Lecturers at the Jefferson Educational Society

Shawn Clerkin,

Director of Theatre/Associate Professor of Theatre, Communication, and Fine Arts

Gannon University

Responsibilities include producing mainstage season and summer Shakespeare festival, directing productions, coordinating curricula for theatre and theatre/communications programs. Also co-director of First Year-Experience - responsibilities include coordinating all first year seminars, assisting with monitoring of programming for first year activites. I oversee production, personnel and travel budgets for performances ranging from local to international ($100,000+ each year).


St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Lawrence Park, Erie PA

I am the clergy leader of a small, East-Erie congregation in the residential neighborhood of Lawrence Park. St. Mary's is a dedicated community who have not only played a part in the spiritual and cultural life of the area but also continue to explore ways to have a positive impact on the neighborhood.


Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania

As a bi-vocational priest, I participated to the best of my abilities in the guidance and governance of the diocese. I have served on summer camp staff, diocesan council, school for ministry and other committees as available. I share my vocational talents in theatre and communications when invited.