Department of Fine & Performing Arts Faculty & Staff

FAPA professors bring an abundance of both "real-world" experience and academic credentials to their classrooms, stages and studios, and strive to assist students in understanding how to incorporate their educations into their professional lives. Our professors are committed to helping students develop solid character and an attitude of ethical concern in all areas of their lives.

"Where Academics and Creativity Merge."

Dr. Karen Ward Dr. Karen Ward Chair, Fine and Performing Arts Location:Armstrong Hall144 Phone:757-727-5402 Expertise:Theatre, Criticism, Public Address, Directing, Scriptwriting, Songwriter, producer, events coordinator Dr. Ward has more than 30 years of experience in writing, directing, acting and producing in area of theatre. She has acted on professional stages across the country and has wriiten songs from various musical genres. She has published in the area of communication and written plays for local and national arenas. She cooridinates the major ceremonies for the University and serves as a dramatic and political critic.