Congratulations to MFA Students

Elizabeth Mozer, a MFA Performance Pedagogy student, has been hired as an Assistant Professor of Theatre ( a tenure track position) in the Theatre Department of the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University (part of the S.U.N.Y. system). She will be teaching in the areas of Acting and Directing as well as directing in the department’s main stage season. Elizabeth will also assume an administrative and advisory role for acting/directing emphasis students and the studio theatre program. The position called for someone to teach acting (compatible with the Stanislavski and Meisner approaches) and directing, that possesses a specialization in physical theatre and devising, has significant university and professional experience and a terminal degree. Elizabeth is thrilled about the position and she and her family will be moving to Binghamton, NY in August. Elizabeth wants to express her sincere gratitude to the Theatre Department’s MFA program in Performance Pedagogy for helping her to realize this goal.

Michael Mueller is only the second theatre student to be awarded the Baranger Award.  The Baranger is a the teaching award meant to recognize and reward outstanding teaching by graduate students at Pitt.  Award winners make teaching by graduate students more visible and valued on campus and raise the standards of the teaching by graduate students. They contribute to or spark discussions about what constitutes good teaching by graduate students on campus, and help graduate students prepare professionally for teaching careers.