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    Looking for open classes?

    Fall classes are available! Click on the photo for info.
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  • Textbook Scholarships

    Textbook Scholarships

    Scholarship drawing for $250 towards your textbooks- deadline to enter is Aug. 29
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  • Supporting Student Success

    Supporting Student Success

    Folsom Lake College offers a variety of free workshops to help students succeed
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  • Labor Day

    Labor Day

    Folsom Lake College will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day
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  • Spotlight Night

    Spotlight Night

    FLC presents a career exploration fair on Wed., Sept. 10 from 6-8pm
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  • Live Debate

    Live Debate

    Congressional candidates Bera, Ose agree to debate on Oct. 8
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David Williams, PhD

David WilliamsDavid Williams is the Dean of Visual and Performing Arts. He came to Folsom Lake College in 2011 after many years in the Los Rios District at both American River College and Cosumnes River College. Prior to that, he was on the faculty of Theatre and Dance at Texas Tech University where he taught theatre history, critical theory, and film studies and headed the undergraduate program.

Dean Williams is a theatre historian, having received his PhD from UC Davis. His dissertation, Joint Stock and the Staging of Dialogism: Collaboration, Race, and Gender in Plays and Practice, looked at the collaborative political theatre group through the lens of Mikhail Bakhtin's formalist theories of dialogism and heteroglossia. His research included archival research into the official Joint Stock files at UC Davis together with travel to England for personal interviews with former company members. He wrote the theatre arts textbook Exploring Theatre (Pearson), is a contributor to The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre (Continuum Press, Colin Chambers, ed.), and wrote the companion CD to McGraw-Hill's textbook Film Art: An Introduction (6th edition).

Dean Williams is also an actor, theater director, and sometime trumpet player. He has two sons who enjoy the fact that their dad has his own make-up kit.