Biographical Sketch

Jody Hovland, Distinguished Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Theatre at Cornell College, is a professional actor, director and producer.  She is a founder and Artistic Director of Riverside Theatre, Iowa City's resident professional company since 1981.  At Cornell her directing work includes productions of Defying Gravity, Baby with the Bathwater, Don Juan in Chicago and Riverside/Cornell co-productions of Tartuffe, Our Town and The Laramie Project.

Academic History

MFA Acting, University of Iowa
MA English, University of North Dakota

BA Speech-Theatre, University of North Dakota


Actors Equity Association

Courses Taught

Acting Studio: Solo Performance

Basic Acting

Advanced Acting

Link to Theatre Resume

Theatre Resume.pdf