Faculty & Staff

Dawne Meeks
Department Chair and Associate Professor, Acting/Directing/Dance

B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1995
M.F.A., University of Arizona, 1997
Actors' Equity Association
Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
Christians in Theatre Arts

Phone: 325-674-2065
Email: dns05b@acu.edu

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Adam Hester
Professor, Directing/Acting

B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1977
M.F.A., Trinity University, 1982
Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Phone: 325-674-2021
Email: hestera@acu.edu

Sandy Freeman
Associate Professor, Costuming/Design

B.A., Hardin-Simmons University, 1971
M.F.A., University of Oklahoma, 1975

Phone: 325-674-2956
Email: freemans@acu.edu

Kari Hatfield
Associate Professor, Voice and Movement

B.A., Oklahoma Christian University, 2000
M.F.A, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2005

Phone: 325-674-2813
Email: kxh08a@acu.edu

Gary Varner
Professor, Tech/Design

B.A., Central State University, 1978
M.Ed., Southeastern Oklahoma State University, 1989
M.F.A., Tulane University, 1992

Phone: 325-674-2376
Email: varnerg@acu.edu

Adjunct Faculty/Staff


Jeff Berryman
Adjunct Faculty, Capstone Course

B.A. Theatre, ACU, 1981
MDA U.T. Austin, 1984

Email: theatre@acu.edu

Donna Hester
Adjunct Faculty, Patron Services/Student Adviser

B.A., Trinity University, 1978
M.A., Abilene Christian University, 1989

Phone: 325-674-2303
Email: hesterd@acu.edu

Linda Kemp
Administrative Coordinator

Email: linda.kemp@acu.edu

Jeannette Lipford
Vocal Director, Senior Faculty in Voice

B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1949
M.A., Abilene Christian University, 1987

Email: lipfordj@acu.edu

Crystal J. Lewis
Guest Faculty, Dance

B.F.A in Dance, Southeast Missouri State University 
in Dance Performance and Choreography, 
Sam Houston State University 2012

Email: theatre@acu.edu

Andrew Wheeler
Technical Director 


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