Our Team


Jack Colclough

School of Theatre and Dance
Phone: 304-696-2511
Email: colclough@marshall.edu

Jack Colclough is a professor in performance studies. Jack received his MFA from the prestigious, Professional Actor Training Program at the University of Washington in 1986, and a BS from the University of Idaho in 1983. As a professional actor, Jack has worked extensively on the New York City stages, as well as in many of our countries finest regional theatres. Since joining the faculty at Marshall University in the spring of 1998, Jack has been involved in many departmental productions both as a director and as a performer. Most notable performances have been: “Prospero” in The Tempest, “Donny” in American Buffalo, “The Stage Manager” in Our Town, and “Heisenberg” in Copenhagen. As a director, Jack has cultivated an eclectic portfolio, with an acknowledged nod to the “classics”, among his directorial efforts include: The Glass Menagerie, Hair, The Seagull, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Terra Nova and To Kill a Mockingbird. For the last 25 years, Jack worked a great deal as a fight choreographer and has taught stage combat at numerous theatres and education institutions. He is the founding artistic director of New Works, a not for profit organization that provides a forum for the development and exploration of new and exciting theatrical storytelling. Jack is a proud member of both Actor’s Equity Association and The Screen Actor’s Guild.

Henning Vauth

School of Music
Phone: 304-696-2337
Email: vauth@marshall.edu

German pianist and WVMTA Teacher of the Year 2017 Henning Vauth serves as Associate Professor of Piano, Coordinator of Keyboard Studies, Co-Director of the Center for Wellness in the Arts, and Program Director of the School of Music (Interim, 2018/19) at Marshall University in West Virginia. He is President-Elect of the West Virginia Music Teachers Association and a member of Pi Kappa Lambda (U.S. National Music Honor Society).

A laureate at international competitions in Italy and Norway (IBLA and Grieg), Henning Vauth has performed in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. The Chicago Tribune entitled a review of his solo recital in September 2018: “Pianist delights audience with playing, charm and wit.” Vauth’s further professional engagements in 2018 included the National Taiwan University of the Arts in Taiwan, the World Piano Conference in Novi Sad, Serbia, the International Summer Academy of Music “Lüneburger Heide” in Germany, the Global Summer Institute of Music in Richmond, Virginia, the Festival of the American Liszt Society in Greenville, South Carolina, and competition adjudication for the Music Teachers National Association (Eastern and Southern Division). In 2019, he will travel to Italy and Colombia to perform and teach at International Music Festivals.

Henning Vauth holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music (University of Rochester, USA), in addition to further degrees and certificates in piano performance and pedagogy from the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien (Hannover, Germany), the Ecole Normale de Musique “Alfred Cortot” (Paris, France), and Western Michigan University. He studied piano under Nelita True, Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, and Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri, and harpsichord under William Porter. Master classes with Philippe Entremont.

Dr. Carline Waugh

School of Music
Phone: 304-696-3127
Email: waughc@marshall.edu
Carline Waugh is a Jamaican-born soprano acclaimed for her ability to mesmerize audiences. This powerful singing actor performs throughout the USA, Italy, Russia, her homeland of Jamaica and other parts of the world singing solo recitals, opera, and oratorio. She has recently appeared on the operatic and concert stage with such companies as the International Opera Theatre, Missouri Symphony, Jefferson City Symphony, the Colombia Choral Union, Wichita Grand Opera, the Volgograd Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, and the Haverford Singers.
Carline has recently sung leading roles in the international Italian premiers of the operas Buffalo Soldiers, Songo Di Una Notte Di Mezza Estate, and the cantata Hilegard Von Bingen and Black Madonna. Her other recent roles include Mimí in Puccini’s La bohème, Gretel from Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Liu from Turandot, Zerlina from Don Giovanni, Valencienne from The Merry Widow, Polly from Die Dreigroschenoper, and Gianetta from The Gondoliers. Her recent concert repertoire includes Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Brahms’ A German Requiem, Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Dubois’ Seven Last Words of Christ, Mozart’s Requiem in D minor, and J.S. Bach’s Magnificat in D Major. She has recently sung Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen with the Atlanta-based Peach State Opera.
She has been a winner of competitions including the Monroe Symphony’s Marjorie Stricklin Vocal Competition, the Beethoven Club of Memphis Vocal Competition, Thayer Young Artist Competition, the National Association of Teachers of Singing Regional Competition, the Classical Singer Regional Competition, and the Young Artist Competition sponsored by the National Association of Business and Professional Women’s Club of Long Island. She has been a finalist in the Harlem Opera and the Opera Ebony Vocal Competitions in New York and was a regional winner for the New York Lyric Opera Competition. Ms. Waugh has received scholarship awards from foundations including the Jamaica CHASE Fund, the Music Club of Baton Rouge, and the Baton Rouge Opera Guild. She has recently been awarded the Future of Music Faculty Fellowship, powered by the Sphinx Venture Fund and the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Since earning her doctorate, Dr. Waugh has lectured at Lincoln University in Missouri and Jacksonville University in Florida. She now serves Marshall University in West Virginia as Assistant Professor of Voice.

