Faculty and Staff Directory

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MK Abadoo

"MK Bowden" Assistant Professor Dance + Choreography Core Member, iCubed, the Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry & Innovation

Magdalena Adamek

Assistant Professor of Piano and Collaborative Piano

Dylan Ahern

Adjunct Instructor

M. Albertson

Adjunct Professor

Stephen Alcorn

Associate Professor

Kelly Alder

Adjunct Instructor

Justin Alexander

Associate Professor of Music Director of Percussion Studies

Holly Alford

Director of Inclusion and Equity Chair, Painting + Printmaking

Hannah Altman

Adjunct Instructor

John Altonen

Information Technology Support Analyst

Jeannette Andamasaris

Assistant Professor

Aaron D. Anderson, Ph.D.

Associate Chair Professor - Stage Combat Director of Undergraduate Studies Interim Graduate Program Director Affiliate Faculty at the VCU Schools of Medicine and Business Department of Theatre

Michelle Anderson

Administrative Coordinator Department of Theatre

Herdimas Anggara

Assistant Professor

Elissa Armstrong

Associate Professor

Deidra Arrington

Department Chair Associate Professor

Steve Ashby

Adjunct Professor

Katy Ashford

Adjunct Professor

Hala Auji

Hamad bin Khalifa Endowed Chair for Islamic Art Associate Professor

Terry Austin

Emeritus Instrumental Music Education Professor

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Peter Baldes

Associate Professor

Dennis Balk

Adjunct Instructor

Morgan Barnett

Administrative Affairs Coordinator

Taylor Barnett

Assistant Professor Director of Jazz Studies

Brian Barr

Adjunct Professor

Dorie Barton

Acting for the Camera Department of Theatre

Laura Battaglia

Assistant Professor

Rigby Bendele

Academic Affairs Coordinator

Cara Benedetto

Associate Professor

Jason Bennett

Assistant Professor

Virginia Bertholet

Adjunct Instructor Independent Producer

Brad Birchett

Senior Academic Advisor

Caitlin Black

Adjunct Instructor

Curt Blankenship

Concert Hall and Facilities Manager

Charles Bleick

Associate Professor Emeritus

Sara Bouchard

Adjunct Instructor

Yossera Bouchtia

Assistant Professor

Mark Boulos

Assistant Professor

Phillip Bowles

Adjunct Instructor

Bonnie Brady

Assistant Professor Head of Stage Management Production Supervisor Department of Theatre

Matt Brett

Adjunct Professor

Rellie Brewer

Program Coordinator

Sarah Briland

Academic Advisor

Shawn Brixey

Professor Affiliate Professor | Department of Computer Science | College of Engineering Cinema Program Department of Kinetic Imagining

Kristin Brown

Human Resources Coordinator for School of the Arts

Patricia Brown

Associate Professor

Terry Brown

Adjunct Instructor

Melanie Buffington

In Memoriam Associate Professor

Liz Bunce

Assistant Office & Production Coordinator

Nia Burks

Adjunct Professor

Jesse Burrowes

Adjunct Instructor

Kendall Buster

Professor Graduate Director

Elizabeth Byland

Head of Improv Performance Head of Applied Improv Affiliate Faculty at the VCU School of Medicine Department of Theatre

effie bowen

Adjunct Instructor

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Danny Caporaletti

Adjunct Instructor

Diana Laurel Caramat

Administrative Affairs Coordinator Adjunct Professor

Kristin Carleton

Assistant Professor Graduate Program Director of Interior Design

Andrew Carnwath

Adjunct Professor

Julia Carr

Senior Director of Development

Patrick Carter

Adjunct Faculty

Rob Carter

Adjunct Professor

Miguel Carter-Fisher

Assistant Professor

Kent Case

Academic Advisor

Jessica Casey

Administrative Affairs Coordinator

Kristin Caskey

Chair, Sculpture + Extended Media Associate Professor

Rachael Cavaiuolo

Adjunct Instructor

Carlos Chafin

Affiliate Instructor Digital Recording, Advanced Media Production Technology certificate program

