Monica White Ndounou

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments
  • Affiliated with the Department of African and African American Studies

  • Affiliated with the Department of Film & Media Studies

  • 2017-2018 Dartmouth College Sony Music Fellow

Dr. Monica White Ndounou is an Associate Professor of Theater and the founding Executive Director of The CRAFT Institute which convenes The International Black Theatre Summit and administers the Pay-It-Forward All-Career Level Mentorship Program along with various initiatives designed to create culturally inclusive ecosystems throughout the world of arts and entertainment by transforming formal training and industry practices while promoting equitable access.  She is also the past President of the Black Theatre Association (BTA) (2016-2018), Vice President of Advocacy for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) (2019-2021) and serves on the board of The August Wilson Society.  She is a founding member of the National Advisory Committee of The Black Seed, a national strategic plan to create impact and thrivability for Black theater institutions and initiatives. She is an alum of The Black Arts Institute and a co-founder of, a digital platform for creative artists of color. 

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Sudikoff Lab, Room 209
HB 6204


  • Ph.D. in Theatre History, Literature, and Criticism; Ohio State University, 2007
  • M.A. in English; University of Florida, 2003
  • B.A. University of North Florida, 2000
  • Spelman College Alum