Johnson, JenniJenni Johnson, ATC

School of Kinesiology
Office Location: Gullickson Hall F Level, GH 203D
Phone: 304-696-2929
Email: johnsonjen@marshall.edu

Jenni Johnson joined the Marshall Athletic Training staff as an Assistant Professor/Clinical Coordinator in August 2019. She completed her undergraduate studies at West Virginia University with a degree in Physical Education/Athletic Training. In her time at WVU she worked with the football, swimming & diving, men’s tennis, and gymnastics teams. Following her time at WVU, she earned her MS in Health & Wellness – Health Sciences from the University of Kentucky. While at UK, she provided coverage for the football, women’s basketball and gymnastics teams. She also completed a post graduate certification in sports counseling from the University of California of Pennsylvania.

Prior to joining the faculty at Marshall she was employed as an Associate Head Athletic Trainer and a faculty member in the Athletic Training Education Program at the University of Charleston. Her primary roles outside of the classroom involved working with the baseball and women’s soccer programs while providing secondary coverage of men’s & women’s tennis and men’s & women’s golf. She also served as mentor in the first year program to transition new students to college and campus life.

Jenni was also previously employed as the Director of Rehabilitation at WorldWide Chiropractic & Sports Medicine for 14 years as well as the Head Athletic Trainer for Ripley High School. Other recent positions have included being the Athletic Trainer for Revolution Gymnastics and Flip Fest Gymnastics Summer Camps. She also served as the Athletic Trainer for the Level 9 National Gymnastics Championships in Charleston and as the Athletic Trainer for the WV Lightning and Rockets Semi-Professional Football teams.

Jenni is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Mid-Athletic Athletic Trainers’ Association (MAATA), and West Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association (WVATA), where she is currently the acting President. Under her tenure as President she led the efforts to obtain state legislation to provide licensure for athletic trainers in the state of West Virginia, which will become state law in January 2020. She has also been the Chairperson of the Governmental Affairs Committee and is a current member of the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission (WVSSAC) Sports Medicine Committee. Jenni has received many national recognitions for her efforts throughout her career. She was awarded with the 2019 Board of Certification (BOC) Public Advocacy award and in 2013 she was awarded the Athletic Trainer Service Award from the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA).

Clemins, Sarah - COHP, BiosSarah Clemins

Department of Communication Disorders
Phone: 304-696-3246
Email: nuckels@marshall.edu

Sarah Clemins M.S., CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor and the current Director of Clinical Education in the Communication Disorders Department at Marshall University. Professor Clemins received her M.S. in Communication Disorders from Marshall in 2012, and prior to joining the department she worked as a speech language pathologist in skilled nursing and home health settings. In addition to organizing on and off campus clinical experiences at Marshall, she also teaches undergraduate classes and supervises students within the clinic. In 2018, she founded the Marshall University Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic and currently serves as the clinical coordinator and speech language pathologist. Her clinical interests include voice and swallowing with a special interest in vocal cord dysfunction.  Professor Clemins is a board member of the West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Association (WVSHA), faculty advisor for the Center for Wellness in the Arts, and previous receipt of the Picken’s Queen Teaching Award.  She has presented her research at several regional and national academic conferences, and she is the recipient of a “SPEAK Out” grant from the Parkinson Voice project. In her spare time, Professor Clemins can be found chasing her two toddlers, Cameron and Nora, or reading and serving at church.

Jodi Cottrell

Program Director, The Luke Lee Listening, Language and Learning Lab, Department of Communication Disorders
Phone: 304-696-3455
Email: cottrellj@marshall.edu

Jodi Cottrell, Au.D., CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVEd, is the program director of The Luke Lee Listening, Language and Learning Lab (The “L”) at Marshall University in the Department of Communication Disorders. The “L” is a program which focuses on teaching listening and spoken language to hearing impaired children. She received her Master of Science degree in Audiology at West Virginia University and her Clinical Doctorate of Audiology through Salus University. In July of 2008, Dr. Cottrell became the program director and classroom teacher at The “L” where she provides auditory verbal education services to the students in the preschool program and in the parent infant program, as well as audiological services including hearing aid programming, cochlear implant mapping, and pediatric audiological evaluations. Prior to her position at Marshall she was the Director of Audiology at River Cities Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists, PLLC for 8 years.  Dr. Cottrell recently completed a mentorship program to become a certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist through the Alexander Graham Bell Academy and now serves as the only LSLS Cert. AVEd in the state of West Virginia.

