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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Jack Earl Bender

1946 - 1987
Professor of Theatre and Drama

Zelma H. Weisfeld

1960 - 1988
Professor of Music (Theatre and Drama)

Alan G. Billings

1966 - 1993
Professor of Theatre

Peter Ferran

1973 - 1994
Associate Professor of English, Theatre and Residential College

Sarah-Jane Gwillim-Kerr

1984 - 2012
Clinical Assistant Professor of Theatre & Drama
Clinical Assistant Professor Emerita

Philip Kerr

1984 - 2012
Professor of Theatre & Drama

John Russell Brown

1985 - 1997
Professor of Theatre and Drama, English Language and Literature

Arnold P. Aronson

1986 - 1990
Associate Professor of Theatre and Drama
Chair Department of Theatre and Drama

Charles A. Jackson

1986 - 1994
Assistant Professor of Theatre and Drama

Peter M. Beudert

1987 - 1994
Assistant Professor of Theatre and Drama

Laura J. Crow

1987 - 1994
Associate Professor of Theatre and Drama

Anne M. Klautsch

1987 - 1992
Assistant Professor of Theatre

Barry L. Goldman

1988 - 1990
Assistant Professor of Theatre

Richard E. Nelson

1988 - 1990
Associate Professor of Theatre

Oyamo Gordon

1989 - 2014
Associate Professor of English Language & Literature
Professor of Theatre and Drama

Robert J. Cardullo

1990 - 2003
Professor of Theatre and Drama

Victor En Yu Tan

1990 - 1994
Associate Professor of Music (Theatre)

Erik Fredricksen

1990 - 2011
Professor of Theatre & Drama
Claribel Baird Halstead Professor of Theatre & Drama

Jerald C. Schwiebert

1990 - 2015
Clinical Assistant Professor of Performing Arts (Theatre & Drama)
Clinical Assistant Professor Emeritus

Renee A. Simmons

1994 - 1996
Assistant Professor of Music (Theatre and Drama)

Wendy Hammond

1997 - 2002
Assistant Professor of Theatre and Drama
Lecturer III in Screen Arts and Culture

Darryl V. Jones

1997 - 2004
Assistant Professor of Theatre and Drama

Glenda Dickerson

1997 - 2012
Professor of Theatre & Drama

Robert M. Knopf

1998 - 2000
Assistant Professor of Theatre and Drama

Nephelie M. Andonyadis

2001
Associate Professor of Theatre and Drama

Brian R. Lewis

2005 - 2007
Clinical Assistant Professor of Music

William B. Worthen

2006 - 2008
Professor of English Language and Literature, Theatre and Drama
Professor of Theatre and Drama
J. L. Styan Collegiate Professor of Drama