Faculty and Staff

William Jenkins

William Jenkins

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

765-285-8740

Tyler Smith

Tyler Smith

Associate Professor of Theatre
Associate Chair
AC 306

765-285-3383

Andrea Sadler

Andrea Sadler

Recruitment Coordinator and Special Projects Administrator
AC 306

765-285-8740


Acting and Musical Theatre Faculty

Dee Dee  Batteast

Dee Dee Batteast

Instructor of Theatre
AC 306

765-285-8740

Jodi Cotton-Street

Jodi Cotton-Street

Associate Teaching Professor of Theatre
Musical Theatre, Voice
AC 003

765-285-4819

Michael Elliott

Michael Elliott

Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance
Musical Theatre, Voice
AC 007B

765-285-8740

Eric A. Emery

Eric A. Emery

Instructor of Theatre
Los Angeles Experience Casting Director
AC 306

765-285-8740

Sutton Lenore Foster

Sutton Lenore Foster

Instructor of Theatre
AC 306

765-285-8740

André Garner

André Garner

Assistant Professor of Acting
AC 306

765-285-7364

Rachel Anuta Hoffman

Rachel Anuta Hoffman

Instructor of Theatre
New York Showcase Casting Director 
AC 306

765-285-8740

Sean Paul Mills

Sean Paul Mills

Assistant Teaching Professor of Music
MU 308

765-285-5462

Billy Ryan Murphy

Billy Ryan Murphy

Instructor of Theatre
Los Angeles Experience Director
AC 306

765-285-8740

William Francis Osetek

William Francis Osetek

Instructor of Theatre
Chicago Showcase Casting Director 
AC 306

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

765-285-8740

Jim Rhinehart

Jim Rhinehart

Assistant Professor of Music Theory
MU 105D

765-285-5450

Cody Daniel Ricks

Cody Daniel Ricks

Temporary Accompanist
Musical Theatre, Pianist

000-000-0000

Veronica Santoyo

Veronica Santoyo

Assistant Teaching Professor of Theatre
AC 306

765-285-8740

Jay Schwandt

Jay Schwandt

Assistant Teaching Professor of Theatre
Musical Theatre, Pianist
AC 307

765-285-8767

Johnna Tavianini

Johnna Tavianini

Associate Professor of Musical Theatre Voice
AC 412

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

Emily Tzucker

Emily Tzucker

Associate Teaching Professor of Theatre
AC

765-285-7324

John  Vessels Jr.

John Vessels Jr.

Temporary Teaching
Musical Theatre, Voice
AC 306

765-285-8740

C. Drew Vidal

C. Drew Vidal

Associate Professor of Theatre
AC 303B

765-285-8751

Peter Zapp

Peter Zapp

Associate Teaching Professor of Theatre
AC 309E

765-285-7371


Dance Faculty

Mya Ajanku

Mya Ajanku

Assistant Professor of Global Dance
AC 306

765-285-8053

Anne Beck

Anne Beck

Associate Teaching Professor of Dance
BG 204

765-285-4244

Sidra Leigh Bell

Sidra Leigh Bell

Instructor of Dance
AC 306

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 306

765-285-8740

Molly Susan Garner

Molly Susan Garner

Instructor of Theatre and Dance
AC 306

765-285-8740

Susan Koper

Susan Koper

Assistant Professor, Dance Teacher, and Choregrapher
BG 208

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 103

765-285-7361

Melanie Ann Schreiber

Melanie Ann Schreiber

Instructor of Dance
AC 306

765-285-8740

Kenny  Shepard

Kenny Shepard

Instructor of Dance
AC 306

765-285-8740

Audra Sokol

Audra Sokol

Associate Professor of Dance
BG 205

765-285-1484

Melanie Swihart

Melanie Swihart

Assistant Teaching Professor of Dance
BG 207

765-285-8331

Christie Zimmerman

Christie Zimmerman

Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Associate Professor of Dance
AC 200C

765-285-5792


Design and Technology Faculty

Emily Ruiz

Emily Ruiz

Director of Costume Shop
AC 306

765-285-8752

Kerry Lee Chipman

Kerry Lee Chipman

Assistant Professor of Scenic Design
AC 308

765-285-8831

Joe Court

Joe Court

Assistant Professor, Sound Designer and Teacher
AC 209F

765-285-8819

Robert Dirden

Robert Dirden

Associate Teaching Professor of Theatre
Hair and Makeup
AC 306

765-285-3522

Mickie Marie

Mickie Marie

Associate Professor of Theatre and Lighting Designer
AC 306

765-285-0977

Brian Moore

Brian Moore

Studio Theatre Technical Director and Shop Supervisor
AC 117A

765-285-7365

Alan Perez

Alan Perez

Technical Director
TH 020

765-285-8750

Kathryn Rohe

Kathryn Rohe

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

765-285-7343

Kip Shawger

Kip Shawger

Emeritus Faculty
AC 306

765-285-8740


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
TS 107

765-285-2783

Chris Bolender

Chris Bolender

Production Stage Manager
AC 209

765-285-3521

Troy Dobosiewicz

Troy Dobosiewicz

Assistant Professor of Theatre Education
AC 306

765-285-8797

Andrew Friedman

Andrew Friedman

Assistant Professor and Theatre Historian
AC 306

765-285-8795

Tom Horan

Tom Horan

Assistant Professor of Playwriting and New Works Development
AC 306

765-285-4158

Sarah Jenkins

Sarah Jenkins

Program Director for Promotional Services, Community Engagement, and Special Projects
TH 020

765-285-8747

Karen Kessler

Karen Kessler

Professor of Theatre
Directing
AC 306

765-285-8745

David Little

David Little

Assistant Teaching Professor of Theatre
Directing
AC 306

765-285-8740

Tracena  Marie

Tracena Marie

Instructor of Theatre
AC 306

765-285-8740

Nick  Murhling

Nick Murhling

Instructor of Theatre
AC 306

765-285-6461

Michael O

Michael O'Hara

Sursa Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts and Professor of Theatre
AC 200

765-285-5507

Matthew Reeder

Matthew Reeder

Assistant Professor of Directing and Shakespeare and Online Specialist
AC 306

765-285-8809

Andrew Waldron

Andrew Waldron

Assistant Professor of Theatre Education
AC 300

765-285-0979


Staff

Kayla Cassem

Kayla Cassem

Box Office Supervisor and Marketing Scheduling Coordinator
TH 016

765-285-8769

Anna Peace

Anna Peace

Academic Advisor for Theatre and Dance
AC 211A

765-285-8756

John Sadler

John Sadler

Scene Shop Supervisor
AC 306

765-285-0978

Melissa Tinsley

Melissa Tinsley

Administrative Coordinator
AC 306

765-285-4240