Theatre Arts Professor
Full Time Faculty
JR Norman Luker (he, him) is a Technical Director and Scenic Designer with decades of professional experience in Live Events and Theatre/Film/TV Production. JR is an artist-educator currently on tenure track at Cal State Fullerton as Faculty Technical Director, teaching graduate and undergraduate learners. He is passionate about the rich heritage of Stagecraft and the evolution of entertainment technologies including historic stage machinery, Stage Automation, Theatre/Arena Rigging, Computer Aided Drafting-CAD, Virtual Modeling, VR/AR/XR, Motion Capture, 3d Lidar Scanning, Photogrammetry, Projections, Motion Control Systems, Computer Aided Manufacturing -CAM (3d Printing, 3d Engraving/Laser Cutting, CNC in 2d/3d) as well as the processes for managing technical production. In addition to being an Army Veteran (Commissioned Officer and Enlisted Soldier in Combat Arms) he is a proud member of ATHE, OISTAT, ESA, PLASA, USITT, and PERSPECTIV. He received a Masters of Fine Arts in Design and Production from California State University Fullerton, Master of Arts in Education from Whittier College and a Bachelor of Arts from Whittier College.
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