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Department of Art, Theatre and Dance Faculty

Department of Art, Theatre and Dance

Crystal Bertrand­

Crystal Bertrand

Instructor of Dance

“I never tire of strong, structured training that supports the dancer in their quest for excellence and those who are vigilant about that progress and dream. I have dedicated and committed my career as an educator to inspire, entertain and achieve greater heights of artistic excellence. As an instructor of dance, my greatest desire and hope is that students will discover the feeling that was once shared with me; the true value of dance and with it what one can become. It is an amazing experience.”

Crystal Bertrand's Bio

Royal Brantley

Royal Brantley

Regents Professor of Theatre
Director of Theatre

"I enjoy the challenge of teaching theatre. Our approach at WTAMU is creative, scholarly and collaborative. I consider it an honor to pass the art and science of theatre on to the next generation."

Royal Brantley's Bio

Stephen CrandallStephen Crandall

Stephen Crandall

Department Head
Associate Professor of Theatre


“Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.” – Tennessee Williams

Stephen Crandall's Bio

­Scott Frish

Scott Frish

Associate Professor of Art

“Creativity is born of hands and minds, it is a lifelong pursuit. I don’t believe in a beginning, and I hope there is no end. Together we can travel the path to a world of possibilities.”

Scott Fish's Bio

­Michael R. Grauer

Michael Grauer

Instructor of Art

“One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Michael Grauer's Bio

­Chad Holliday

Chad Holliday

Associate Professor of 3-D Art, Doris Alexander Distinguished Professor in the Fine Arts

Chad Holliday's Bio

­John Landon

John Landon

Professor of Theatre

"Technical theatre is a wonderful job where every day is a different challenge. Technical theatre is never boring."

jlandon@wtamu.edu ­­
John Landon's Bio ­­
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­Andrew Lewis

Andrew Barratt Lewis

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre

“Anything you do, let it come from you, then it will be new. Give us more to see…” Sunday in the Park with George, Stephen Sondheim

alewis@wtamu.edu ­­
Andrew Lewis' Bio

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­H. Vance McSwain

H. Vance McSwain

Instructor of Art

“An Art Educator doesn’t just teach art, instead, he teaches people about the world and themselves through art. “

hmcswain@wtamu.edu ­­
Vance McSwain's Bio

­Anne Medlock

Anne Medlock-Ely

Associate Professor of Theatre

"My favorite part about designing costumes is getting to work with a variety of students, from working with the actors wearing the costumes, to technicians working in the costume shop, to students who have never sewn before. I get to work with and get to know everyone in the department."

Anne Medlock-Ely's Bio

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Marcus Melton

Marcus Melton

Associate Professor of Art

Marcus Melton's Bio

­Jon Revett

Jon Revett

Assistant Professor of Art

“Art is a universal form of communication. One can look down the great chain of art and know what people from other times are saying. My job is to teach this language.”

Jonathan Revett's Bio

­Tana Roberson

Tana Roberson

Assistant Professor of Theatre

“The theatre is a school. We shall never be done with studying and learning. In the theatre, as in life, we try first of all to free ourselves, as far as we can, from our own limitations. Then we can practice ‘this noble and magical art.’ Then we may dream.” –Robert Edmond Jones

Tana Roberson's Bio

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­Edward Truitt

Edward Truitt

Associate Professor of Dance

“George Balanchine once said, ‘I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance.’I had to dance, and became a professional dancer performing solo and principal roles in ballet and dancing in modern and jazz works. So if you have to dance like I did, then I invite you to consider the dance program at WTAMU. I am a passionate and successful teacher of the art of dance. My students have gone on to dance professionally in ballet companies, modern companies, in the entertainment field, and have danced professionally on every continent except Antarctica.”

Edward Truitt's Bio

Amy Von Lintel

Amy Von Lintel

Associate Professor of Art History

Amy Von Lintel's Bio


Leslie Williams

Leslie Williams

Associate Professor of Dance
Director of Dance

"I truly believe that dance is the only art form that encompasses every quality of a human being: the mind, body and soul. Each day in the studio is a gift from my students as I watch them grow and develop into young artists. Their self-discovery enriches my teaching process and allows me to continue to learn with them. I feel that all art forms are vital to the existence of our planet and that through dance we are allowed to address every human emotion."

Leslie Williams' Bio



Matthew Dean Williams

Matthew Dean Williams

Instructor of Art

“Works of Art are partly spiritual and mysterious and partly human and fragile”

Matthew Williams' Bio