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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 Stage & Screen

Jayme McGhan    Associate Professor   Belk 278   828.227.7491

Dance Faculty

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


Film and Television Faculty

Name Position Phone Email  Office Space
Joshua Russell Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor 828.227.2624 Belk 292
Arledge Armenaki Cinematography, Associate Professor 828.227.2255 Belk 281
Brenda Lilly Screenwriting, Assistant Professor  828.227.2092 Belk 283
Joshua Overbay Editing/Directing, Assistant Professor  828.227.2324 Belk 282
Jason Ledford Equipment Manager 828.227.3697 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 Belk 284
Tory Depew BFA Entertainment Design and Technology Program Coordinator, Costume Designer, Assistant Professor  828.227.3963 BAC 183
Spencer Burke  Technical Director, Assistant Professor  828.227.3849 BAC 184
Terrence Mann Distinguished Professor of Musical Theatre      
Terry Martin  Scenic and Properties Design, Assistant Professor  828.227.3800 Belk 289
Colin Wasmund Theatre Instructor  828.227.3162 Belk 280
Bryan McAdams Musical Theatre, Assistant Professor  828.227.2864 Breese 221
Dustin Whitehead Acting, Assistant Professor  828.227.3802 Belk 285
Eric Eichenlaub Theatre Instructor  828.227.3162   Belk 280
Christopher Flinchum  Theatre Instructor  828.227.3162 Belk 280
Kristen Hedberg Musical Theatre, Voice, Assistant Professor  828.227.3803 Breese 203
Marina De Ratmiroff  Musical Theatre Instructor, Voice  



Name Position Phone Email Office Space 
Magen Hinson Administrative Associate   828.227.3840  Belk 278
Lindsay Chapman Production Manager, Administrative Assistant 828.227.7491 Belk 278
Kevin King Scene Shop Manager BAC Scene Shop
Hannah Roten Costume Shop Manager 828-228-3848 BAC Costume Shop
Michael Yannette Staff Pianist  
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