Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Faculty and Staff

The Department of Theatre and Dance employs a contact intensive approach to teaching and learning.  In addition to instruction that occurs in formal classrooms, faculty are continually involved in a number of other teaching activities (e.g. semester auditions, year-end evaluations, portfolio reviews, directing and advising productions, viewing of studio productions, etc.).

Fundamental to teaching is the focus on students growing to personal understandings of theatre as both art and as craft within a world of relentless change requiring continual interpretation.  Performance and the development of artistic responsibility are emphasized throughout a student's career.

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  Matt Albrecht
Assistant Professor of Theatre - Lighting Design
(217) 424-3708
Shilling 211 D
Office Hours: M/W: 9:00-10:00 and 11:00-12:00, T: 1:00-2:00
  Lori Bales
Associate Professor of Theatre - Director of New Musicals Workshop
(217) 424-3785
Percussion House 201
Office hours: M/W: 12:00-2:00 and prefer by appointment
  Mary Black
Assistant Professor of Theatre - Technical Director

(217) 420-6683
Shilling 210 F
Office hours: M/W/F: 9:00-11:00
  Ann Borders
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Theatre and Music
(217) 424-6310
Perkinson Music Center 303
Office hours: by appointment
  Gretchen Burghart
Adjunct Instructor of Theatre and Dance
Office hours: by appointment

  Dan Derrick
Scene Shop Foreman
(217) 424-6378
3D Arts Building
Office Hours: M-Th 8:00-5:00, F: 8:00-3:00
  Jana Henry Funderburk
Associate Professor of Theatre - Costume Director
(217) 424-3805
Shilling 211 E
Office hours: M/W: 9:00-11:00 in SH 211E, 
T/Th: 9:00-9:30 Costume Studio, OG 100

  Jennifer Reiter Hand
Adjunct Instructor of Dance
Office hours: by appointment

Laura Ledford
Dean College of Fine Arts, Associate Professor of Theatre
(217) 424-6499
Shilling 211
Office Hours: by appointment.  Contact Lori Gilbert in SH 211

  Kevin Long
Artist-in-Residence - Musical Director
(217) 424-6303
Perkinson Music Center 301
Office hours: M/W: 11:00-1:00, T: 12:00-1:00 and by appointment

  Barbara Mangrum
Associate Professor of Theatre - Design and Production
(217) 424-6252
Shilling 210 D
Office hours: T/Th: 9:00-11:00, F:11:00-12:00 and by appointment

  Alex Miller
Associate Professor of Theatre - Resident Fight Director
(217) 424-3540
Shilling 210 G
Office hours: M: 2:00-4:00, T: 2:00-3:00, W: 11:00-1:00
and by appointment

  Angie Miller
Assistant Professor of Dance
(217) 362-6494
Shilling 211 C
Office hours: M: 12:00-3:00, W: 1:00-3:00 and by appointment

  Sean Morrissey
Interim Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance - Director of Dance
(217) 424-6292
Shilling 211 H
Office hours: by appointment through Mary Spencer

  Denise Myers
Professor of Theatre
(217) 424-5097
Shilling 210 E
Office hours: M/W 8:30-10:00, T/Th 2:00-3:00 and by appointment

  Tom Robson
Assistant Professor of Theatre
(217) 424-3708
Shilling 211 F
Office hours: M/W: 2:00-4:00, T: 3:30-4:30 and by appointment

  Beth Skinner
Costume Shop Manager
(217) 424-6372
Old Gym 100
Office hours: M/W/F: 9:00-12:00, 1:00-5:00, T/Th: 1:00-5:00

  Mary Spencer
Administrative Assistant/Audition Coordinator
(217) 424-6282
Shilling 211
  Sara Theis
Instructor of Theatre - Production Manager
(217) 424-6234
Shilling 211G
Office hours: M/W:10:00-11:00, 1:00-2:00, F: 10:00-11:00
and by appointment

Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL