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Theatre & Drama Faculty & Staff

Faculty members have an intense love of the theatre and a passion that is readily conveyed to students, who cannot but receive this gift and respond in kind.

They maintain active professional lives, enabling them to pass along up-to-date information concerning every aspect of the profession in broad-based training.

Students are given individual attention, getting to know faculty members in small, intimate settings.


Priscilla Lindsay, Professor & Chair of Theatre & Drama Department
Jennifer Knapp, Department Administrator
Lindsay Frischmuth, Administrative Assistant
Patricia Kalosa, Student Services Assistant

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance / Interarts Performance

Daniel Cantor, Associate Professor of Theatre & Drama (Acting & Directing); Head of Performance
Gillian Eaton,
Assistant Professor of Theatre (Acting)
Tzveta Kassabova, Assistant Professor of Theatre & Drama
Andy Kirshner
, Associate Professor, School of Art & Design; Lead Faculty (Interarts Perfomance)
Janet Maylie, Associate Professor (Acting & Acting for the Camera); Foundation Advisor
Robert Najarian, Assistant Professor of Theatre
John Neville-Andrews,
Professor (Acting & Directing)
Malcolm Tulip, Associate Professor (Acting & Movement); Directing Concentration Advisor; Lead Faculty (Interarts Performance); Associate Professor of Art and Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design and Production

Toni Auletti, Lecturer (Scenic Painting); Charge Scenic Artist, University Productions
Mark Allen Berg, Lecturer (Electrics); Master Electrician, University Productions
Gary Decker, Assistant Professor (Scenic & Lighting Design)
Douglas Edwards, Lecturer (Technical Theatre); Technical Director (Power), University Productions
Jessica Hahn, Professor (Costume Design)
Richard Lindsay, Lecturer (Technical Theatre); Technical Director (Walgreen), University Productions
Vince Mountain, Professor (Scenic Design)
Rob Murphy, Associate Professor (Scenic & Lighting Design)
Christianne Myers, Assistant Professor (Costume Design); Head of Design & Production
Henry Reynolds, Assistant Professor (Sound Design); Information Systems Mgr., University Productions
Patrick Drone, Lecturer (Properties); Properties Master, University Productions
Nancy Uffner, Assistant Professor (Stage Management); Production Stage Mgr., University Productions

Bachelor of Theatre Arts - Theatre Studies

Enoch Brater, Kenneth R. Rowe Collegiate Professor of Dramatic Literature, College of Literature, Arts & Sciences (Dramatic Literature)
José Casas, Assistant Professor of Theatre & Drama, Playwriting
Anita Gonzalez, Professor of Theatre & Drama
Petra Kuppers, Associate Professor of English Language, College of Literature, Arts & Sciences (Performance Studies)
Ashley Lucas, Associate Professor of Theatre & Drama and LS&A Residential College
Mbala Nkanga
, Associate Professor (World Performance, Theatre Studies); BA  Advisor
E.J. Westlake, Associate Professor (Drama & Theatre History); BTA  Advisor
Leigh Woods, Professor and Head of Theatre Studies (Drama & Theatre History)

Arts Administration - Bachelor of Theatre Arts Concentration/SMTD Minor

Gregory Poggi, Professor; Advisor to Performing Arts Management Minor
Jeffrey Kuras, Adjunct Assistant Professor; Director of University Productions
Kerianne M. Tupac, Adjunct Lecturer; Marketing & Communications Dir., University Productions

Professors Emeriti

Jack E. Bender
Alan Billings
Peter W. Ferran
Erik Fredricksen
Charles "Oyamo" Gordon

Jerald Schwiebert
Zelma Weisfeld

Administrative Staff





Jennifer Knapp
Department Administrator






Lindsay Frischmuth
Administrative Assistant


Patricia Kalosa

Student Services Assistant


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