Faculty

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Bill Digneit

William Digneit

Department Head

wdigneit@nmu.edu 906-227-2044
Additional Title:

Assistant Professor

Degrees:
  • B.S., Northern Michigan University
  • M.F.A., Florida State University
Office Location:

215 Thomas Fine Arts

Bill Digneit began teaching at NMU in 2017

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Jill Grundstrom

Jill Grundstrom

Director of Theatre, Assistant Department Head

jgrundst@nmu.edu 906-227-2047
Additional Title:

Assistant Professor, Director of North Coast Dance Festival

Degrees:
  • B.S., Northern Michigan University
  • M.A., New York University
  • Ed.S, Northern Michigan University
Office Location:

216 Thomas Fine Arts

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Braeden Ingersoll

Braeden Ingersoll

Technical Director/Scene Shop Supervisor

bingerso@nmu.edu 906-227-1634
Additional Title:

Adjunct Instructor

Degrees:
  • B.A., Simpson College
  • M.F.A., Florida State University
Office Location:

McClintock 107

Braeden Ingersoll began teaching at NMU in 2021

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Karina Hagemeyer

Karina Johnson

Assistant Professor, CO/LAB Company Artistic Director

karijohn@nmu.edu
Degrees:
  • B.F.A., University of Utah
Office Location:

220 Thomas Fine Arts

Karina Johnson began teaching at NMU in 2021

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Jimmy Ludwig

James "Jimmy" Ludwig

Assistant Professor/Head of BFA Acting Program

jiludwig@nmu.edu 906-227-1657
Degrees:
  • B.A., University of Michigan
  • M.F.A., University of Washington
Office Location:

221 Thomas Fine Arts

James Ludwig began teaching at NMU in 2022

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Kristen Beth Ludwig

Kristen Beth Ludwig

Adjunct Assistant Professor

krludwig@nmu.edu
Degrees:
  • B.F.A., University of Oklahoma

Kristen Beth Ludwig began teaching at NMU in 2022

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David Pierce

David Pierce

Associate Professor

davpierc@nmu.edu 906-227-2084
Additional Title:

Production Manager for the Forest Roberts Theatre, Lighting Supervisor

Degrees:
  • A.A.S., Ferris State University
  • B.S., Ferris State University
  • M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Office Location:

217 Thomas Fine Arts

David Pierce began teaching at NMU in 2014

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Donna Schaffer

Donna Poirier, D.M.A.

Assistant Professor

dschaffe@nmu.edu
Degrees:
  • B.M., University of Michigan
  • M.M., University of Connecticut
  • D.M.A., University of South Carolina

Donna Poirier began teaching at NMU in 2021

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Paul Truckey

Paul Truckey

Professor/Head of BFA Musical Theatre Program

ptruckey@nmu.edu 906-227-2705
Degrees:
  • B.S., Northern Michigan University
  • M.F.A., University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Office Location:

219 Thomas Fine Arts

Paul Truckey began teaching at NMU in 2002

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Lex van Blommestein

Lex van Blommestein

Assistant Professor

lvanblom@nmu.edu 906-227-2266
Degrees:
  • B.A., University of Windsor
  • M.F.A., Wayne State University
Office Location:

218 Thomas Fine Arts

Lex van Blommestein began teaching at NMU in 2019

Staff

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Ann Juidici

Ann Juidici

Costume Shop Supervisor

906-227-2350
Office Location:

McClintock 112 - FRT Costume Shop

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Dan Zini

Dan Zini

Sound and Media Supervisor and Engineer

dzini@nmu.edu
Degrees:
  • B.S., Northern Michigan University
  • M.A., Northern Michigan University
Office Location:

220 Thomas Fine Arts