artistic director of Rising Star Theatre Company

Teaching philosophy: I believe in creating a safe environment where risk taking is encouraged and deeper understandings are drawn, as well as a place where learning can be approached from multiple perspectives.

Clarke’s impact on Nick: The Clarke community is one that is collaborative and supportive an all levels.  Everyone, be it faculty, staff, or students is here to help one another in whatever way they can.

Nick’s Impact on Students: It is my goal to help students find their way through this part of their life and discover the potential that is within them as they look to the future.

Nick’s favorite:

Movie – American Beauty

Book – Free for All, Joe Papp, The Public and the Greatest Story Ever Told

Quote – “There can be no life without change, and to be afraid of what is different or unfamiliar is to be afraid of life.” ― Theodore Roosevelt

Class in college – History of Musical Theatre

Place traveled – Spain

Hobby – I love to travel and explore new places whenever I get the chance.


  • Support Clarke - Spring
  • Arts at Clarke 2016
  • Transfer Fall 2015