Assistant Professor of Theatre / Consultant
M.F.A. in Acting, Minnesota State University
Jan Gompper (Nelson) has over 20 years of experience as a stage and film actress, commercial and voiceover talent, acting coach and theatre director. She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting at Minnesota State University - Mankato in Minnesota, and has had additional film/commercial training with Tom Logan and Molly Benson (Los Angeles) and Claire Simon (casting director from Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago.)
Jan served as Director of Theatre at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, WI from 1995-2011, until her recent move to GA. Since coming to the Southeast, she has been blessed with an appearance on Drop Dead Diva, a television spot for the Atlanta Falcons, and roles in a couple of independent films. Other film credits include: Journey to Paradise, The Penny, Honey Colored Boy, and Gold Digger. She has also co-written two full-length musicals and one Christian children’s musical.