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 Coordinator of Keyboard Studies

Shanice Aga

Graphic Designer

Dylan Ahern

Adjunct Instructor

Eman AlSulaimani

Adjunct Professor

Stephen Alcorn

Professor

Kelly Alder

Adjunct Instructor

Justin Alexander

Associate Professor of Music Director of Percussion Studies

Holly Alford

Director of Inclusion and Equity

Margaret Allen

Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

John Altonen

Information Technology Support Analyst

Aaron D. Anderson, Ph.D.

Professor - Stage Combat Theatre Graduate Program Director Affiliate Faculty at the VCU Schools of Medicine and Business Department of Theatre

Michelle Anderson

Administrative Coordinator Department of Theatre

Mallory Anderson

Adjunct Professor

Herdimas Anggara

Assistant Professor

Rachael Arauz

Adjunct Instructor

Elissa Armstrong

Associate Professor

Deidra Arrington

Department Chair Associate Professor

Lindsey Arturo

Adjunct 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

Chair, Painting + Printmaking Associate Professor

Dennis Balk

Adjunct Instructor

Nia Safarr Banks

Instructor - Fundamentals of Design Department of Theatre

Morgan Barnett

Administrative Affairs Coordinator

Taylor Barnett

Assistant Professor Director of Jazz Studies

Brian Barr

Adjunct Professor

Laura Battaglia

Assistant Professor

Cara Benedetto

Associate Professor

Jason Bennett

Associate Professor

Melanie Bernier

Adjunct Instructor

Virginia Bertholet

Adjunct Instructor Independent Producer

Jenn Bianchi

Instructor - Improv Department of Theatre

Brad Birchett

Senior Academic Advisor

Kelly Bisogno

Adjunct Instructor

Curt Blankenship

Concert Hall and Facilities Manager

Charles Bleick

Associate Professor Emeritus

Sara Bouchard

Adjunct Instructor

Yossera Bouchtia

Assistant Professor

Mark Boulos

Associate Professor

Phillip Bowles

Adjunct Professor

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

Jacob Broussard

Assistant Professor

Kristin Brown

Human Resources Coordinator for School of the Arts

Terry Brown

Adjunct Instructor

Anthony Brozna

Adjunct Professor

Jordan Bruner

Adjunct Faculty

Melanie Buffington

In Memoriam Associate Professor

Liz Bunce

Assistant Office & Production Coordinator

Angelica Burgos

Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

Ashley Burks

Digital Storyteller/Social Media Manager

Jesse Burrowes

Adjunct Instructor

Kendall Buster

Professor Graduate Director

Elizabeth Byland

Assistant Professor Head of Improv Department of Theatre

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Danny Caporaletti

Adjunct Instructor

Kristin Carleton

Assistant Professor Graduate Program Director of Interior Design

Andrew Carnwath

Adjunct Professor

Julia Carr

Senior Director of Development

Rob Carter

Adjunct Professor

Miguel Carter-Fisher

Assistant Professor

Kent E. Case

Academic Advisor

Jessica Casey

Administrative Affairs Coordinator

Kristin Caskey

Senior Director, Fine Arts Chair, Sculpture + Extended Media Associate Professor

Kathleen Chapman

Associate Professor

Anne Chapman

CSA, Industry Professional, Casting Director Casting

Sheree Chen

Assistant Professor

Caitlin Cherry

Assistant Professor

Laura Chessin

Associate Professor

Melanie Christian

Executive Assistant to the Dean

Naomi Chung

Adjunct Professor

A. Blair Clemo

Graduate Coordinator Associate Professor - Clay

Dorian Cohen

Adjunct Instructor

Taylor Colimore

Social Media and Communications Coordinator

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

Nicole Cowans

Assistant Professor - Voice and Speech Department of Theatre

Lily Cox-Richard

Associate Professor

Jared Crane

Adjunct Professor

Donald Crow

Adjunct Professor

Jennifer Curtis

Administrative Coordinator

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Desirée 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

Terry Davis

Adjunct Professor

Melanie Kohn Day

Associate Professor

Christine DeSantis Hoffman

Academic Advisor Adjunct Professor

Christopher “Dinkus” Deane

Director of Operations

Ruth Deibler

Adjunct Professor

Jeannine Diego

Assistant Professor

Michael Dixon

Adjunct Professor of Music History (Popular Music)

Miah Domel

Assistant Office & Production Coordinator

Sean Donlon

Adjunct Instructor

Cynthia Donnell

Associate Professor of Voice and Lyric Diction

Jared Duesterhaus

Adjunct Faculty

Tabatha Dunlap

Grants and Financial Analyst

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Tabatha Easley

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

Caroline Eddy

Adjunct Professor

Kristina Edwards

Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

TyRuben Ellingson

Associate Professor, Communication Arts Program Director/Professor, Cinema

Ryan Ellington

Director of Human Resources

Sinclair Ogaga Emoghene

Assistant Professor

Tirazheh Eslami

Adjunct Instructor

Michael Etto

Administrative Director

McNair Evans

Photographer & Multimedia Producer

Rice Evans

Ceramics Studio Coordinator Adjunct Instructor

Rosen Eveleigh

Assistant Professor

Annie Evelyn

Assistant Professor - Wood

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Travis Fairman

Editor Technical and Gear Assistant

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)

