Meredith Alexander directs and teaches acting in the Theatre Arts Department at the University of Iowa where she is also affiliate faculty in the Department of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies. While pursuing her MFA at the University of California San Diego, she performed with the Old Globe Theatre Company. She taught at UCSD and San Diego State University before joining the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she headed both undergraduate and graduate acting programs. Alexander has also directed professionally in New York, Chicago, Cincinnati, and Kansas City.
For innovation in addressing diverse identities in the classroom, notably through her Performing Autobiography course that caters to creative writers in a variety of departments, she received Iowa’s President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence.