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Northwestern School of Communication

David A. Downs

Associate Professor Emeritus in Service


David A. Downs

David Downs teaches the LA Internship class and the 349-2 Acting Class: Special Topics. He has been seen on television on Grey's Anatomy, Scrubs, Everwood, Dawson's Creek, Eli Stone, and The Guardian.


  • MA English Literature from Loyola University, Chicago
  • BA English Literature, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania

Recent Publications

  • Downs, David. (1995) The Actor's Eye: Seeing and Being Seen. (Applause Books, New York)

Recent Awards and Honors

  • 2003 Charles Deering McCormick Distinguished Professor
  • 1996 Northwestern Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teacher Excellence Award