Faculty & Staff


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

Benjamin Bargar, Building Coordinator & Box Office Manager

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

Heather Curtis, Assistant Technical Director. B.A., Pennsylvania State University

Rachel Hoey, Acting Fundamentals and Styles Performance, BA/MA San Diego State University, M.F.A. Indiana University

Michael Keeley, Media Production, Documentary and Film History. B.A., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Marquette University; M.F.A., Brooklyn College

Melissa Meade, Ethnographic Methods, Media Culture. B.A. Alright College, M.S.Ed University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. Temple University

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

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

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

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

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

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

LeeAnn Yeckley, Technical Director. B.A. Grove City College; M.F.A., University of Iowa