Margaret Baldwin
Lecturer and Coordinator of General Education for Theatre and Performance Studies

M.F.A. Theatre Arts (Playwriting), University of Iowa
B.A. English/Modern Studies, University of Virginia

Areas of Emphasis: General Education, Script Analysis, Performance Composition,

Adaption, Ensemble Performance

Jane Barnette

Associate Professor, Resident Dramaturg, Archivist, and Alpha Psi Omega Advisor

Ph.D. Theatre History, Criticism and Literature, The University of Texas at Austin

M.A. Theatre History, Criticism and Literature, The University of Texas at Austin

B.S. Speech/Women's Studies, Northwestern University

Areas of Emphasis: Theatre and Performance History, Dramaturgy, Women's Studies


Jamie Bullins
Associate Professor, Coordinator of Design Tech, Production Manager, and Faculty Advisor for Kennesaw Improv Student Society
M.F.A. Theatrical Design, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
B.A. Studio Art, Campbell University

Areas of Emphasis: Scenography; Production/Theatre Management KSU


Ming Chen
Professor, Resident Designer
M.F.A. Stage Design/Theory, Shanghai Theatre Academy
M.A. Theatrical Production, University of Pittsburgh
B.F.A. Stage Design, Shanghai Theatre Academy

Areas of Emphasis: Scenic Design; Costume Design


Judith Cole
Artist-in-Residence in Collaborative Piano
B.M. Piano Performance, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.M. Accompanying, with a concentration in Musical Theatre and Chamber Music, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Areas of Emphasis: Musical Theatre Performance, Music Theory and Sight-singing for Actors, Piano Performance.



Jim Davis
Assistant Professor, Jointly Appointed with the Department of First Year Programs
Ph.D. Theatre, Bowling Green State University
M.A. Theatre, University of Northern Iowa
B.A. Drama/Speech, Clarke College
Areas of Emphasis: American Dramatic Literature, Directing, Theatre History, Popular
Culture Performance, Puppet Theatre


John S. Gentile

Ph.D. Performance Studies, Northwestern University
M.A. Mythological Studies, Pacifica Graduate Institute

M.A. Performance Studies, Northwestern University
B.A. Dramatic Arts and English, State University of New York Geneseo

Areas of Emphasis: Solo Performance; Performance History; Chautauqua Movement; Storytelling; Myth; Adapting Literary and Folkloric Texts for the Stage

Harrison Long
Associate Professor, Coordinator of Acting
M.F.A. Theatre (Acting), Southern Methodist University

B.F.A Theatre (Acting), Florida State University

Areas of Emphasis: Contemporary Scene Study, Period Styles


Rebecca Makus


Assistant Professor, Resident Lighting Designer

M.F.A. California Institute for the Arts

B.A. Smith College

Areas of Emphasis: Lighting Design, DIY Lighting/Media, Experimental Performance


Charles Parrott


Assistant Professor

Ph.D Performance Studies and Speech Communication, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

M.A. Ball State University

B.A Speech Communication and Sociology, Hastings College

Areas of Emphasis: Performance Art, Solo Performance, Phenomenology, Performance Criticism and Popular Entertainment


Karen Robinson

Professor, Interim Chair and Coordinator of Internships 

M.F.A. Directing, New York University
B.A. Theatre/English, University of Colorado

Areas of Emphasis: Directing; Performance; Dramaturgy (new plays and classical texts);

Theatre Appreciation

Henry Scott


B.F.A. Musical Theatre, Webster University

Areas of Emphasis: Musical Theatre, Movement, Dance, Ensemble Theatre.

Theatre Appreciation

Jan Wikstrom

Assistant Professor
M.F.A. Classical Acting, The George Washington University
B.F.A. Acting, University of Southern California
Areas of Emphasis: Voice and Speech, Acting, Alexander Technique, Yoga


Part-Time Faculty

Justin Anderson


Instructor of Acting

B.A. Theatre Arts, Campbell University

Natashya Armer-Giardina


Assistant Professor of Arts in Society: Theatre and Performance

M.F.A. Acting, Northern Illinois University

B.F.A Acting, Virginia Commonwealth University

Freddie Ashley
Assistant Professor of Acting
M.F.A. Theatre Performance, University of Southern Mississippi

B.F.A Theatre, Shorter College

Carolyn Dorff


Assistant Professor of Vocal Performance

M.F.A. Opera Performance, North Carolina School of the Arts

B.F.A. Music, Dennison University

Shannon Eubanks


Instructor of Acting for the Camera

B.A. Drama-Speech, Birmingham-Southern Colle

Kia Fisher


Assistant Professor of Arts in Society: Theatre and Performance

M.F.A Acting, University of Louisville

Brian Forrester


Assistant Professor of Arts in Society: Theatre and Performance

M.F.A M.F.A. Dramatic Writing, Carnegie Mellon University
B.A. English, Kennesaw State University

Richard Garner


Instructor of Acting

B.A. Theatre, Berry College


Dori Garziano


Assistant Professor of Acting, Arts in Society: Theatre and Performance, Theatre Education

M.F.A. Theatre Performance, University of Southern Mississippi

B.S. Elementary Education, University of Southern Mississippi


Neeley Gossett


Assistant Professor of Arts in Society: Theatre and Performance

M.F.A. The Playwright’s Lab, Hollins University
M.A. English, The University of North Carolina Wilmington
B.A. Theater Arts, Marymount Manhattan College


Matt Lewis


Assistant Professor of Acting and Arts in Society: Theatre and Performance

M.F.A. Acting, University of Alabama

B.A.Theate and Performance Studies, Kennesaw State University


Kelly Martin Mann


Instructor of Stage Combat

B.A. Theatre, The University of Southern Mississippi


Melanie Martin Long


Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing

M.F.A. Directing, University of Minnesota

B.A. Theatre and English, The College of William and Mary

Libby Mickle


Instructor of Stage Management

B. A. Theatre Arts, LaGrange College
Member of Actors' Equity Association

Elizabeth Rasmusson

Assistant Professor of Stagecraft and Visual Imagination
M.F.A Costume Design, The University of Florida
B.A. Theatre, Berry College

Susan Reid

Assistant Professor of Acting
M.F.A. Directing, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
B.A. Randolph-Macon Woman’s College





Renee Jamieson


Academic Associate I

B.A. Theatre and Performance Studies, Kennesaw State University

Phone: 770-499-3123
Fax: 678-797-2426


Brad Herring


Facilites Manager for Stillwell and Black Box Theaters

B.A. Theatre, Kennesaw State University

Phone: 770-499-6515

Fax: 678-797-2247


Kenyon Shiver
Technical Director
B.F.A. Theatre, Valdosta State University
Phone: 770-499-3623
Fax: 678-797-2426
Brittany Johnson
Costume Shop Manager
B.F.A. Theatre, University Of Florida
M.F.A. Costume Technology, University of Texas
Phone: 770-499-3673
Fax: 678-797-2426



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