David Feldshuh has served as a Professor of Theatre at Cornell University for more than 30 years. His course, “Leadership Presence: Acting in Public,” leverages theater techniques to train scientists, leaders in education and business, and anyone else wanting to enjoy more effective communication of their ideas and passions. Professor Feldshuh has been recognized as a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, Cornell’s highest teaching award.
Professor Feldshuh began his professional career as an actor and director at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. He then earned a Ph.D. in theater (focusing on creativity and actor training) followed by an M.D. degree, specializing in Emergency Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and spends part of each week as a practicing physician.
Professor Feldshuh is the author of three widely produced plays, most notably “Miss Evers’ Boys,” a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. As an HBO movie, “Miss Evers’ Boys” received 12 Emmy nominations and won five, including Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie.