University Profiles

Deirdre Yates

Deirdre Yates, M.F.A

Professor of Communication

College of Communication and the Arts


Professor Yates teaches Theatre Performance classes and offers the study abroad course, Theatre in London.

I have been teaching Theatre Performance classes at Seton Hall University since 1992. I direct two main-stage productions a year and direct professionally with the Women's Theatre Company and at the Bickford Theatre. I am a member of the Equity company, The Yates Musical Theatre for Children, and on the Board of Directors for the Celtic Theatre Company. I am also the advisor to the Theatre Council, the SGA organization for theatre students. Since 2004 I have been taking students to England to experience theatre in London and to explore Shakespeare's birthplace. We also visit Stonehenge, Bath and Oxford. Please visit our theatre spaces at


  • M.F.A., The Catholic University of America
  • B.A., University of California
  • Certificate, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts

Academic Distinctions

  • The University Humanitarian Award
  • Dubbing artist for Turkish television series, Great Confrontations


Office Phone
(973) 275-2191


Office Location
Room 11B
Fahy Hall


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