Jonathan Shailor

Jonathan Shailor

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Communication
  • Conflict Transformation
  • Community Dialogue
  • Performance
  • Shakespeare
Jonathan Shailor is the Director of the Certificate Program in Conflict Analysis & Resolution and The Shakespeare Prison Project. His teaching and research focus on storytelling, dialogue, and performance as means to personal and social transformation.

Teaching Interests

Communication, culture, conflict transformation, dialogue, theatre, Shakespeare.

Research Interests

Performance as a vehicle for transformation in prisons, homeless shelters, and with at-risk youth.

Consulting Interests

Experienced mediator and organizational consultant. Facilitator of storytelling, performance, and dialogue for personal and community development.

Selected Publications

2013: Kings, warriors, magicians, and lovers: Alternative performances of masculinity in prison, University of Illinois Press (pp. 13-38 pp.)

2011: Shailor, J. (accepted). Humanizing education behind bars: The theatre of empowerment and the Shakespeare project. In Stephen Hartnett (Ed.), Empowerment or incarceration? Reclaiming hope and justice from the prison-industrial complex. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press.Industrial complex. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press., University of Illinois Press. (pp. 229-251 pp.)

2011: Performing New Lives: Prison Theatre, Jessica Kingsley Publishers (300 pp.)

2011: Shailor, J. (2010). Prison Theatre and the Promise of Reintegration. In J. Shailor, "Performing New Lives: Prison Theatre.", London & Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. (17 pp.)

2011: Shailor, J. (2010). Introduction. In J. Shailor (Ed.), "Performing New Lives: Prison Theatre." , London & Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. (15 pp.)

2008: "When Muddy Flowers Bloom: The Shakespeare Project at Racine Correctional Institution", PMLA (Journal of the Modern Language Association). Widely acknowledged as a top-tier academic journal. (14 pp.)

Teaching Awards

2017: The Sister Joel Read Civic Engagement Practitioners Award recognizes outstanding faculty who have built successful campus-community partnerships, supporting both student learning and development, and the civic mission of the institution., Sister Joel Read Civic Engagement Practitioners Award, Wisconsin Campus Compact
2015: Recognized for 20 years of teaching communication, theatre, and conflict resolution classes to prisoners at Racine Correctional Institution., Outstanding Educator, Phi Delta Kappa, Kenosha-Racine Chapter
2011: Recognition for trainings conducted at HALO (Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization), Racine, with Comm 485 (Practicum in Conflict Analysis and Resolution)., Certificate of Excellence in Community-Based Learning, Center for Community Partnerships
1998: Stella Gray Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Research/Creative Awards

2016: Recognition for 20+ years of excellence in community-based research and creative activity, including The Theatre of Empowerment and The Shakespeare Prison Project at Racine Correctional Institution., Excellence in Community-Based Teaching and Research Award, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
2015: The Fellowship is granted in recognition of my work as a distinguished scholar and practitioner in the field of Communication. I will present my work to an international group of scholars in Munich, Germany in September 2015., CMM Institute Fellowship, The CMM Institute, Villanova University, and the Fielding Institute

University Service

2014: Committee Member - University Committee
2012: Other - "Untangling Racism": Event Planning and Facilitation

Professional Service

2013: Chairperson - Communication as Social Construction Division, National Communication Association
2012: Other - Communication as Social Construction Division of the National Communication Association

UW System Service

2013: Committee Member - University of Wisconsin System Faculty Representatives

Public Service

2013: Other - The Shakespeare Prison Project
2011: Other - Bond Street Theatre
COMM 107 - COMM & HUMAN CONDITION (DV)
COMM 285 - INTRO CONFLICT ANALYS/RESOLUTN
COMM 290 - SPECIAL TOPICS
COMM 290 - SPECIAL TOPICS:
COMM 350 - DIGITAL STORYTELLING
COMM 350 - NARRATIVE ANALYSIS
COMM 363 - COMM/ETHNICITY: (DV)
COMM 385 - CONFLICT MEDIATION
COMM 385 - CONSTRUCTIVE DIALOGUE
COMM 390 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMMUNICATN
COMM 485 - PRACTICUM CONFLCT INTERVENTION
COMM 490 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMMUNICATN
COMM 499 - INDEPENDENT STUDY
ETHN 363 - COMM/ETHNICITY: (DV)
ETHN 499 - INDEPENDENT STUDY