Kathleen Chapman

Associate Professor

Anne Chapman

CSA, Industry Professional, Casting Director Casting

Shanika Chattar

Administrative Assistant

Sheree Chen

Assistant Professor

Caitlin Cherry

Assistant Professor

Laura Chessin

Associate Professor

WonJung Choi

Adjunct Instructor

Melanie Christian

Executive Assistant to the Dean

Naomi Chung

Adjunct Professor

A. Blair Clemo

Graduate Coordinator Associate Professor - Clay

Sean Collins-Smith

Adjunct Instructor

William Connally

Assistant Professor Resource Lab Coordinator

Jennie Cook

Assistant Professor

Chris Costello

Administrative Coordinator

Philip Duane Coston

Associate Director of Bands

Lily Cox-Richard

Assistant Professor

Jared Crane

Adjunct Professor

Donald Crow

Adjunct Professor

Jennifer Curtis

Administrative Coordinator

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Desirèe Dabney

Head of Musical Theatre Assistant Professor

Julia Dann

Adjunct Professor

Jeff Darland

History of Comedy Department of Theatre

Andrew Davies

Adjunct Instructor

Beth Davis

Vocal Lessons Department of Theatre

Tammy Davis

Adjunct Professor

Melanie Kohn Day

Director of VCU Opera Associate Professor

Christine DeSantis Hoffman

Academic Advisor Adjunct Professor

Christopher “Dinkus” Deane

Director of Operations

Ruth Deibler

Adjunct Professor

Hsini Des

Adjunct Professor

Jeannine Diego

Assistant Professor

Michael Dixon

Adjunct Professor of Music History (Popular Music)

Miah Domel

Assistant Office & Production Coordinator

Cynthia Donnell

Associate Professor of Voice and Lyric Diction

Scott Dossick

Information Technology Support Analyst

Tabatha Dunlap

Grants and Financial Analyst

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Tabatha Easley

Associate Professor of Flute Area Coordinator of Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion

TyRuben Ellingson

Associate Professor, Communication Arts Program Director/Professor, Cinema

Ryan Ellington

Director of Human Resources

Jennifer Elsner

Adjunct Professor

Sinclair Ogaga Emoghene

Assistant Professor

Tirazheh Eslami

Adjunct Instructor

Michael Etto

Administrative Director

Rice Evans

Ceramics Studio Coordinator Adjunct Instructor

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Travis Fairman

Editor Technical and Gear Assistant

Regan Falin

Adjunct Instructor

Jennifer Farris

Adjunct Professor

Hillary Waters Fayle

Assistant Professor - Fiber

Marcus Fischer

Affiliate Faculty Instructor

Caleb Flood

Adjunct Professor

Jeff Foster

Interim Associate Director of the Center for the Creative Economy and the Advanced Media Production Technology Program (AMPT)

Koshie France

Financial Specialist

Annie Frankfort

Adjunct Professor

Lisa Freiman

Professor

John D. Freyer

Associate Professor Cross Disciplinary Media Pronouns: he, him, his

Lisa Fusco

Conductor of Vox Concordia

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Michelle Gagliano

Adjunct Instructor

Jessica Gaines

Administrative Coordinator

Susie Ganch

Associate Professor - Metals

Eric Garberson

Associate Professor Affiliated Faculty

Larissa Garcia

Adjunct Professor

Antonio García

Emeritus Professor of Trombone, Small Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Theory, and Music Industry

Traci Garland

Adjunct Instructor

Rebecca Gates

Affiliate Faculty Instructor

Patrick Gegen

Adjunct Professor

Noren Gelberg-Hagmaier

Equipment and Facilities Coordinator

Josh George

Adjunct Instructor

Stephanie Germosen

Adjunct Instructor

Ayham Ghraowi

Assistant Professor

Trish J Gibson

Adjunct Professor

Hope Ginsburg

Professor

Julian K Glover

Assistant Professor, Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry and Innovation Core Member, LGBTQIA iCubed Visiting Scholar

