Faculty and Staff
William Jenkins

William Jenkins

Department Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance and Professor of Theatre
AC 104E

765-285-8740

Tyler Smith

Tyler Smith

Associate Professor of Theatre
Associate Chair
AC 104C

765-285-3383

Chris McCloskey

Chris McCloskey

Academic Advisor
AC 218

765-285-8756

Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Taylor

Recruitment Coordinator and Special Projects Administrator
AC 104D

765-285-8740


Acting and Musical Theatre Faculty

Dee Dee Batteast

Dee Dee Batteast

Instructor of Theatre
AC 104

765-285-8740

Mark Cabus

Mark Cabus

Assistant Teaching Professor of Acting
AC 211B

765-285-4158

Eileen Connolly

Eileen Connolly

Assistant Teaching Professor of Acting
AC 303B

765-285-7324

Jodi Cotton-Street

Jodi Cotton-Street

Associate Teaching Professor of Theatre
Musical Theatre, Voice
AC 011D

765-285-4819

Megan Farley

Megan Farley

Assistant Teaching Professor of Musical Theatre & Dance
AC 104

765-285-5462

Michael Elliott

Michael Elliott

Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance
Musical Theatre, Voice
AC 206

765-285-0974

Eric Emery

Eric Emery

Instructor of Theatre
Los Angeles Experience Casting Director
AC 104

765-285-8740

Sutton Foster

Sutton Foster

Instructor of Theatre
AC 104

765-285-8740

Andre Garner

Andre Garner

Assistant Professor of Acting
AC 303D

765-285-7364

Jeremy Gussin

Jeremy Gussin

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre Voice
AC 011B

765-285-4167

Thomas Hall

Thomas Hall

Assistant Teaching Professor in Musical Theatre and Pianist
AC 307

765-285-8767

Deborah Hill

Deborah Hill

Assistant Teaching Professor of Musical Theatre
AC 011C

765-285-6536

Rachel Hoffman

Rachel Hoffman

Instructor of Theatre
New York Showcase Casting Director 
AC 104

765-285-8740

Kathy Logelin

Kathy Logelin

Instructor of Theatre
AC 104

773-485-0617

Megan McGinnis-Pack

Megan McGinnis-Pack

Instructor of Theatre
AC 104

Billy Murphy

Billy Murphy

Instructor of Theatre
Los Angeles Experience Director
AC 104

765-285-8740

William Osetek

William Osetek

Instructor of Theatre
Chicago Showcase Casting Director 
AC 104

765-285-8740

Eva Patton

Eva Patton

Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance
AC 303 E

765-285-0976

Michael Rafter

Michael Rafter

Associate Professor of Musical Theatre
AC 216

765-285-5557

Jim Rhinehart

Jim Rhinehart

Associate Teaching Professor of Musical Theatre
AC 214

765-285-8754

Veronica Santoyo

Veronica Santoyo

Associate Teaching Professor of Theatre
AC 300

765-285-4159

Johnna Tavianini

Johnna Tavianini

Associate Professor of Musical Theatre Voice
AC 414

765-285-7301

Adam Thatcher

Adam Thatcher

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

765-285-7015

Elizabeth Truitt

Elizabeth Truitt

Assistant Teaching Professor of Theatre
Musical Theatre, Voice
AC 414C

765-285-7363

Jim Van Slyke

Jim Van Slyke

Assistant Teaching Professor of Commercial Voice and Musical Theatre
MU 201

765-285-5415

C. Drew Vidal

C. Drew Vidal

Associate Professor of Theatre
AC 303C

765-285-8751


Dance Faculty

Beverly Bautista

Beverly Bautista

Assistant Teaching Professor of Dance
BG 204

765-285-7362

Anne Beck

Anne Beck

Associate Teaching Professor of Dance
BG 203

765-285-4244

Sidra Bell

Sidra Bell

Instructor of Dance
AC 104

765-285-8740

Lisa Carter

Lisa Carter

Assistant Teaching Professor and Ballet Teacher and Choreographer
BG 208

765-285-6401

Adam Crawley

Adam Crawley

Instructor of Dance
AC 104

765-285-8740

Molly Garner

Molly Garner

Instructor of Theatre and Dance
AC 104

765-285-8740

Ishmael Konney

Ishmael Konney

Assistant Teaching Professor in West African Dance
Bg 208A

765-285-8331

Susan Koper

Susan Koper

Associate Professor, Dance Teacher, and Choregrapher
BG 206

765-285-0982

Sarah Mangelsdorf

Sarah Mangelsdorf

Emerita Faculty
AC 306

765-744-4602

Jenn Meckley

Jenn Meckley

Assistant Professor of Dance, Dance Historian and Teacher
BG 207

765-285-7361

Kenny Shepard

Kenny Shepard

Instructor of Dance
AC 104

765-285-8740

Audra Sokol

Audra Sokol

Associate Professor of Dance
BG 205

765-285-1484


Design and Technology Faculty

Corey Lee

Corey Lee

Assistant Teaching Professor in Lighting Design
AC 104

765-285-8819

Robert Dirden

Robert Dirden

Associate Teaching Professor of Theatre
Hair and Makeup
AC 214

765-285-3522

Matthew Green

Matthew Green

Light and Sound Shop Director
AC 104

765-285-7365

Nora Martin

Nora Martin

Costume Shop Assistant
TH 006

765-285-8740

Kathryn Rohe

Kathryn Rohe

Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance and Costume Designer and Teacher
AC 209D

765-285-7343

David C. (“Kip”) Shawger, Jr.

David C. (“Kip”) Shawger, Jr.

Associate Professor Emeritus of Theatre Design

Cade Sikora

Cade Sikora

Assistant Teaching Professor in Scenic Design
AC 209C

765-285-8831

Alexander Neilson Stearns

Alexander Neilson Stearns

Director of Costume Shop
TH 006

765-285-8752

Jeff Stover

Jeff Stover

Assistant Teaching Professor of Stage Management and Design Technology
AC 209A

765-285-4248

Nihan Yesil

Nihan Yesil

Assistant Teaching Professor of Sound Design
AC 209H

765-285-0977


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

Jennifer Blackmer

Jennifer Blackmer

Director of the Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry and Professor of Theatre
Professor of Theatre, Playwriting
BA 215

765-285-2783

Chris Bolender

Chris Bolender

Production Stage Manager
AC 219 F

765-285-3521

Andrew Friedman

Andrew Friedman

Associate Professor and Theatre Historian
AC 401

765-285-8795

Diana Grisanti

Diana Grisanti

Assistant Professor of Playwriting
AC 407

765-285-8798

Jonathan Jensen

Jonathan Jensen

Instructor of Theatre

765-285-8740

Karen Kessler

Karen Kessler

Professor of Theatre
Directing
AC 412

765-285-8745

David T. Little

David T. Little

Assistant Teaching Professor of Theatre
Directing
AC 215A

765-285-6461

Tracena  Marie

Tracena Marie

Instructor of Theatre
AC 306

765-285-8740

Nick Murhling

Nick Murhling

Instructor of Theatre
AC 104

765-285-6461

Michael O

Michael O'Hara

Sursa Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts and Professor of Theatre
AC 412A

765-285-5507

Matthew Reeder

Matthew Reeder

Associate Professor of Directing and Shakespeare and Online Specialist
AC 215

765-285-8809

Andy Waldron

Andy Waldron

Assistant Professor of Theatre Education
AC 403C

765-285-0979


Staff

John Sadler

John Sadler

Scene Shop Supervisor
TH 107

765-285-0978