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.

  • William Ayton

    Areas of Expertise: Music Theory & Composition, Music History, Non-Western Music and Culture

  • 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: Dance and Performance Studies

  • 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