Professor of Theatre

Faculty Scholar, Center for the Study of Diversity

University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716


Lynnette Young Overby (Ph.D., University of Maryland) is Professor of Theatre. She has served as Equity Administrator for the University of Maryland College of Health and Human Development where she spearheaded efforts to recruit and retain minority students and faculty. Before coming to the University of Delaware, she served as the College of Arts and Letters Associate Dean of Outreach, Engagement and Inclusivity at Michigan State University. Currently, she serves as Faculty Director of Undergraduate Research and Experiential Learning and a Professor of Theatre and Dance. Her publications have appeared in The Journal of Mental ImageryThe Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and DanceCognition, Imagination and Personality, and the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science. With co-authors, Beth Post and Diane Newman, Overby published the book, Interdisciplinary Learning through Dance: 101 Moventures. She serves as co-editor of seven volumes of Dance: Current Selected Research.