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MFA Graduates 2016

Valerie Accetta (2013) – Assistant Professor, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, Head of Musical Theatre

Padraig Acheson – RETIRED, Assistant Professor, Western Carolina University, NC

Holly Alford – Associate Professor Department of Fashion, Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)

Justin Amellio (2011) – Assistant Professor, Indiana University, South Bend, IN

Raina Ames – Associate Professor of Theatre & Director of Theatre Education, University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH)

Ali Angelone (2009) – Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota, ND

Donna Aronson – Vice President for Academic Affairs – Millikin University (Decatur, IL)

Robin Armstrong – Instructor, Directing and Stage Combat, Collin County Community College (Plano, TX)

Grace Austin (2004) – Assistant Professor, East Central College, MO

Timothy Bambara (2006) – Teacher, Liberty High School, VA

Wes Bartlett (2003) – Adjunct Professor, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro, KY

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MFA Graduates 2013

Christopher Beach – Professor of Theatre Arts, University of Redlands (Redlands, CA)

David Becker (2010) – Director of Theatre, Charlottesville HS, VA

Jonathan Kipp Becker (2005) – Associate Professor, Ball State University (Muncie, IN)

Barry Bell (2005) – Associate Professor of Acting/Directing, Theatre VCU, Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)

Kristina Bendikas, Ph.D – Associate dean for assessment and planning in the Office of Academic Affairs,  Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (North Adams, MA)

Josh Bond – Costume Shop Manager, Department of Drama, University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

Tanya Boucicaut (2016) – Dir. of Writing Center, VUU; Affiliate Faculty, School of Divinity

Marie Boyette (2012) – Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut, CT

Cate Brewer (2009) – Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Mary Washington (Fredericksburg, VA)

Catherine Bryne (2008) – Instructor of Acting, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, John Tyler Community College (Midlothian, VA)

Jocelyn Louise Buckner, PhD (2005)  Assistant Professor, Chapman University, CA (PhD University of Kansas)

Lon Bumgarner – Assistant Professor of Acting, Department of Theatre, University of North Carolina (Charlotte, NC)

Scott Burrell – Professor of Theatre & Dance, Artistic Director, Northwestern State University (Natchitoches, LA)

J. Theresa Bush (2013) – Assistant Professor, Southern Mississippi

Mandy Butler (2011) – Assistant Professor, Newberry College

Stacey Cabaj (2012) – Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University

Tonia Campanella (2006) – Guest Lecturer, Oklahoma State, OK

Jason Campbell (2009) – Theatre Teacher, Appomattox Regional Governor’s School, VA

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MFA grads 2012

Ted Carter (2012) – Director of Standardized Patient Training, VCU School of Medicine, VA

Jennifer Catton (Macauley)  (2011) – Adjunct Faculty, VCU

Anne Chamberlain – Assistant Professor of English/Speech, Community College of Baltimore County (Dundalk, MD)

Jonathan Chambers  Associate Professor of Theatre and Speech Vice President of Research and Publication, Association for Theatre in Higher Education Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH )

Sara Lipinski Chambers – Adjunct Instructor, Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH)

Renee Charlow (2002) – Associate Professor, Bowie State University, MD

Jamie Cheatham – Artistic Director, Head of Acting, Theatre Arts Department, University of Wisconsin at Parkside, WI

Josh Chenard (2010)  Visiting Faculty, VCU

Catie Choate (2016) – Adjunct Faculty, Tarrant County Community College, TX

Patch Clark – Associate Professor of Theatre, Theatre Education Area Coordinator, East Carolina University, (Greenville, NC)

Freddy Clements (1988) – Professor of Drama, Costume Designer, Department of Drama, Jacksonville State University  (Jacksonville, AL)

Shawn Clerkin (1989) – Assistant Professor and Director of Theatre, Communication and Fine Arts, Gannon University (Erie, PA)

Donna E. Coghill (1994) – Library Coordinator, Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)

Amini Johari-Courts – Professor and Director of Speech & Theatre, Coppin State College (Baltimore, MD)

Maura Cravey – Adjunct Professor, Theatre VCU, Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)

Brook Davis – Associate Professor of Acting, Department of Theatre and Dance, Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)

Theresa Davis – Associate Professor, Department of Drama, University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

John Kenneth DeBoer (2008) – Associate Professor, School of Theatre & Dance, University of Montana (Missoula, MT)

Stephanie Dean (2007) – Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Flint, MI

Dan Dennis (2008) – Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice and Movement in the School of Theater at Ohio University.

