Professor of Theatre

  • Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center - 108
  • Communication Department, Theatre Department
  • (573) 288-6000 Ext. 6434


Dr. Haidee Heaton joined the Culver-Stockton faculty in August 2002. She teaches courses in performance, directing, stage movement, voice and diction, critical theory, costuming, stage makeup and oral interpretation. She also directs and designs costumes for one production each summer.

Heaton is the director of the honors program and the associate chair of the Fine, Applied and Literary Arts Division.

She was a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Missouri-Columbia in Columbia, Mo., before coming to Culver-Stockton. She also previously worked as a makeup artist at De Santis Photography in Columbia, as an instructor at the ACTPAC Children's Theatre in Jefferson City, Mo., as a graduate teaching assistant at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla., and as the publicity director for the theatre department at Wichita State University.

Heaton is active with the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival in Region V, having served on the festival management team as the Irene Ryan coordinator, SDC directing coordinator and as a region respondent. She has worked as a director for Muddy River Opera Company and has collaborated with Quincy Community Theatre. Haidee is a member of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, the Honorary Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the Mid America Theatre Conference, Alpha Psi Omega, and Theta Alpha Phi.

Heaton lives in Hannibal, Mo., with her husband Quint, their two boys and their dog, Zoe.


1996 -- B.F.A., Performance, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kan.
1998 -- M.A., Theatre, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla.
2004 -- Ph.D., Theatre, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Mo.

Professor of Theatre

Haidee Heaton