Starrene Foster

Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

Koshie France

Financial Specialist

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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Jenna Gabriel

Adjunct Instructor

Michelle Gagliano

Adjunct Instructor

Jessica Gaines

Administrative Coordinator

Susie Ganch

Associate Professor - Metals

Eric Garberson

Associate Professor Affiliated Faculty

Emmy Garcia

Administrative Affairs Coordinator

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 Adjunct Instructor

Jessie Gemmer

Adjunct Professor

Josh George

Adjunct Instructor

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

Marcus Grant

Adjunct Professor

Ashley Grantham

Speech Department of Theatre

Julie Grosche

Adjunct Professor

Sonali Gulati

Professor

Michelle Harman Gulick

Adjunct Professor of Voice

Shannon Gunn

Adjunct/Instructor

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

Wells Hanley

Adjunct Professor of Jazz Piano, Small Jazz Ensemble

Christopher Hansen

Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education Director of Choral Activities

Stephanie “Tippi” Hart

Assistant Professor - Movement Department of Theatre

Clinton Helms

Adjunct Professor

John Hendershot

Director of Academic Advising

Morgan Herrin

Assistant Professor Woodshop Coordinator

Wes Hester

Executive Director of Communications

Corin Hewitt

Professor

HH Hiaasen

Assistant Professor

Veronica Hicks

Assistant Professor Licensure Coordinator

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

Sarah Irvin

Adjunct Instructor

Christopher Irving

Assistant Professor

Brian Ivasauskas

Associate Director of Content

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Talita Jackson

Adjunct Instructor

Vanessa Jackson

Speech Department of Theatre

Roberto Jamora

Assistant Professor

Ryan Jarrard

Database & Server Administrator

Jarvis Jefferson

Assistant Professor

Anastasia Jellison

Adjunct Instructor of Harp

Ron Johnson

Assistant Professor of Arts

Quiana Johnson

Assistant Director of Admissions Operations

Linda Johnston

Administrative Director

Michael Jones

Adjunct Instructor

Kayla Jones

Adjunct Instructor

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Prashanth Kamalakanthan

Assistant Professor

Bob Kaputof

Professor Emeritus

Ayça Kartari

Instructor/Adjunct Faculty of Double Bass

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

David Jonghak Kim

Adjunct/Instructor

Monica Kinsey

Administrative Coordinator

Robbie Kinter

Music Director

Keith Byron Kirk, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - Graduate Studies Department of Theatre

Susanna Klein

Area Coordinator of Strings Associate Professor of Music

Karen Kopryanski

Associate 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 and Research

Renee Lamb

Assistant Professor

Xiaolin Lan

Theatrical Makeup and Figure Drawing Department of Theatre

Cate Latham

Assistant Professor

Ryan Lauterio

Assistant Professor

Babatunde Lawal

Professor

Chelsea Lee

Assistant Professor

Seung-Ho Lee

Assistant Professor

Tracy Leipold

Arts Research Coordinator

Filipe Leitão

Assistant Professor

Massa Lemu

Associate Professor

Joe Letchford

Adjunct Professor

Brian Letscher

Instructor - Desktop A/V Department of Theatre

Leland Lew

Technical Director

Julinda Lewis

Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

Lillian Lewis

Assistant Professor

Peter Lewis

Adjunct Professor

Darby Libka

Academic Advisor

Rudy Lopez

Assistant Professor

Whitney Ludvik

Adjunct Professor

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Nyasha Madamombe

Assistant Professor

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

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

Jordan Marty

Assistant Professor

Emily J. Mattison

Assistant Professor - Acting Head of Undergraduate Performance

India Mayes

Admissions Counselor

Dana McComb

Adjunct Professor 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

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

Coordinator of Facilities, Equipment and Technology Adjunct Assistant Professor

Janel Miley

Academic Advisor Voice and Speech Department of Theatre

Caroline Minchew

Adjunct Instructor

Somer Mojica

Facilities & Equipment Coordinator

J Molina-Garcia

Assistant Professor of Photography and Digital Futures

Jaydan Moore

Adjunct Instructor

Sarah Moore

Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator Department of Theatre

Madeleine Mae Morris

Adjunct Professor

Holly Morrison

Graduate Program Director Associate Professor

Dean Moss

Distinguished Visiting Faculty

Jackie Mullins

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 Director of Graduate Studies Assistant Professor

Daniel Myssyk

Director of Orchestral Activities Professor of Music

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Nadiya Nacorda

Assistant Professor

Eri Nakamura

Assistant Professor

Dae Newman

Academic Affairs Coordinator

Harrison Nicholas

Adjunct Instructor

Jesse Njus, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - Theatre History Department of Theatre

A. Christopher Norris

Interim Associate Program Lead Student Coordinator Assistant Professor

Andrew Norris

Adjunct Professor

Conlan Northcutt

Adjunct Professor

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Dana Ollestad

Instructor

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

Kaitlyn Paston

Post Graduate Teaching Fellow

Ryan Patton

Associate Professor Chair, Department of Art Education

John Patykula

Associate Professor

Tawnya Pettiford-Wates, Ph.D.

