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UNI names new head of theatre department

February 4, 2003

Eric Lange, acting head, Department of Theatre, (319) 273-6833
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Eric Lange, associate professor of theatre at the University of Northern Iowa, has been named acting head of the Department of Theatre.

Lange replaces Stephen Taft, associate professor of theatre, who recently resigned to become coordinator of special projects, grants and contracts in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Both men began their new duties Jan. 1.

Lange joined the university faculty in 1995. He holds a B.A. from Trinity University in San Antonio, and an MFA in technical theatre production from Temple University in Philadelphia. Before coming to UNI, he was staff technical director at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.