Tennessee Dixon (2011) – Adjunct Professor, Kinetic Imaging Department, VCU, VA

William (Bill) Doan – Professor of Theatre, Associate Dean of Research, Penn State University (University Park, PA)

Mark Duncan – Artistic Director, Coordinator of Performing Arts Associate Professor, Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

Amanda Durst (2006) – English Language Instructor, Global Education Office, Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)

Matthew Ellis (2004) – Associate Professor of Voice & Diction, University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)

Olisa Enrico-Johnson (2010) – Arts In Motion, Seattle, WA

Bethany Emery (2011) – Adjunct Faculty Theatre/Dance, Liberty University, VA

William (Skip) Epperson – Chair of Theatre Arts Program, Cabrillo College (Aptos, CA)

Thomas Ferguson (2005) – High School Theater and English Teacher, Nahant, MA

Keith Fitzgerald (2013) – Adjunct Faculty JTCC, Richmond, VA

Jane R. Frazier (2008) – Director of Theatre, Manchester College (Fort Wayne, IN)

Janice Fronczak – Associate Professor of Performance & Playwriting, University of Nebraska (Kearney, NE)

Josh Galligan (2009) – Assistant Professor, Colby-Sawyer College. NH

Ann Marie Gardinier (Halstead) (2004) – Associate Professor, Performance and Communication Arts Department, St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY)

Tiza Garland – Associate Professor, School of Theatre & Dance, University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)

Lissa Graham – Associate Professor, Department of Theatre, Murray State University (Murray, KY)

Dan Granke (2013) – Assistant Professor, University of Southern Florida, FL

Phillip Grayson – Professor Emeritus of Theatre, James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA)

Artisia Green (2003) – Assistant Professor of Theatre, College of William & Mary (Williamsburg, VA)

Karl Green (2010) – Assistant Professor, Theatre & Dance Department, Elon University, NC

Marisa Guida (2014) – Course Coordinator and Lead Instructor, VCU School of Business

Bernadette Hamilton-Brody – Associate Professor & Chair, Drama Department, St. Mary’s University (San Antonio, TX)

Hannah Hammond (2015) – Assistant Professor, Berry College

Stephanie Hanna – Assistant Director Parks and Recreation Programming, Northern Virginia Community College

Terry Hardcastle (2013) – Teaching Artist, Univerity of Pittsburgh, PA

Steven Harders – Assistant Professor of Communication and Drama, Chowan University (Murfreesboro, NC)

Mark Hardy (2004) – Associate Professor, Montclair State University, NJ

Danielle Hartman (2016) – Adjunct Faculty, VCU (Richmond, VA)

Kari Hatfield (2005) – Assistant Professor Abilene Christian University, TX

Michael Hatton (2005) – Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre & Dance, Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights, KY)

Phil Hayes (2008) – Technical Director, University of Richmond (Richmond, VA)

Michael Hegarty (2013) – Adjunct Faculty, Middlesex and Brookdale CC, NJ

Tim Hett – Lecturer, Technical Director and Light Designer, Brown University (Providence, RI)

Allison Hetzel (2003) – Associate Professor, Department of Theatre, University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, LA)

H. Keith Hight (2008) – Director of Theatre, University of Southern Maryland, MD

Jeremy Hilgert (2012) – Kansas City, MO (former Asst. Prof, Emory & Henry)

Rachel Hillmer (2013) – Assistant Professor, University of Louisville

George Hillow – Associate Professor and Director of Design, Christopher Newport University (Newport News, VA)

Renina (Hoblitz) Flores (2012) – Assistant Professor, Providence College (Providence, RI)

Heather Hogg (2006) – Costume Shop Manager & Assistant Director of Costume and Makeup, University of Richmond (Richmond, VA)

Boone Hopkins (2007) – Assistant Professor, Converse College SC (PhD, University of Kansas)

Chandra Hopkins (2007) – Adjunct Professor, Converse College SC (PhD, University of Kansas)

Erica Hughes (2015) – Adjunct Faculty, VCU

Robb Hunter (2008) – Adjunct Instructor, Department of Drama, Catholic University (Washington, DC)

Jennifer Jones Hundley (2006) – Director of Theatre, Collegiate MS, VA

Amy Baumgartner-Hutton (2008) – Director of Admissions, Music Department, Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)

