Assistant Professor of Theatre
Director of Voice and Movement
San Diego State University, B.A.; Northern Illinois University, M.F.A. | Joined WMU: 2008
Elizabeth joined the faculty in 2008, moving from the Chicago area. She has taught workshops and classes in Voice, Movement, and Acting for over ten years and performed professionally in theatre, musical theatre, film, and voice recordings. Favorite roles include Mame, Sarah in Company, Catherine in Pippin, Rizzo in Grease, Arkadina in The Seagull, Ida in Honk!, Morgan Le Fay in Camelot, and Lysistrata. She also performed cabaret, standards, and jazz with bands in the San Diego area.
Elizabeth earned her B.A. from San Diego State University (distinction in the arts and magna cum laude) and her M.F.A. from Northern Illinois University where she studied with acclaimed Meisner Master Teacher Kathryn Gately-Poole.
Elizabeth is an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®, owner and primary coach for Authentic Voice Design®, creator of Terrel Core Training® for Professional Voice Users, and a Quantum Energetics Structured Therapy® Practitioner with a focus on movement studies for health and performance.
She is a member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association serving on the VASTA Diversity Committee since its formation in 2006 and publishing articles in multiple editions of the Voice and Speech Review. She is also an Associate Editor at Large for IDEA (the International Dialects of English Archive).