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Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

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Lisa Baird

Lisa Baird, PhD

Interim Chair, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
Professor, Biology
baird@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4073

Office: Camino Hall 163/SSTC 481

Office Hours: Theatre: C163A (Ext. 2334) Biology: SCST481 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.

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Evelyn Diaz Cruz

Evelyn Diaz Cruz , MFA

Associate Professor, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
diazcruz@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7877

Office: Camino Hall 176

Office Hours: 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.

 

 

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Monica Stufft

Monica Stufft, PhD

Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
mostufft@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4273

Office: Camino Hall 180B

Office Hours: TR 1:30-4:00 and by appointment

Monica Stufft is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre 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 the intersections of performance and pedagogy in the classroom with a particular interest in the theoretical and philosophical implications of collaboration and collaborative theatre making.

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