Professor - Graduate Pedagogy, Acting and Directing Department of Theatre

Julia Pfaff

Adjunct Professor

Frank Pichel

Instructor

Pier Pierandrei

Adjunct Professor

Michael Birch Pierce

Assistant Professor

Trebien Pollard

Assistant Professor

Trey Pollard

Adjunct Professor of Jazz Guitar

Melyatta Powers

Senior Executive Director of Finance

Sarah Powers

Adjunct Instructor

Denise Purvis

Adjunct Instructor

Scott Putman

Department Chair 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 Scene Design Department of Theatre

Leah Raintree

Adjunct Professor

Mary Beth Reed

Graduate Director Associate Professor

Sara Desvernine Reed

Assistant Professor

Justin James Reed

Professor Emeritus

Elaine Reeder

Adjunct Instructor

Heidi Reszies

Adjunct Instructor

Rex Richardson

Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies

Ian Rilliet

Facilities & Equipment Coordinator

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

Michael Royce

Adjunct Professor

Paul Rucker

Curator for Creative Collaboration

Chris Rudasill

Adjunct Professor

Semi Ryu, Ph.D.

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

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

Senior 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 Professor

Ying-Fang Shen

Associate Professor

Jon-Phillip Sheridan

Department Chair

Rebecca Shields

Adjunct Instructor

David Shields

Associate Professor

Jiwon Shin

Adjunct Faculty

Anna Showers-Cruser

Adjunct Professor

Ryan Shriver

Adjunct Instructor

Kate Sicchio

Associate Professor of Dance and Media Technologies Graduate Director

Noah Simblist

Associate Professor

Ruta Smedina-Starke

Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

Emily Smith

Assistant Professor

Patrick Smith

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

Preston Spence

Assistant Professor Technical Director Department of Theatre

Ryan Sprowl

Art Director

Emily Stark

Adjunct Instructor

Judith Steel

Associate Professor

George Stoffan

Assistant Professor of Clarinet

Hawa Stwodah

Assistant Professor

Fanxi Sun

Instructor

Brandon Sutliff

Adjunct Professor

Jody Symula

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Art Foundation Program Lead

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Mariah Taghavie-Moghadam

Theatre Instructor

Kevin Tavin

Adjunct Instructor

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 Professor

Lauren Thorson

Associate 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

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste

Assistant Professor

Rob Tregenza

Professor

Pamela Turner

Associate Professor

J.M. Tyree

M.Phil Distinguished Visiting Professor

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Dimitrije Vasiljevic

Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies

Thomas Vecchione

Sound Design Department of Theatre

Camelia Velázquez

Finance Assistant

Roberto Ventura

Department Chair Associate Professor

Mikhail Veselov

Assistant Professor

Karen Videtic

Professor Emeritus

Jocelyn Vinson

Payroll Manager, VCU Qatar

Stephen Vitiello

Department Chair Professor

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

Lee Rae Walsh

Adjunct Professor

Sarah Walston

Adjunct/Instructor of Voice

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

Will Weaver

Web Developer

Scott Wegener

Adjunct Instructor

Yiwen Wei

Assistant Professor

Christopher White

Adjunct Instructor

Sheila Whitsett

Assistant Professor Shop Technician

Hilary Wilder

Associate Professor

BJ Wilkinson

Assistant Professor Head of Lighting Design Department of Theatre

Anna Williams

Assistant Professor

Kat Wilson

Graduate Studies Coordinator

Sara Wilson McKay

Associate Professor

Emily Winthrop

Adjunct Instructor

James Wiznerowicz

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Department Chair for Music

Tobias Wofford

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 Methods, Techniques, and Applied Voice

Matt Woolman

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

Emily Wyman

Adjunct Professor

dana washington-queen

Visiting Artist Professor

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Michelle Yee

Assistant Professor

Bohyun Yoon

Associate Professor - Glass

Miranda Young

Adjunct Instructor

William Young

Adjunct Instructor

Bunt Young

Industry Professional, Director of Photography

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Vincent Zawada

Adjunct Professor

Agustine Zegers

Adjunct Professor

Ruiqi Zhang

Adjunct Faculty

Lena Zharekhin

Web Developer

Yin Zheng

Associate Professor of Piano

Dalton Zheng

Adjunct Instructor

Claire E. Zitzow

Academic Advisor

Sandy Zohore

Assistant Professor