Kathy Lingo

Senior Lecturer I - Arts And Humanities
Assistant Director - Theater & Dance
JO 5.204

Professional Preparation

M.S. - Humanities with concentration in Aesthetic Studies
University of Texas at Dallas - 1990
B. S. E.
University of North Texas - 1977


Supervision and Assistance of the English Profi
University of Texas-Dallas [2000–2004]
Professor of Speech Communication
Collin County Community College [1986–2001]

Additional Information

Conferences and Presentations
  • 2007
    • From two-year to four-year andfour-year to two: Surviving the transition from the community college to the university (and vice versa). Selected Panelist: Competitively selected panel discussion presented at the National Communication Association convention, Chicago, IL, 2007 My portion of the presentation was covered by Dr. Shelley Lane.
  • 2004-2003
    • Texas Speech Communication Conference
    • Presenter: Parlimentary Debate: How to use it in any learning environment
  • 2004-2001
    • National Communication Association Conference
    • National Institute for Strategic Organizational Design
    • Presenter on such topics as:
    • "How to Keep Your Classes Exciting"
    • "How Not to Use PowerPoint"
    • "How to Use Storytelling Across the Curriculum"
    • "How to Successfully Recruit Minority Students and Students with Disabilities into Your Program"
    • "Establishing a Network among Students, Parents and Administrators in Order to Empower K-12 Students in Their Academic Pursuits"
    • "Radical(izing) Network Efforts for Consultants Involved in Outreach Programs"
    • "Using Debate Across the Cirriculum"
    • "Effective Techniques for Job Interviewing"
  • 2001
    • Western States Communication Conference
  • 1999 & 2001
    • Guest Lecturer: Willamette University, Parliamentary Debate Workshop
  • 2002-2004
    • Director and Senior Instructor: Debate and I.E. Forum (H.S.) University of San Diego, California
Personal Statement

After returning from Italy in August 2007, Kathy Lingo taught in the Theatre and Communications and Public Affairs programs and in May 2008 was appointed Assistant Theatre Director. In the Summer of 2008, Lingo designed and stage directed a television pilot, filmed in the University Theatre, which her students performed in and were able to work with a professional film crew and the famous film director Jack Weiss. In the Fall of 2008 Lingo began to edit, write, translate and direct the play Lysistrata, which was performed in the Spring of 2009. 

Through conversations, research and colleagues, Lingo discovered the necessity for the creation of the Public Information Officer (PIO) Certificate Program. The program was developed and approved by the C.E.P. and Faculty Senate November 2007. The Public Information Officer Certificate Program provides UT Dallas an opportunity to meet a demand for academic training while providing community outreach with surrounding communities to shape how policy makers present and the public understands important, often controversial issues. On completion of the program, PIOs will have the skills to strategically analyze their audiences' information needs; assess what information most accurately and reliably responds to those needs; and present that information in a manageable form for the audience. The program teaches PIOs how to balance these strategic considerations with ethical obligations, reflecting an understanding of how information shapes public perceptions of institutions, policies, and individuals. 

From 2006-07, Lingo served as an International Visiting Professor at the University of Verona's. This position provided her an opportunity to develop and teach courses in Business and Professional Communication, much like she teaches at UT Dallas, and potentially construct an exchange program. 

Presenter at National Communications Assoc. Convention (1999-2003), Texas Speech Assoc. Conference (2003), Western State Communications Assoc. (2001-02)

News Articles

Classical Laughs: ‘Lysistrata’ at University Theatre
A Greek revival is coming to campus this month when director Kathy Lingo and UT Dallas students bring Lysistrata to life in the University Theatre.

The play by Aristophanes is a comic account of one woman’s extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War. Lysistrata persuades the women of Greece to withhold marital privileges from their husbands as a means of forcing the men to negotiate peace, a strategy that inflames the battle between the sexes.