Faculty Profile

Prof. Scott Burrell

MFA, Directing, Virginia Commonwealth University
Office: Building 25-A, Room 110
Telephone: 318-357-4522
Email: nfburrellc@nsula.edu


Scott Burrell is the Director of The Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts at Northwestern State University. Before becoming Director, he was the Chair of the NSU Theatre and Dance program for twelve years. Scott has also been a member of the theatre faculty since 1998. Under his guidance the theatre/dance program grew its enrollment by 30%, established a BFA in Dance, four faculty lines were created and over $300,000.00 in grant funds were awarded.  He currently coordinated a $500,000.00 renovation to NSU's  A.A. Fredricks Auditorium. Scott has graduated a number of very successful students who have moved into all areas of professional theatre and dance. His educational background includes a B.A in Theatre from Catawba College and an M.F.A. in Directing from Virginia Commonwealth University. Scott has served in a number of leadership roles at Northwestern including the University Registrar Search Committee Chair, Grievance Committee Chair, Vice President of the Faculty Senate, and many other committee memberships. He was also awarded the NSU Faculty Advisor of the Year in 2017. Scott is also a member of the Universities of Louisiana System’s Management and Leadership Institute. Institute participants include faculty and staff members from each of the System’s nine member institutions who have exhibited upper management potential and a desire for leadership development. Scott also holds a Teacher Certification in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. 

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday, 1:00pm - 3:30 pm

Course Information

Course Title Location Time
DAN.1170.45N VARSITY DANCE Natchitoches
A.A. Fredericks Fine Arts Cntr 128
MW 05:00 PM-07:00 PM
MUS.1300.46N PEP BAND Natchitoches
Fine Arts New Building 122
M 08:00 PM-11:00 PM
THEA.2350.01N VOICE FOR THE ACTOR II Natchitoches
A.A. Fredericks Fine Arts Cntr 100I
MWF 09:00 AM-09:50 AM
THEA.4220.01N ADVANCED ACTING Natchitoches
A.A. Fredericks Fine Arts Cntr 100
TR 09:30 AM-10:45 AM
A.A. Fredericks Fine Arts Cntr 122
MTWRF 03:30 PM-06:30 PM