Theatre Arts Faculty
Elizabeth Popiel is in her 12th year as a tenured professor at WCSU in the theatre design area. Her professional credits include weekly designs for Good Morning America Weekend Edition since its start in 2004 (for which she won an Emmy Award), assistant art director (Meet Joe Black, Bait, The Devils’ Own), original designer for The View and set designer of countless television projects for ABC, including Wide World of Sports, Monday Night Football, College Football Scoreboard, 20/20 and specials featuring Diana Sawyer. She is very proud of all the young WCSU designers she is mentoring in entertainment design fields, many of whom have gone on to receive M.F.A degrees and pursue professional careers in the industry. Liz is a proud member of professional union: United Scenic Artists local 829 IATSE and holds an MFA Scenic Design from SUNY at Purchase.