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Jennifer Goff

Associate Professor of Theatre

Chair of Theatre Program

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BA, Drama & English - University of Portland
MA, Theatre - University of South Carolina
PhD, Theatre - Wayne State University


Jennifer Goff joined the Centre College faculty in 2017.

An active actor, director, and scholar, Goff teaches courses in acting, dramatic literature, theatre history, and improvisation, and directs in the Centre College season. She has also directed and performed across the United States. Directing credits include The Mousetrap, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, John Proctor is the Villain, and The Learned Ladies, for which she also wrote the adaptation. Acting roles have included A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania), Nunsense (Robert Ann), The Taming of the Shrew (Katherine), and Rainbow Annie is the Angel of Death (Annie–originated). She was a co-founder and artistic associate for The Distracted Globe Theatre Company for nearly a decade and is a co-founder and co-editor-in-chief for the online journal Etudes, which highlights the work of emerging scholars in theatre and performance studies. Her scholarship focuses on historical and contemporary women playwrights, women in comedy, and comic theory. 


  • Kentucky Theatre Association - Vice President
  • Southeastern Theatre Conference - Publications Committee
  • Etudes - Co-Founder/Co-Editor-in-Chief


  • Acting
  • Improv
  • Theatre Styles
  • Foundations of Drama
  • Theatre
  • Theory & Criticism
  • Today's Women Playwrights
  • Women & Comedy
  • Science on Stage
  • Dramaturgy
  • Shakespeare Stage & Screen

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