Robert Henke
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Ancient and Renaissance Theater and Performance, Comparative Literature, Dramatic Theory

Henry I. Schvey
PhD, Indiana University
Modern American and European Drama, Shakespeare in Production, Expressionism and the Arts, Tennessee Williams

Associate Professors

Pannill Camp
PhD, Brown University
18th-Century French Theater, Dramatic Theory, Theater Architecture

Paige McGinley
PhD, Brown University
20th-Century Theater and Performance; Race, Ethnicity and Performance; American Studies

Julia Walker
PhD, Duke University
Theatrical Modernism, Performance Theory, History of Acting

Assistant Professors

Joanna Dee Das
PhD, Columbia University
Global Dance History & Theory, Politics of Performance, African Diasporic Dance, Musical Theater, Cultural Policy

Rhaisa Williams
PhD, Northwestern University
Performance theory; African-American studies; gender; archival studies

Teaching Professors

Robert Mark Morgan
MFA, San Diego State University
Scenic Design

Andrea Urice
MFA, University of Virginia
Directing, Acting, Creative Studies

Professors of Practice

Christine Knoblauch-O'Neal
PhD, Texas Women's University
Ballet, Applied Anatomy, Musical Theater, Performance Studies

David Marchant
MFA, University of Iowa
Modern Dance, Composition, Improvisation, Alexander Technique, Somatic Studies

Jeffery Matthews
MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University
Acting, Directing, Voice and Speech

Annamaria Pileggi
MFA, Brandeis University
Acting, Movement, Musical Theater, Robotics and Expressive Simulation, Theatre for Social Change

Cecil Slaughter
MFA, University of Iowa

William Whitaker
MFA, Florida Atlantic University
Acting, Directing


Ron Himes
Henry E. Hampton, Jr. Artist-in-Residence
BA, Washington University
African-American Theater

Senior Lecturer and Senior Playwright-in-Residence

Carter W. Lewis
MA, University of Oklahoma
Playwriting, Dramaturgy, A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Festival

Senior Lecturer

Sean Savoie
MFA, University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music
Lighting Design, Production Management


Dominique Glaros
MFA, University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music
Costume Design

Professor Emerita

Mary-Jean Cowell
PhD, Columbia University
Modern Dance Technique, Theory and Composition, Dance History and Ethnology