Faculty & Staff Directory

Our faculty are more than just highly skilled and dedicated teachers; they are celebrated artists and scholars. They know how to prepare you for a successful career as a performing artist, educator, entrepreneur, and more, because they have first-hand experience. It’s not unusual for our faculty to grace stages, release albums, and conduct and play in internationally renowned orchestras—all while providing students with thoughtful instruction and unparalleled knowledge about what it truly takes to become world-class performing artists and leading arts scholars.


Raja Benz

Lecturer; Resident Intimacy Choreographer and Cultural Consultant

Daniel Cantor

Associate Professor of Theatre & Drama
Acting, Directing

José Casas

Associate Professor of Theatre & Drama
Playwriting

Mark Colson

Assistant Professor
Acting, Acting for the Camera

Antonio Disla

Clinical Assistant Professor of Theatre & Drama
Acting, African-American Drama

Patrick Drone

Theatrical Properties Shop Manager and Adjunct Lecturer in Theatre & Drama
Theatrical Properties

Jess Fialko

Clinical Assistant Professor
Lighting Design

Jenna Gerdsen

Assistant Professor of Theatre & Drama
Theatre & Drama, Theatre History

Jungah Han

Assistant Professor of Theatre & Drama
Scenic Design