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Gerald Voorhees

Associate Professor | Chair of Communication Arts
(519) 888-4567 x 48691
Location: ML 257A 

Gerald Voorhees earned a Ph.D. from The University of Iowa (2008) and holds a B.S. in Speech Communication from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a Senior Fellow in the Honors Program of the College of Communication.

Anders Bergstrom

Lecturer | Associate Chair, Undergraduate Advisor for Communication Studies program and Digital Arts Communication minor
(519) 888-4567 x 47955
Location: ML 309

Anders is a film and media scholar, with a background in literature, composition, and critical theory.

Tim Paci

Lecturer | Associate Chair, Undergraduate Communication Requirement
(519) 888-4567 x 48494
Location: ML 254B

Tim Paci has taught in Communication Arts at the University of Waterloo since his days as a graduate student in the 1990s.

Vershawn Young

Professor, Joint Appointed with English Department | Associate Chair for Theatre and Performance program and Communication Arts and Design Practice (CADP) program; Undergraduate Advisor for CADP major
(519) 888-4567 x 41596
Location: ML 232A

Dr. Vay is a scholar and teacher of African American communication, law, literacy, literature and performance.

Jay Havens

Assistant Professor | Undergraduate Advisor, Theatre and Performance

ML 131A

Jay Havens is a multi-media 2Spirit artist, educator, and collaborator of Kanien’keha:ka(Haudenosaunee) and Scottish Canadian ancestry.

Emma Alderman

Technical Coordinator, Theatre of the Arts
Technical Coordinator, Theatre of the Arts

(519) 888-4567 x 41004
Location: ML 125A

Emma Alderman holds a BFA in Performance Production from Ryerson University.

Kevin Carey

(519) 888-4567 x 46820
Location: ML 240

Kevin is an interdisciplinary teacher-scholar (English/Rhetoric PhD, Russian Literature MA, Philosophy BA) whose work focuses on higher education and its discontents.

Paul Cegys

(519) 888-4567 x 47911
Location: ML 129

Paul Cegys’ work merges multiple practices of performance creation and design, from theatre and opera to site-specific installation and intermedial VR/MR scenographies.
(519) 888-4567 x 48603
Location: ML 236B

Robert Danisch has a PhD in Communication from the University of Pittsburgh (2004) and a BA from the University of Virginia in History and Philosophy.

Diana Denton

Retired faculty

Dr. Diana Denton has a B.A. in English (Simon Fraser University, 1976), an MA in Adult Education specializing in Human Resources Development (University of Toronto, 1989), and a PhD in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning specializing in Holistic and Aesthetic Education (University of Toronto, 1996).

David Goodwin

Retired faculty

David Goodwin holds a Ph.D. in English from University of Toronto (1986).  His academic achievements include his tenure as a Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellow, Fellow of Trinity College (U of T), and President of the Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric.

Jill Tomasson Goodwin

Retired faculty

Jill Tomasson Goodwin holds an MA and Ph.D. (1987) in English from the University of Toronto, and a BA (Hons) in English from the University of British Columbia.  Her areas of research include communication design, experiential education, Arts-based entrepreneurship, and competency assessment. 

Andrew Houston

Associate Professor
(519) 888-4567 x 47029
Location: ML 119B

Andy Houston earned his BA in Drama and Sociology from the University of Guelph (1989), where he was awarded a College of Arts Medal.

Adan Jerreat-Poole

Assistant Professor
519-888-4567 x41535
Location: ML 257C

Adan (they/them) is a mad/crip/queer scholar and white settler living on treaty territory belonging to Six Nations of the Grand River and the traditional home of the Neutral, Anishinaabe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. Adan works at the intersection of disability studies and digital media, with attention to social media, video game studies, critical design, accessible virtual pedagogies, automedia, popular culture, and digital storytelling.

Jennifer Lee

Rental Coordinator - Theatres at UWaterloo

Jennifer Lee holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance from York University.  During her undergrad Jennifer discovered an interest in stage management and has been stage managing and assistant stage managing for dance, theatre, musical theatre and clown productions since 2011. 

Smita Misra

Assistant Professor
519-888-4567 x41529
Location: ML 304

Smita Misra is an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Waterloo. She is an interdisciplinary scholar who holds a Ph.D. in Communication from UNC-Chapel Hill (2022), an M.A. in Performance Studies from the University of Kent (2015), and BSc. in Life Sciences (2011) and B.A. (2012) from Queen’s University.
(519) 888-4567 x 41985
Location: ML 238

Sorouja Moll has a PhD in Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies (Concordia) specializing in the fields of Communication, English, and Art History.

Mina Momeni

Assistant Professor
519-888-4567 x41531
Location: ML 254C

Mina Momeni holds a PhD in Communication and Culture from the joint program at Toronto Metropolitan University and York University, and she received her MFA in Documentary Media from Toronto Metropolitan University.

Lennart Nacke

Past Associate Professor

Professor Nacke taught User Experience, Human-Computer Interaction, and Game Design with the Communication Arts Department.

Janelle Rainville

Director of Production & Theatre Operations
(519) 888-4567 x 44767
Location: ML 122

Janelle Rainville holds both a B.A. in Drama Studies and History and a B.Ed (Intermediate/Senior) from York University, Glendon Campus.  

Lionnell (Badu) Smith

Past Lecturer, Communication & Black Studies

Lionnell Smith (preferably known as “Badu”) is an award-winning communication educator with more than 10 years of teaching experience.

Jennifer Roberts-Smith

Adjunct Associate Professor

Dr. Jennifer Roberts-Smith (PhD, Toronto) is an award-winning artist-researcher, whose transdisciplinary, design-based work explores performance, digital media, history, education, and social justice.

Glenn Stillar

Retired Faculty

Professor Glenn Stillar was an Associate Professor in the Digital Arts Communication program in the Faculty of Arts, University of Waterloo.

Imre Szeman

Adjunct Professor

Imre Szeman holds a PhD in Literature (Duke University), an MA in Theory and Criticism (University of Western Ontario) and a BA in Philosophy (Queen’s University).

Melissa Zarnke

Front of House & Box Office Manager

(519) 888-4567 x46570

Box Office: (519) 888-4908

Location: HH 161

Melissa is the Front of House Manager and Box Office manager for the Theatre of the Arts, Studio 180, and the Humanities Theatre.