University Profiles


James P. McGlone, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication

Department of Communication and the Arts

James McGlone teaches Irish and American theatre, as well as speech. He also directs two student productions annually.


Education, in my opinion, is a conversation that involves talking about things that matter; it implies a love of people, generally referred to as friendship, and a love of words, the only, if imperfect, symbols we have with which to enter each other's mind and spirit. I adhere to W. B. Yeats' suggestion that "I must be talking to my friends" and in that category I include my students and colleagues. That is my goal when engaging students in speech and theater classes.


  • Ph.D., New York University
  • M.A., Catholic University of America
  • B.A., Seton Hall University

Academic Distinctions

  • Artistic Director of The Celtic Theatre Company
  • Directed the world premiere of the play "Pishogue" by Ireland's most popular playwright John B. Keane
  • Brought many Irish performers to Seton Hall University to perform in Celtic Theatre productions, including Marie Kean, Anna Manahan (winner of a Tony Award for Beauty Queen of Lenane) and Ray McAnally (starred in The Mission and My Left Foot).
  • Recipient of two grants from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities

Office Phone
(973) 275-2788


Office Location
Room 20
Fahy Hall


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