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Melanie Blood

Associate Provost for Assessment & Curriculum, Professor of English & Music
Erwin 205
(585) 245-5531
Melanie Blood

Melanie Blood received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University and became a member of the Geneseo faculty in 1995. She has taught courses in dramatic literature and film, musical theatre, and courses in the Women and Gender Studies program, Her research  centers on American theatre and drama, and she regularly directs musicals and plays. She received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2011.




  • MUSC 180: Mus Thea 1st Year Experience

    This course is designed as an introduction to college success within the musical theatre major. Students will learn and practice time management and growth mindset, self-reflective writing, usage of resources supporting learning and wellbeing on campus as well as in the multiple disciplines of musical theatre, the basics of actor training, and readiness and availability in the classroom as appropriate to the various rehearsal studios, including appropriate professional behavior among other students and with instructors and guest artists.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Northwestern University

  • M.A., Northwestern University

  • A.B., Dartmouth College


  • University of Georgia, Athens: Taught in M.F.A. and Ph.D. program