Faculty and Staff

William Jenkins

William Jenkins

Department Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance and Professor of Theatre
AC 306

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765-285-8740

Tyler Smith

Tyler Smith

Associate Professor of Theatre
AC 306

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765-285-3383


Acting and Musical Theatre Faculty

Dee Dee Batteast

Dee Dee Batteast

Instructor of Theatre
AC 306

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765-285-8740

Jodi Cotton

Jodi Cotton

Associate Teaching Professor of Theatre
AC 306

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765-285-4819

Michael Elliott

Michael Elliott

Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance
AC 306

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765-285-8740

Eric Emery

Eric Emery

Instructor of Theatre
AC 306

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765-285-8740

Sutton Foster

Sutton Foster

Instructor of Theatre
AC 306

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765-285-8740

Andre Garner

Andre Garner

Assistant Professor of Acting
AC 306

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765-285-7364

Ronald Hellems

Ronald Hellems

Assistant Teaching Professor of Theatre
AC 011C

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765-285-6536

Rachel Hoffman

Rachel Hoffman

Instructor of Theatre
AC 306

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765-285-8740

Jessica Jensen

Jessica Jensen

Academic Advisor for Theatre and Dance
AC 307

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765-285-8756

Billy Murphy

Billy Murphy

Instructor of Theatre

William Osetek

William Osetek

Instructor of Theatre
AC 306

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765-285-8740

Eva Patton

Eva Patton

Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance
AC 303 E

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765-285-0976

Michael Rafter

Michael Rafter

Associate Professor of Musical Theatre
AC 306

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765-285-8740

Cody Ricks

Cody Ricks

Temporary Accompanist

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Veronica Santoyo

Veronica Santoyo

Assistant Teaching Professor of Theatre
AC 306

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765-285-8740

Jay Schwandt

Jay Schwandt

Assistant Teaching Professor of Theatre
AC 309B

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765-285-8767

Michael Wornell Seregow

Michael Wornell Seregow

Assistant Teaching Professor of Theatre
AC 306

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765-285-8796

Johnna Tavianini

Johnna Tavianini

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre Voice
AC 011D

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765-285-7301

Adam Thatcher

Adam Thatcher

Assistant Professor of Voice for the Actor and Acting Teacher
AC 303A

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765-285-7015

Elizabeth Truitt

Elizabeth Truitt

Assistant Teaching Professor of Theatre
AC 011B

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765-285-7363

Emily Tzucker

Emily Tzucker

Assistant Teaching Professor of Theatre
AC

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765-285-7324

C. Drew Vidal

C. Drew Vidal

Associate Professor of Theatre
AC 303B

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765-285-8751

Sean Woodgett

Sean Woodgett

Temporary Accompanist
AC 309F

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765-285-7031

Peter Zapp

Peter Zapp

Associate Teaching Professor of Theatre
AC 309E

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765-285-7371


Dance Faculty

Mya Ajanku

Mya Ajanku

Assistant Professor of Global Dance
AC 306

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765-285-8053

Anne Beck

Anne Beck

Instructor of Dance
AC 306

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765-285-8740

Sidra Bell

Sidra Bell

Instructor of Dance
Workshop Faculty
AC 306

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765-285-8740

Lisa Carter

Lisa Carter

Assistant Teaching Professor and Ballet Teacher and Choreographer
BG 208

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765-285-6401

Adam Crawley

Adam Crawley

Instructor of Dance
AC 306

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765-285-8740

Molly Garner

Molly Garner

Instructor of Theatre and Dance
AC 306

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765-285-8740

Susan Koper

Susan Koper

Assistant Professor, Dance Teacher, and Choregrapher
BG 208

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765-285-0982

Sarah Mangelsdorf

Sarah Mangelsdorf

Assistant Professor of Dance (Emeritus)
BG 203

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765-285-8043

Jenn Meckley

Jenn Meckley

Instructor of Dance
AC 306

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765-285-8740

Melanie Schreiber

Melanie Schreiber

Instructor of Dance
AC 306

