People

In addition to students, the School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University is comprised of the dedicated and talented faculty and staff that provide administrative, educational, and production support on a daily basis.

 

  • Eric van Baars
    School Director and Associate Professor
    fvanbaar [at] kent.edu
    B141 Center for the Performing Arts
    330-672-0102
  • Rebecca Gates
    Managing Director
    rbalogh1 [at] kent.edu
    B147 Center for the Performing Arts
    330-672-0103
  • Kerry Jo Bauer
    Assistant Professor of Costume Technology
    kbauer5 [at] kent.edu
    330-672-0121
  • Tricia Bestic
    Adjunct Faculty, Theatre
    pbestic [at] kent.edu
    216-288-5873
  • Courtney Brown
    Assistant Professor of Voice and Acting
    cbrow176 [at] kent.edu
    330-672-0113
  • Denise Carper
    Senior Secretary
    dcarper [at] kent.edu
    D101-A Center for the Performing Arts
    330-672-0100
  • Dane Castle
    Adjunct Professor of Theatre
    dcastle1 [at] kent.edu
    330-672-5971
  • Grace Cochran Keenan
    Assistant Professor of Costume Design and Technology
    gcochran [at] kent.edu
  • Linda Colby
    Administrative Assistant
    lcolby1 [at] kent.edu
    B152 Center for the Performing Arts
    330-672-0114
  • Marti Coles
    Assistant Costume Shop Supervisor
    mcoles1 [at] kent.edu
    D203 Center for the Performing Arts
    330-672-0123
  • John Crawford
    Dean and Professor
    jcrawfo1 [at] kent.edu
    204 Taylor Hall
    330-672-2760
  • Nicholas Drashner
    Assistant Professor of Sound Design
    ndrashne [at] kent.edu
    C109 Center for the Performing Arts
    330-672-3172
  • Karl Erdmann
    Production Manager
    kerdmann [at] kent.edu
    B157 Center for the Performing Arts
    330-672-0118
  • Amy Fritsche
    Associate Professor of Acting and Musical Theatre
    afritsch [at] kent.edu
    B144 Center for the Performing Arts
    330-672-0112
  • Jason Gates
    Scene Shop Supervisor
    jagates [at] kent.edu
    B111-C Center for the Performing Arts
    330-672-2122
  • Theresa Holland
    Adjunct Professor of Dance
    tholla15 [at] kent.edu
  • Tamara L. Honesty
    Assistant Professor of Scenic Design
    thonesty [at] kent.edu
    330-672-0110
  • Tom Humes
    Assistant Professor of Stage Management
    thumes2 [at] kent.edu
  • Paul Hurley
    Assistant Professor of Acting and Movement
    phurley1 [at] kent.edu
    330-672-2065
  • Mavis Jennings
    Adjunct Faculty, Theatre
    tjennin7 [at] kent.edu
  • Kimberly Karpanty
    Professor of Dance
    kkarpant [at] kent.edu
    D101 Center for the Performing Arts
    330-672-0127
  • Terri Kent
    Musical Theatre Coordinator and Professor of Acting and Musical Theatre
    tkent [at] kent.edu
    B142 Center for the Performing Arts
    330-672-0107
  • Gregory King
    Assistant Professor of Dance, Kent Dance Ensemble Artistic Director
    gking16 [at] kent.edu
    330-672-2068
  • Joni Koneval
    Marketing Coordinator
    jkoneval [at] kent.edu
    B103-A Center for the Performing Arts
    330-672-0116
  • Jen Korecki
    Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre
    jkoreck1 [at] kent.edu
    B160 Center for the Performing Arts
    330-672-8312
  • Yuko Kurahashi
    Professor of Theatre, Graduate Coordinator
    ykurahas [at] kent.edu
    B146 Center for the Performing Arts
    330-672-9483
  • Cynthia Lundeen
    Adjunct Professor of Theatre
    clundeen [at] kent.edu
  • Samuel McIntosh
    Adjunct Professor of Dance
    samuelandrewmcintosh [at] gmail.com
  • Catherine Meredith
    Assistant Professor of Dance
    cmeredi5 [at] kent.edu
  • Donna Miller
    Administrative Clerk
    dmille13 [at] kent.edu
    B141 Center for the Performing Arts
    330-672-0111
  • Daniel-Raymond Nadon
    Associate School Director, Professor of Theatre
    dnadon [at] kent.edu
    B143 Center for the Performing Arts
    330-672-7386
  • Tiana Nelson
    Clerical Specialist
    toden [at] kent.edu
    B141 Center for the Performing Arts
    330-672-0106
  • Steve Pauna
    Associate Professor of Theatre, Technical Director
    spauna [at] kent.edu
    B111-D Center for the Performing Arts
    330-672-0117
  • Fabio Polanco
    Associate Professor of Acting and Directing
    fpolanco [at] kent.edu
    B150-B Center for the Performing Arts
    330-672-0109
  • Jason Potts
    Lighting and Sound Supervisor
    jpotts [at] kent.edu
    B200 Center for the Performing Arts
    330-672-7113
  • Jeffrey Rockland
    Associate Professor
    jrocklan [at] kent.edu
    D-101-G Center for the Performing Arts
    330-672-0124
  • Robin Ruth
    Costume Shop Supervisor
    rruth [at] kent.edu
    D203-A Center for the Performing Arts
    330-672-0121
  • Jakyung Seo
    Associate Professor of Lighting Design and Coordinator of Design and Technology
    jseo1 [at] kent.edu
    B150-A Center for the Performing Arts
    330-672-2055
  • Terri Siefer
    Administrative Clerk
    tpoole9 [at] kent.edu
    330-672-2069
  • Michelle Souza
    Assistant Professor of Costume Design
    msouza [at] kent.edu
  • Cynthia Stillings
    Acting Associate Dean and Professor
    cstillin [at] kent.edu
    204 Taylor Hall
    330-672-2760
  • Jonathan Swoboda
    Associate Professor of Musical Theatre
    jswoboda [at] kent.edu
    B159 Center for the Performing Arts
    330-672-2102
  • Barbara Allegra Verlezza
    Associate Professor of Dance
    bverlez1 [at] kent.edu
    D101-D Center for the Performing Arts
    330-672-0125
  • Jim Weaver
    Assistant Professor of Theatre
    jweave1 [at] kent.edu
    103 Fine Arts Center
    330-244-3352
  • John Eichenlaub
    jeichenl [at] kent.edu
  • Eric Kildow
    Assistant Professor
    ekildow [at] kent.edu
    330-675-8829
  • Megan Young
    Adjunct Faculty in Dance
    mpitcher [at] kent.edu
    D101 Center for the Performing Arts
    330-672-2069