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Rosie Coppedge, MFA
Adjunct Professor


Rosanna E. Coppedge (Rosie) has a MFA in Theatre from University of Missouri-Kansas City and a BS in Music Education/Voice from APSU. She began her professional career when she worked for 6 seasons at Opryland USA in Nashville, Tennessee as an actor/singer. After graduate school Rosie performed across the country at various regional theatres such as Kansas City Rep (formerly Missouri Rep), Unicorn Theatre, Rosemont and Palmer House theatres of Chicago, Creede Repertory Theatre in Colorado, San Diego Rep and LATC in Los Angeles, CA. She is one of 8 authors of the successful "6 Women with Brain Death or Expiring Minds Want to Know" licensed with MTI of New York City. The musical had many successful runs in Kansas City, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego. Los Angeles, Sacramento as well as Ireland and the U.K. She has been teaching at APSU since Spring 2005 after moving back to Clarksville to be close to family and lives with her 2 cats, Wendell and Emma.
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Elaine Husted, MFA
Adjunct Professor


Elaine Husted grew up dancing in Binghamton, New York. She holds a BS in Dance from SUNY Brockport, and an MFA in Dance from the University of Arizona. She has taught at several universities and private studios in Arizona, Texas, and Tennessee. 
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Garret Schneider, MFA
Adjunct Professor


Garret Schneider was born in Maine, a state where carnivorous moose roam the country side, lobsters attack unwary swimmers, and where modern-technology still has not penetrated.  Plied deep with northeast values and folklore, Garret became a writer.

He graduated with a BA in Mathematics and Theatre from Lehigh University -- an artistic dichotomy, which was reflected in his first play: Proud Beasts, centered around amphetamine-addicted mathematicians. His one-act, Franky and Zoza, awarded him a place in the Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive where he studied under Lee Blessing, Chay Yew, Marsha Norman, Heather McDonald, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

Garret was a company member in Maine's Heartwood Regional Theater Company, and starred in the New England premier of Will Eno's one-man show, Thom Pain: Based on Nothing.
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Austin Shaw,
Adjunct Professor


Pronouns: He/Him/His

Austin Shaw is a versatile multi-instrumentalist with a passion for many different musical styles. Originally from Central Illinois, he was incredibly active in the musical theatre scene, having played for over 40 regional, community, and academic productions. He received his bachelor's degree from Millikin University in Piano Performance where he was the recipient of many competitive awards including the MDSO Concerto Competition, the ISMTA Competition, and the Hollis Prize, Millikin's highest musical honor. Afterwards, he received his master's degree in Piano Performance from Northern Arizona University. Upon moving, he became incredibly active as a jazz musician in the Flagstaff and Phoenix areas. His music has taken him all over the country as he has had the opportunity to perform at many high-profile venues including Carnegie Hall in New York City, The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, the House of Blues in New Orleans and Disney's Hollywood Studios. 

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Glenda Sullivan, MA
Adjunct Professor

Glenda Sullivan enjoys coaching acting and directing as well as building costumes.  Her three most exciting acting experiences include directing and performing in an International Interpreters Theatre Conference in London, and acting in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (Olivia) and Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap (Molly Ralston).   Her three most favored directing credits include: Wildhorne and Bricusse’s Jekyll and Hyde, the musical Annie, and the drama The Belle of Amherst. She also enjoyed casting high school students for an episode of America’s Most Wanted.  She has taught college theatre and communication classes since 1991 for Austin Peay, and she taught high school English, Latin, Speech and Theatre Arts, including Advanced Placement classes for thirty years. She has been an administrator at the middle and elementary school levels for a total of five years.  Sullivan has enjoyed watching a number of former high school students go on to professional careers in theatre and film – most recently in the television series Mr. Robot and Hell On Wheels. Sullivan holds a Master’s degree in Theatre Arts and an Education Specialist degree in Instructional Leadership. She won the Tennessee High School Speech and Drama League’s Ruby Krider Award, presented to the educator who promotes excellence in speech and dramatic arts, and she was inducted into the organization’s Hall of Fame. The Tennessee Humanities Council named Sullivan an Outstanding Teacher in the Humanities winner and Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts recognized her for Outstanding Teaching of the Arts.  Sullivan is editor and co-author of “Grades Don’t Matter: Using Assessment to Measure True Learning” along with Tony Donen, Jennifer Anton, Lisa Beard and Todd Stinson. Published in 2010, the book endorses measuring a student’s mastery of concepts instead of using grades that merely measure completion and compliance.   Glenda Sullivan believes that theatre teaches valuable lessons in the history of humanity, empathy, self-confidence, and oral communication, as well as teamwork, dedication, commitment, and creative problem-solving skills.

Kenneth Ty Obadiah Ewing-Roush
Adjunct Professor


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David Goldblatt

Dr. David Goldblatt is currently an instructor and accompanist at Austin Peay State University’s Departments of Music, Theatre, and Dance.  He teaches introductory music theory courses, Music for the Dancer, and accompanies Ballet, Modern, and Jazz dance courses as well as music students and musical theatre students.  His prior academic positions include Assistant Professor of Piano and Music History/Accompanist at Alcorn State University in Lorman, MS and Full-Time Instructor and Accompanist at Jones College in Ellisville, MS. Dr. Goldblatt earned his PhD in Music History and Literature from the University of Florida where he also studied piano with Dr. Kevin Orr.  He also earned a master’s degree in Piano Performance from the University of New Mexico where he studied with Dr. Falko Steinbach.  David’s dissertation, Julius Chajes: Defining His Post-1930 Style explores the work of Julius Chajes (1910-1985) and Hugo Kauder (1888-1972), two Jewish-Viennese composers who emigrated to the United States in the 1930’s. 

Dr. Goldblatt’s primary research interests include applications of music technology in collaborative artistry, Jewish Music of the Americas, Dance Accompaniment, and Improvisation.  He has presented papers on these topics at various academic conferences including the College Music Society (CMS), the American Musicological Society (AMS), the Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association, the South Chapter of the American College Dance Association (ACDA), and the University of Southern Mississippi. 

An active performer, David’s dance festival appearances include multiple chapters of the American College Dance Association, the Florida Dance Festival, Next Generation Ballet, the Brenau University Summer Dance Intensive, and Collage Dance Collective.  He also serves as the cantorial soloist for the High Holidays at Temple B’nai Israel in Hattiesburg, MS and works as cantor, accompanist, and choir director at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Oak Grove, KY.