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Bradley Branam

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




Jeanette deJong

Associate Professor. B.A. 1982, University of Puget Sound; M.F.A. in Costume Design, 1984, University of Oregon.  Principal areas: costume design, patterning/draping, professional practice in costume design, and fashion. Joined UO Theatre Arts in 2015



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

Associate Professor. B.A. University of New Mexico, 1993; M.F.A. York University, 1999; Ph.D. UCLA, 2011. Joined UO faculty in 2011.
Principal areas: Arab-American theatre and performance, Arab-American studies, directing, playwriting, performance theory.
Find Michael’s new book “Six Plays of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” here:¬†



Tricia Rodley

Career Instructor. B.A. University of Oregon, 1994; M.A. The Central School of Speech and Drama, 2005; Ph.D. University of Oregon, 2014. Joined UO faculty in 2014.
Principal areas: Acting, history of theatre, voice & dialect, KC/ACTF.



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

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.


Department Head

Dorothee Ostmeier

Department Head
Professor of English