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Elizabeth Wiley

Associate Professor of Theatre

Office: PBK Hall 225
Email: [[eawile]]
Phone: 757-221-2651

Areas of Specialization

Actor, Director, Voice and Dialect Coach


Elizabeth Wiley is an Associate Professor and Head of Acting for the department, as well as a director for William & Mary Theatre. She often serves as vocal and/or dialect coach for WMT productions, and has also coached dialects professionally for stage and film. She has appeared in numerous stage productions and on camera in commercials, industrial projects, television and film. Her current work is focused in voiceover acting and audiobook narration. Worldwide learners of US English listen to her voice on Rosetta Stone’s language acquisition software; secondary students of American History hear her voice bring to life many women from history on Colonial Williamsburg’s e-textbook, The Idea of America. Professor Wiley is an award-winning audiobook narrator, with over 50 audiobooks, both fiction and non-fiction under her belt. In addition, she has taught Voice in Violence at a number of Stage Combat workshops in North America and Europe.  She is a member of Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and the Voice and Speech Trainers Association.

Courses Taught

All levels of Acting, Voice Training and the Actor, Audition Techniques, Physical Theatre

Student Advising

Theatre Majors, Freshmen and Transfers; Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society