Sandy Goldie

Director of Music Education, String Music Education Viola Associate Professor

Alex Goss

Adjunct Professor

Ashley Grantham

Speech Department of Theatre

Julie Grosche

Adjunct Professor

Sonali Gulati

Professor

Michelle Harman Gulick

Adjunct Professor of Voice

Kimberly Guthrie

Associate Professor

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SHAWNÉ MICHAELAIN HOLLOWAY

Assistant Professor

Jason Hackett

Assistant Professor Studio Manager

Min Haeng Kang

Adjunct Professor

Thomi Hairston

Adjunct Professor of Music History

Dann Hall

Adjunct Instructor

Bruce Hammel

Associate Professor of Music Theory and Bassoon

Timothy Hamnett

Assistant Professor

Kimi Hanauer

Assistant Professor

Wells Hanley

Adjunct Professor of Jazz Piano, Small Jazz Ensemble

Christopher Hansen

Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education Assistant Director of Choral Activities

Ellen Hanson

Adjunct Professor

Stephanie “Tippi” Hart

Movement Department of Theatre

Grey Hash

Assistant Professor

Clinton Helms

Adjunct Instructor

John Hendershot

Director of Academic Advising

Catalina Hernández-Cabal

Visiting Assistant Professor

Morgan Herrin

Assistant Professor Woodshop Coordinator

Corin Hewitt

Professor

HH Hiaasen

Adjunct Professor

Noah Hook

Admissions Data Processor

Ian Horwitz

Adjunct Instructor

Steven Hoskins

Associate Professor

Grace Mae Huddleston

Assistant Professor

Jeff Hudson

Adjunct Professor of Tuba

Dean Hurley

Industry Professional, Sound Designer Adjunct Instructor

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Brooke Inman

Instructor Print Technician

Christopher Irving

Assistant Professor

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Talita Jackson

Adjunct Instructor

Vanessa Jackson

Speech Department of Theatre

Nicole James

Adjunct Professor

Roberto Jamora

Assistant Professor

Ryan Jarrard

Database & Server Administrator

Micah Jayne

Director of Brand Strategy

Jarvis Jefferson

Assistant Professor

Ron Johnson

Assistant Professor of Arts

Quiana Johnson

Assistant Director of Admissions Operations

Linda Johnston

Administrative Director

Michael Jones

Adjunct Instructor

Dorian Jones

Adjunct Instructor

Kayla Jones

Adjunct Instructor

Mariah Barden Jones

Adjunct Professor

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Prashanth Kamalakanthan

Assistant Professor

Bob Kaputof

Professor Emeritus

GM Keaton

Adjunct Instructor

GM Keaton

Adjunct Professor

Kathleen Kennedy

Metals Area Coordinator Adjunct Faculty - Metals

Kelly Kerr

Director of Events

Sushma Khadepaun

Adjunct Professor

Kyra Kilfeather

Industry Professional, Adjunct Professor

Nicole Killian

Associate Professor

Angelica Kim

Admissions Counselor

Cecilia Hankyeol Kim

Adjunct Instructor

David Kim

Accompianist

Monica Kinsey

Programming Coordinator

Robbie Kinter

Music Director

Keith Byron Kirk

Assistant Professor - Graduate Studies Department of Theatre

Susanna Klein

Area Coordinator of Strings Associate Professor of Music

Karen Kopryanski

Assistant Professor Head of Voice and Speech Department of Theatre

J.C. Kuhl

Adjunct Professor of Jazz Saxophone

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Christiana Lafazani

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Renee Lamb

Assistant Professor

Xiaolin Lan

Theatrical Makeup and Figure Drawing Department of Theatre

Cate Latham

Adjunct Professor

Ryan Lauterio

Assistant Professor

Babatunde Lawal

Professor

Chelsea Lee

Adjunct Professor

Tracy Leipold

Arts Research Coordinator

Filipe Leitão

Assistant Professor

Massa Lemu

Assistant Professor

William Lenard

Shop Technician Instructor

Leland Lew

Technical Director

Lillian Lewis

