Kelly D. Allison

Member, NAST Commission on Accreditation
Elected March 2024, term ends March 2027

Kelly Allison is the Chair for the Department of Theatre at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). In addition to his twenty-five years on the faculty at UAB, he has held faculty appointments at the University of Minnesota, the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Luther College, and Normandale College. He has also been a guest lecturer at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts and a guest lecturer/lighting designer at the American University in Cairo.
Professor Allison’s professional credits include fourteen seasons with the Utah Shakespeare Festival (including USF’s Tony Award-winning season), The Guthrie Theatre, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Opera Birmingham, the USA International Ballet Competition, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, 7 Stages, Horizon Theatre Company, Actor’s Express, Theatre in the Square, and The Alabama Ballet.
Professor Allison has been nominated for the Blaze Leadership Academy, the American Council on Education Leadership Academy for Department Chairs, the UAB Executive Leadership Program, and the International Council of Fine Arts Deans Fellows Program. He is a member of the Region 4 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Selection Team. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Alabama School of Fine Arts and the Board of Directors for Red Mountain Theatre.
Professor Allison holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Scenography from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Design and Technology from Stephens College.

Posted April 2024