Elizabeth LewandowskiElizabeth Lewandowski
Professor
M.F.A. — Texas Tech University
(940) 397-4392 ⨠ B204
elizabeth.lewandowski@msutexas.edu

Elizabeth serves as the department's costume, makeup, and hair designer. She received her M.F.A. from Texas Tech University and her B.S. in Theatre and B.M. in Voice for Opera at Bradley University. Elizabeth has designed over 150 productions, and has received awards nationally, regionally, and locally. She has also served as an officer in regional and international organizations. Elizabeth's book, The Complete Costume Dictionary, is the standard reference for terminology in fashion and costuming.

 

Eric KogerEric Koger
Department Chair and Professor
M.F.A. — Florida State University
(940) 397-4781 ⨠ B123
eric.koger@msutexas.edu

Prior to MSU Texas, Eric worked as a production manager, a professor, and a scenic and lighting designer in Las Vegas, Nevada. Although Eric moved to Texas, he remains the resident scenic designer for A Public Fit, a professional theatre company in Las Vegas. Over the last 20+ years, he has designed upwards of 200 shows. Eric holds degrees from both Ball State University and Florida State University.
See what he is up to at https://kogerea.wixsite.com/erickogerdesigns/

 

Morgan MalloryMorgan Mallory
Assistant Professor
M.F.A. — Minnesota State University, Mankato
B.S.  — Brigham Young University
(940) 397-4395 ⨠ B107
morgan.mallory@msutexas.edu

Morgan Mallory is an assistant professor of theatre for Midwestern State University. Favorite directing and choreography projects include Nelly Don the Musical at the Crown Center in Kansas City, My Fair Lady, Spring Awakening, and The Great American Trailer Park Musical. As an actor, Morgan has played Morticia in The Addams Family, rambled about butterflies as April in Company at SF Playhouse, and learned American Sign Language (ASL) to play Sylvia in Tribes. Morgan is very passionate about arts education, and previously started both the drama and dance programs at Eastside College Preparatory School. Keep up with her at www.morgandayley.com.

 

Rocky Hopson Jr.Rocky Hopson
Visiting Assistant Professor
M.F.A. — Texas State University
B.S.  — University of Wyoming
(940) 397-4908 ⨠ B109
rocky.hopson@msutexas.edu

Originally from Cheyenne, Wyoming, Rocky Hopson recently returned from Amsterdam, Netherlands where he worked for nearly four years as a freelance director and dramaturg for Orange Theatre Company and other English-language companies. Before that, he taught Beginning Acting and Introduction to Fine Arts at Texas State University, where he also received his Masters of Fine Arts in Directing. Rocky spent 12 years in Austin, Texas where he worked with independent theatre companies developing original productions. He has produced productions at several Fringe Festivals around the country and also in Toronto, Canada and Edinburgh, Scotland. Rocky is very excited to be a part of the MSU Texas Theatre Department.


Emeritus Faculty

Laura JeffersonLaura Jefferson

Chair of the Theatre Department — 1985 to 2013
Professor Emeritus — 1984 to 2015
M.F.A. — Southern Illinois University

 

 

 

 

Dr. Robin FischliDr. Ron Fischli

Dean of Lamar D. Fain College of Fine Arts — 1992 to 2013
Professor Emeritus — 1990 to 2013
Ph.D. — University of Missouri, Columbia
M.S. — Fort Hays Kansas State College

 

 

 

Don Henschel

Don Henschel

Professor Emeritus — 1970 to 2013
M.A. — Colorado State University