Melinda Wilson Ramey
Theater and Performing Arts Academy Instructor


Melinda Wilson Ramey joined the Department of Theatre and Dance at Sacramento State in 2005 and brings her talent to a new audience through the Summer Academies for High School Students program. She has teamed up with fellow Sacramento State professor Philip Flickinger for the Theater and Performing Arts Academy, where students explore the dramatic world of performing arts and learn about educational opportunities in the arts.

Wilson Ramey taught courses in theatre history, script analysis, African American and multicultural drama, and directing before becoming associate dean in the College of Arts and Letters. Her academic interests examine youth identity in African American drama. She also serves as faculty adviser of Sons/Ancestors Players, a student performance company at Sacramento State.

Her university and community directing credits include Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 (2015), Intimate Apparel (2014) and The Wiz (2011). She holds a doctorate in theatre and drama and a master’s degree in theatre from Northwestern University, and a bachelor’s degree in African American studies from Vanderbilt University.