Faculty and Staff

Full and Part-Time Faculty 

Brooke Aiello

B.F.A., California State University, Fresno
M.F.A., University of Southern Mississippi
Office - Music 164 
559.278.2465
braiello@mail.fresnostate.edu 

Kenneth Balint

Dance, Dance Advisor 
B.F.A., Jacksonville University, Florida
M.F.A., Arizona State University
Office - Music 164
559.278.5848
kbalint@mail.fresnostate.edu 

Stephanie Bradshaw

B.A., California State University, Fresno 
Part-time
E-Mail Only
sbradshaw@mail.fresnostate.edu

Dan Carrion

B.A., M.A., California State University, Fresno
Office - Lab School 176
559.278.5151
danca@mail.fresnostate.edu

Elizabeth Crifasi

Lighting & Sound Design 
B.A., Colorado College 
M.A., University of New Mexico
M.F.A., Tulane University
Office - Speech Arts 214 
559.278.2444 ecrifasi@mail.fresnostate.edu

Greg Dion

B.A., Western Oregon University
M.A. University of Georgia
Part-Time
Office - Music 189
E-Mail Only
gdion@mail.fresnostate.edu

Kristine Doiel

B.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
M.F.A., University of California, Davis
Part-Time
Office - Music 189
559.278.2465
kdoiel@mail.fresnostate.edu 

Thomas-Whit Ellis

African American Theatre/Directing
B.A., California State University, Sacramento
M.F.A., Michigan State University
Office - Speech Arts 140F
559.278.2646
thomee@mail.fresnostate.edu 

Alyssa Garvin

Office - SA 33
Part-Time
559.278.3987
ajgarvin@mail.fresnostate.edu 

Melissa Gibson

History/Literature, Acting/General Advisor 
B.A., Franklin and Marshall College
M.A., University of Iowa
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Office - Speech Arts 140E
559.278.2522
mgibson@mail.fresnostate.edu 

Ruth Griffin

Dance
B.A., M.A., Case Western Reserve University
Office - Speech Arts 140G
559.278.5108
ruthg@mail.fresnostate.edu 

 J. Daniel Herring (Dept. Chair)

Department Chair
Theatre for Young Audiences/Directing 
B.A., Virginia Tech
M.F.A., Arizona State University
Office - Speech Arts 33 
559.278.2578
jdherring@mail.fresnostate.edu

Jeff Hunter

Scene Design
B.A., East Texas State University
M.A., Southwest Texas State University
M.F.A., University of Texas at Austin
Office - Speech Arts 118
559.278.6190
jeffhu@mail.fresnostate.edu

John Jordan

Dance
B.A., Wesleyan University
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
Part-Time
Office - Speech Arts 211
559.278.2648
jjordan@mail.fresnostate.edu

Leslie Martin

B.A., California State University, Fresno
M.F.A., California State University, Fullerton
Part-Time
Office - Speech Arts 213 
559.278.7595
lesliem@mail.fresnostate.edu

Kathleen McKinley

Acting
B.A., California State University, Fresno
M.F.A., University of California, Davis
Office - Speech Arts 140B
559.278.5266
kmckinley@mail.fresnostate.edu

Katherine McKnight

Office - SA 33
Part-Time
559.278.3987
kmcknight@mail.fresnostate.edu

Kim Morin

Interart Studies
B.A., Florida State University
B.S., University of Alabama
M.F.A., Arizona State University
E-Mail Only
kimm@mail.fresnostate.edu

Brad Myers

Acting
B.A., University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
M.F.A., University of Arizona
Office - Lab School 107
559.278.2053
bradleym@mail.fresnostate.edu

Elizabeth Payne

Costume Design, Design/Tech Advisor 
B.A., Morehead State University
M.F.A., Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
Office - Speech Arts 185
559.278.5110
epayne@mail.fresnostate.edu

Gina Sandí-Diaz

Latinx Theatre 
B.A., Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica
M.A., University of Kansas 
Ph.D., University of Kansas
Office - Speech Arts 138
559.278.4342
gsandidiaz@mail.fresnostate.edu

Cristal Tiscareno

Dance
B.A., California State University, Fresno
M.A., California State University, Long Beach
Part Time
Office - Music 189 
559.278.3987 
crtiscareno@mail.fresnostate.edu

                                                                                        

 

Staff                                                                                                 

Kelly Pantzlaff Curry 
Costume Shop Foreman, Costume Vintage Collection Curator 
B.A., Marquette University 
M.F.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Office - Speech Arts 185 
559.278.2408 
kpantzlaff@mail.fresnostate.edu

Amie Douglass
Department Administrative Assistant
Office - Speech Arts 33 
559.278.5107
adouglass@mail.fresnostate.edu

Miguel A. Gastelum
Communications Specialist, Box Office Manager
B.A., California State University, Fresno
Office - Speech Arts 143
559.278.7512
mgastelum@mail.fresnostate.edu

Michael Hansen
Scene Shop Supervisor
B.A., M.F.A., University of California, Davis
Office - Speech Arts 215
559.278.2557
mhansen@mail.fresnostate.edu

Regina M. Harris
Lighting and Sound Technician 
B.A., California State University, Fresno
Office - Speech Arts 33
559.278.7512
rmharris@mail.fresnostate.edu

René Nielson
Scenic Charge Artist and Technician
B.F.A., South Oregon University
M.F.A., San Diego State University
Office - Speech Arts 115
559.278.6140
rnielson@mail.fresnostate.edu