Nanci Carol Ruby, MFA

Adjunct Professor, Department of Theater Arts

Phone: (626) 815-5035
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Nanci Carol Ruby is an adjunct faculty member in APU’s Department of Theater Arts. In the 2017-18 season, she directed APU's production of Studs Terkel’s *The Good War*. She is an instructor at several universities in the LA area, including Azusa Pacific University and Chapman University. She hails from Chicago where she taught at DePaul University’s Theatre School. As an actress, she has performed on many stages, including The American Theater Company, Apple Tree Theatre, CenterLight Theatre for the Deaf, The Kentucky Opera, and Lexington Shakespeare in the Park. Nanci Carol is a member of the Actors Equity Association and a member of Women in Film, a coalition of industry leaders. She was awarded Woman of Distinction in Orange County for “tremendous and positive impact upon our community through the arts.”


  • MFA in Theater Performance, DePaul University
  • B.A. in Communication Studies, Georgetown College


  • Member, Actors Equity Association

Academic Area

  • School of Visual and Performing Arts (College of the Arts)
    • Department of Theater Arts


  • Acting for camera
  • Acting for stage
  • Business of acting
  • Directing for stage
  • Teaching directing
  • Voice for the actor/singer

Courses Taught

  • THTR 101 – Christianity and the Creative Process
  • THTR 110 – Introduction to Acting
  • TFT 200 – Beginning Voice for the Actor
  • THTR 216 – Performance and Production
  • TFT 372 – Acting Shakespeare