DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE & DANCE
The University bestows the designation "Graduate Faculty" upon faculty following review
of their credentials and recommendation by their colleagues. The University maintains
six levels of graduate faculty: (1) Full, (2) Associate, (3) Adjunct, (4) Adjunct
Research Co-Mentor, (5) Affiliate, and (6) Adjunct Teaching.
Only Full graduate faculty members may chair doctoral committees. Adjunct Research
Co-Mentor members may serve as co-chair of a master's or doctoral committee. Full
or Associate graduate faculty may chair master's committees. Only one adjunct or affiliate
graduate faculty member may serve as a voting member on any master's or doctoral committee.
Teaching adjunct members may not serve on graduate committees.
JACOB G. ALLEN, Assistant Professor, M. Mus. (2009), The Eastman School of Music/University of Rochester 
SARAH BROWN, Assistant Professor, MFA (1994), Yale School of Drama 
MARK DAVIS, Assistant Professor, MFA (2007), Smith College 
STEPHEN HANCOCK, Associate Professor, MFA (1984), The Pennsylvania State University 
ROBERT A. HETHERINGTON, Professor, MA (1976), Northwestern University 
JANICE BENNING LACEK, Associate Professor, MFA (1993), University of California at San Diego 
HOLLY C. LAU, Professor, MFA (1991), The Ohio State University 
ANITA J. LENHART, Associate Professor, MFA (1985), Florida State University 
MOIRA J. LOGAN, Professor, MFA (1972), Sarah Lawrence College 
JOHN J. McFADDEN, JR., Professor, MFA (1975), The Pennsylvania State University 
MICHAEL O'NELE, Associate Professor, MFA (1998), The University of Missouri-K.C. 
LAWRENCE BLACKWELL, Assistant Professor, MFA (2000), University Of Louisville 
JILL G. NEE, Visiting Assistant Professor, MFA (2014), The Ohio State University 
ADJUNCT TEACHING MEMBER
RICHARD C. MAYFIELD, MFA (1996), University of Tennessee 
JOHN YORKE, Instructor, MFA (1997), The University of Memphis 
TRACEY BONNER, Assistant Professor, MFA (2009), University of California, Irvine 
KENNETH ELLIS, Assistant Professor, MFA (2007), Southern Illinois University Carbondale 
SUSAN MORRISON, BLA (1987), Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis 
NOTE: Expiration date of graduate faculty membership is indicated in brackets.