Assistant Professor

Peter Lewis

Adjunct Professor

Darby Libka

Academic Advisor

Margaret Lindauer

Associate Professor Interim Director for Graduate Studies Senior Director, Fine Arts

Rudy Lopez

Assistant Professor

Whitney Ludvik

Adjunct Professor

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Jamie Mahoney

Assistant Professor

Chris Mahonski

Instructor Digital Fabrication Technician

Catherine Malone

Adjunct Instructor

Eka Maraneli

Adjunct Professor

Colleen Marino

Senior Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions

Lentz Marseille

Adjunct Instructor

Lea Marshall

Associate Chair and Producer, Dance + Choreography Interim Director, Arts Research Institute Assistant Professor

Amy Marshman

Adjunct Instructor

Ryan Martin

Admissions Counselor

Amber M. Martinez

Speech Department of Theatre

Tony Martucci

Adjunct Professor of Jazz Drum Set, Small Jazz Ensemble

Emily J. Mattison

Assistant Professor - Acting

Alex Matzke

Adjunct Instructor

India Mayes

Admissions Counselor

Orla Mc Hardy

Associate Professor On Sabbatical, Spring 2022-Fall 2022

Dana McComb

Adjunct Professor of Cello

Jason McComb

Adjunct Instructor of Cello

Bonnie McCoy

Chair Assistant Professor Department of Theatre

Shaun McCracken

Academic Affairs Coordinator

Molly McFadden

Professor

Kevin McGranahan

Scene Shop Foreman and Facilities Manager Department of Theatre

Michael Jones McKean

Associate Professor

Alyssa McKeithen

Adjunct Professor, Music History and Oboe

Roy McKelvey

Chair Associate Professor

Jayla McNeill

Associate Director of Content

Anthony Meloro

Academic Advisor

Elyssa Mersdorf

Voice and Speech Department of Theatre

Mark Mervis

Adjunct Professor

Evie Metz

Adjunct Professor

Mary Metzger

Academic Affairs Coordinator

Sarah Midkiff

Academic Advisor Adjunct Assistant Professor

Janel Miley

Academic Advisor Voice and Speech Department of Theatre

Eric Millikin

Adjunct Instructor

Caroline Minchew

Adjunct Instructor

Anisa Mohammed

Adjunct Professor

J Molina-Garcia

Assistant Professor of Photography and Digital Futures

Sarah Moore

Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator Department of Theatre

Madeleine Mae Morris

Graduate Student Instructor

Holly Morrison

Graduate Program Director Associate Professor

Dean Moss

Visiting Instructor

Cathy Motley-Fitch

Adjunct Instructor - Musical Theatre Department of Theatre

Jackie Mullins

Academic Advisor Assistant Professor Supervisor of the Fashion Department's Study Collection of Historic Garments

Chad Mundie

Adjunct Professor

Katerina Muromtseva

Adjunct Instructor

Cynthia Myron

Department Chair Assistant Professor

Daniel Myssyk

Director of Orchestral Activities Professor of Music

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Harrison Nicholas

Adjunct Instructor

Dr. Jesse Njus

Assistant Professor - Theatre History Department of Theatre

A. Christopher Norris

Interim Associate Program Lead Student Coordinator Assistant Professor

Andrew Norris

Adjunct Instructor

Conlan Northcutt

Adjunct Professor

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Sharon Ott

Associate Professor Artistic Director Department of Theatre

Sheri Oyan

Adjunct Professor of Saxophone

Barry O’Keefe

Adjunct Instructor

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Michael Panbehchi

Adjunct Instructor

Bob Paris

Associate Professor

Sarah Parker

Adjunct Faculty - Metals & Jewelry

Jill Parzych

Costume Shop Manager Assistant Professor Department of Theatre

Linda Pasquarell

Music Education Program Assistant

Ryan Patton

Associate Professor Chair, Department of Art Education

John Patykula

Assistant Chair Coordinator of Guitar Associate Professor

Tawnya Pettiford-Wates, Ph.D.

