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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

Dept Head Stage and Screen

Dance Faculty

Ashlee Wasmund

Assistant Professor

Program Director of Musical Theatre and Dance

Film and Television Faculty

Joshua Russell

Assistant Professor

BFA Film and Television Program Director

Brenda Lilly

Assistant Professor


Jon Mark Nail

Assistant Professor


Joshua Overbay

Assistant Professor


Theatre and Musical Theatre Faculty

Tory Depew

Assistant Professor

BFA Entertainment Design and Technology Program Director, Costumes

Colin Wasmund

Assistant Professor

BFA Theatre Acting Program Director

Terry Martin

Assistant Professor

BA Stage and Screen Program Director, Scenic and Properties Design

Leo Lei

Assistant Professor

Lighting and Sound

Richard Wolf-Spencer

Assistant Professor

Technical Theatre Generalist

Peter Savage

Assistant Professor


Kristen Hedberg

Assistant Professor

Musical Theatre, Voice

Ike Webster

Assistant Professor

Musical Theatre


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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