Athletic Dept. Coaching Staff
Dr. Bill Demastes
Faculty Athletics Representative
Coach Info:
Position: Faculty Athletics Representative
Experience: 5 Years

Dr. Bill Demastes is the San Diego II Alumni Professor of English at LSU. He is in his seventh year as LSU’s Faculty Athletics Representative. Dr. Demastes earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a masters in English from the University of Georgia, and a bachelors degree in philosophy from the University of California-Berkeley.

Dr. Bill Demastes is the San Diego II Alumni Professor of English at LSU. He is in his seventh year as LSU’s Faculty Athletics Representative. Dr. Demastes earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a masters in English from the University of Georgia, and a bachelors degree in philosophy from the University of California-Berkeley.

At LSU, he served as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (2001-04) and Director of the Master of Arts in Liberal Arts Program (1996-2004).

He was honored with the LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award in 2000, and in 2002 he won the LSU Distinguished Faculty Award. He was named in 2009 an LSU Rainmaker, which is given to the top 100 LSU Faculty. In 2010 and 2013 he received the Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award.

He is the author of numerous books on modern drama and theatre, including Theatre of Chaos, Staging Consciousness, and Comedy Matters.

Education
University of Wisconsin-Madison: Ph.D. English, December 1986
Field of Study: Drama as Genre
Specialization: 20th-Century American and British Drama
University of Georgia, Athens: M.A. English, June 1979
Specialization: 19th-Century American Literature
University of California-Berkeley: A.B. Philosophy, June 1977

Significant LSU Administrative Assignments
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 2001-2004
Director, Undergraduate Studies, Dept. of English, 1999-2001, 2010-2011
Associate Chair, Dept. of English, 1998-1999
Director, Master of Arts in Liberal Arts [MALA]) Program, 1996-2004
Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. of English, 1992-1994, 2005-2006

Honors, Awards
Harry Ransom Summer Fellowship, University of Texas, Summer 2011
Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award University College, 2010
Alumni Professorship, 2009-Present
LSU Rainmaker (Top 100 Faculty) 2009
Board of Regents Research Grant, Fall 2008
ATLAS Grant (Award to Louisiana Artists and Scholars) recipient, 2006-2007
LSU Distinguished Faculty Award, 2002
LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award, 2000
President, American Theatre and Drama Society, 2001-2003