Graduate Students in Residence

Ph.D.

Mohamadreza Babaee is a PhD candidate. Originally from Tehran, Iran, he currently serves as treasurer of the Graduate Student Theatre Organization. He is a Teaching Associate for the Department of Theatre and Film, and currently teaching THFM 1910: Script Analysis. Mohamadreza’s research interests include critical race theory, Middle Eastern studies, migration studies, security and surveillance, and queer of color critique.

Dan Cullen is a 2nd year PhD student. Originally from Washington, D.C., Dan serves as the president of GuSTO, a Graduate Student Ambassador, and was the recipient of the 2019 Charles E. Shanklin Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Research. Additionally, he serves as a Teaching Associate for THFM 2020: Performance in Life and On-Stage. His research interests include actor training, postmodernism, and non-realistic theatre styles.

Patrick Felton is a 2nd year PhD student. Originally from St. Albans, WV, Patrick serves on the Season Selection Committee for the Department of Theatre and Film and is the Graduate Student Senate representative for the PhD students. He currently teaches THFM 2020. His research interests include digital performance studies, digital feminism, intersections of media and theater aesthetics, theater and violence, religious pedagogy as performance, stand-up comedy performance, and podcasting as a performance medium.

Justin Hopper is a 3rd year PhD student. Originally from Gilbert, AZ, Justin currently serves as Treasurer of the Graduate Student Theatre Organization (GuSTO). For the Department of Theatre and Film, Justin serves as the Course Coordinator/Teaching Associate in THFM 2020: Performance in Life and on Stage. His research interests include commedia dell’arte, interactive theatrical forms, and representations of the family unit in dramatic literature.

Seung-A (Liz) Lee is a 4th year PhD student. She is originally from Seoul, Republic of Korea. Her research interests include Shakespeare adaptation, theatre history and criticism, classical drama, sexuality, and gender.

David Loehr is a 2nd year PhD student. Originally from Charlotte, NC, David serves as a teaching associate for THFM 1910: Script Analysis. His research interests include Shakespeare and other pre-20th Century theatre forms.  David received a certificate of merit from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for his performance as Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Cody Page is a 3rd year PhD student. Originally from Annville, PA, he teaches THFM 2020: Performance in Life and on Stage. His research interests include representations of queer community and life in contemporary theatre, devised theatre, musical theatre, theater for social change, creative drama, and the intersections of theatre, popular culture, and fandom studies.

Leesi Patrick is a 2nd year PhD student. Her research interests are in postcolonial theory, theatre and performance history, intercultural theatre, musical theatre, theatre management, and African and African American theatre. She currently serves as a Teaching Assistant for THFM 3480: Theatre History and Literature.

Dennis Sloan is a PhD candidate. He is originally from Dallas, TX. He currently serves as the Vice President of the Graduate Student Theatre Organization (GuSTO), is a member of the Department of Theatre and Film’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee, and is a Teaching Assistant in THFM 3470: Theatre History.  His research interests include Latinx theatre, actor training, mixed race identity performance, The Federal Theatre Project, and musical theatre. Dennis was the recipient of the 2017, Charles E. Shanklin Award for Research Excellence.

M.A.

Harmon Andrews is a first year Master’s student. Originally from Warren, Ohio, Harmon works in the scene shop for the department. His research interests include acting, writing, directing, and scenic construction. He has previously won the Indie Award for Best Supporting Actor, and was named the Alphi Psi Omega National Scholarship recipient.

Mariah Clawson is a 1st year Masters student. Originally from Kenton, OH, Mariah currently serves as a host for WBGU’s “The Neighborhood” and holds a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism. She is the recipient of the 2019 BGSU Outstanding Broadcast Journalism Award, is the Floor Director for the NFL Broadcast Bootcamp, and is a BG24 News Anchor and Reporter. Additionally, she serves as the membership selection chair for the Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority. Mariah’s research interests include scenic design and scenic art, and she works in the BGSU scene shop.

Nicole Tuttle is a 1st year Masters’ student. Originally from LaGrange, OH. Nicole serves on the Department of Theatre and Film’s Season Selection Committee and is an Alumni of APO. She is the Front of House manager for the department and works in the costume shop. Nicole’s research interests include theatre for youth, Shakespeare, theatre for social change, creative drama in the classroom, and developing and enhancing social skill through theatre.