Faculty & Staff

headshot of Dr. Olivier  Delers
Professor of French
Interim Chair, Department of Theatre & Dance

Specialties:
  • 18th Century French Studies
  • Film Studies
Contact:
(804) 289-8106
headshot of  Anne Norman Van Gelder
Teaching Faculty of Theatre Dance
Director of Dance
Artistic Director, University Dancers

Specialties:
  • Technique classes
  • Dance History
  • Choreography
Contact:
(804) 287-6541
headshot of  Jennifer Jones Cavenaugh
Professor of Theater
Dean, School of Arts & Sciences
Contact:
(804) 289-8416
headshot of  Alicia  Díaz
Associate Professor of Dance
Africana Studies Advisory Board Member

Specialties:
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Improvisation
  • Choreography
  • Dance and Activism
  • Co-director of Agua Dulce Dance Theater
Contact:
(804) 287-6350
Adjunct Professor, Theatre and Dance
Contact:
headshot of Mr. Phil  Hayes
Technical Supervisor
Contact:
(804) 287-6836
headshot of Dr. Patricia  Herrera
Professor of Theatre
Affiliate faculty in the American Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexualities Studies Programs
Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB)

Specialties:
  • Theatre as Social Change
  • 20th and 21st Century American Theatre and Performance
  • Latina/o Cultural Productions
  • Solo Performance
  • Documentary Theatre
  • Gender and Performance
  • Hip Hop Performances
Contact:
(804) 287-6352
headshot of  Heather  Hogg
Teaching Faculty of Theatre
Director of Costume and Makeup

Specialties:
  • Costume Design
  • Makeup Design
  • Costume Construction
Contact:
(804) 287-6507
headshot of Dr. Dorothy J. Holland
Associate Professor of Theatre and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Advisory Board Member

Specialties:
  • Theatre history
  • Directing
  • Acting
  • Gender studies
Contact:
(804) 287-6662
Erica Hughes
She/Her
Teaching Faculty in Theatre & Dance
Contact:
(804) 289-8701
headshot of  Rhonda  Jackson
Administrative Coordinator
Contact:
(804) 289-8592
headshot of Mr. Chuck  Mike
Associate Professor of Theatre

Specialties:
  • African/African American Productions
  • Directing
  • Acting
  • Devising Productions
  • Theatre for Social Change (aka Theatre for Development)
  • Cultural Diversity
Contact:
(804) 484-1588
headshot of  Cheryl  Pallant
Adjunct Instructor
Contact:
(804) 289-8000
Adjunct Professor, Theatre and Dance
Contact:
headshot of Mr. Johann  Stegmeir
Associate Professor of Theatre

Specialties:
  • Costume Design
  • Makeup Design
  • Costume Construction
Contact:
(804) 289-8995
headshot of Ms. Elizabeth  Turner
Adjunct Dance Instructor
Contact:
(804) 289-8092
headshot of  Emmy  Weldon
Assistant Professor of Theatre & Dance

Specialties:
  • Social Justice Storytelling
  • Scenic Design
  • Projection Design
  • Production Design for Film and Television
  • Scenic Painting & Decoration
  • Business Practices for Arts & Entertainment
Contact:
headshot of Ms. Maja E. White
Associate Professor of Theatre

Specialties:
  • Lighting
  • Sound
Contact:
(804) 484-1590
headshot of  Robby  Williams
Lighting and Sound Supervisor
Contact:
(804) 287-5081