Janét was appointed Interim Dean of Visual, Performing Arts & Cultural Programs in July 2022. Prior to becoming a dean, Janét was a faculty member for 25 years in Sociology and taught the following courses: Introduction to Sociology, Race & Ethnic Relations in the U.S., Modern Social Problems, Sociology of the Family, and American Pluralism & Identity.
Peter Knapp completed his Bachelor’s in Music in Education in 1992 from Elmhurst College. In 1996, he finished his first Master’s degree in Music Theory at Ohio State University with an emphasis in music psychology, completing an experimental study on absolute pitch. Two years later, he completed his Master’s in Music Composition with a dramatic setting of Mark Twain’s “The War Prayer.” In 2001, he completed his Ph.D. in Music Theory at OSU, a translation and commentary on the treatise, Brevissima Theoriae Musicae, by Johann Fricker and Friedrich Oetinger, 1753.
Mr. Mortensen is a graduate of the Advanced Drama program of The Juilliard School for the Performing Arts in New York City. He holds a B.A. and M.F.A. in both Acting & Directing, and is a Member of Actor’s Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, A.F.T.R.A. and The Dramatists Guild.
Tony Pearson started working as full time staff at LBCC in 2004. He also attended LBCC as a student, completing his lower division courses before transferring to CSULB, where he earned his BA in Technical Theatre with an emphasis in Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Costume Design, and Sound Design.
Prior to working at LBCC, Tony worked for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in the Communication Division handling public and press events.
Nathan Stuffel is a Los Angeles based designer, currently serving as Auditorium Technical Coordinator, Set Designer and Technical Theatre Instructor at Long Beach City College. He holds a B.A. in Fine Art from Indiana University and is a graduate of the University of Illinois with an MFA in Theatre and Design. Nathan is also a member of the United Scenic Artists local 829.