Communication and Performance Studies Faculty


Donna Graves
Instructor, , Director of Forensics Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center
Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center 159
580-559-5503
dgraves@ecok.edu
Ms. Graves earned her Bachelor of Science in Education and Speech Communication (1980) and a Master of Arts in Theatre Arts and Speech Communication (1988) from Texas State University, San Marcos.
 
Ms. Graves has taught at East Central University since 2009 as an Adjunct Instructor in the Communication and Performance Studies program, and this past year also served as the Costume Shop Manager for the Theatre program. In addition, she taught as an Adjunct Instructor at Murray State College from 1995 to 2012. She also worked at Murray State College as the Public Information Officer from 2007 to 2009. Her previous experience as a public school teacher and forensics coach at Dickson Higher School from 1988-89 and at Gonzales high School in Texas from 1981-83 will be beneficial in leading the ECU Forensics program.

Richard A. Groetzinger
Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator, , Director of Theatre Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center
Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center 111
580-559-5600
rgroetzi@ecok.edu

Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
M.A., The University of Akron
B.A., Mount Union College

Courses:  Fundamentals of Speech, Acting I, Acting II, Voice and Diction, Theatre History Survey: The Greeks to 1875, Theatre History Survey: The Modern Era, Oral Interpretation, Readers Theatre, Children's Theatre, Play Directing, Costuming and Makeup for the Stage

Activities:  Faculty Sponsor for Alpha Psi Omega theatre honorary, Theatre director for ECU Theatre, Respondent for the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Region VI

Professional Affiliations:  Oklahoma Speech Theatre Communication Association (Theatre Division Chair), Theatre Communications Group, American Mensa, Inc.

Teaching Philosophy:
The theatre is about being human. I was an undergraduate mathematics major when I discovered the joy of doing theatre and changed my major. With theatre, what I did seem to matter more. I was able to affect other human beings the way I was affected and the theatre helped me to be more confident, more creative, and more human. Theatre taught me why all people were created equal, and why every person in my classroom deserves respect and the chance to succeed.

 


Theo Peshehonoff
Instructor, Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center
Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center 113
580-559-5488
tpesh@ecok.edu

tpesh@ecok.edu

Instructor of Communication & Performance Studies
Technical Director for ECU Theatre

M.A., Oklahoma State University
B.A., Northeaster State University

 

Courses:  Fundamentals of Speech, Theatre in Life, Theatre Production, Introduction to Technical Theatre, Stagecraft and Scene Design, Stage Lighting and Sound

Activities:  Faculty Sponsor for Alpha Psi Omega theatre honorary, Theatre director for ECU Theatre, Respondent for the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Region VI

Professional Affiliations:  Oklahoma Speech Theatre Communication Association

 


Steven Phillips
Assistant Professor, Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center
Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center 141
580-559-5214
sphillip@ecok.edu

B.J. Echard
Director, Administration
Administration 102A
580-559-5806
bechard@ecok.edu

Stanley L. Nnochirionye
ITV/Multimedia Services Coordinator, , Assistant Professor, Library Annex
Library Annex 2nd Floor
580-559-5622
snnoch@ecok.edu

Vickie Reifsnider
Lecturer/Musical Theatre Director Faust
Faust 209
580-559-5878
reifsnid@ecok.edu