Theatre, Interpretation, & Dance (TID)
Communication (COM) Graduate Assistants

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  • Chairperson, CDA Department: Dr. Michael Papa

CDA Administrative Faculty
  • Director of Graduate Students: Elizabeth Carlson
  • Director of University Theatre: Steve Berglund​ 
  • Director of University Theatre Dance Company: Heather Trommer-Beardslee
  • Director of Debate: Joe Packer​
  • Music Theatre Council Chairperson: Nancy Eddy
  • Music Theatre Program Advisor: Annette Thornton
  • Basic Course Coordinator (COM 101): Wendy Papa​
  • COM Internship Coordinator:  Alysa Lucas

CDA Administrative Staff​​

BS (Journalism), Bowling Green State University

Bernie grew up in Cleveland,OH attended Bowling Green State University before moving to California to work in the Silicon Valley. She has been a Michigan resident for 22 years and in Mt.Pleasant with her three sons, for the last 17. ​

BBA (Marketing and Management): 1986, Northwood University
AA (Business Management): 1984, Delta College


  • Served for 17 years as Director of Admissions for Northwood University's Cedar Hill, Texas, Campus
  • 5 years experience in theatre management with United Artists, Inc. and Plitt Theatres, Inc.
  • Additional experience in Human Resources Management and Hospitality industry​

Attended Saginaw Valley State University


Monica is a local of Central Michigan, born and raised in Shepherd and after some traveling returned to the area to raise her family.