Faculty

Bio

Dr. Michael Hill-Kirkland is a professor in the Department of Theatre Arts at Regent University specializing in acting, directing and stage combat. He is a member of Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild (withdrawn), and is a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors.


Hill-Kirkland has worked nationally and internationally as a professional actor, director and fight director. He guest taught at such prestigious UK institutions as London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, the Birmingham School of Acting, and MGA Academy of the Performing Arts, in Edinburgh, Scotland. At Regent, Hill-Kirkland is the on-site coordinator for the Virginia Beach BASH, an annual regional stage and screen combat workshop sanctioned by the Society of American Fight Directors. He teaches courses on the Meisner Approach to acting, Armed and Unarmed Stage Combat, and Advanced Directing.

Publications

Stage Combat Resource Materials: A Selected and Annotated Bibliography, Praeger, 2006

"The Search for Style in TROY," The Fight Master: Journal of the Society of American Fight Directors, 2005

"An Interview with Actor Michael York," The Fight Master: Journal of the Society of American Fight Directors, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2004

Meet Our Faculty

William J. Brown, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator for Doctoral Program in Communication

Professor and Research Fellow

757.352.4216 willbro@regent.edu
Kevin R. Crawford, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Arts

Undergraduate Communication Studies Program Coordinator

757.352.4254 kevicra@regent.edu
Peter Fraser, Ph.D.

Director, School of Communications & the Arts

757.352.4562 pfraser@regent.edu
Eric Harrell, MFA

Producing Artistic Director of Tidewater Stage

Associate Professor

757.352.4211 eharrell@regent.edu
John Keeler, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator for M.A. in Strategic Communications

Program Coordinator for M.A. in Media and Arts

Professor

757.352.4248 johnkee@regent.edu
Stephen Perry, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator for M.A. in Journalism

Program Coordinator for M.A. in Political Communication

Professor

757.352.4203 sperry@regent.edu