Kevin Inouye (2012) – Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming

Lisa Jackson (2006) – Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, PA

Matthew Johnson (2013) – Visiting Assistant Professor, Eastern Kentucky

Margarette Joyner (2011) – Assistant Professor, VUU

Jeffery Fisher Kelly (2005) – Theatre Teacher, Chestatee High School, GA

David Krasner – Dean, Deane College, Franklin, MA

Anna Kurtz (2011) – Director of Theatre, Sauk Valley Community College, MN

Xiaolin Lan (2016) – Adjunct Faculty, VCU

Scott Leigeber – Library Assistant, Cataloging & Metadata Services, University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)

Karen Libman – Professor of Theatre, Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI)

Penny Maas (2012) – Assistant Professor, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth TX

Jenny Male (2003) – Director of Dance, Howard County Community College (Columbia, MD)

Maggie Marlin (2009) – Assistant Professor, Missouri State, MS

Natasha Lee Martin (2003) – Visiting Assistant Professor, William Jewell College, MO

Matt McKay (2010) – Adjunct Professor, Grand Rapids and Aquinus Colleges, MI

Rebecca Frost Mayer (2016) – Instructor of Dance, Artistic Director, Desert Dance Theatre, Western Wyoming Community College, (Rock Springs, WY)

Sherri Harper McCombs – Associate Professor of Theatre, Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA)

Shaun McCracken (2006) – Coordinator of Theatre VCU Advising, VCU, VA

Harry McEnerny – Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, Castleton State College (Castleton, VT)

Adam McLean (2005) – Visiting Professor, University of Indiana, IN

Jason Michael (2014) – Adjunct Facutly, VCU

Deborah Morgan – Associate Professor, Valdosta State University, GA

Jenna Neilsen – Assistant Professor, North Adams State College, CO

Joe Obermueller (2013) – Director of Theatre/Assistant Professor, University of Sioux Falls

Robert O’Leary (2004) – Head of Scenic & Lighting Design, Florida School of the Arts (Palatka, FL)

Adanma (Onyedike) Barton (2009) – Assistant Professor of Theatre, Department of English, Theatre and Communication, Berea College (Berea, KY)

Heidi Ortega (2008) – Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre, Murray State University (Murray, KY)

Zechariah Pierce (2016) – Assistant Professor of Theatre, University of North Georgia, (Gainesville, GA)

Megan Persinger (2010) – Guest Artist Instructor, UNC, NC

Edward L. Powers – Associate Professor of Theatre, Waynesburg College (Waynesburg, PA)

Sarah Provencal (2012) – Adjunct Faculty, Winthrop University

Joey Qiao (2016) – Lecturer in Drama, Zhejiang University (China)

Cara Rawlings (2005) – Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre and Cinema, Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA)

Neil Reda (2008) – Technical Director, University of California (Santa Barbara, CA)

Lorraine Ressegger – Education Department, Shakespeare Theatre; Dog and Pony, DC

Steven Riedel – Associate Professor of Theatre, Chair of Arts Department, Westchester Community College (Westchester, NY)

Kirstin Riegler (2015) – Assistant Professor, Keene State College, NH

Ginetta Lori Riley – Associate Professor, Department of Dramatic Art, University of Windsor (Windsor, ON, Canada)

Rudy Roggenkemp – Professor, Department of Theatre, Mount Union College (Alliance, OH)

Brian Ruggaber – Assistant Professor of Scenic Design, Theatre Design & Production, University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)

Darrell Rushton – Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre, Frostburg State University (Frostburg, MD)

Barbara Russell – English Language Instructor, Global Education Office, Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)

Kate Salsbury (2014) – Visiting Assistant Professor, Point Park University, Pittsburgh

Victoria Sanders (2014) – Associate Professor, Thomas Nelson CC

Richard Sautter (2008) – Adjunct Professor, Department of Theatre, Ferrum  College, Lehigh Valley (Center Valley, PA)

Dennis Schebetta (2006) – Director of Media Relations, Drama, Carnegie Mellon University, PA

Lisa Jackson-Schebetta, PhD (2006) – Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh (PhD, University of Washington)

Kelley Schoger (2012) – Assistant Professor, University of Alabama

Greg Scurria (2010) – Holy Spirit Episcopal School, TX

Lorraine Shackelford – Professor, Director of Theatre Education, University of North Carolina  (Greensboro, NC)

