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Victoria Parker-Pohl
Victoria Parker-Pohl

Victoria Parker-Pohl is an award-winning writer, director, and actor with over twenty-five years experience as a theater instructor. With a Masters in theater and a BA in interdisciplinary arts with a special focus on northwestern ecology and environmental studies, Victoria has long enjoyed blending her deep interest in natural science with the arts and humanities, which she brings to her teaching in University Studies.

Her skills evolve from extensive experience facilitating learning for diverse populations, including a wide range of professional clients as well as Portland's underserved and adjudicated youth. Victoria has developed and implemented arts-connection programs in conflict resolution, risk-orientation, team-building, interpersonal communication and creativity. She was a founding instructor with PSU Summer Session's Creative Industries Program, teaching a summer intensive in Foundations of Creative Thinking. Her most recent theater activities include playing Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie and Ella in Ursula K. LeGuin's Earthstories; a variety of directing projects locally and in Cannon Beach, Oregon. Her service to community includes longtime stints of mentoring/directing and acting with The Haven Project; and adjudicating for Portland's Drama Critics Circle Drammy Award Committee.

Victoria Parker-Pohl
Assistant Professor

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parkerv@pdx.edu