Theatre Arts

Theatre Arts – Full-Time Faculty and Staff

Click on any Full-Time Faculty member below to read their bio and find their contact information.


Dr. Justin P. Cowan
Department Chair, Associate Professor: Musicianship, MT Rep, MT History, Musical Director, Director

Joni Johns-Lerner
Associate Chair, Associate Professor: Costume Design, Costume Technology, Costume History, Evolution of Fashion


Maureen Freedman
Visiting Assistant Professor: Scenic Design, Methods of Scenic Arts and Crafts, Technical Theatre

Dr. Donald Gagnon
Professor: Theatre History, Intro to Drama, Senior Portfolio

Tim Howard
Associate Professor: BFA Musical Theatre Coordinator, MT Workshop, Acting, Audition Techniques, Director

Pam McDaniel
Professor: BFA Acting Coordinator, Directing, Acting, Performing Shakespeare

Sal Trapani
Professor: Acting, Directing, Playmaking with Children, Devised Theatre, Theatre History

Oliver Wason
Assistant Professor: BFA Design/Tech Coordinator, Lighting Design, Design Fundamentals, Technical Theatre


Thomas P. Swetz
Theatre Arts Production Coordinator: Technical Director, Shop Supervisor, Rentals Coordinator

Victoria Hunter
Theatre Arts Secretary



Rich Reimold
Founding chair of the Department of Theatre Arts.

William Walton
24 years as a professor, 16 years as associate chair, 4 years as Chair. He implemented the NY theatre showcase and the Edinburgh Festival trips. Produced and directed over 30 shows.