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Department of Art, Theatre and Dance Faculty

Department of Art, Theatre and Dance
Full-Time Faculty


Bradley J. Behrmann


Bradley Behrmann, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of 
Musical Theatre
Musical Theatre, Acting

“Musical Theatre is a truly American expression—an amalgamation of different art forms, varied traditions, and countless stories melding into a whole. I am lucky to be able to share my passion for it every day with my students.”

Bradley Behrmann's Bio


Crystal Bertrand

Crystal Bertrand, M.A.

Instructor and Director of Dance
Tap, Ballet, Musical Theatre Dance

“I never tire of strong, structured training that supports the dancer in their quest for excellence and those who are vigilant about that progress and dream. I have dedicated and committed my career as an educator to inspire, entertain and achieve greater heights of artistic excellence. As an instructor of dance, my greatest desire and hope is that students will discover the feeling that was once shared with me; the true value of dance and with it what one can become. It is an amazing experience.”

Crystal Bertrand's Bio

Stephen CrandallRoyal Brantley

Royal Brantley, M.F.A.

 Regents Professor and
 Director of Theatre
 Acting, Directing, Theatre History

"I enjoy the challenge of teaching theatre. Our approach at WTAMU is creative, scholarly and collaborative. I consider it an honor to pass the art and science of theatre on to the next generation."

Royal Brantley's Bio


Leigh Anne Crandall, M.F.A.

Instructor of Theatre
Costume Shop Manager
Intro to Theatre, Practicum



Stephen Crandall

Stephen Crandall, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Theatre,
Dept. Head - Art, Theatre and Dance,
Royal R. Brantley Endowed Professor of Theatre Studies
Acting, Voice and Movement


“Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.” – Tennessee Williams

Stephen Crandall's Bio

Scott Frish

Scott Frish, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Art
Printmaking, Computer Art, Design

“Creativity is born of hands and minds, it is a lifelong pursuit. I don’t believe in a beginning, and I hope there is no end. Together we can travel the path to a world of possibilities.”

Scott Fish's Bio



Kent Harris, M.F.A.

Visiting Assistant Professor of 3D Art
Ceramics, Sculpture, Design



Callie Hisek

Callie Hisek, M.A., M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of Theatre
Acting, Directing, Script Analysis

"You are going to change the world, because that is actually what the world is. You do not pass through this life, it passes through you. You experience it, you interpret it, you act, and then it is different. That happens constantly. You are changing the world. You always have been." Joss Whedon

Callie Hisek's Bio

John Landon

John Landon, M.F.A.

Professor of Theatre,
Technical Director
Stagecraft, Drafting, Stage Management, Practicum

"Technical theatre is a wonderful job where every day is a different challenge. Technical theatre is never boring."

jlandon@wtamu.edu ­­
John Landon's Bio ­­
John Landon's Personal Page



Anne Medlock

Anne Medlock-Ely, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Theatre
Costume Design/Technology, Makeup

"My favorite part about designing costumes is getting to work with a variety of students, from working with the actors wearing the costumes, to technicians working in the costume shop, to students who have never sewn before. I get to work with and get to know everyone in the department."

Anne Medlock-Ely's Bio

Anne Medlock-Ely's Personal Page

Marcus Melton

Marcus Melton, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Art
Graphic Design, Illustration, Type

"Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual."

— Arthur Koestler

"The things that made you weird as a kid make you great today."

— James Victore

Marcus Melton's Bio

Marcus Melton's Personal Page

Angelo O'Dierno

Angelo O'Dierno, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of Theatre
Scenic & Lighting Design, Lighting Technology, Rendering, Scene Painting

When Winston Churchill was asked to cut Arts funding to support the war effort his response was, “Then what are we fighting for?”  Societies are defined by their Arts and there is no better example than Theatre. We can learn what was important to any society at any point in history by looking at their plays and the way they performed them.  That is why, I find, teaching theatre so important.  To be able to give the next generation the skills to tell their part of our societal story.

Angelo O'Dierno's Bio



Jon Revett

Jon Revett, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Art
Painting, Drawing

“Art is a universal form of communication. One can look down the great chain of art and know what people from other times are saying. My job is to teach this language.”

Jonathan Revett's Bio








Amy Von Lintel

Amy Von Lintel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Art History,
Doris Alexander Endowed Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts, Director of Gender Studies
Art History, Aesthetics

"All of my courses seek to engage students intellectually, critically, and creatively with the history of art."

Amy Von Lintel's Bio


Leslie Williams

Leslie Williams, M.F.A.

Professor of Dance
Modern, Ballet, Choreography 

"I truly believe that dance is the only art form that encompasses every quality of a human being: the mind, body and soul. Each day in the studio is a gift from my students as I watch them grow and develop into young artists. Their self-discovery enriches my teaching process and allows me to continue to learn with them. I feel that all art forms are vital to the existence of our planet and that through dance we are allowed to address every human emotion."

Leslie Williams' Bio

Edward Truitt

Edward Truitt, M.S.

Associate Professor of Dance
Ballet, Jazz, Somatics, Dance History

“George Balanchine once said, ‘I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance.’I had to dance, and became a professional dancer performing solo and principal roles in ballet and dancing in modern and jazz works. So if you have to dance like I did, then I invite you to consider the dance program at WTAMU. I am a passionate and successful teacher of the art of dance. My students have gone on to dance professionally in ballet companies, modern companies, in the entertainment field, and have danced professionally on every continent except Antarctica.”

Edward Truitt's Bio



Rob Weingart, M.F.A.

Instructor of Art
Design, Drawing, Art History 



Adjunct (Part-Time) Faculty

Brandon Dawson

Instructor of Theatre
Voice & Movement, Intro to Theatre


Staci Hall

Instructor of Dance

Derek Hisek

Instructor of Theatre
Intro to Theatre

Mark Lanham

Instructor of Dance

Dr. Terry Lewis

Instructor of Theatre
Intro to Theatre

Michael Longhofer

Instructor of Art

Jill Ludington

Instructor of Theatre Education
Theatre Teaching Methods

H. Vance McSwain

Instructor of Art Education
Fine Arts Fundamentals

Sandra Miller

Instructor of Dance
Ballet, Intro to Dance

Ann Underwood

Instructor of Graphic Design
Graphic Design, Senior Project

Jan Walser

Musical Theatre Accompanist
Musical Theatre I, II, III, Rep
Full-Time Staff

Kyle Rainey

Scene Shop Foreman krainey@wtamu.edu

Christie Spring

Departmental Secretary cspring@wtamu.edu