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Nicole Hodges Persley

Scholar-artist brings all talents to the classroom
Nicole Hodges Persley
Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities
Nicole Hodges Persley
Imaginative, playful and intelligent presentation of course content led students to call 2015 Shutz Award winner Nicole Hodges Persley a life-changer. With research that addresses the effect of racial, ethnic and national identity on performance in theatre, television and film, Hodges Persley encourages students to be true to themselves and still deliver more than they thought possible.

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