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Thursday, March 6 • 4:30pm - 5:20pm
The MFA Artist as Teacher: The Initial Plunge

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A panel discussion of challenges that face the teaching MFA artist, particularly those teaching for the first time in higher education.



Cornerstone University

Kaja Dunn

California State University San Marcos
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Andy Geffken

Assistant Professor, Liberty University
Andy Geffken is an Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at Liberty University. After receiving his MFA in Acting at Regent University he helped start the Americana Theatre Company in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Beyond acting and directing, he works as the Fight Director for the Alluvion Stage Company. Andy lives in Forest, Virginia with his wife and three children.
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Scott M. Hayes

Associate Dean, School of Communication & Creative Arts, Liberty University
Scott Hayes serves as Associate Dean for Liberty University's School of Communication & Creative Arts where he is also an associate professor specializing in acting and directing. Scott has been teaching, producing, and directing for 19 years throughout the United States and England. He is a member of SAG and AEA. In 2015 he appeared in Tidewater Stage Company's production of THE NERD, and he directed the Virginia premiere of PETER AND THE... Read More →
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Marji Peters

Visiting Professor of Theatre, Regent University
Marji Peters is the Visiting Professor of Theatre in Regent University'’s College of Arts & Sciences. She was offered the position shortly after graduating from Regent'’s MFA in Acting program (May 2013). Before earning her terminal degree, Ms. Peters completed a BA in Interpretative Speech and an MA in Performance Studies at Bob Jones University. While working on her MA, she taught freshman speech, for which she received her department’s GA... Read More →

Michael Salsbury

Southeastern University

North Greenville University

Assistant Professor, North Greenville University

Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
BH Bienville Square

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