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Department of Health Science
Phone: 304-696-5831
E-mail: caseyel@marshall.edu

Elizabeth Pacioles, Ph.D., is the program director of the Department of Health Sciences within Marshall University’s College of Health Professions. Since 2014, Dr. Casey has served as an assistant professor within the college and taught undergraduate health professions courses. Prior to her position at Marshall, Casey taught a variety of courses in psychology, including sports psychology and research methods at Onondaga Community College and Cazenovia College in Syracuse, NY. She also served as the assistant women’s basketball coach for Onondaga Community College. In addition to her work experience, Dr. Casey completed a full-time internship in Rehabilitation Psychology at the VA Medical Center in Syracuse and conducted research studies in cardiac rehabilitation programs on the relationship between depression and cardiovascular disease. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology and her M.A. in Psychology from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio and her B.A. in Psychology from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. Dr. Casey said she enjoys mentoring students as they seek out healthcare careers that match their interests and helping them develop the skills needed to be successful healthcare professionals.


Gary_McllvainGary McIlvain

School of Kinesiology
Phone: 304-696-2930
E-mail: mcilvain2@marshall.edu

Gary McIlvain, EdD, LAT/ATC, serves as the College of Health Professions Associate Dean of Student Affairs, School of Kinesiology Department Chair and Associate Professor at Marshall University. He received his Bachelors of Science from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, Masters of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University and completed his Doctorate in Kinesiology and Health Promotion at the University of Kentucky. He started at Marshall in the fall of 1999 and has taught in the CAATE accredited athletic training education program serving as clinical coordinator and program director. Dr. Mcilvain’s research interests are in injury prevention, specifically in regard to athletic injury prevention.

DeanPrewittMichael Prewitt

Dean, College of Health Professions
Phone: 304-696-2616
Email: prewittm@marshall.edu

Michael Prewitt, PhD, RRT, has a doctorate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Chest Physicians. Currently, Dr. Prewitt serves as Dean of the College of Health Professions at Marshall University. He served as Associate Vice Provost, Vice Provost of Undergraduate Studies, and Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs in the School of Health Professions at the University of Missouri-Columbia. As Associate Dean, he coordinated student support services, developed and implemented strategic enrollment plans, facilitated academic program planning and development, faculty development, program assessment, and monitored distance education. In addition he was Chair of the Department of Cardiopulmonary and Diagnostic Sciences and was instrumental in developing the Missouri Mobile Health project. He was the principal investigator of a grant entitled “Innovative Curriculum Design in Allied Health Education” funded by Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions. He was co-principal investigator of a Rural Community Asthma-Environmental Control Training Project funded by the Missouri Foundation for Health-Services Improvement Initiative. He has conducted numerous workshops and community training events on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma education for public school teachers. He served as President of the Missouri Rural Health Association.

Dr. Wendell Dobbs

Interim Dean, College of Arts and Media
Smith Music Hall 207
Phone: 304-696-2359
Email: dobbs@marshall.edu

Dr. Wendell Dobbs performs regularly in solo and chamber venues, in a variety of settings ranging from the Huntington Symphony Orchestra and the Ohio Valley Symphony (principal flute in both) to Blackbirds and Thrushes, a Celtic band. During a seven-year stint as flutist in the United States Army Band (Pershing’s Own) in Washington, D.C., Dr. Dobbs received two Certificates of Achievement for contributions as soloist and principal flutist of the United States Army Chamber Orchestra. He joined the Marshall University faculty in 1985 after two years in Paris as a French Government Scholar studying with Michel Debost and Alain Marion. At Marshall he received the Pan Hellenic Society’s Teacher of the Year award in 1993 and was selected the John Deaver Drinko Fellow for the 2007-08 academic year. In that capacity he studied flute music in America in the early 19th century and founded the John Marshall Fife and Drum Corps.

Dr. Dobbs received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Memphis and his masters and doctorate from Catholic University in Washington, DC. During his masters and doctoral studies his principal teacher was Bernard Goldberg.

His articles regularly appear in Flute Talk; he authored a Study Guide to Rubank Selected Studies for Flute which included instructional text and CD demo recording for West Virginia’s high school flutists.

He premiered Katherine Hoover’s Dances and Variations for flute and harp at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Dobbs’ interpretation of Dances and Variations and other works by Hoover can be heard on the critically acclaimed CD Flute & Company on the Leonarda label.

Dr. Dobbs performs on the Halsey Stevens Quintet, released on Koch International Classics CD, a disc that was selected as best pick of 1996 by Tower Record’s Classical Pulse! Magazine. He premiered James Kessler’s Appalachian Folksong Suite for flute and orchestra, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Huntington Chamber Orchestra. In spring, 1999 he premiered Paul W. Whear’s Celtic Concerto and in fall, 2003 Scott Michal’s Concerto for flute and orchestra both with the Huntington Symphony Orchestra. With colleague Kay Wildman he provided the music for Marshall University and Motion Masters documentary on the life of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall. He followed that project up with a CD recording entitled Rallying Round Our Liberty, devoted to American flute music and songs from John Marshall’s era. On these two projects he performs on the historically accurate 8-key simple system flute of the 19th century. He spins Irish traditional jigs and reels as a member of Blackbirds and Thrushes on two CDs, Calamity Nights and New Heights and regularly performs with his colleague, guitarist Júlio Alves in the Violauta Duo.