Faculty by Department

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Dwight Brady
Professor
Communication and Performance Studies
214 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2180
Began teaching at NMU in 1997
  • B.S., Grand Valley State University
  • M.A., Michigan State University
  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee
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James Cantrill
Department Head
Professor
Communication and Performance Studies
205 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2061
Began teaching at NMU in 1990
  • B.A., Western Washington University
  • M.A., Humboldt State University
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois
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Charles Ganzert
Professor
Communication and Performance Studies
206 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-1646
Began teaching at NMU in 1992
  • B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • M.A., Ohio University
  • Ph.D., Ohio University
Victor Holliday
Associate Professor
Communication and Performance Studies
217 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2744
Began teaching at NMU in 1982
  • B.A., St. Johns University
  • M.F.A., University of Hawaii-Manoa
Thomas Isaacson
Assistant Professor
Communication and Performance Studies
203 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2045
Began teaching at NMU in 2012
  • B.S., Northern Michigan University
  • B.S., Northern Michigan University
  • M.A., Michigan State University
  • M.A., Michigan State University
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
Patrick Jerome, Jr.
Associate Professor
Communication and Performance Studies
208 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-1654
Began teaching at NMU in 1984
  • B.A., University of Central Florida
  • M.A., University of Central Florida
Sara Potter
Instructor
Communication and Performance Studies
220 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-1680
Fax: 906-227-2071
Began teaching at NMU in 2007
  • B.A., Monmouth College
  • M.A., Illinois State University
Shelley Russell
Professor
Communication and Performance Studies
215 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-1657
Began teaching at NMU in 1983
  • B.A., Otterbein College
  • M.A., Miami University
  • Ph.D., Florida State University
Mark Shevy
Associate Professor
Communication and Performance Studies
212 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2046
Began teaching at NMU in 2007
  • B.A., Michigan State University
  • M.A., Colorado State University
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jessica Thompson
Assistant Professor
Communication and Performance Studies
203 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2045
Began teaching at NMU in 2012
  • B.S., Northern Michigan University
  • M.S., University of Utah
  • Ph.D., University of Utah
Paul Truckey
Associate Professor
Communication and Performance Studies
211 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2705
Began teaching at NMU in 2002
  • B.S., Northern Michigan University
  • M.F.A., University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Ansley Valentine
Director of Forest Roberts Theatre
Associate Professor
Communication and Performance Studies
219 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-1645
Fax: 906-227-2071
Began teaching at NMU in 2010
  • Certificate, Arts Midwest Minorities in Arts Administration
  • B.A., Wabash College
  • M.F.A., Indiana University
Shuang Xie
Assistant Professor
Communication and Performance Studies
211 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-1644
Fax: 906-227-2071
Began teaching at NMU in 2010
  • M.A., Sichuan University
  • M.S., Texas Christian University
  • Ph.D., Bowling Green State University