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Faculty and Staff Directory


MK Abadoo

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

Magdalena Adamek

Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano

Stephen Alcorn

Associate Professor

Kelly Alder

Adjunct Professor

Justin Alexander

Assistant Professor of Music Director of Percussion Studies

Holly Alford

Director of Inclusion and Equity

Angela Allen

Director of the Commonwealth Society

John Altonen

Information Technology Support Analyst

Kikau Alvaro

Assistant Professor Head of Musical Theatre

Michelle Anderson

Administrative Coordinator

Aaron D. Anderson

Associate Chair Director of Undergraduate Studies Affiliate Faculty at the VCU Schools of Medicine and Business

Diana Antohe

Adjunct Professor

Elissa Armstrong

Assistant Professor in the School of the Arts

Deidra Arrington

Associate Professor

Steve Ashby

Adjunct Professor

Adam Atkinson

Adjunct Faculty - Metals

Terry Austin

Interim Department Chair Instrumental Music Education Professor


Peter Baldes

Associate Professor

Dennis Balk

Associate Professor

Monica Banks

Program Coordinator

Taylor Barnett

Coordinator of Musicianship Studies Instructor of Jazz Trumpet, Jazz Improvisation and Jazz History

Karmalita Bawar

Financial/HR Assistant

Cara Benedetto

Assistant Professor

Jason Bennett


Amir Berbić

Professor, Graphic Design Dean of VCUarts Qatar

Virginia Bertholet

Independent Producer, Adjunct Professor

Brad Birchett


Becca Blader

Assistant Director of Development

Curt Blankenship

Concert Hall and Facilities Manager

Charles Bleick

Associate Professor Emeritus

Yossera Bouchtia

Assistant Professor

Mark Boulos

Assistant Professor

Scott Bradley

Assistant Professor Head of Scenic Design

Bonnie Brady

Assistant Professor Head of Stage Management and Production Supervisor

Scott Braun

Assistant Professor - Wood

Rellie Brewer

Program Coordinator

Sarah Briland

Academic Advisor

Shawn Brixey

MSVisS, Professor

Patricia Brown

Department Chair Associate Professor

Melanie Buffington

Associate Professor Interim Chair of Art Education

Nia Burks

Adjunct Professor

Kendall Buster



Danny Caporaletti

MFA, Adjunct Professor

Julia Carr

Senior Director of Development

Steven Casanova


Kristin Caskey

Associate Professor

Kim Catley

Associate Director, Print and Digital Content

Kathleen Chapman

Associate Professor Director of Graduate Studies

Anne Chapman

CSA, Industry Professional, Casting Director

Matthew Charboneau

Design Technology and Program Coordinator

Shanika Chatter

Administrative Assistant

Sheree Chen

MFA, Adjunct Professor

Caitlin Cherry

Assistant Professor

Laura Chessin

Associate Professor

Vivian Chiu

Adjunct Faculty - Wood

Melanie Christian

Executive Assistant to the Dean

A. Blair Clemo

Assistant Professor - Clay

Chris Costello

Administrative Coordinator

Philip Duane Coston

Associate Director of Bands

Carolyn Cox

Lighting Designer and Stage Manager

Lily Cox-Richard

Assistant Professor

Emily Culver

Adjunct Faculty - Metals

Martha Curtis

Professor Emerita


Jeff Darland

Adjunct Faculty, Improv and Movement

Andrew Davies

Adjunct Professor

Melanie Kohn Day

Director of VCU Opera Associate Professor

Christopher “Dinkus” Deane

Director of Operations

Tennessee Dixon

Adjunct Faculty, Design

Cynthia Donnell

Associate Professor of Voice and Lyric Diction

Scott Dossick

Information Technology Support Analyst

Anne Marie Dumain

Communications Coordinator

Tabatha Dunlap

Grants and Financial Analyst


Tabatha Easley

Associate Professor of Flute

Mary Eisendrath

Interim Department Chair Assistant Professor

TyRuben Ellingson

Chair, Communication Arts Program Director/Professor (Cinema)