Professor - Graduate Pedagogy, Acting and Directing Department of Theatre

Julia Pfaff

Adjunct Professor

Carolyn Phinizy

Department Chair Assistant Professor

Frank Pichel

Instructor

Michael Birch Pierce

Adjunct Professor

Trebien Pollard

Assistant Professor

Melyatta Powers

Senior Executive Director of Finance

Sarah Powers

Adjunct Instructor

Denise Purvis

Adjunct Instructor

Scott Putman

Associate Professor

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Aidan Quinlan

Adjunct Instructor

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Kendra Rai

Assistant Professor Head of Design Head of Costume Design Department of Theatre

Chris Raintree

Assistant Professor Head of Scenic Design Department of Theatre

Jon Rajkovich

Adjunct Professor

Megan Ratliff

Adjunct Professor

Mary Beth Reed

Graduate Director

Sara Desvernine Reed

Assistant Professor

Justin James Reed

Associate Professor

Elaine Reeder

Adjunct Instructor

Heidi Reszies

Adjunct Instructor

Rex Richardson

Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies

Robin Rio

Adjunct Professor of Music Therapy, RVA Street Singers

Eric Rivera

Associate Professor

Catherine Roach

Associate Professor

Shelley Roden

Affiliate Faculty Instructor

Ernesto Rodriguez

Assistant Professor

Taylor Roesch

Industry Professional, Adjunct Professor

Melissa Rose

Adjunct Professor

Andrew Ross

Visiting Professor

Keenan Rowe

Visiting Assistant Professor

Michael Royce

Adjunct Instructor

Yair Rubinstein

Adjunct Instructor

Paul Rucker

Curator for Creative Collaboration

Chris Rudasill

Adjunct Professor

Semi Ryu

Professor, Department of Kinetic Imaging, School of the Arts Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine (Affiliate) Affiliated Faculty, MATX (Media, Art and Text PhD program), College of Humanities and Sciences

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Hanaa Safwat

Adjunct Instructor

Cat Samples

Adjunct Instructor

b0b Sandkam

Information Technology Support Analyst

Emily Sara

Assistant Professor

Ward Saunders

Adjunct Instructor

Morgan Sawyer

Adjunct Instructor

Stephen Schmidt

Adjunct Professor of Viola Artistic Director, Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concerts Series

Ephraim Schum

Adjunct Instructor

Nancy Scott

Executive Associate Dean

Kimberly Seagraves

Financial Specialist Scholarship Coordinator

Wes Seals

Assistant Professor - Acting Department of Theatre

Kevin Sellars

Assistant Professor

Michael Shaffer

Adjunct Instructor

Molly Sharp

Adjunct Professor of Viola

Saar Shemesh

Adjunct Instructor

Ying-Fang Shen

Associate Professor

Jon-Phillip Sheridan

Department Chair

Rebecca Shields

Adjunct Instructor

David Shields

Associate Professor

Anna Showers-Cruser

Adjunct Professor

Ryan Shriver

Adjunct Instructor

Kate Sicchio

Assistant Professor of Dance and Media Technologies

Noah Simblist

Associate Professor

Emily Smith

Assistant Professor

Patrick Smith

Coordinator of Music History Associate Professor of French Horn and Music History

