Faculty and Staff Overview

  • Faculty

    Holly Boda-Sutton

    Director, IUP Dance Theater Company

    Professor, Dance Theater Director, Choreographer, Performer  
    MFA, Dance—Texas Woman’s University
    MEd, Administration—Salisbury State University
    BS, Business—University of Northern Colorado

    Office: Zink Dance Theater
    Phone: 724-357-4865

    Carrie Cole, Assistant Chair, Director of Production

    Associate Professor, Dramaturg, Historian, Integrative Studies  
    PhD, Theater and Performance Studies—University of Maryland
    MA, Theater Studies—University of Arizona
    BA, Theater—Willamette University

    Office: Waller 206G
    Phone: 724-357-1220

    Rachel DeSoto-Jackson

    Assistant Professor, Applied Theater  
    MFA, Performance Pedagogy—University of Pittsburgh
    MA, Theatre and Performance Studies—University of Pittsburgh
    MA Certificate, Film Studies—University of Pittsburgh
    BPhil, Theatre Arts—University of Pittsburgh

    Office: Waller 206B
    Phone: 724-357-2777

    Rob Gretta

    Associate Professor, Actor/Director, Musical Theater  
    MFA, Directing—Florida State University
    BA, Theater—Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    Office: Waller 206F
    Phone: 724-357-4037

    Brian Jones, Department Chair

    Professor, Scenery Designer, Lighting Designer, Technical Director
    MFA, Theater Design and Production—University of Florida
    BA, Theater—Wabash College

    Office: Waller 104
    Phone: 724-357-2965

    Rick Kemp

    Professor, Actor, Director, Devised Theater Creator  
    PhD, Theater—University of Pittsburgh
    MFA, Performance Pedagogy—University of Pittsburgh
    MA, English Literature—Oxford University
    BA, English Literature—Oxford University

    Office: Waller 206D
    Phone: 724-357-4474

    Ethan Hollinger

    Assistant Professor, Lighting and Sound Design/Technology
    MFA, Theatre—Illinois State University
    BA, Theatre—North Greenville University

    Office: Waller 206C
    Phone: 724-357-2644

    Nancy Pipkin-Hutchinson

    Associate Professor, Costume Design and Technology
    MFA, Dramatic Arts (Costume Design)—University of California–Davis
    BA, Theater Arts—Catawba College

    Office: Waller 206H
    Phone: 724-357-4026

    Michael Schwartz

    Associate Professor, Theater Historian, Dramaturg, Playwright  
    PhD, Theater—University of Pittsburgh
    MA, English—Long Island University, Brooklyn
    BA, English major and Fine Arts minor—Georgetown University

    Office: Waller 206I
    Phone: 724-357-2169

    Joan Van Dyke

    Associate Professor, Choreographer, Performer  
    MFA, Dance—Arizona State University
    MS, Ballet—Indiana University–Bloomington
    BA, Ballet—Virginia Intermont College

    Office: Zink Dance Theater
    Phone: 724-357-5528

    Theater and Dance Staff

    Kym Laret

    Costume Studio Technician

    Corey Lunchuck

    Scenery Studio Technician
    BA, Theater—Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    Terri Williams

    Fiscal Assistant, Department Secretary  

    Theater and Dance Emeritus Faculty

    Barbara Blackledge
    Professor, actor/director, chairperson

    Malcolm Bowes (deceased)
    Professor, theater historian, dramaturg, director, actor, chairperson

    Donald Eisen
    Professor, theater historian, dramaturg, director, actor, chairperson
    Retired: 12/30/94

    Robert Ensley (deceased)
    Professor, actor/director, chairperson

    Patricia Lommock
    Associate Professor, choreographer, Asian dance
    Retired: 1/1/99

    Ed Simpson
    Professor, playwright, actor, director
    Retired: 8/18/06