Curtis is an award-winning educator, arts facilitator, and public speaking instructor and coach.
Originally from Toronto, Curtis holds a doctoral degree from the University of Toronto (OISE),
with his thesis focused on crafting public persona in educational leadership. He is a speaking arts
professional trained in classical theatre, children’s performance, and voice with a 35-year career
as an actor, director, and owner of theatre companies in both Ontario and Alberta.
Curtis was a classroom teacher, arts and assessment & evaluation consultant, and school
principal. In addition to published work on teaching and learning and the arts in education, Curtis
conducts research with members of Brock University’s Social Justice Research Institute. He
frequently leads classes in Spoken Word Poetry and Dramatic Arts with local non-profit
organizations, and presently teaches courses in Drama in Education and Sports in Arts and
Culture at university.
Dr. Curtis Tye