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765-285-8740

Kenny Shepard

Kenny Shepard

Adjunct Faculty

Audra Sokol

Audra Sokol

Associate Professor of Dance
BG 205

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765-285-1484

Melanie Swihart

Melanie Swihart

Assistant Teaching Professor of Dance
BG 207

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765-285-8331

H Michael Worcel

H Michael Worcel

Associate Teaching Professor of Dance
BG 204

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765-285-0975

Christie Zimmerman

Christie Zimmerman

Associate Professor of Dance
BG 203

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765-285-5507


Design and Technology Faculty

Emily Ruiz

Emily Ruiz

Director of Costume Shop
AC 306

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765-285-8752

Kerry Lee Chipman

Kerry Lee Chipman

Assistant Professor of Scenic Design
AC 308

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765-285-8831

Joe Court

Joe Court

Assistant Professor, Sound Designer and Teacher
AC 209F

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765-285-8819

Robert Dirden

Robert Dirden

Associate Teaching Professor of Theatre
AC 306

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765-285-3522

Mickie Marie

Mickie Marie

Assistant Professor of Theatre
AC 306

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765-285-0977

Brian Moore

Brian Moore

Studio Theatre Technical Director and Shop Supervisor
AC 115

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765-285-7365

Alan Perez

Alan Perez

Technical Director
AC 306

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765-285-8740

Kathryn Rohe

Kathryn Rohe

Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance and Costume Designer and Teacher
AC 306

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765-285-7343

Kip Shawger

Kip Shawger

Emeritus Faculty
AC 306

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765-285-8740

Tyler Smart

Tyler Smart

Instructor of Theatre
AC 306

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765-285-8740


Directing, Stage Management, Theatre Education, and Theatre Creation Faculty

Jennifer Blackmer

Jennifer Blackmer

Executive Director for Immersive Learning and Virginia Ball Center
Professor of Theatre
TS 107

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765-285-2783

Gilbert Bloom

Gilbert Bloom

Instructor of Theatre

Michael Daehn

Michael Daehn

Associate Professor of Theatre Education
AC 306

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765-285-7361

Troy Dobosiewicz

Troy Dobosiewicz

Assistant Professor of Theatre Education
AC 306

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765-285-8797

Andrew Friedman

Andrew Friedman

Assistant Professor and Theatre Historian
AC 306

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765-285-8795

Thomas Horan

Thomas Horan

Assistant Professor of Playwriting and New Works Development
AC 306

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765-285-4158

Sarah Jenkins

Sarah Jenkins

Managing Director
TH 020

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765-285-8747

Karen Kessler

Karen Kessler

Professor of Theatre
AC 306

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765-285-8745

David Little

David Little

Assistant Teaching Professor of Theatre
AC 306

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765-285-8740

Tracena Marie

Tracena Marie

Instructor of Theatre
AC 306

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765-285-8740

Nick Murhling

Nick Murhling

Instructor of Theatre
AC 306

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765-285-6461

Michael O

Michael O'Hara

Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Sursa Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts
AC 200

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765-285-5495

Jim Peterson

Jim Peterson

Instructor of Theatre and Dance
AC 306

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765-285-8740

Matthew Reeder

Matthew Reeder

Assistant Professor of Directing and Shakespeare and Online Specialist
AC 306

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765-285-8809

Colleen Tovar

Colleen Tovar

Production Stage Manager
AC 306

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765-285-8740


Staff

Kayla Cassem

Kayla Cassem

Box Office Supervisor and Marketing Scheduling Coordinator
TH 016

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765-285-4243

Patricia Daehn

Patricia Daehn

Costume Shop Assistant
AC 306

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765-285-8752

Andrea Sadler

Andrea Sadler

Recruitment Coordinator and Projects Assistant
AC 306

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765-285-8740

John Sadler

John Sadler

Scene Shop Supervisor
AC 306

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765-285-0978

Melissa Tinsley

Melissa Tinsley

Administrative Coordinator
AC 306

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765-285-4240