Performance Faculty

Michael Kerley

Michael Kerley is Associate Director of the Theatre Arts and Technology Division at NJIT.  He holds an MFA in Directing from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill  and an Ed.D. in Media and Education from Columbia University.   Dr. Kerley’s teaching concentrations center on classes in musical theatre adaptation and performance, as well as literature courses on 20th-Century Drama and theatre appreciation.  During the summers, Dr. Kerley teaches classes for the McNair Achievement Program and EOP (Educational Opportunity Program).   He has also served as media director for a large insurance company in Newark, developed his issues-management company practicing throughout New Jersey, and was drama teacher at a Golda Ochs day school in West Orange, NJ.   Dr. Kerley has directed over 150 productions in NC, NYC, and NJ. His wife, Suzanne Ishee, is a professional performer and producer and is currently the president of Center for Creative Placemaking, an organization that explores the re-vitalization of communities through the arts and culture.

[ Music ]Faculty Member Brian Harlow

Brian Harlow

Brian Preston Harlow serves as Director of the Rutgers University Chorus, Newark Campus, the Director of the Apprentice Chorus and…

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Steve Perlmutter

Steve Perlmutter is an actor and acting instructor. He has performed at regional theatres throughout the country including Philadelphia’s famed…

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[ Performance ]Faculty Member, Michèle Raper Rittenhouse

Michèle Raper Rittenhouse

Michèle Raper Rittenhouse is the Director of the Division,Theatre Arts and Technology (THAT) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)….

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[ Performance ]Faculty Member Tim Rafael

Tim Raphael

Tim Raphael is Professor of Theater and Director of the Center for Migration and the Global City. He has devised, directed…

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[ Performance ]Faculty Ian Watson

Ian Watson

Ian Watson is Professor of Theatre and Chair of the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at Rutgers University-Newark. He…

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[ Performance ]Faculty member, LOUIS WELLS

Louis Wells

(NJIT) University Lecturer, Theatre Arts and Technology: B.F.A. Acting, University of Central Missouri; M.F.A. Directing, Mason Gross School of Arts,…

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