Academic Programs

“The professors at Transylvania are more than figures in a lecture hall. They represent leaders, confidants, friends, and most importantly, true teachers.

I've experienced both highs and lows in my ambitions to make everything of my college experience, but I've never questioned the genuine concern my professors have for my learning and my quest as a person. I've never just been a name in a grade book. With professors from many disciplines, I've encountered in them an honest interest in my dreams, my academic concerns, and my personal growth.

There are very few places where students have the chance to know their professor in the classroom, in their office, in their home, and as people that exist beyond the campus. At Transylvania, I've lived all of these possibilities, and the result is an atmosphere where professors have taught me not only about their subjects, but about life.”

—Cory Collins ’13

Theater Faculty

  • White

    Sullivan Canaday White, Associate Professor of Theater; Program Director

    M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.A., Northwestern University; B.A., University of Kentucky
  • Michael Dixon

    Michael Bigelow Dixon, Associate Professor of Theater

    M.F.A., L.D.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1977, 1979; A.B., Brown University, 1975
  • Melissa Johnston, Costume Designer

    M.F.A., Trinity University, 1979; B.A., Converse College, 1974
  • Sanders

    Mike Sanders, Set Designer & Technical Coordinator

    M.A., University of Kentucky, 2012; B.A., Transylvania University, 2004
  • Soulis

    Tim Soulis, Lucille C. Little Professor of Theater

    Ph.D., University of Denver, 1980; M.A., B.A., University of California–Berkeley, 1975, 1971

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