Faculty

Alexandra Bonds
Professor. B.S. 1972, Syracuse; M.A. in Costume Design, 1974, Denver.
Principal areas: costume design, period styles, historical context and Asian theatre costumes. Joined UO Theatre Arts in 1979.

Bradley Branam
Assistant professor (technical direction, media design). BA, 2000, Luther College; MFA, 2009, Missouri, Kansas City. (2012)

La Donna L. Forsgren
Acting Assistant Professor. B.A. Western Oregon University; M.A. Brigham Young University; Ph.D. candidate Northwestern University. Joined UO faculty in 2011.
Principle Areas: African American theatre history, black feminist theories and drama, playwriting, dramatic theory.

Joseph Gilg
Instructor. B.A. 1969, St. Benedict’s; M.S. 1975, M.F.A. in directing, 1986, University of Oregon.
Principal areas: arts administration, directing, lighting design. Joined UO Theatre Arts in 1992.

Jerry Hooker
Associate Professor. B.A. 1978, Puget Sound; M.F.A. in set design, 1985, Utah State.
Principal areas: scenic design and scenic painting, properties. Joined UO Theatre Arts in 2001.

Theresa May
Associate Professor. B.A. UC Irvine, 1980; M.F.A. USC, 1983; Ph.D. University of Washington, 2000.
Principal areas: Literature, Eco-Criticism, New works, Acting. Joined UO Theatre Arts in 2006.

Michael Malek Najjar
Assistant Professor. B.A. University of New Mexico, 1993; M.F.A. York University, 1999; Ph.D. UCLA, 2011. Joined UO faculty in 2011.
Principle Areas: Arab-American theatre and performance, Arab-American studies, directing, playwriting, performance theory.

Janet Rose
Senior Instructor. B.F.A. 1977, Florida Atlantic; M.F.A. in Production Design, 1979, Ohio University.
Principal areas: lighting design, technical direction, and history of design. Joined UO Theatre Arts faculty in 1987.

John Schmor
Department Head, Associate Professor. B.A. 1984, Willamette University; M.A. 1989, Ph.D. 1991, University of Oregon.
Principal areas: performance theory and histories, Shakespeare, early 20th century avant-garde, aesthetics, actor training. Joined UO Theatre Arts faculty in 2000.

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