Jim VanValen

Jim VanValen

Associate Professor of Theatre

50G Armstrong Hall
(319) 895-4562

Cornell College
600 First Street West
Mount Vernon, IA 52314

Link to Curriculum Vitae

Academic History

  • MFA in Acting, University of Iowa¬†
  • MA in Theatre, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • BA in English, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Specialized Training and Certifications

  • Meisner Teaching Certification -- with Larry Silverberg, True Acting Institute 2014
  • Shakespeare's Heightened Language Workshops I & II -- with Patsy Rodenburg OBE, 2012-2013

Professional Website


  • Actors' Equity Association

Courses Taught

  • Basic Acting
  • Voice and Movement
  • Advanced Acting: Stanislavski
  • Advanced Acting: Meisner
  • Art of Auditioning
  • Theatre and the Arts in Chicago