Center for Dance, Music, & Theatre Faculty


Michael Curry, Professor of Theatre

Major & Minor Program Contacts

Dance major and minor: Linda Garofalo
Music minor: Kendall Kennison
Theatre minor: Allison Campbell
Arts Management concentration: Michael Curry

Full-Time & Half-Time Faculty

Elizabeth Ahearn, Professor of Dance

Mustapha Braimah, Assistant Professor of Dance: Dance Pedagogy and Research, Dance History, Contemporary Dance, Choreography and Performance, Neo-traditional Africa and Diasporic Dance Forms, Traditional African Dance, Drumming and Music, Contemporary African Dance, Dance Ethnography, African Studies, African Theater Performance

Allison Campbell, Associate Professor of Theatre: Scene Design, Costume Design, Lighting Design, and Experimental Theatre

Michael Curry, Professor of Theatre: Directing, Particularly Classical Works (Shakespeare and Greeks); Modern British Drama; U.S. Drama of the 1960s Through 1980s; First-Person Historical Interpretation; Theatre in the Community; Commedia Dell'arte; Mime; Voiceover Work and Narration; Service Learning

Rebecca Free, Associate Professor of Theatre

Linda Garofalo, Instructor of Dance: Modern Dance Technique, Choreography, Dance and Community Outreach

Kendall Kennison, Professor of Music: Theory and Composition

Katherine Morris, Lecturer in Dance

Iquail Shaheed, Assistant Professor of Dance

Rick Southerland, Associate Professor of Dance: Director Center for Writing, Arts, & Media (WAM), Advisor National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA), Modern Technique, Dance Composition, K12 Dance Education & Fieldwork, Dance Pedagogy, Guest Artist Residency Director, Choreography, Study Abroad, Graduate Studies Secondary Methodologies & Strategies in Dance.

Amanda Thom Woodson, Professor of Dance

Professor Emeritus or Emerita or Emeriti

Fred Mauk, Professor Emeritus of Music

Lisa Weiss, Professor Emerita of Music

Jean Wilhelm, Professor Emerita of Theatre

Part-Time Faculty

Jennifer Blades, Andrew Stewart, Lisa Weiss, Jason Widney

Affiliate Faculty

Andrew Bernstein, Linda Moxley, Karen Nedwell

Private Instructors

Timothy Anderson, cello

Karen Bakkegard, horn

Jennifer Blades, voice

Phil Bonsiero, accordion

Wes Crawford, percussion

David Evans, mandolin

Gene Griswold, bassoon

Mary Hamlin-Spencer, organ

Heather Haughn, violin

Edna Huang, clarinet

Rhoda Jeng, piano

Jake Kohlhas, guitar

Mathew Lane, piano

David LaVorgna, flute

Nick Mazziott, trombone

Joel Michael-Schwartz, mandolin

Shelia Nevius, saxophone

Michael Polonchak, viola

Jacqueline Pollauf, harp

Laura Ruas, bass

Jay Walton, tuba

Lisa Weiss, piano

Jason Widney, voice

Carol Wolfe-Ralph, piano

Steve Yankee, guitar

Instructional Staff

Todd Mion, Kendra Shapanus