Faculty | B.A. in Theatre

Zachary Bortot

  • Assistant Professor of Theatre

  • M.F.A., Regent University
  • B.F.A., University of Nevada, Reno

Prior to his work at Biola, Zachary Bortot served as the director of development for the Chicago based non-profit Christian theatre company, Honest Theatre. During this time he also studied improvisational comedy at the legendary iO theatre. In his career, he has spent years working as an actor, director, writer, fight director and instructor in a variety of locales and venues in the United...

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Presently teaching: Production Practicum I, Theatre Appreciation, Voice and Speech for the Actor, Theatrical Makeup, Theatre Topics: Improvisation, Beginning Acting, Intermediate Acting, Production Practicum II, Playwriting for Performance, Communication Practicum, Advanced Acting: Shakespeare and the Business of Acting, Communication Seminar: Stage Combat, Movement for the Actor and Directed Research.

Research Interests

  • Theatre of Cruelty
  • Immersive Theater
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality in Performance
  • Faith Integration in the Performing Arts

Kate Brandon

  • Associate Professor of Theatre

Dorothy Alston Calley

  • Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

  • Ph.D., Loughborough University (2019)
  • M.A., School for International Training
  • B.A., Biola University

Dorothy Alston Calley serves at Biola as an assistant professor of communication studies. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom, has a masters degree in social justice in intercultural relations from the School for International Training and a B.A. in communication studies from Biola University. Professor Calley has served as an AmeriCorps member...

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Communication and Diversity, Interpersonal Communication, Oral Interpretation, Introduction to Public Communication, First Year Seminar

Research Interests

  • Birth Communication
  • Third Culture Learners
  • Gender
  • Diversity

Daniel Elliott

  • Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
  • Director of Forensics

  • M.A., Biola University
  • B.A., Biola University

Daniel began his preaching in Christian ministry at the age of 15. He worked as a summer missionary for Child Evangelism Fellowship sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with children in the greater Whittier area. His passion for evangelism led him to study at Biola University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a minor in Bible in 1998. After college, he became a teacher...

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Todd Lewis

  • Professor Emeritus

Timothy Muehlhoff

  • Author, Speaker and Research Consultant
  • Professor of Communication Studies

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