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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions


David Feldshuh

David Feldshuh has taught at Cornell for more than 34 years and is recognized as a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, Cornell’s highest teaching award.

David trained as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, completed a PhD in theater focusing on creativity and actor training, and then earned an MD degree becoming Board Certified in emergency medicine, a specialty he continues to practice. He is author of a variety of plays including Miss Evers’ Boys, for which he was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in drama. As an HBO movie, Miss Evers’ Boys received two Golden Globe nominations (winning one) and twelve Emmy nominations, winning five, including Best Picture, and the President’s Award for television presentations exploring vital social issues. Most recently, David wrote and directed his sister, Broadway actress Tovah Feldshuh, in the first professional production of his new play, Dancing with Giants, at the Illusion Theater in Minneapolis this year. David is currently working with eCornell to develop a unique distance-learning course, "Executive Presence," applying theater skills to train public presentation.