Todd F Roehrman, M.F.A.
At SF State Since:
Todd Roehrman is the Director of the School of Theatre & Dance at SF State and Interim Chair of the Department of Design and Industry. During his tenure as Chair of Theatre Arts from 2010-11, he successfully led the department through NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre) accreditation process, and in 2012, He stepped into the role of Associate Dean in the newly configured College of Liberal & Creative Arts and served through 2015 AY.
Earning his BFA in Theatre from the University of Arizona (1987), he went on to earn his M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts (1990). As a professional costume designer and member of United Scenic Artists local 829 for which he served as a trustee on the Western Regional Board, he has designed costumes professionally for the past 25 years for theatre and dance companies on the West Coast from Seattle to San Diego as well as film and major industrials. He has collaborated with award winning directors, designers and actors at leading regional theatres. Throughout his career, Mr. Roehrman has been honored for his work with several prestigious critics awards. He served on the faculty of Pepperdine University as resident costume designer and at UCLA in the Department of World Arts & Cultures. Roehrman joined the faculty of the Theatre Arts Department at SF State in 1996 as professor of costume design teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. Additionally, he operates a private atelier in San Francisco creating custom costumes for theatre, film, industrials and private clients.