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ROBERT RAMIREZ became head of the School of Drama on August 1, 2022. He joins CMU from the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), where he served as professor and chair.

Ramirez joined UT in 2014 as associate professor and head of acting and in 2016, became head of the Performance Division. He was later named senior associate chair and then interim chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance prior to his promotion to full professor and being appointment as department chair in 2020. During his tenure as chair, Ramirez prioritized student experience and learning outcomes, as well as the advancement of faculty and staff profiles in the College of Fine Arts and the professional realm. As a teacher and administrator, he set new standards for recruitment of diverse student, faculty, and staff populations, as well as the development of equitable and inclusive casting and production processes and curriculum reform at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Leadership Team

Dick Block


Kyle Haden


David Holcomb


Amy Nichols


Faculty

Dahlia Al-Habieli


Barbara Anderson


Wendy Arons


Natalie Baker-Shirer


Claudia Benack


Dick Block


David Boevers


C. Todd Brown


James Caton


Judith Conte


Peter Cooke


Tomé Cousin


Bryce Cutler


Will Davis


Kaja Dunn


Rick Edinger


Mindy Eshelman


Christopher Evans


Sarah Everhart


Janet Madelle Feindel


Lacey Gigliotti


Kristi Good


Kyle Haden


Ralph Hall


Rob Handel


Hugh Hanson


Jed Allen Harris


Kevin Hines


Eddy Man Kim


Gary Kline


Randy Kovitz


Juan Rivera Lebron


Gregory Lehane


Cindy Limauro


Gary Logan


Justin Lucero


Barbara Mackenzie-Wood


Dan Martin


Marc Masterson


Tony McKay


Catherine Moore


Anne Mundell


Sartje Pickett


Joe Pino


Ryan Prendergast


Robert Ramirez


Nica Ross


Brian Russman


Tina Shackleford


Lawrence Shea


Andrew Smith


Ingrid Sonnichsen


Mary Ellen Stebbins


Ausar Stewart


Ivan Talijančić


Robert Thomson


Susan Tsu


Lisa Velten Smith


Don Wadsworth


Hilary Ward


Kaf Warman


Miso (Cheng-Yu) Wei


Kim Weild


Andy Wolk


TJ Young


Beth Zamborsky


Staff

Ben Brosche


Zach Brown


Catie Brown


Ben Carter


Joyce Dellovade


Thomas Feather


Valerie Haley


David Holcomb


Christopher Jovanelli


Gina Kuhn


Tiia Torchia Lager


Shannon Lown


Jennifer Marks


Keith Marsh


Valeria McCrary


Shannon Musgrave


Amy Nichols


David Randolph


Marlene Speranza


Louis Stein


Maria Stoy


Kristin Ward


Sean West


Alex Young


Area Chairs

Wendy Arons


Judith Conte


Rick Edinger


Rob Handel


Justin Lucero


Tina Shackleford


Lawrence Shea


Lisa Velten Smith


Kaf Warman


Kim Weild