Meet the Faculty


Associate Dean


Associate Professors

Assistant Professors

  • John BurdettJohn Burdett, Ed.D.
    Assistant Professor; Director of Instrumental Studies; Director of Bands
  • Stephen ChildsStephen Childs, MFA
    Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Design; Exhibitions Director
  • Brent Everett DickinsonBrent Everett Dickinson, MFA
    Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Design; Interim Director, MFA in Visual Art
  • Terry DobsonTerry Dobson, MFA
    Director of Design; Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Design
  • David HughesDavid Hughes, DMA
    Assistant Professor; Conductor of Bel Canto Women's Choir; Choral Conducting; Vocal Studies
  • Thomas HynesThomas Hynes, M.A.
    Assistant Professor; Commercial Guitar Studies; Music Theory
  • Michelle JensenMichelle Jensen, M.M.
    Assistant Professor; Conductor of Chamber Singers; Music Education
  • Kirsten Lundin HumerKirsten Lundin Humer, MFA
    Program Director, BFA in Acting for the Stage and Screen; Assistant Professor of Voice, Theater Arts
  • Alex RussellAlex Russell, M.M.
    Assistant Professor, Violin Studies; Director of String Studies
  • Marek SzpakiewiczMarek Szpakiewicz, DMA
    Assistant Professor; Cello Studies; Director of Chamber Music
  • Lyrica TaylorLyrica Taylor, Ph.D.
    Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, School of Visual and Performing Arts; Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Design; Director, M.A. in Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism



Applied Instructors

Adjunct Professors

Professor Emerita

Professors Emeriti