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Academic Affairs Officer / Assistant to The Chair

Production Manager

Network Systems Administrator

Financial Manager

Undergraduate Coordinator

Chief Administrative Officer

Senior Production Supervisor

Graduate Coordinator

Arts Communications Manager, Division of Arts and Humanities


Administrative Staff

DOUG DUTSON was born in Oakland and split time growing up in the East Bay Area and Southern Oregon's artistic hub of Ashland. He is a UCSD alum, with a BA in Political Science and MA in Sociology, and former student employee. After college, he put his education to use working in the domestic and international non-profit sectors. In 2005, he returned to the campus in an administrative staff capacity and served as the Personnel Manager for the Department of Music for six years before joining the Department of Theatre & Dance in 2012.

office: Galbraith Hall 207
phone: 858.534.2062

MICHAEL FRANCIS (Production Manager) Michael has been around the department since 2000 and became the Production Manager in 2006. He graduated from Truman State University, with background in Technical Direction. He has worked as a technical director in regional theatres, small theatres, and other universities. He is a proud/tired father of three and happily married to his wife Sarah since 1999.

office: Galbraith Hall 221
phone: 858.822.2185

MICHAEL FULLERTON (Network Systems Administrator) Michael was born and raised on the East Coast to Canadian actor/singer parents. In the early 1990s, he moved to San Diego and has lived in California since. He has been married to his wife Lisa (whom he met in an improvisational acting class in San Diego) since 1999 and is the proud father of two cats. Michael comes to Theater and Dance from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, CA, where he managed the computer labs for the College of Science and Math. Prior to that, Michael was the Service Department Manager for a certified Apple repair center. He has also worked as a staging technician and in video production.

office: Galbraith Hall 227
phone: 858.534.6474

HEDI JAFARI (Financial Manager). Hedi has been with UCSD for more than fifteen years. He completed his BA in Business Administration at the University of Iowa and his MS in Economics in Sweden, where his wife finished her PhD in Medical Science. Hedi takes care of the department budget and all financial and HR matters.

office: Galbraith Hall 206
phone: 858.534.6003

LAURA JIMENEZ (Undergraduate Coordinator) Laura graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a B.A in Communications. During her college years she studied abroad in London, interned in Washington, D.C and for San Diego’s Assemblymember. She returned back to London to study at the University of Westminster and attained a M.A in Public Communications and Public Relations. She enjoys musicals and traveling, she has been to 14 states and 13 countries. Laura provides academic advising to undergraduates wanting to major and/or minor in the Theatre and Dance department.

office: Galbraith Hall 209
phone: 858.534.3619

MARK MALTBY (Chief Administrative Officer) Mark has been with the department since 1989. He was technical director for the department and the La Jolla Playhouse for his first four years, production manager for the Playhouse the next two years and was the departments' production manager from 1995 through the summer of 2004. He has been in his current position since July of 2004. Other technical theater experiences for Mark include being the technical designer for Light Magic at Disneyland, working in production at the Denver Center Theatre Company, Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts (Santa Maria, Solvang CA) and the Arizona Theatre Company (Tucson, Phoenix AZ). Mark is the proud father of Henry, 16 and Anna, 14.

office: Galbraith Hall 204
phone: 858.534.1045

LAURA MANNING (Assistant Production Manager/Facilities Manager) Laura is a native of New York who moved to San Diego in search of better weather. She was most recently a props artisan for the La Jolla Playhouse and has worked professionally in theatre for over ten years. Her experience in theatre has lead her all over the country, from the Manhattan Theatre Club, to the Children's Theatre Company, the Huntington Theatre, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Virginia Stage Company, The Old Globe, and San Diego Rep. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech with an MFA in theatre design and technology.

office: Galbraith Hall 229
phone: 858.534.4776

Dirk Sutro (Arts Communications Manager, Division of Arts and Humanities) For the past seven years, Dirk has served as program promotion manager for the Department of Music.

Previously, he hosted The Lounge, a nightly arts/culture program on KPBS-FM; was editor of San Diego Home/Garden magazine; wrote for several newspapers and magazines; and authored four books including the guidebook to UCSD architecture.

office: Literature Building, #225
phone: 858.534.4830

MARYBETH WARD (Graduate Student Coordinator) Prior to joining the Theatre & Dance Department in July 2010, Marybeth had been with UC San Diego for ten years at the Office of Graduate Studies as Graduate Admissions Liaison to the Theatre & Dance Department, where she evaluated our MFA and PhD admits.

Marybeth loves working with students and enjoys the many challenges and rewards that the Theatre & Dance Department presents.

office: Galbraith Hall 208
phone: 858.534.1046

Of Interest:

TheatreForum - An international theatre journal since 1992
La Jolla Playhouse - UCSD is home to this Tony Award winning theatre
UC San Diego Home Page - UC San Diego's Main Web Site
9500 Gilman Drive MC0344
La Jolla, CA 92093
Tel: (858) 534-3791