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Meet our Faculty

Janet Gupton - Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, Director of Theatre Arts Program, Resident Director

Janet Gupton  Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, Director of Theatre Arts Program, Resident Director

Ford T108
503-883-2293

jgupton@linfield.edu

Education:

B.A., J.D. Wake Forest University; M.S., Ph.D. University of Oregon

Dr. Janet Gupton is the Director of Theatre and resident director. She teaches Beginning Acting, Intermediate Acting, Topics in Performance, Directing, Advanced Directing, and Theatre Business and Promotions. Her most recent directing credits include The Eumenides, Cabaret the Musical, Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde, Silent Sky and Ada And The Engine. She is an active member of Region VII Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and has received numerous certificates of merits for her direction of shows. Most recently, Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom by Jennifer Haley was chosen from the region to be presented at the Regional Festival. Dr. Gupton received her law degree and undergraduate degree in political science from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She practiced law for three years in North Carolina before heading back to school to obtain her master’s and doctorate in theatre from the University of Oregon.

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Una Kimokeo-Goes - Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Arts, Director of Forensics

Una Kimokeo-Goes  Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Arts, Director of Forensics

Ford T109
503-883-2623

ukimokeo-goes@linfield.edu

Education:

  • B.A. Willamette University
  • M.A. Penn State University
  • Ph.D. Penn State University

 

Derek Lane - Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre, Resident Scenic and Lighting Designer

Derek Lane  Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre, Resident Scenic and Lighting Designer

Ford T106
503-883-2438

dlane@linfield.edu

Education:

  • B.A. Seattle Pacific University
  • M.A. Western Oregon University
  • M.A. San Diego State University
  • M.F.A. San Diego State University

 

Sandra E. Lee - Professor Emerita and Adjunct Professor of Intercultural Communication and English as a Second Language (ELCP)

Sandra E. Lee  Professor Emerita and Adjunct Professor of Intercultural Communication and English as a Second Language (ELCP)

Malthus 114
503-883-2503

slee@linfield.edu

Education:

B.A. Hons. Portsmouth Polytechnic, U.K.; Diploma in Teaching English Overseas, Manchester University, U.K.; M.A. University of California, Los Angeles

Professor Sandra Lee joined the Linfield faculty in 1985. She is the co-author of several texts, including “Seeing the Big Picture: Exploring American Cultures on Film,” which uses popular films to illustrate aspects of various cultures, such as African, Chinese, Mexican and Native American cultures. Prior to coming to Linfield, Lee taught in China and in many European countries. Her work focuses on creating bridges for U.S. and international students to learn from each other, both in and outside the classroom. Professor Lee’s academic interests include intercultural communication and second language acquisition.

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Lindsey Mantoan - Assistant Professor of Theatre, Resident Dramaturg

Lindsey Mantoan  Assistant Professor of Theatre, Resident Dramaturg

Ford T107
503-883-2732

lmantoan@linfield.edu

Education:

  • B.A. Princeton University
  • M.A. University of Texas, Austin
  • Ph.D. Stanford University

Lindsey Mantoan is a scholar, director, and dramaturg. Her research addresses US character, both national and individual. She is the author of War as Performance: Conflict in Iraq and Political Theatricality (Palgrave 2018) and co-editor with Sara Brady of Vying for the Iron Throne: Essays on Power, Gender, Death, and Performance in HBO's Game of Thrones (McFarland 2018) and Performance in a Militarized Culture (Routledge 2017. She is an occasional contributor to CNN.com. She teaches courses in theater history and theory, contemporary American drama, musical theater, political and protest performance, and fairy tales.

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Brenda DeVore Marshall - Professor of Theatre and Communication Arts

Brenda DeVore Marshall  Professor of Theatre and Communication Arts

Ford T105
503-883-2290

bmarshal@linfield.edu

Education: B.A. University of Denver in Theatre and Music; M.S. North Texas State University in Theatre and Speech Communication; Ph.D. Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in Speech Communication and Theatre

Dr. Brenda DeVore Marshall joined the Linfield faculty in 1987. She teaches courses in Communication Arts, Gender Studies, Wine Studies, and occasionally Theatre. Her primary research area focuses on women's political discourse. She also serves as the project director for the ongoing student/faculty collaborative oral history project, "Launching through the Surf: The Dory Fleet of Pacific City." She has held numerous leadership positions on campus, including chair of the Faculty Executive Council, faculty trustee, Title IX deputy coordinator, and department chair. She is a recipient of the Edith Green Distinguished Professorship Award and the Samuel H. Graf Faculty Achievement Award.

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Jackson B.  Miller - Chair of the Department of Theatre & Communication Arts and Professor of Communication Arts

Jackson B.  Miller  Chair of the Department of Theatre & Communication Arts and Professor of Communication Arts

Ford T107
503-883-2625

jmiller@linfield.edu

Education:

B.S., M.A. Ohio University; Ph.D. Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Dr. Jackson Miller has been a member of the Communication Arts faculty since 2001. He has previously served as Dean of Faculty and Associate Dean of Faculty at Linfield, and has held numerous other leadership position on campus. Dr. Miller’s research and teaching focuses on protest and reform rhetoric, performance theory, and nonverbal communication. He has taught debate courses for inmates at the Oregon State Penitentiary and presented debate workshops throughout the world in places like China, Guatemala, Mexico, and Turkey. Dr. Miller also has expertise in interactive theater techniques, and he has facilitated more than 80 sexual assault prevention trainings on military bases and on college campuses.

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Laurel Peterson - Instructional Associate, Costume Designer/Costume Shop Manager

Ford T128
503-883-2613

lpeterso@linfield.edu

Education:

B.A. Linfield College, M.F.A. Boston University

Laurel Peterson, a 2007 Linfield alum, rejoined Linfield as the costume designer and costume shop manager in 2013. She designs and creates the hair, makeup, and costumes for the theatre program's stage productions, and teaches courses in costume design, stage makeup, and practicum classes in costume construction. She mentors student designers and technicians who work in the costume shop learning the art and craft of theatrical costuming. A number of her designs have been acknowledged with The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Meritorious Achievement Award. In the summer, she often designs costumes for Western Oregon University’s Valley Shakespeare Company.

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Vicky Ragsdale - Administrative Coordinator and Box Office Manager

Ford T110
503-883-2802

vragsda@linfield.edu

Vicky Ragsdale has been the Administrative Coordinator and Box Office Manager for Linfield’s Theatre and Communication Arts Department since 2003.

 

Robert Vaughn - Instructional Associate, Theatre Technical Director, Sound Designer

Robert Vaughn  Instructional Associate, Theatre Technical Director, Sound Designer

Ford T121
503-883-2624

rvaughn@linfield.edu

Education:

B.A. in Theatre at Linfield College; M.F.A. in Scenic Design at Northern Illinois University

Robert Vaughn has been a member of the Theatre Arts Program staff since 2008. Prior to his appointment as Technical Director and Sound Designer at Linfield, Professor Vaughn was the Technical Theatre Manager at the Vancouver School of Arts & Academics in Vancouver, WA.  He has also found freelance work in the Portland area with Profile Theatre, Lakewood Center for the Arts and Broadway Rose.

 This former Wildcat holds a bachelor’s degree in theatre from Linfield and a master's degree in scenic design from Northern Illinois University.

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