Andrew Sommer

Adjunct Professor of Double Bass

Preston Spence

Assistant Professor Technical Director Department of Theatre

Maryśka Stanczak

Equipment and Facilities Coordinator

Judith Steel

Associate Professor

George Stoffan

Assistant Professor of Clarinet

Hawa Stwodah

Assistant Professor

Fanxi Sun

Graduate Student Instructor

Brandon Sutliff

Adjunct Instructor

Jody Symula

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Art Foundation Program Lead

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Javier Tapia

Associate Professor

Wesley Taylor

Associate Professor

Kelly Teeling

Executive Director of Recruitment & Admissions

Nathan Tersteeg

Academic Advisor

Tasia Thompson

Human Resources Administrator

Colleen Potter Thorburn

Adjunct Professor, Music Theory and Harp

Eleanor Thorp

Adjunct Instructor

Lauren Thorson

Assistant Professor

Stephanie R Thulin

Associate Professor

Paul Thulin-Jimenez

Associate Professor

David Emerson Toney

Assistant Professor - Acting, Directing, and Playwriting Head of Undergraduate Performance Department of Theatre

David Toussaint

Adjunct Professor of Guitar

Rob Tregenza

Professor

Kimberly Turner

Licensure Coordinator Adjunct Instructor/University Supervisor

Pamela Turner

Associate Professor

Christine Tyler

Adjunct Professor

J.M. Tyree

M.Phil Distinguished Visiting Professor

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Thomas Vecchione

Sound Design Department of Theatre

Camelia Velázquez

Finance Assistant

Roberto Ventura

Department Chair Associate Professor

Karen Videtic

Professor Emeritus

Jocelyn Vinson

Payroll Manager, VCU Qatar

Stephen Vitiello

Department Chair Graduate Director Professor

Sally J. Vitsky

Adjunct Instructor

Sonia Vlahcevic

Professor of Piano and Music Analysis

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Autumn Proctor Waddell

Assistant Professor

Matt Wallin

Chair, Communication Arts Professor, Communication Arts

Ross Walter

Associate Professor of Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba

Sasha Waters

Professor of Photography + Film

Tamara Watkins

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Jack Wax

Professor - Glass

Scott Wegener

Adjunct Instructor

Yiwen Wei

Assistant Professor

Eric Wheeler

Adjunct Professor of Jazz Bass

Toby Whitaker

Assistant Professor Conductor of Jazz Orchestra II

Christopher White

Adjunct Instructor

Hilary Wilder

Associate Professor

BJ Wilkinson

Assistant Professor Head of Lighting Design Department of Theatre

Dominic Willsdon

Associate Professor of Art Education and Executive Director of the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU

Kat Wilson

Administrative Affairs Coordinator, Fine Arts

Sara Wilson McKay

Associate Professor

Emily Winthrop

Adjunct Instructor

James Wiznerowicz

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Interim Department Chair for Dance and Choreography Interim Department Chair for Music

Tobias Wofford

Director of Graduate Studies Associate Professor

Kenneth Wood

Coordinator of Voice Co-Director of VCU Opera Assistant Professor of Voice and Voice pedagogy

Margaret Woods

Adjunct Professor of Voice

Matt Woolman

Executive Director, Center for the Creative Economy Professor, Department of Graphic Design

Emily Wyman

Adjunct Professor

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Michelle Yee

Assistant Professor

Robin Moore Yohe

Adjunct Professor of Music Education

Bohyun Yoon

Associate Professor - Glass

William Young

Adjunct Instructor

Miranda Young

Adjunct Instructor

Bunt Young

Industry Professional, Director of Photography

Alex Younger

Adjunct Professor

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Vincent Zawada

Adjunct Professor

Agustine Zegers

Adjunct Professor

Lena Zharekhin

Web Developer

Yin Zheng

Associate Professor of Piano

Dalton Zheng

Adjunct Instructor

Claire E. Zitzow

Academic Advisor

Sandy Zohore

Assistant Professor