Faculty

Program Director

Joe Atkinson

Mr. Joe Atkinson

(he/him/his)

Assistant Professor/Communication

Room 212 B, Hyde Hall
812-488-2562
ja122@evansville.edu

Joe Atkinson earned his Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Ohio University, his Master of Public Service Administration from the University of Evansville, and his Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Stage & Screen at the University of Nebraska Omaha. He began his professional career at the Evansville Courier & Press before joining the University of Evansville in 2007 as Director of News Services. After also serving as UE's Director of Digital Media, Atkinson joined the Department of Communication faculty in 2015. During his time on the faculty, he has co-produced (alongside Professor of History Dr. James MacLeod) the WNIN Tri-State Public Media documentary series Evansville at War, and has earned two Ohio Valley Emmy Award nominations - one for producing the five-episode documentary series Epidemic: Addiction in Middle America, and the other for producing the documentary feature film From the Ashes: The University of Evansville Purple Aces.

Faculty

Stephen Boulmetis

Mr. Stephen Boulmetis, BFA, MFA

(he/him/his)

Lighting Design / Professor

Room 103, Shanklin Theatre
812-488-2750
sb287@evansville.edu

Mr. Boulmetis joined the UE Theatre faculty in 2010, bringing with him a wealth of experience in lighting design for television, fashion shows, cruise lines, theme parks, corporate events, and various architectural projects. His Broadway credits include Associate Lighting Designer for THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, Assistant Lighting Designer for RING OF FIRE, WHOOPI, OLD AQUAINTENCE, BUTLEY, SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, and PRYMATE. He has worked at regional theatres such as Utah Shakespeare Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Huntington Theatre Company, South Coast Repertory, American Repertory Theatre, and Westport Country Playhouse.

Mr. Boulmetis received a BFA from the University of Cincinnati–College Conservatory of Music, an MFA from Boston University, and is a member United Scenic Artists–Local 829.

Stephanie Frasier

Mrs. Stephanie Frasier

Professor of Art

Room 202, Krannert Hall of Art and Music
812-488-1003
sf47@evansville.edu

Stephanie Frasier earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from Indiana State University and a Bachelor of Science in Art with an emphasis in graphic design from the University of Evansville. She is a Professor of Art.

While a student at UE, Professor Frasier interned at an agency that offered her a full-time position. Upon graduation, she worked her way through several advertising agencies up to the level of Senior Art Director. During her agency employment she worked on national and international accounts such as Microsoft, Motorola, Mead Johnson/Bristol Myers, Kimball International, Papa Johns, and many others. Her work has won numerous awards including a prestigious Addy Certificate of Excellence before returning to UE in 2001 to teach.

As a Visual Communication Design Educator, Professor Frasier has over 29 years of graphic design industry experience (agency and freelance) as a designer, photographer, artist and illustrator. She teaches undergraduate design students by engaging them in an environment focusing on real-world problems that encourage effective, creative and innovative solutions. In 2017 she received the Dean's Teaching Award.

As an artist, Professor Frasier is an award-winning photographer and illustrator who manipulates her images in various computer programs. She also experiments with a variety of printing methods. Her work is included in many juried exhibitions and private collections. Some of her recognitions include “Best of Show” 2010 Olive Tree Arts Exhibition and “1st Place Photography” 2011 Inspired Women in Art Southwestern Indiana Arts Council Exhibition. She also remains very active professionally through her freelance design business, where she produces work mostly for non-profit organizations.
Charles du Preez

Charles du Preez, DMA

Assistant Professor of Music

Room 130, Krannert Hall of Art and Music
812-288-2245
cd288@evansville.edu

Clarinet

Winds/Percussion
Jon Robertson

Mr. Jon Robertson

Sound Design Engineer for Creative Technologies

Room 212E, Hyde Hall
812-488-1158
jr462@evansville.edu

Jon Robertson, sound designer and composer, honed his skills during the pandemic to improve online audio collaboration. In 2021, he co-created the audio tool, Tutti Remote, facilitating global audio syncing for performers. His work spans theatrical productions, films, and radio plays, earning recognition at festivals like New Music Gathering and Kansas City Fringe. He co-created the radio series Kansas City: 1924 which won a 2021 Hometown Media Award. An educator at heart, Jon currently teaches at the University of Evansville and boasts degrees from UMKC and the University of Arizona. He has previously taught as an adjunct professor at the Kansas City Art Institute, UMKC, and Missouri Western State University.
Timothy Zifer

Dr. Timothy Zifer, DMA

Emeritus Professor of Music, Adjunct Instructor of Music

Room 144, Krannert Hall of Art and Music
812-488-2878
tz3@evansville.edu

Music Management Jazz Studies Trumpet

Music Management Jazz Studies Winds/Percussion