Christopher Shorr – Director of Theatre, Moravian College, PA

Jase Smith (2008) – Adjunct Professor, John Tyler Community College (Richmond,VA)

Sally Southhall (2009) – English Teacher, Thomas Dale HS (Richmond,VA)

Bruce Speas – Adjunct Professor, Center for Communications Studies & Theatre, Longwood University (Farmville, VA)

Brandon Sterrett – Adjunct Faculty, Austin Community College, (Austin, TX)

K. Stone (2009) – Assistant to the Dean of Graduate Studies, George Washington University, DC

Rob Storrs – Assistant Professor of Speech, Drama Department, University of North Carolina (Asheville, NC)

James Stover (2015) – Visiting Assistant Professor, The University of Toledo, (Toledo, OH)

Henry Swartz -Associate Professor of Fashion, Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)

Isabella Tavares (2014) – Adjunct Faculty, VCU (Costume History)

Shanea Taylor (2008) – Director of Education: Sycamore Rouge (Petersburg, VA)

Ronald Thacker – Clinical Assistant Professor of Theatre & Film, Herberger Institute for Design & Arts, Arizona State University                                     (Tempe, AZ)

Deborah Thomas (2006) – Assistant Professor of Voice & Speech, Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures,                                     Wright State University (Dayton, OH)

Phil Timberlake (2003) – Associate Professor, Voice & Speech/Performance, DePaul University Theatre School (Chicago, IL)

Jennifer Toutan – Director of Education, Milwaukee Rep Theatre (Milwaukee, WI)

Brooke Turner (2013) – Adjunct Faculty, Queensboro, CC (CUNY)

Paul Valley (2010) – Owner/Sole Proprietor at Vocal Solutions, NYC

Michael Vetere III (2006) – Associate Professor, School of Theatre, Illinois State University (Normal, IL)

Drew Vidal (2008) – Assistant Professor of Theatre, Ball State University (Muncie, IN)

Chanelle Vigue (2008) – Adjunct Instructor, University of Richmond & VCU, (Richmond,VA)

Diego Villada (2008) – Adjunct faculty, Department of Speech and Theatre, Queensborough Community College – City University of New York (New York, NY)

Lionel Walsh – Director, School of Dramatic Art, University of Windsor (Windsor, ON, Canada)

Karen Turner Ward – Chairperson, Fine and Performing Arts, Hampton University (Virginia Beach, VA)

Jacque Wheeler – Professor of Theatre, Department of Communication Arts, Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA)

Ken White – Associate Professor of Lighting Design, Department of Theatre, Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)

Sullivan White (2007) -Director of Theatre, University of Transylvania, KY

Brad Willcuts (2015) – Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

Aaron Willoughby (2011) – Assistant Professor, University of St. Francis, IN

Janet Wilson – Theatre Department Chair, College of Fine Arts, Illinois State University (Normal, IL)

Rob Wilson (2009) – Teacher/Principal, Vietnam

J. Clayton Winters (2014) – Assistant Professor, Samford University, AL

Sarah Yount (2009) – NASM (National Association Schools of Music)

Kyle Zimmerman – Assistant Professor of Dance, Department of Theatre & Dance, University of Louisiana (Monroe, LA)

Aimee Zygmonski, PhD (2004) – Assistant Professor, University of Las Vegas, NV, (PhD, UCSD)

 

Enrolled in PhD Programs

Barrett Slade Billew (2008) – PhD Candidate, Bowling Green State University, OH

Rachel Blackburn (2013) – PhD Candidate, University of Kansas, KA

Thomas Cunningham (2011) – PhD Candidate in MATX, VCU, (GTA – Theatre), VA

Matt Dicintio

Matt DiCintio – Graduation 2012

Matt DiCintio (2012) – PhD Candidate in Drama, Tufts University, MA, Adjunct Faculty, Emerson College

Daniel Devlin (2008) – PhD Candidate, Kansas University, KA

Brittany Ginder (2014) – Ph.D. Student, University of Maryland

Melissa Hurt, PhD (2004) – PhD, University of Oregon, OR, 2009

Lisa Kelly (2009) – PhD Candidate, Northwestern University, IL

John Moss (2008) – PhD Candidate, Southern Illinois University, IL

Matthew Schifflett (2008) – PhD Candidate, University of Maryland, MD

Catherine Vrtis (2007) – PhD Candidate, (ABD), Tufts University, MA

Erin Zimmerman (2008) – PhD Candidate, Southern Illinois University, IL