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Dr. Paul F. Wilson

Chair, Department of Theatre
Associate Professor of Theatre

Office: R-121
Phone: (910) 630-7105

Mailing Address:

Methodist University
Department of Theatre
5400 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28311


  • Ph.D. - Florida State University
  • M.F.A. - University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • ABT in Mass Communications, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.F.A. - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Undergraduate Teaching Areas

  • Technical Theatre

Research Interests

  • American Theatre History
  • North Carolina History
  • Railroad History
  • World War I History


  • Genealogy
  • Model Railroading
  • Model kits (primarily battleships)
  • Reading (big Terry Pratchett and Raymond Chandler fan)



"Opera Houses." in William S. Powell and Jay Mazzocchi, eds. Encyclopedia of North Carolina. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2006.

"Tar Heel History: That's Entertainment." Our State: Down Home in North Carolina. 64.5 (1996): 30-32.

"S.A. Schloss." in William S. Powell, Dictionary of North Carolina Biography. Vol. 5. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1994.

"Pageants and Paul Green: Defining Outdoor Drama." In Sue L. Kimball and Lynn V. Sadler, eds., Paul Green's Celebration of Man. Sanford, NC: Human Technology Interface, Ink, 1994.

"S.A. Schloss of North Carolina." The Passing Show: Newsletter of the Shubert Archive 15.2 (1992): 11-18.

Some Dixon Descendants of Chatham, Randolph, and Other Central North Carolina Counties. Fayetteville, NC: the author, 1991.


"The Coal Glen Mine Disaster"
(website, URL:

History and background material on the worst industrial accident in North Carolina

"Proposed Overhills Rail-Trail Project"
(website, URL:

A proposal submitted to the U.S. Army and the Fort Bragg Cultural Resources Office concerning the potential for the use of the former Capt Fear and Yadkin Valley Railway / Atlantic Coast Line Railroad right-of-way through the former Rockefeller family Overhills estate. (The proposal was rendered moot by security concerns after 9/11/2001.)