Faculty and Staff

Jacque Wheeler

Jacque Wheeler

Professor of Theatre and Area Chair

MFA in Theatre Performance
Virginia Commonwealth University

MA in Theatre
Southern Illinois University

BA in Speech & Drama and English
College of St. Teresa

Phone  229-333-5820
jwheeler@valdosta.edu
Fine Arts Building, Room 207


Eric Nielsen

Eric Nielsen

Professor of Dance and Dance Program Coordinator

MFA in Modern Dance Choreography
University of Utah

BFA in Theatre Performance
University of Utah


H. Duke Guthrie

H. Duke Guthrie

Professor of Theatre

MFA in Performing Arts Management
Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

BFA in Theatre
Valdosta State College

BBA in Marketing
University of Georgia

Phone  229-333-5307
dguthrie@valdosta.edu
Fine Arts Building, Room 207


Catherine Schaeffer

Catherine Schaeffer

Professor of Dance

MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography
Arizona State University

Masters of Education Dance
Temple University

BS Art Education
Kutztown University


Jimmy Bickerstaff, Ph.D.

Jimmy Bickerstaff, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theatre

Ph.D. in Directing, Literature, and Theory
University of Oregon

MFA in Directing
DePaul University

BFA in Theatre & Drama
Lawrence University

jbickerstaff@valdosta.edu
Fine Arts Building, Room 207


Esther Iverson

Assistant Professor and Costume Designer

MFA
Minnesota State University

BFA
Mankato State University

eliverson@valdosta.edu
Fine Arts Building, Room 271


Sarah Arnett

Sarah Arnett

Assistant Professor of Dance

Master of Fine Arts in Modern Dance Choreography
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Bachelor of Arts
Vanderbilt University


Ruth Brandvik

Ruth Brandvik

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Scene Designer

MFA in Scenic Design
Florida State University

BFA in Design/Technical Theatre
Eastern New Mexico University

Phone  229-333-5842
rabrandvik@valdosta.edu
Fine Arts Building, Room 273


Karl B. Wildman

Karl B. Wildman

Assistant Professor of Theatre

MFA in Theatre Performance
University of Florida

BA in Theatre & Communications
State University of New York - Oswego

kbwildman@valdosta.edu
Fine Arts Building, Room 207


Jami R. McDonell

Jami R. McDonell

Dance Instructor

BS in Human Movement Studies
Auburn University


Michael Hadary

Michael Hadary

Temporary Instructor of Theatre in Musical Theatre Voice

MM in Vocal Performance in Musical Theatre
New York University

BM in Vocal Performance in Musical Theatre
James Madison University


Ree Seminole

Ree Seminole

Temporary Instructor of Theatre and Technical Director

MFA in Technical Production
Florida State University

BA in Classical Languages & Technical Theatre
North Dakota State University

Phone  229-333-7142
Fine Arts Building, Room 270 B; Scene Shop, Room 187