Interim Chair, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
Office: Camino Hall 130A/SSTC 481
Office Hours: Theatre: C130A (Ext. 2334) MW 9:00-10:30 Biology: SCST481 M 1-4 by appointment
Lisa Baird, PhD, joined the biology faculty in 1988. In addition to teaching in the preparatory courses for biology majors, she teaches classes in plant physiology, electron microscopy and the senior seminar. Baird is a developmental plant physiologist with particular interest in plant stress responses to pathogens and insect predation and how these responses can be modulated by plant growth regulators.
Associate Professor, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
Office: Camino Hall 176
Office Hours: MWF 12:00 - 2:00 and by appointment
Evelyn Diaz Cruz is an Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies with experience in writing, directing, and acting. Originally from the Bronx, New York, Professor Cruz's study and practice of theatre is focused on empowering communities by addressing issues of social justice through art. Her non-traditional approach to theatre garnered her the KPBS 2008 Hispanic Heritage Month Local Hero Award for her contributions to the San Diego community. She is the recipient of USD's 2009 Innovations in Experiential Education Award. She is a member of the Los Angeles Association of Playwrights and the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture.
Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
Office: Camino Hall 180B
Office Hours: MW 1:30 - 4:00 and by appointment
Monica Stufft is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies where she teaches courses in Theatre and Performance Studies and is involved in production work, both as a director and dramaturg. Her specializations include popular culture, theatre historiography as well as cultural, gender and performance theory. Her research focus is on late nineteenth and early twentieth century US theatre and performance, as well as the intersection of performance and pedagogy in the classroom. Interests: Vaudeville, burlesque, Broadway revues, music halls and cabarets; feminist theatre; collaborative theatre-making.