Doug Hoppock - Professor


Area: Theatre and Speech


Office: Whatley Building Room 142
Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday 7:30-9:30,
Tuesday &Thursday 7:30-8:00

Phone: 903-434-8184


Douglas Hoppock has directed and designed more than 150 college theatre productions in his thirty-eight years as a college professor of theatre and speech. In addition, his professional actor credits include working with Casa Manana Summer Musicals in Fort Worth, Texas, the Moscow Repertory Theatre Company in Moscow, Idaho and the Roof Garden Dinner Theatre in Cisco, Texas. He is a member of Actor's Equity Association. He has received numerous teaching and community service awards, including multiple designations as a "Who's Who Among Teachers of American Colleges," a two-time Minnie Piper Stephens Professor nominee, "Outstanding Young Man of America," the first recipient of the "Inspire Award for Torch Bearer Mentor" presented by the Anointed Works Organization of Pittsburg, Texas, a "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Theatre Northeast Alumni Association and the 2013 Mass Media, Communication and Theatre Alumni Ambassador for Texas A&M University-Commerce (the highest honor given an alumnus of Texas A&M University-Commerce.) Mr. Hoppock is the author of two plays, Rhubarb! and Perception.

His NTCC directing , lighting and scenic design credits include The Time of Your Life, Fiddler on the Roof, Of Mice and Men, Noises Off, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Lion in Winter, The Fantasticks, Lost In Yonkers, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Perception, Harvey, Wait Until Dark, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, The Crucible, The Boys Next Door, Our Town, Les Miserables, The Miracle Worker, Waiting for Lefty, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1939, The Mousetrap, The Odd Couple, The Bad Seed, The Gentle People, The Cave Dwellers, The Real Inspector Hound, Charlotte's Web, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, T Bone 'N Weasel, Twelve Angry Jurors, The House at Pooh Corners, Barefoot in the Park, The Hasty Heart, Winnie the Pooh, Thieves, Blue Horses, Rumors, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Sunshine Boys, The Rivers and Ravines, Ten Little Indians, The Boy Who Stole the Stars, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, See How They Run, The Goodbye People, The Great Cross Country Race, The Flowering Peach, Crimes of the Heart, The Rope Dancers, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Sylvia, Marvyn's Room, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures, Fools, The Female Version of the Odd Couple, Look Homeward, Angel, The Rainmaker, The Nerd, Inherit the Wind, Love Letters, All My Sons, Miss Nelson is Missing, I Never Sang for my Father, Once Upon a Wolf, Almost Maine, Over the River and Through the Woods, Greater Tuna and Butterflies Are Free.

Douglas is married to Sherry Hoppock. He lists as hobbies: reading, writing, hiking in the foothills of Oklahoma and Arkansas, canoeing and traveling (particularly to see his former students direct and/or act in plays.) Over the years, he and Sherry have taken more than 100 theatre students to New York City to see plays and to "invade the city." He is exceptionally proud of his students, many of whom have become professionals in theatre and as theatre educators.

A.A. Temple Jr. College 1970
B.A. The University of Mary-Hardin Baylor 1974
M.A. Texas A&M University-Commerce 1976
M.F.A. Texas Christian University 1985
Member Actor's Equity Association


A.A. Temple Jr. College 1970
B.A. The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 1974
M.A. Texas A&M University-Commerce 1976
M.F.A. Texas Christian University 1985
Member Actor’s Equity Association

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