Meet the Faculty

Faculty by Department

Erin Colwitz
Assistant Professor
102 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2563
Began teaching at NMU in 2015
  • M.M., University of Southern California
  • D.M.A., University of Southern California
  • B.Mus., University of Southern California
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Robert Engelhart
Department Head
118 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-1038
Began teaching at NMU in 1986
  • B.M., Capital University
  • M.A., Ohio State University
  • Ph.D., Ohio State University
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Mark Flaherty
108 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-1037
Began teaching at NMU in 2002
  • B.A., Carleton College
  • M.M., Yale School of Music
  • D.M.A., University of Minnesota
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Sharon Green
113 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2304
Began teaching at NMU in 2003
  • B.M.E., Northern Michigan University
  • M.M.E., Northern Michigan University
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Stephen Grugin
Associate Professor
303 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-1040
Began teaching at NMU in 1997
  • B.M., Ohio State University
  • B.M.E., Ohio State University
  • M.M., Northwestern University
  • Ph.D., Florida State University
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Nancy Redfern
120 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-1043
Began teaching at NMU in 1987
  • B.M., University of Arizona
  • M.M., University of Arizona
  • D.M.A., University of Arizona
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Barbara Rhyneer
Associate Professor
116 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2309
Began teaching at NMU in 1997
  • B.A., Loyola Marymount University
  • M.M., Bowling Green State University
  • Ph.D., Ball State University
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James Strain
106 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2574
Began teaching at NMU in 1997
  • B.M.E., Arkansas State University
  • M.M., University of Cincinnati
  • D.M.A., Eastman School of Music
Jeffrey Vickers
Assistant Professor
110 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-1807
Fax: 906-227-2165
Began teaching at NMU in 2014
  • B.A., University of Mississippi-Oxford
  • M.A., Indiana University
  • D.M., Indiana University