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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.

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School of Stage and Screen | 278 Belk, 1 University Drive Cullowhee, NC 28723
828.227.7491 -

Director of the School of Stage & Screen

Claire Eye   Assistant Professor   Belk 278   828.227.7491

Dance Faculty

Name Position Phone Email Office Space
Ashlee Wasmund Dance and BFA Musical Theatre Program Director, Assistant Professor  828.227.3672 Breese 220
Amy Dowling Dance, Adjunct Professor
828.227.2527 Breese 204
Patricia Renshaw Dance, Adjunct Professor
828.227.2527 Breese 204
Elizabeth Borom Dance, Adjunct Professor 828.227.2527 Breese 204
Priscilla Hummel  Dance, Adjunct Professor ONLINE


Film and Television Faculty

Name Position Phone Email  Office Space
Joshua Russell BFA Film and Television Program Director, Assistant Professor 828.227.2624 Belk 292
Brenda Lilly Screenwriting, Assistant Professor  828.227.2092 Belk 283
Jon Mark Nail Production, Assistant Professor 828.227.2255 Belk 281
Joshua Overbay Editing/Directing, Assistant Professor  828.227.2324 Belk 282
Maryedith Burrell Film, Adjunct Professor     Belk 
Andrew Shearer Film, Adjunct Professor Belk 

Theatre and Musical Theatre Faculty

Name Position Phone Email  Office Space 
Tory Depew BFA Entertainment Design and Technology Program Director, Costumes, Assistant Professor  828.227.3963 BAC 183
Terrence Mann Distinguished Professor of Musical Theatre      
Terry Martin  BA Stage and Screen Program Director, Scenic and Properties Design, Assistant Professor  828.227.3800 Belk 289
Leo Lei Lighting and Sound Professor 828.227.2447 Belk 290
Colin Wasmund BFA Theatre Acting Program Director, Assistant Professor 828.227.3961 Belk 284
Peter Savage Theatre, Assistant Professor 828.227.3162  Belk 280
Kristen Hedberg Musical Theatre, Voice, Assistant Professor  828.227.3803 Breese 221
Dominic Aquilino Musical Theatre, Vocal Instructor BR 219
Ike Webster Musical Theatre Assistant Professor 828.227.2864  
Matt Burke Acting Instructor  
Michael Brewer Acting Instructor  



Name Position Phone Email Office Space 
Magen Hinson Administrative Associate   828.227.3840  Belk 278
Christopher Flinchum Production Manager 828.227.2187 Belk 278
Kevin King Technical Director  828.227.3849 BAC 184/Scene Shop
Jason Ledford Film Equipment Manager  828.227.3697 Ramsey Center Sound Stage
Rachel Schuldenfrei Costume Shop Manager   828.227.3848 BAC Costume Shop 
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