Faculty and Staff

You'll learn from and work with innovative faculty and staff members who bring their unique blend of professional and academic expertise to your studies, both inside and outside the classroom. A diverse group of creative individuals, their focus is on providing you with the finest learning experiences. Come meet our faculty and staff.

Contact Us

School of Stage and Screen | 278 Belk, 1 University Drive Cullowhee, NC 28723
828.227.7491 - SAS@wcu.edu

Director of Stage & Screen

Jayme McGhan    Associate Professor   Belk 278   828.227.7491

Dance Faculty

Name Position Phone Email Office Space
Ashlee Wasmund Program Coordinator, Dance and Musical Theatre, Assistant Professor  828.227.3672 amwasmund@wcu.edu Breese 220
Amy Dowling Dance Instructor  828.227.2527 adowling@wcu.edu Breese 204
Patricia Renshaw Dance Instructor  828.227.2527 parenshaw@wcu.edu Breese 204
Elizabeth Borom Dance Instructor 828.227.2527 ejborom@wcu.edu Breese 204
Priscilla Hummel  Dance Instructor    phummel@wcu.edu ONLINE


Film and Television Faculty

Name Position Phone Email  Office Space
Joshua Russell Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor 828.227.2624 jdrussell@wcu.edu Belk 292
Brenda Lilly Screenwriting, Assistant Professor  828.227.2092 bllilly@wcu.edu Belk 283
Joshua Overbay Editing/Directing, Assistant Professor  828.227.2324 jaoverbay@wcu.edu Belk 282
Andrew Shearer Adjunct Professor 828.227.2713 ashearer@email.wcu.edu Belk 280
Jason Ledford Equipment Manager 828.227.3697 jwledford@wcu.edu Killian 119B

Theatre and Musical Theatre Faculty

Name Position Phone Email  Office Space 
Claire Eye BFA Acting for Stage and Screen & BA General Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor  828.227.3961 eye@wcu.edu Belk 284
Tory Depew BFA Entertainment Design and Technology Program Coordinator, Costume Designer, Assistant Professor  828.227.3963 vdepew@.wcu.edu BAC 183
Terrence Mann Distinguished Professor of Musical Theatre      
Terry Martin  Scenic and Properties Design, Assistant Professor  828.227.3800 tjmartin@wcu.edu Belk 289
Colin Wasmund Theatre Instructor  828.227.3162 crwasmund@wcu.edu Belk 280
Dustin Whitehead Acting, Assistant Professor  828.227.3802 dgwhitehead@wcu.edu Belk 285
Eric Eichenlaub Theatre Instructor  828.227.3162 eeichenlaub@wcu.edu   Belk 280
Kristen Hedberg Musical Theatre, Voice, Assistant Professor  828.227.3803  kyhedberg@wcu.edu Breese 203
Marina De Ratmiroff  Musical Theatre Instructor, Voice     maderatmiroff@email.wcu.edu  



Name Position Phone Email Office Space 
Magen Hinson Administrative Associate   828.227.3840 mchinson@wcu.edu  Belk 278
Lindsay Chapman Production Manager, Administrative Assistant 828.227.7491 lmchapman@wcu.edu Belk 278
Kevin King Scene Shop Manager   krking@wcu.edu BAC Scene Shop
Michael Yannette Staff Pianist   mayannette@wcu.edu  
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