Associate Professor

B.A. in Communication and Theatre -- William Jewell College

M.F.A. in Costume Design & Technology -- University of Missouri-Kansas City                                                                  

Professional Affiliations: United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT), Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Psi Omega

Jana’s professional credits include Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Ballet, The Lyric Opera, The Coterie Theatre, The Unicorn Theatre, Kansas City Renaissance Festival, Maples Repertory Theatre, Little Theatre on the Square and the Station Theatre.  She worked several summers producing costumes for the St. Louis MUNY and has done wig styling/dressing for Starlight Theatre in Kansas City.  She has also taught and designed for the Leysin American School in Leysin, Switzerland.  Jana has experience in hair and makeup design for television and has worked as a key costumer for Universal Films.


Jana’s professional development includes master classes in costume, developer training in FileMaker software, and she is currently working with 3D scanning and printing applications in theatre. Her research interests include the work of designer Madeline Vionnet and dye techniques of India and Pakistan.  Jana has also led travel immersion courses to Ireland, England, France, Switzerland, Italy and Disney World.


Disciplines:  Costume Design, Construction, History and Technology.