Ryan Ellington

Director of Human Resources

Sinclair Ogaga Emoghene

Assistant Professor

Art Eng

Industry Professional, Director of Photography

Michael Etto

Administrative Director


Sarah Faris

Associate Professor

Hillary Fayle

Assistant Professor - Fiber

Sara Ferguson

Assistant Professor Interim Administrative Director Interim Associate Program

Marta Finkelstein

Adjunct Professor

Maggie Flanigan

Administrative Coordinator

Jeff Foster

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

Koshie France

Financial Specialist

Erin Freeman

Director of Choral Activities

Lisa Freiman


John D. Freyer

Associate Professor


Jessica Gaines

Administrative Coordinator

Susie Ganch

Associate Professor - Metals

Eric Garberson

Associate Professor Affiliated Faculty

Antonio García

Director of Jazz Studies Instructor of Trombone, Small Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Theory, and Music Industry Director of Jazz Orchestra I

Erin Garmezy

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Josh George


Hope Ginsburg

Associate Professor

Julian Kevon Glover

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

Anne Graves

Director of Student Services

Julie Grosche

Adjunct Professor

Sonali Gulati


Kimberly Guthrie

Associate Chair Assistant Professor


Jason Hackett

Assistant Professor Studio Manager

Min Haeng Kang

Adjunct Instructor

Bruce Hammel

Associate Professor of Music Theory and Bassoon Coordinator of Winds, Brass and Percussion

Courtney Harris

Department Chair

Charlie Harris

Industry Professional, G&E Specialist

John Hendershot

Director of Academic Advising

Morgan Herrin

Woodshop Coordinator

Ben Herzick

Admissions Coordinator

Corin Hewitt

Associate Professor Graduate Director

Steven Hoskins

Associate Professor

Erica Hughes

Adjunct Faculty, Voice and Speech

Dean Hurley

Industry Professional, Sound Designer


Andrew Ilnicki

Director of Digital Innovation

Teresa Ilnicki

Senior Associate Director of Communications


Roberto Jamora

Admissions Processor

Ryan Jarrard

Database & Server Administrator

Jarvis Jefferson

Assistant Professor Visiting Artist

Ron Johnson

Assistant Professor

Linda Johnston

Administrative Director

Sara Jones

Academic Advisor

Christopher Jones

Associate Director of Web Content and Strategy

Dorian Jones

Adjunct Professor


Bob Kaputof

Associate Professor

Kathleen Kennedy

Metals Area Coordinator Adjunct Faculty - Metals

Kelly Kerr

Director of Events

Nicole Killian

Assistant Professor

Jamie King

Assistant Administrative Coordinator

Robbie Kinter

Music Director

Keith Byron Kirk

Director of Graduate Studies Assistant Professor

Susanna Klein

Area Coordinator of Strings Assistant Professor of Violin

Karen Kopryanski

Assistant Professor Head of Voice and Speech and Undergraduate Performance


Christiana Lafazani

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Xiaolin Lan

Adjunct Faculty, Theatrical Makeup

Pamela Lawton

Associate Professor

Tracy Leipold

Arts Research Coordinator

Filipe Leitão

Assistant Professor

Massa Lemu

Assistant Professor

Marcey Leonard

Admissions Assistant

Margaret Lindauer

Associate Professor Interim Director for Graduate Studies Department Chair, Art History

