Faculty & Staff in Theatre & Dance

Theatre & Dance Office Information
Location:
30 S. Grove St.
Hours: Monday – Friday (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Phone:
614-823-1109
Email: jmarkovich@otterbein.edu

Thom Warren

Thom Warren

Associate Professor


Thom Christopher Warren serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance and made his Otterbein directorial debut last spring with “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” followed...

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Rebecca White

Rebecca White

Associate Professor


Rebecca White is originally from Minnesota and joined the faculty at Otterbein in the fall of 2007. Rebecca works primarily with students in the BFA Design Technology program and teaches courses...

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Patrick Stone

Patrick Stone

Associate Professor


Patrick Stone began his tenure as the Technical Director at Otterbein in the Fall of 2014. He spent the previous seven years at the University of Arkansas as the Faculty Technical Director. He...

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Mark “Coach” Mineart

Associate Professor


Mark has been a successful member of the professional theatre community for over 30 years, working as an actor, director, and fight director. Mark has appeared on and off Broadway with such stars...

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Melissa Lusher

Melissa Lusher

Professor


Melissa Lusher is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance where she teaches acting, speech, and dialects. In 2018, she was honored with Otterbein’s Teacher of...

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Lenny Leibowitz

Lenny Leibowitz

Associate Professor


Since Lenny’s arrival in Westerville, Lenny has directed Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, Into the Woods, Clybourne Park, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Top Girls, Fiddler on the...

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Stella Kane

Stella Kane

Associate Professor, Director of Musical Theatre, Director of Dance


Stella Hiatt Kane has been a member of the Otterbein faculty since 1989 and Director of Dance since 1996, a member of the BalletMet Academy faculty, and the founding Artistic Director of JazzMet....

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Christina Kirk

Professor


Christina Kirk is Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance where she has taught since 1992. Her directing credits include The Living Theatre, New Dramatists, assisting Liviu Ciulei at Arena...

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Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson

Professor


Rob Johnson is a full professor with the Department of Theatre & Dance at Otterbein University and serves as the Head of Design/Technology. With Otterbein since 1987, Rob teaches scenic...

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Lori Kay Harvey

Lori Kay Harvey

Associate Professor


Lori Kay Harvey, Associate Professor of Musical Theatre, serves as the music director and conductor for the production program and the BFA musical theatre program at Otterbein University....

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Timothy Gerckens

Timothy Gerckens

Associate Professor


T.J. Gerckens (Lighting Design) is the lighting design faculty member at Otterbein University, a USA829 Union Lighting Designer, and proud Otterbein Alum. At Otterbein he has designed the...

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Tara Smith

Assistant, Theatre Ticketing


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Elizabeth Saltzgiver

Audience Services Director


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Eryn Kane

Administrative Assistant


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Julia Ferreri

Costume Shop Supervisor


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Clarence Davis

Clarence Davis

Scenic Studio Supervisor


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Part Time Faculty in Theatre & Dance

Scott Brown

Part-Time Faculty in Theatre & Dance


Suzanne Accetta

Part-Time Faculty in Theatre & Dance


Kathleen Bartelt

Part-Time Faculty in Theatre & Dance


Christeen Stridsberg

Part-Time Faculty in Theatre & Dance


Susan Saurer

Part-Time Faculty in Theatre & Dance


Tammy Plaxico

Part-Time Faculty in Health & Sport Sciences


Melinda Murphy

Part-Time Faculty in Theatre and Dance


Emily Glinski

Part-Time Faculty in Theatre & Dance


Jessie Glover

Part-Time Faculty in Theatre & Dance


Stephanie Gerckens

Part-Time Faculty in Theatre & Dance


Anna Elliott

Part-Time Faculty in Theatre & Dance


Robert Behrens

Part-Time Faculty in Music