Department Chair, Associate Professor
B.A., State University of New York
M.A., The University of Akron
M.F.A., Kent State University
Elizabeth Bauman has been teaching at Hiram College since 1999. She holds an M.F.A. in Design from Kent State University, an M.A. in Theatre from The University of Akron, and a B.A. in Theatre from SUNY Brockport. Here at Hiram Betsy designs costumes for the Theatre Department productions, including The Learned Ladies, The Triumph of Love, A Doll House, and Arms and the Man. She has also directed plays and musicals here, such as Hair, Androcles and the Lion, and Arms and the Man. Betsy served as costume designer for Berea Summer Theatre at Baldwin Wallace College, designing and supervising the building of costumes for almost one hundred plays and musicals. She has also designed costumes for many of the area’s community theatres, including the Cassidy Theatre, Chagrin Valley Little Theatre, CCC West, the Beck Center, and others. Ms. Bauman is also a quilt artist whose works have been juried into national exhibitions such as the American Quilter’s Society shows at Paducah, Lancaster, and Grand Rapids, Quilt Odyssey in Hershey, PA, as well as shows in Vermont and Indiana, and locally at Lake Farm Park, the Rocky River Reflections of Nature Shows, and Mutton Hill in Akron. In fall 2016 she had a solo show of her work at the Gelbke Gallery entitled “Fabrications.” She also lectures on Quilt History and other quilt-related topics.