Full-Time Faculty

Courtney Bailey, B.S.C., Ohio University; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University. Rhetoric and media studies.

River Branch, B.A., Kenyon College; M.A., M.F.A., University of Iowa. Media production; new technology.

Mark Cosdon, B.A., Colby College; M.A., Ph.D., Tufts University. Theatre history and Performance studies.

Daniel Crozier, B.A., St. Mary’s College; M.F.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison. Acting, movement, voice.

Michael Keeley, B.A., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Marquette University; M.F.A., Brooklyn College. Video studies, mass media.

Michael Mehler, B.A. Northwestern University; M.F.A., University of Texas (Austin), Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. Scenic and Lighting Design, Management, Sustainable Design and Production.

Vesta Silva, B.A., Indiana University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa. Rhetoric and speech studies.

Ishita Sinha Roy, B.A., M.A., University of Bombay; M.A., Ph.D., Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California. Media studies.

Joe Tompkins, B.A., University of Minnesota; PhD., Universtiy of Minnesota. Media studies, Political Economy.

Beth Watkins, B.A., Moorhead State University; M.F.A., University of Texas.  Directing, acting, devising and adaptation.

Jon Wiebel, B.A., Baylor University; M.A., University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill); Ph.D., University of Iowa. Rhetoric, Political Communication.

Julie Wilson, B.A., Macalester College; M.A., University of Minnesota, Ph.D., University of Minnesota. Media and Cultural studies, Community and Justice Studies.

Emily Chivers Yochim, B.A., Allegheny College; Ph.D. University of Michigan. Media studies.

Playshop Theatre

Sandy Everett, Theatre Technical Director, M.F.A., Indiana University; B.A. Transylvania University

Miriam Patterson
, Costume Shop Supervisor, B.A., University of Memphis; M.F.A., University of Memphis; Costume Design Concentration

Selected Faculty Publications/Achievements

  • Professional acting, New York City
  • Freelance design
  • Theatre History Studies
  • Board of Advisors, Theatre Insight
  • Board of Editors, Film Criticism
  • Text and Performance Quarterly
  • Participant, Institute for Theatre Technology (ITT) Seminars
  • Participant, Association of Theatres in Higher Education (ATHE)
  • Officer, Theatre as a Liberal Art (TLA)
  • Journal of Medical Humanities
  • Journal of Communication
  • Reading Stephen Sondheim: A Collection of Critical Essays
  • Theatre Annual
  • Quarterly Journal of Speech
  • Media, Culture and Society
  • Skate Life:  Re-Imagining White Masculinity, University of Michigan Press, 2010
  • The Hanlon Brothers:  From Daredevil Acrobatics to Spectacle Pantomime, 1833-1931
  • Journal of American Drama and Theatre
  • Vice President, American Theatre and Drama Society