University of Pikeville

147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
(606) 218-5251

Arts Faculty

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Petra Carroll

Petra serves an Associate Professor of Art in the University Art program.

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Slade Denman

Slade Presley Denman is the Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Pikeville.

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Eric Rutherford

Dr. John Eric Rutherford, Associate Professor of Music, serves as Director of Choral Music at the University of Pikeville.

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Michelle Rutherford

Michelle Rutherford serves as Associate Professor of Music, Michelle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Otterbein University and Master’s degree in Music from Kansas State University.

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Jenna Steigerwalt

Dr. Steigerwalt serves as associate professor of Theatre and English, and coordinates the UPIKE theatre program. Jenna holds a PhD in English literature from Arizona State University, and an MFA in directing from the Shakespeare in Performance program at Mary Baldwin University in partnership with the American Shakespeare Center.

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Phillip Westgate

Dr. Phillip Todd Westgate is Professor of Music and Program Coordinator for Music at the University of Pikeville. Dr. Westgate has taught and performed in higher education for 30 years as a professor, conductor, concert organist, pianist and collaborative pianist.


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