Lori Merrill-Fink | Department of Theater | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Lori Merrill-Fink

Associate Professor, Director, University Honors Program

Lori Merrill-Fink

Office: Room 3341 - Faner 
Office Telephone Number: 618-453-2824
Email: lomerfi@siu.edu


MFA Acting/Directing, University of Arizona
BFA Musical Theater, University of Arizona


Graduate Certificate in Laban Movement Analysis, Columbia College Authentic Movement Certification, Naropa University

Research and Creative Interests:

Musical Theater, body awareness, Laban movement studies


Lori Merrill-Fink is an Associate Professor of Theater at SIU and Director of the University Honors Program. Her professional work as an actress, director and choreographer spans over 20 years and includes Summer Music Festival (Madison, WI), Clinton Area Showboat Theater, Timberlake Playhouse, MSP, the Williamstown Theater Festival, and studying acting with the late Uta Hagen at the Kennedy Center. She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards and a member of Phi Kappa Phi and the Associate for Theatre Movement Educators.