Elizabeth Powell Wislar

Owner - Chicago Custom Costumes

Formerly known as Elizabeth Shaffer, she has designed over 100 shows and built more than 50 productions in the Chicago area in collaboration with many of the prevailing theaters, opera companies and local universities.

Tracy Dorman

Costume Designer

Tracy is originally from Nashville, Tennessee and earned her BFA from Washington University in St.

Paul Dillinger

Head of Global Product Innovation and Premium Design for Levi Strauss & Co.

Paul Dillinger received his BFA in Fashion Design from Washington University in St. Louis. He attended the Domus Academy in Milan as a Fulbright Scholar where he received his MFA.

Justin Barisonek

Scenic Designer

Justin is a freelance Scenic Designer and theatrical technician based in Minneapolis/St. Paul. His designs include musical theatre, drama, and opera productions. Justin began his professional career in St.

Suzanne Schechtman

Former Lab Manager

Suzanne studied human-environment interactions at Cornell University and has worked in the field of design. 

Dr. Tatiana Cury Pollo

Former Graduate Student

Dr. Tatiana  Pollo is now a faculty member at Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei, Brazil.

Dr. Heather Hayes

Former Graduate Student

Dr. Hayes completed her PhD in psychology at Washington University in 2009. She is currently the Director of Deaf Education Studies in the Audiology and Communication Sciences Program at the Washington University School of Medicine.

Kevin Mulqueeny

Former Undergraduate Research Assistant

Kevin received a PhD from the University of Chicago in Developmental Psychology and is now a research specialist in the Houston school district. 

Rochelle Evans Edwards

Former Lab Manager

Rochelle is currently a User Experience Researcher at Google. She graduated with a PhD in Psychology from Rice University in 2011.