Andrew Lister



Jamie Mahoney

Assistant Professor

Chris Mahonski

Instructor, Digital Fabrication Technician

Guadalupe Maravilla

Assistant Professor

Colleen Marino

Admissions Counselor

Lea Marshall

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

Bonnie McCoy

Administrative Director Assistant Professor

Shaun McCracken

Assistant Professor Academic Advisor

Kevin McGranahan

Scene Shop Foreman and Facilities Manager

Orla McHardy

Assistant Professor Graduate Program Director

Michael Jones McKean

Associate Professor

Roy McKelvey

Associate Professor

Anthony Meloro

Academic Advisor

Mary Metzger

VCUarts Dean's Office Coordinator

Sarah Midkiff

Academic Advisor Adjunct Assistant Professor

Jonathan Molina-Garcia

Assistant Professor

Sarah Moore

Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator

Holly Morrison

Associate Professor

Nikita Moyer

Administrative Coordinator Production Coordinator

Jackie Mullins

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

Nontsikelelo Mutiti

Assistant Professor

Cynthia Myron

Assistant Chair Assistant Professor

Daniel Myssyk

Director of Orchestral Activities Professor of Music


Anthony Nguyen


Dr. Jesse Njus

Adjunct Faculty, Theatre History

A. Christopher Norris

Student Coordinator Assistant Professor


Sharon Ott

Department Chair

Barry O’Keefe

Adjunct professor


Bob Paris

Associate Professor

Emily Park

Associate Art Director

Lindsay Parnell

Social Media Strategist

Linda Pasquarell

Music Education Program Assistant

Ryan Patton

Assistant Professor Undergraduate Program Director

John Patykula

Assistant Chair Area Coordinator of Guitar Associate Professor

Tawnya Pettiford-Wates

Professor, Acting and Directing

Carolyn Phinizy

Assistant Chair Assistant Professor

Gian Pierotti

Academic Advisor

Trebien Pollard

Assistant Professor

Melyatta Powers

Director of Finance

Scott Putman

Associate Professor


Kendra Rai

Assistant Professor, Costume Design

Ellen Rank

Equipment Manager

Sara Desvernine Reed

Assistant Professor

Mary Beth Reed

Associate Professor

Audrey Reed

Graduate Candidate, Costume Design / Technology

Justin James Reed

Interim Department Chair, Associate Professor

Elaine Reeder

Adjunct Professor

Rex Richardson

Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies

Eric Rivera

Assistant Professor

Catherine Roach

Associate Professor

Shelley Roden

Affiliate Faculty

Josh Rodenberg

Equipment and Operations Manager

Taylor Roesch

Industry Professional, Adjunct Professor

Michael Royce

Adjunct Professor

Paul Rucker

Curator for Creative Collaboration

Neno Russell

Associate Professor, Costume Design and Construction Head of Design

Semi Ryu

Associate Professor, Department of Kinetic Imaging Joint appointed associate professor, Department of Internal Medicine


b0b Sandkam

Information Technology Support Analyst

Cassandra Schoner

Information Technology Support Analyst

Nancy Scott

Interim Dean

Kimberly Seagraves

Financial Specialist Scholarship Coordinator

Ying-Fang Shen

Associate Professor

Jon-Phillip Sheridan

Assistant Chair

E. Gaynell Sherrod

Associate Professor

David Shields

Department Chair Associate Professor

Kate Sicchio

Assistant Professor of Dance and Media Technologies

Suzanne A. Silitch

Executive Director for Strategic Communications

Noah Simblist

Department Chair Associate Professor

Patrick Smith

Interim Assistant Chair Coordinator of Music History Associate Professor of French Horn and Music History

Emily Smith

Assistant Professor

Robert Smith

Administrative Director Assistant Professor

Judith Steel

Associate Professor

Hawa Stwodah

Assistant Professor

Jody Symula

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Art Foundation Program Lead


Rob Tarbell


Wesley Taylor

Assistant Professor Professor

Nathan Tersteeg

Academic Advisor

Tasia Thompson

Human Resources Administrator

Willis Thompson

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Lauren Thorson

Assistant Professor

Stephanie R Thulin

Assistant Chair Associate Professor

Paul Thulin-Jimenez

Assistant Professor

David Emerson Toney

Assistant Professor, Acting, Directing, and Playwriting

Rob Tregenza


Pamela Turner

Associate Professor

J.M. Tyree

Associate Program Director M.Phil Distinguished Visiting Professor


Tiffany Valvo

Assistant Professor of Clarinet

Camelia Velázquez

Finance Assistant

Karen Videtic

Professor Emeritus

Stephen Vitiello

Department Chair Professor

Sonia Vlahcevic

Professor of Piano and Music Analysis


Autumn Proctor Waddell

Assistant Professor

Matt Wallin


Ross Walter

Associate Professor of Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba

Sasha Waters Freyer

Professor of Photography + Film

Tamara Watkins

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Jack Wax

Professor - Glass and Director of Graduate Studies

Yiwen Wei

Assistant Professor

Charles Westfall

Curator of Student Exhibitions and Programs

Sandy Wheeler

Associate Professor

Russell White

Adjunct Professor

Camden Whitehead

Associate Professor

Hilary Wilder

Associate Professor

Dominic Willsdon

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

Sara Wilson McKay

Associate Professor

Kathryn Wirtz

Communications Coordinator

James Wiznerowicz

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Tobias Wofford

Assistant Professor

Courtnie Wolfgang

Assistant Professor Graduate Program Director

Kenneth Wood

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

Matt Woolman

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


Bohyun Yoon

Associate Professor - Glass

Bunt Young

Industry Professional, Director of Photography


Boris Zharekhin

Web Developer

Yin Zheng

Director of Keyboard Studies Associate Professor of Piano

Claire E Zitzow

Adjunct Professor