Student Profile
Brenna Mateljan '13

Brenna is a dance and communication major who hopes to use both to realize her dream career.

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Why Choose
Cedar Crest?
  • Personalized attention
  • Average class size <20
  • Women's leadership opportunities
  • Flexibility to add dual major, minor

Faculty

Roxanne Amico

Roxanne T. Amico

Chair/Professor
B.A., Heidelberg University
M.F.A., Northwestern University
Tompkins College Center 332
rtamico@cedarcrest.edu

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Education

B.A. in Theatre and English, Heidelberg University
M.F.A. in Stage Design, Northwestern University

Career Highlights

Roxanne Amico is the chair of performing arts and is as faculty trustee on Cedar Crest College's Board of Trustees. Roxanne has been the stage designer for over 125 productions with hundreds of original designs in the areas of scenery, costumes and lighting. Recently, Roxanne completed a play on cyber bullying to be performed for middle school students in the Lehigh Valley.

Serving as the chair of performing arts for 22 years, Roxanne has also served as the dean of faculty, dean of academic services and acting provost. She also co-chaired the development of the Freshman Year Experience, a program to help first-year students get involved on campus.

Roxanne teaches theatre history, costume design, lighting design, set design, history of fashion, sophomore seminar, psychology and dramatic literature.

Memberships & Awards

Roxanne is a member of the United Scenic Artist Local 829 United States Institute of Theater Technology.

Why Cedar Crest College

"Cedar Crest is a magical place and no one can tell me otherwise. The transformation of students from freshman year to senior year is practically breathtaking. Every day I think about the amazing students who I have known and am grateful for the opportunity to be someone who was an important influence on their lives and I reflect on how they have also transformed my life."

 

Tim Brown

Timothy Brown

Associate Professor/ Director of Forensic Speech
B.A., Marquette University
M.F.A., Towson University
Tompkins College Center
tbrown@cedarcrest.edu

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Education

B.A. in Theatre and English, Marquette University
M.F.A. in Theatre, Towson University

Career Highlights

Tim Brown is an associate professor and the director for Cedar Crest's award-winning forensic speech team. He has directed over 45 productions and performed in the same number regionally and nationally. His work has been seen across the United States and Europe. Credits include Dead Man's Cell Phone, Trust, +/- 99 Greeks, Spitfire Grill, Big Love, Metamorphoses, Dear Edwina, Proof, The Early Girl, The House of Bernarda Alba, Batboy! The Musical and A Christmas Story.

As artistic director of Funkopolis, Tim wrote and directed An Exquisite Dream of Fire that made its world premier at the Theatre Project in Baltimore. His homage to Richard Foreman, Words from Richard, was invited to the Istropolitana International Festival of Puppetry. He was also the assistant director for the Broadway premiere of Squonk.

Tim is a member of the National Committee of the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (NIET), where he serves as the District Chair for District Seven, representing forensics programs in more than ten states along the east coast.

Memberships & Awards

Tim is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SSDC)
President of the Pennsylvania Forensics Association (2006)
District Chair for District Seven of the National Committee of the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (NIET) (2012)

 

Rebecca Callan

Costume Shop Director
B.A., Carroll University
Tompkins College Center
rrcallan@cedarcrest.edu

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Education

B.A. in Theatre and History, Carroll University

Career Highlights

Rebecca R. Callan has been the Cedar Crest Costume Shop Director since 2006. Some of her Cedar Crest costume design credits include: Dead Man's Cell Phone, Trust, Goddesses, Eurydice, Metamorphoses, and many of the faculty Dance Concerts. Rebecca designed You Can't Take It With You for the Nevada Conservatory Theatre at UNLV.

Previously, Rebecca worked at Imagination Las Vegas, a full-service professional attire design and manufacturing company. She was a Costume Design Intern at the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre where she designed Alice in Wonderland, Sweeney Todd, A Raisin in the Sun, and The Outsiders. She has also worked as a Costume Technician at the Santa Fe Opera and Utah Shakespearean Festival.

 

Kevin Gallagher

Kevin Gallagher

Assistant Professor/Technical Director
B.A., DeSales University
M.F.A., University of Connecticut
Tompkins College Center 334
kevin.gallagher@cedarcrest.edu

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Education

B.A. in Design/Technical Theatre, DeSales University
M.F.A. in Technical Direction, University of Connecticut

Career Highlights

Kevin Gallagher is an assistant professor and the technical director at Cedar Crest. In addition to Cedar Crest, Kevin has taught technical direction, production and stage management at Emerson College and Ramapo College

Kevin worked as a technical director and production manager for theatres across the country including Stage Repertoire Theatre in Houston, Texas, American Stage Festival in Nashua, N.H., Connecticut Repertoire Theatre in Storres, Conn. and The Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Va.

Memberships & Awards

Kevin is a member of the United States Institute of Theater Technology

Why Cedar Crest College

"The students keep me here. They are intelligent, eager and they are ready and willing to do what is necessary to succeed. We have a great group and it is a pleasure to see them every day."

 

Robin Gerchman

Robin Gerchman

Assistant Professor/ Director of Dance
B.F.A., The University of the Arts
Ed.M.,Temple University
M.F.A., Goddard College
Tompkins College Center
rmgerchm@cedarcrest.edu

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Education

B.F.A., The University of the Arts
Ed.M.,Temple University
M.F.A., Goddard College

Career Highlights

Robin Gerchman is an assistant professor and director of dance at Cedar Crest College. She has been a Cedar Crest College faculty member since 1994. Robin has studied with Ann Vachon and Risa Steinberg of the Limon Dance and performed with the Philadelphia Civic Opera, the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the East Stroudsburg Ballet Theatre and the Allentown Contemporary Dance Theatre.

Robin has also choreographed numerous contemporary pieces for the Cedar Crest Dance Company in addition to musical theatre productions at Cedar Crest and throughout the Lehigh Valley. Most recently, Robin had her essay, Parental Reality Check, published in the online magazine Inside Higher Education; performed in a community project with LoVid, an interdisciplinary art company; and participated in a four day Alyce Finwall residency with several Cedar Crest dance majors. She also participated in a collaborative dance project organized by Mark O'Maley.

Robin teaches modern dance technique, jazz technique, dance composition, dance pedagogy and fine arts seminar.

Memberships & Awards

Robin is a member of the National Dance Education Organization, Congress on Research in Dance, National Dance Association, American College Dance Festival Association, Nu Delta Alpha and the Lehigh Valley Dance Consortium.

 

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