This article discusses the author's ideas about creating theatre department chairs in colleges and universities in the U.S. Specific challenges that will be faced after assuming a new position of chair; Expectations to be met for needed changes in the department; Experience of the author who joined a department three years previous and was given a mandate from the dean and the department's faculty to revive a department which had lost its luster; Common problems which occur in cycles throughout academe and which can be rectified with the infusion of new blood in the form of a new chair every few years or so.
Chapel, R. (1993). Commentary: Thoughts for new chairs of a department of theatre. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 22(2), 47–50.