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Faculty and Staff

Division Head, Department Chairs and Administrative Offices

Division of Theatre Arts, Production and Arts Administration (TAPAA)
Denton Yockey, Division Head
and Professor of Arts Administration
556-5803 CC 4730
Patti Hall, Administrative Secretary
556-5803 CC 4740
Sharon Stith, Financial Administrator 556-9439 CC 4750
Robin Guarino, Opera Department Chair   556-9540 DVAC 323
Aubrey Berg, Musical Theatre Chair   556-9451 CC 4764
Richard Hess, Acting Department Chair  556-9575 CC 4770
Jiang Qi, Dance Department Chair
CC 3723
Jean Hamilton, Director of Arts Administration
556-9522 CC 3812A
Michele Kay, Theatre Design & Production Chair   556-9440 CC 3700
Scene Shop   556-3709 CC 3480
Sound Design GA Office   556-9774 CC 1463

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Mark A. Halpin

Title: Assistant Professor of Scenic Design
Office: Corbett Cntr Perform Arts
Tel: 513-556-9418

Mark Halpin, a frequent guest designer before becoming a permanent member of CCM's faculty, has designed over 40 shows for CCM. Some favorite designs include The Wild Party, Chess, The Time of Your Life and Noises Off. Halpin has also designed scenery for Williamstown Theater Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, ETC, The Human Race, Stages St. Louis, Casa MaƱana, Theater by the Sea, Honolulu Theater for Youth and others. Halpin has created scenery for numerous theme parks, zoos, cruise ships and corporate clients, including Universal Studios - Florida, LegoLand Windsor, Radisson and Princess Cruise Lines, Steven Spielberg's The Dive restaurant, and many others.

Fond of exploring far-ranging creative pursuits, Halpin has created word puzzles appearing in The New York Times and on NPR's Ask Me Another, and his original musical The Kid in the Dark was named Cincinnati's Best Alternative Production in 2007.


  • BFA , Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY.
  • MFA, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC.