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Faculty Directory

VU faculty come from diverse academic and personal backgrounds that foster a unique online learning experience. At VU, we offer from beginner to ender in this field-allowing students of all ages and backgrounds to have an immersive dive into learning, practiing, and strategizing thier next moves in ventriloquism. 

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Landon Harvey, Dean of Vent U

Landon’s passion for performing and love of making audiences laugh originated in his grandparents' dining room, as he put on holiday skits for relatives. Today, at twenty three, Landon is known for being the "Viral Ventriloquist". Branded under the moniker "LandonVenting", Landon has amassed an online fanbase of over 1 Million followers on his TikTok page alone. Aside from performing, Landon spends his time working meticulously on professional custom character orders at his puppet building company, The Original Dummy. Not only does he build for collectors, performers, and companies worldwide-Landon has also produced every puppet he uses (from the comfort of his Las Vegas studio) allowing him to feel "closer to the art" while he's away from the effervescent stage lights. 

MEET THE FACULTY

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Jeff Goltz

JVU Associate Professor

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Bob Rumba

Associate Professor

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Joe Gandelman

Associate Professor

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Junior VU Associate Professor

Stevo Schüling

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Junior VU Associate Professor

Taylor Mason

Todd Oliver

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VU Associate Professor

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Mark Merchant

VU Associate Professor

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Mark Merchant

VU Associate Professor

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Dennis Lee

VU Associate Professor

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Dennis Lee

VU Associate Professor

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Michael Paul

VU Associate Professor

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Michael Paul

VU Associate Professor

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