Admin, Faculty, & Staff

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Charles O’Connor

Charles O’Connor Dean

Charles O’Connor is the Hixson-Lied Endowed Dean of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He returns to Lincoln after nine years, having started in 1993 as a faculty member in the Department of Theatre Arts, now the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film.

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Christopher Marks

Christopher Marks Associate Dean; Associate Professor, Glenn Korff School of Music

Marks is Associate Dean of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He is also Associate Professor at the Glenn Korff School of Music, where he taught organ, music theory and performance practice.

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Megan Elliott
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Megan ElliottDirector of the Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts

Megan Elliott is the founding director of the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. She was previously the manager of leadership and community connections at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia and former director and CEO of digital media think-tank X Media Lab.

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Steve ThompsonAssistant Dean for Fiscal Affairs and Chief Operating Officer

Steve is responsible for the operational and financial reporting systems that ensure effective and efficient business functions in the college, its departments, programs and initiatives. He will monitor college budgets, Foundation accounts, grant compliance, fund transfers and contracts.

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