Tom Woldt, PhD

Adjunct Faculty - Theatre

Tom Woldt, PhD, is adjunct faculty for the theater department at Graceland University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Theatre from South Dakota State University, a Master of Fine Arts in Directing from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and a PhD in Theatre History and Literature from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Dr. Woldt interned in stage management and directing at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prior to coming to Graceland, his vocational journey included over 25 years of work in theatre education as a professor and department chair at Doane College, Simpson College, University of South Dakota and Grand View University.


Dr. Woldt is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers society (SDC) and has directed productions for college and professional theatre companies around the country. He is a designer and actor and has received recognition as a speaker, consultant, scholar/writer and workshop leader for business and corporate groups as well as in education and the arts. He recently founded ACTION Talent Group, a professional agency for experienced artists and presenters.


Dr. Woldt is a past regional and national officer for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) and, in 2010, received the John F. Kennedy Center Gold Medallion for Excellence in Theater and Education.

Office Location

Shaw Center, Room 156

Mail Location

Shaw Center, Room 156