XAN S JOHNSON portrait
  • President Elect, President, Immediate Past President, Academic Senate , Theatre Department
  • Head, BFA in Theatre Teaching Program (TTP) , Theatre Department
  • Honors Professor, Honors College
  • Graduate Professor, Graduate School
  • Professor, Theatre Department


Honors & Awards

  • 2015 (August) Xan S. Johnson receives AATE Presidential Citation for inspired leadership and outstanding contributions to the success of the 2015 AATE National Conference. (National Co-Host, Milwaukee, WI.). American Alliance of Theatre & Education, 08/08/2015
  • Xan S. Johnson presented LIFE TIME DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD by the RMTA/Rocky Mountain Theatre Association Festivention ’08, Red Rocks Community College and Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood, Colorado. RMTA/Rocky Mountain Theatre Association - Utah, Colorado, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming, 01/18/2008


  • American Sign Language, basic. Very rough, but usually refresh it when using sign in a theatre production or working occasionally with hearing challenged youth. I had a hearing challenged student in my THEA 1033 this year. Two interpreters were assigned to my course, but we did fine..
  • English, fluent. Will be presenting a keynote at the U of Swansea, Wales, UK, in April 2011. Participants from around Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and USA expected. .
  • Spanish, basic. Very basic, but try to refresh up to 1000 word vocal just to exist when traveling internationally. I find that most places I travel in the Spanish world I am able to communicate enough to get along by speaking Spanglish..

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Australia and New Zealand
  • Austria
  • Cuba
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Poland
  • Republic of Korea. New campus sounds interesting.
  • Russian Federation
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland