Department of Theatre and Dance
The University bestows the designation "Graduate Faculty" upon faculty following review of their credentials and recommendation by their colleagues. The University maintains three levels of graduate faculty: (1) Full, (2) Associate, and (3) External.
Only Full graduate faculty members may chair doctoral committees. Full or Associate graduate faculty may chair master's committees. Only one external graduate faculty member may serve as a voting member on any master's or doctoral committee.
JACOB G. ALLEN, Full Professor, M. Mus. (2009), The Eastman School of Music/University of Rochester 
SARAH BROWN, Associate Professor, MFA (1994), Yale School of Drama 
STEPHEN HANCOCK, Professor, MFA (1984), The Pennsylvania State University 
ANITA J. LENHART, Professor, MFA (1985), Florida State University 
MICHAEL O'NELE, Associate Professor, MFA (1998), The University of Missouri-K.C. 
ANTHONY S. PELLECCHIA, Assistant Professor, MFA (2009), The Ohio State University 
MICHAEL MEDCALF, Associate Professor, MFA (2013), University of Iowa 
HOLLY DERR, Assistant Professor, MFA (2002), Columbia University
JILL G. NEE, Assistant Professor, MFA (2014), The Ohio State University
JOHN YORKE, Instructor, MFA (1997), The University of Memphis
TRACY THOMAS, Assistant Professor, MM (1993), University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
CHRISTIAN TRIPP, Assistant Professor, MFA (2020), University of Alabama
RICHARD C. MAYFIELD, MFA (1996), University of Tennessee 
NOTE: Expiration date of graduate faculty membership is indicated in brackets for Full and External only.