Joe Tarantowski - Theatre
Department Chair & Director of Broadcasting
Communication and Theatre
BA in Technical Theatre and Radio, TV Film from Eastern Michigan University
MFA in Lighting Design from Wisconsin, cognate areas include Art, Art History, Film Production, and Film History.
In my 9th year at BW, spend all my free time at WBWC or working with students on TV/Film projects.
What have you learned while teaching at B-W?:
It is important to listen to what students think they want and equally important to tell them what it is I want from them.
What inspired you to get into college teaching?:
P. George Bird . . . my undergrad mentor; he's still teaching at EMU.
Describe the ways in which you mentor students interested in your department:
Work with them on projects, help to find internships, listen, try to inspire them and build their confidence.
If you weren't teaching what would you be doing?:
Keeping bees, farming, and fishing.
What do students like best about your class?:
It changes the way they see the world by changing the way they think.