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Name: Dr. Jerry Jaffe
Position: Associate Professor of Theater
Phone: 440.375.7451


Q1: Please provide your name and some contact information for us.

Name: Dr. Jerry C. Jaffe
Current title: Associate Professor of Theatre
Campus Address: Fine Arts
Email Address:
Office Phone Number: 440.375.7451

Q2: Please provide us with your educational background.

Ph.D. Theatre Arts, Bowling Green State University
MA Theatre Arts, Brown University
BA Theatre Arts, University of Toledo

Q3: Describe your area(s) of research.

Directing, Comedy, Tourism, Philosophy, Theatre History

Q4: Tell us when you joined the faculty at Lake Erie College.

Fall 2008

Q5: How and why did you get into teaching?

To help others and to give to the community. It is a very rewarding and fun vocation.

Q6: Why did you choose to teach at Lake Erie College?

I love Ohio!

Q7: Please give an example of a real-world application of the courses you teach.

Theatre arts is everywhere around you, plus Entertainment Industry is a Billion-dollar global business with many career options, from Broadway to Disney to every corner of the world.

Q8: What has been your proudest moment as a professor at Lake Erie College?

Every opening night is my proudest moment—to see the culmination of the student’s work, their pride and the support of their friends and family.

Q9: What one to two life skills do you try to teach your students?

Theatre teaches creativity, collaboration and discipline.

Q10: What one concept would you like every student to know and understand? 

Art and life do NOT reflect each other, they ARE each other.

Q11: How do you interact with students outside of class?

Between mentoring students as well as working on productions, I spend A LOT of time with students outside of class.


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