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Department Chair

Professor of Theatre


  • M.F.A., University of Mississippi

Teaching Specialties

  • Stagecraft
  • Stage Lighting
  • Theatre History

Research Interests

  • Theatre History
  • Theatre Architecture and Technology


  • Association for Theatre in Higher Education
  • Theatre Communications Group
  • National Association of Theatre


Bob received his M.F.A. degree in theatre design and technology from the University of Mississippi in 1980. Since his employment at ASU in 1993, he has served as Technical Director, Director of Theatre, and presently Department Chair. He teaches Stagecraft, Motion Picture Appreciation, Theatre Management, and Theatre Appreciation. Bob has designed professionally for the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, and various theatres in Branson, Missouri.

Bobby Simpson

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-2037
F: (870) 972-2830


Building: Fowler Center
Room: 158H

Alternative Contact

Kay Veara
P: (870) 972-2037