Faculty

Jane Barnette headshot
Associate Professor
785-864-6532
Murphy Hall, Room 214-B

Ph.D. Theatre History & Criticism, University of Texas at Austin
M.A., Theatre History & Criticism, University of Texas at Austin
Dramaturgy, Theatre History

Henry Bial headshot
Professor, Chair, Co-Director - School of the Arts
785-864-6158
Murphy Hall, Room 356-B

Ph.D., New York University
Theatre History and Criticism; Performance Theory; Religious Performance; Jewish Popular Culture

Tarrah Bossert
Lecturer
Robinson Center, Room 153

Jazz, Hip-hop

Ashley Brittingham
Robinson Center, Room 153

B.F.A., University of Oklahoma
Ballet Technique

Dennis Christilles portrait
Associate Professor, Head of Scenography Program
785-864-2689
Murphy Hall, Room 227

Ph.D., University of Kansas
Scenography and Greek Theatre

Rana Esfandiary headshot
Assistant Professor
785-864-0680
Murphy Hall, Room 300

B.A. in Playwriting, Theatre, University of Tehran, 2005; M.F.A. in Scenography, University of Kansas, 2013; Ph.D. in Theatre, University of Kansas, 2018
Design & Technology

Darci Fulcher
Visiting Assistant Professor
785-864-0484
Murphy Hall, Room 206

M.F.A., Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre
Acting, Movement, Devised Performance

Tristian Griffin
Assistant Professor of the Practice
Robinson Center, Room 251A

B.F.A., Texas Christian University
Ballet, Modern Dance

Michelle Heffner Hayes headshot
785-864-1098
Robinson Center, Room 253

Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
Arts Administration, Modern Dance, Improvisation, Choreography, Dance History, Flamenco

Laura Kirk headshot
Associate Teaching Professor
Murphy Hall, Room 200

M.F.A., Screenwriting, Stephens College
Acting, Acting for the Camera, Improv

Paul Laird
Professor of Musicology, Courtesy Professor of Theatre & Dance
785-864-9716
Murphy Hall, Room 334

Ph.D., University of North Carolina Musicology, Musical Theatre

Mechele Leon portrait
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
785-864-2062
Murphy Hall, Room 339

Ph.D., Cornell University
D.E.A. Université de Paris
Theatre History, French Theatre, Acting & Directing

Ryan McCall headshot
Accompanist, Lecturer
Murphy Hall, Room 302

Musical Theatre

James Moreno
Associate Professor, Dance Studies Coordinator
785-864-2128
Robinson Center, Room 251B

Ph.D., Performance Studies, Northwestern University
Critical Dance Studies, Modern Dance Technique, Choreography, Dance & Technology.

Nicole Hodges Persley headshot
Associate Professor of American Studies and African & African American Studies, Courtesy Associate Professor of Theatre & Dance
785-864-3054
Bailey Hall, Room 12B

Ph.D., University of Southern California
African-American Theater & Performance, Popular Culture, Acting, Hip-hop Studies, American Studies, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Improvisation Theory, Transnationalism, and Solo Performance.

Markus Potter headshot
Assistant Professor, Artistic Director of Kansas Repertory Theatre
785-864-6106
Murphy Hall, Room 356-A

M.F.A. Columbia University
B.A. San Francisco State University
Acting, Directing, Script Analysis

Mark Reaney headshot
Professor
785-864-2690
Murphy Hall, Room 233

M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Scenography, Technology, Computers

Rebecca Rovit portrait
Associate Professor
785-864-6295
Murphy Hall, Room 228

Ph.D., Florida State University
Script Analysis, Theatre History, Modern European Drama, Jewish Artistic production in Nazi Germany, Theatre and Genocide.

Andie Stitt
Lecturer
Robinson Center, Room 153

B.F.A., Wichita State University
Hip-hop, Rhythm Tap

Maya Tillman-Rayton
Robinson Center, Room 153

B.S., University of Kansas
Hip-hop

Kelly Vogel portrait
Resident Artist, Academic Associate
785-864-6531
Murphy Hall, Room 223

M.F.A., Scenography, University of Kansas
Scenography


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