Reynolds, Edgar (Professor Emeritus in Theatre, 1980-1995)

Reynolds, Edgar (Professor Emeritus in Theatre, 1980-1995)
Edgar Reynolds grew up in Oakland, California, and he attended his first two years of higher education at Whittier College. He then attended the University of Texas at Austin for his junior and senior years, as a theatre major. He got his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley in 1971, though before that he worked as a professor at Stanford. There he taught through the Vietnam War protests of the late 1960s. After receiving his Ph.D., he taught at a number of universities, including the University of Colorado, Northern Arizona University and Oregon State. In 1980 he came to Lewis & Clark to teach Theatre Studies. He stayed for fifteen years, before retiring in 1995. Since retiring, he has directed plays in Vietnam and appeared on television series such as Leverage and Grimm. Professor Reynolds described his time at L&C as the “crown of his career,” and he still keeps in contact with many of his former students.

Oral history interview of Lewis & Clark Professor Edgar Reynolds, conducted by Julia Hernandez on October 15, 2014. History Department, Fall Semester, 2014.
Oral History
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