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 306

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 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

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 Anuta Hoffman

Rachel Anuta Hoffman

Instructor of Theatre
New York Showcase Casting Director 
AC 306

765-285-8740

Kathy  Logelin

Kathy Logelin

Instructor of Theatre
AC 306

765-285-8740

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

765-285-5557

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

765-285-5462

C. Drew Vidal

C. Drew Vidal

Associate Professor of Theatre
AC 303C

765-285-8751


Dance Faculty

Beverly Jane Bautista

Beverly Jane Bautista

Assistant Teaching Professor of Dance
AC 211A

765-285-7362

Anne Beck

Anne Beck

Associate Teaching Professor of Dance
BG 203

765-285-4244

Sidra Leigh Bell

Sidra Leigh Bell

Instructor of Dance
AC 306

765-285-8740

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

Ishmael Laryea Konney

Ishmael Laryea Konney

Assistant Teaching Professor in West African Dance

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 306

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

John Rawlings

John Rawlings

Technical Director for Theatre and Dance
AC 104

765-285-8750

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

765-285-0977


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

Jennifer Blackmer

Jennifer Blackmer

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 Dean of the College of Fine Arts, Associate Professor and Theatre Historian
AC 200

765-285-5792

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 306

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