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Jonathan Graham
Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Jonathan Graham brings professional experience in writing, editing, creative direction, brand development, public relations, media relations and marketing to his role as associate vice president. In his two-decade career in communications, he has served such organizations as the University of Oregon, Theatre J and Round House Theatre. His work as a writer and editor has been recognized with several awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. At Earlham, he serves on the President’s Council and the Diversity Progress Committee.

Contact Info

Campus Mail
Drawer 205



010 Tyler Hall


  • Marketing and Communications


  • M.F.A., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • B.A. Beloit College

Jonathan’s approach to marketing and communications is informed by his work as creative artist. He maintains an active professional practice as a playwright, and his work has been presented at professional theatres across North America including Childsplay, Metro Theatre Company, Oregon Contemporary Theatre, the Phoenix Theatre, Utah Shakespearean Festival, and off-off Broadway venues in New York City.

Creative Projects:

My most recent play, The Secret of the Soap & Spin, was commissioned by Pollyanna Theatre (Austin, Texas) and produced in 2018.

A work-in-progress entitled Squirrel Boy + Robot Cat (But Also Parents) has received staged readings at Theatre 33 (Salem, Oregon), Childsplay Theatre (Tempe, Arizona), and Earlham College.

Published Plays:

It’s What’s for Dinner and Other Short Comedies, Dramatic Publishing, 2014

The Who Loved Monsters and the Girl Who Loved Peas, Dramatic Publishing, 2014

Irrational Exuberance, Heartland Plays, 2011 (electronic only)

The Snow Queen, Playscripts, Inc., 2010

Equinox, Playscripts, Inc., 2005

Recent Professional Productions:

The Thing in Grandma’s Closet, Pollyanna Theatre, 2017

A Love Song for Oboe and Concertina, Oregon Contemporary Theatre, 2016

The Earlham students I get to know are curious, smart, and really passionate about their interests. I am always inspired by their optimism and by their commitment to create positive change in the world.

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