James P. McGlone, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication
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
- 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