Faculty and Staff

2022 group photo of Theatre faculty on steps of CPA

Oxford Campus

Theatre Studies, History and Theory

Ann Elizabeth Armstrong (community-based theatre, feminist theatre)
Elizabeth Reitz Mullenix (American theatre)
Matt Omasta (theatre in education, applied theatre)

Performance and Directing

Ashley Goos (dance)
Julia Guichard
(acting, voice, movement)
Lewis Magruder (directing, acting)
Oluchi Nwokocha (acting)

Design, Technology and Management

Gion DeFrancesco (scene design, scene painting)
Tom Featherstone (scene studio supervisor)
Lisa Martin-Stuart (costume design, fashion)
Curtis Mortimore (technical director, lead electrician)
Meggan Peters (costume studio supervisor)
Marly Wooster (lighting design and technology, stage management)


Matt Omasta, Chair 

Sam Buchholz, administrative assistant
Lori Gouvan, accounting technician

Regional Campuses

Bekka Eaton (Hamilton)

Emeritus Faculty

Howard A. Blanning
Professor Emeritus

Linda L. Conaway
Professor Emerita
AA, BFA Stephens College
MA University of Missouri
Principal areas of interest and instruction: Costume Design; Costume Technology; Movement; Audition Techniques
Member: United Scenic Artists, National Partners of American Theatre (board member).

Geoffrey D. Fishburn
Professor Emeritus
BFA Dennison University
MA Indiana University
Principal areas of interest: Lighting and Sound Design, Special Effects ; Stage Management; Musical Theatre.
Member: United Scenic Artists, Actors' Equity Association, U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.

Michael J. Griffith
Professor Emeritus
BA University of Northern Iowa
MA University of Iowa
Postgraduate: University of Iowa; Banff Center for the Arts
Principal areas of interest and instruction: Scenic Design; Scene Painting; Stage Makeup; Dramatic Literature; Technical Production; Aesthetics.
Member: United Scenic Artists, U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology.

Donald Rosenberg
Professor Emeritus, Menifee, CA
BA, MA Purdue University
PhD University of Iowa
Principal areas of interest and instruction: World Theatre History, Directing, Arts Administration.
Member: National Theatre Conference, Actors Equity Association.