Faculty & Staff

The Department of Performing Arts boasts an esteemed faculty of experienced and credentialed artists and performers from across the country and around the world. Our experienced and credentialed scholars and practitioners develop personal, meaningful relationships with students. Visiting guest artists offer additional styles, forms, and viewpoints through residencies and repertory work.

  • Adam Braver

    Areas of Expertise: CREATIVE WRITING: Fiction and Non-fiction Writing. Writer-in-Residence.

  • Edward J. Delaney

    Areas of Expertise: CREATIVE WRITING: Non-fiction, Screenplay, Playwriting, and Fiction writing. Literary publishing (Mt. Hope Magazine)

  • Catherine Hawkes

    Areas of Expertise: Instrumental Ensemble, Music History, World Cultures through Music

  • Elliott Miles McKinley

    Areas of Expertise: Composition, Music Theory, Electronic and Computer Music, Jazz Studies, Improvisation, Music of the Twentieth Century and Contemporary Music

  • Cathy Nicoli

    Areas of Expertise: Contemporary Dance Technique, Pedagogy, Choreography and Production

  • Renee Soto

    Areas of Expertise: CREATIVE WRITING: Poetry writing, editing, and literary publishing. Engaged pedagogy.

  • Robin Stone

    Areas of Expertise: Directing, Dramatic Literature, Theory & Criticism, History, Script Analysis, Acting, Lighting Design, Sound Design, Playwriting

  • Lori Lee Wallace

    Areas of Expertise: Voice, Acting, Directing, History, Theory, Criticism, & Script Analysis

Adjunct Faculty

  • Joseph Amante y Zapata

    Areas of Expertise: MUS 311-01 Latin American and Caribbean Music and past Director, Roger Williams University Chorus

  • Eric Bronner

    Areas of Expertise: Applied Music - Voice; Speech & Communications

  • Ali Kenner Brodsky

    Areas of Expertise: Dance Kinesiology, Dance History, Choreography and Production

  • nikki lee

    Areas of Expertise: Dance Pedagogy and Photography

  • Kathleen Nasti

    Areas of Expertise: Modern, Contemporary, Ballet, Musical Theatre Techniques and Women's Studies in the Field of Dance

  • Ashley Rich

    Areas of Expertise: Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet, Horton, and Hip-Hop

  • Andy Russ

    Areas of Expertise: Dance on Film and Digital Production

  • Joshua Tuason

    Areas of Expertise: Contemporary, Cunningham, Ballet, and Alexander Techniques

  • Stephanie Turner

    Areas of Expertise: Contemporary Dance Technique and Contact Improvisation

  • Steven Vaughn

    Areas of Expertise: Modern / Contemporary Dance Technique and Performance