Jon Nooner, Professor of Scenic Design and Technical Theatre

Oglethorpe Faculty

Jonathon R. Nooner

Assistant Professor of Scenic Design & Technical Theatre Office: Conant 2nd Floor
[email protected]

B.A., Southern Arkansas University
M.F.A., University of Southern Mississippi

Mr. Nooner is a student-focused Technical Theatre Professor with an emphasis on experiential learning, both in the traditional classroom environment as well as in a hands-on production setting. He is consistently striving to create an engaging educational environment that is both challenging to students and encourages life long learning. He is invested in the continuation of professional design to keep his craft keen and connections current.

Areas of Interest/Research:

  • Perspicacious and functional designs
  • experiential learning
  • new play development
  • scenic painting
  • stage combat
  • lighting design
  • sound design


  • Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence Award:
    Established in 1991, the Vulcan Teaching Excellence Awards honor an outstanding professor on selected member campuses of the Georgia Independent College Association. The annual award is presented to a member of the faculty in recognition of excellence in teaching, commitment to student success, and leadership to enhance campus community.
  • Suzi Bass Award:
    The mission of the Suzi Bass Awards is to celebrate and promote Atlanta professional theatre through the evaluation and recognition of excellence.
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane produced by Synchronicity Theatre and designed by Jon Nooner received the Suzi Bass award for Outstanding Production in the category of Theatre for Young Audiences. Additionally the show was nominated for Outstanding Design Team.

Courses taught:

  • Stagecraft THE 310
  • Scenic Design THE 315
  • Lighting Design THE 316
  • Sound Design
  • Scenic Painting

Learn more about Jon Nooner at his website.