Department Chair, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts
Thomas Schoffler teaches acting, movement, musical theatre, drama for youth and dramaturgy. A professional actor and director, he has worked in New York City as well as regional theatres across the country. He is the director of the musical theatre program, and coordinator for the theatre & dance department.
Associate Professor Theatre Arts
Gregory Mach teaches advanced acting, directing, theatre history, stage makeup, voice and movement, and humanities. A professional actor, director, and playwright when he is not teaching, he has performed everything from Shakespeare to mime at numerous theatres throughout the southeastern United States and on television, and has directed extensively for the commercial, university and community stage, as well as international tours, for over thirty years. Selected by the Rotary International Foundation to represent higher education and the arts in West Virginia on a tour of Korea, Greg directs at least one show a year at WVWC and advises the acting/directing majors.
Assistant Professor of Dramatic Arts
Karim Badwan teaches all disciplines of technical theater and design, as well as arts administration. He is a professional lighting and set designer, who continues to work in opera, ballet, theater, television, and film. He has worked for the Boston Ballet, Santa Fe Opera, ESPN, MTV, Tyler Perry Productions, and Fox Searchlight.