Faculty and Staff Directory

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MK Abadoo

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

Magdalena Adamek

Assistant Professor of Piano

M. Albertson

Graduate Assistant

Stephen Alcorn

Associate Professor

Kelly Alder

Adjunct Professor

Justin Alexander

Associate Professor of Music Director of Percussion Studies

Lucas Alexander

RVA Street Singers Assistant

Holly Alford

Director of Inclusion and Equity

Thurmond Alford

Adjunct Instructor of Interior Design

Kelly Ali

Adjunct Professor of Double Bass

CJ Alicea-Semanatte

Dance Musician

Collin Aloi

Choral Assistant

Hannah Altman

Instructor

John Altonen

Information Technology Support Analyst

Michelle Anderson

Administrative Coordinator Department of Theatre

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

Elissa Armstrong

Associate Professor

Deidra Arrington

Department Chair Associate Professor

Steve Ashby

Adjunct Professor

Adam Atkinson

Adjunct Faculty - Metals

Terry Austin

Interim Department Chair Instrumental Music Education Professor

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Peter Baldes

Associate Professor

Dennis Balk

Adjunct Professor

Monica Banks

Program Coordinator

Hector “Coco” Barez

Adjunct Instructor Afro-Cuban percussion

Taylor Barnett

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

Morgan Barnett

Admissions Counselor

Brian Barr

Adjunct Professor

Dorie Barton

Adjunct Instructor - Acting for the Camera Department of Theatre

Karmalita Bawar

Financial/HR Assistant

Cara Benedetto

Associate Professor

Jason Bennett

Assistant Professor

Amir Berbić

Professor, Graphic Design Dean of VCUarts Qatar

Sharon Berg

Dance Musician

Virginia Bertholet

Adjunct Instructor Independent Producer

Brad Birchett

Senior Academic Advisor

Curt Blankenship

Concert Hall and Facilities Manager

Charles Bleick

Associate Professor Emeritus

Sara Bouchard

Adjunct Instructor

Yossera Bouchtia

Assistant Professor

Mark Boulos

Assistant Professor

Meghan Bowden

Assistant Professor iCubed Scholar: Racial Equity, Arts and Culture Core

Phillip Bowles

Adjunct Professor

Bonnie Brady

Assistant Professor Head of Stage Management Production Supervisor Department of Theatre

Scott Braun

Assistant Professor - Wood

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

Thomas Burkett

Adjunct Professor

Nia Burks

Adjunct Professor

Mallory Burrell

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

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Danny Caporaletti

Adjunct Instructor

Diana Laurel Caramat

Adjunct Professor

Kristin Carleton

Assistant Professor of Interior Design

Laura Lynne Carlton

Administrative Coordinator

Hope Carneal

Band Librarian

Andrew Carnwath

Adjunct Professor

Julia Carr

Senior Director of Development

Patrick Carter

Adjunct Faculty

Rob Carter

Adjunct Professor

Emily Cartusciello

Adjunct Instructor of Interior Design

Kristin Caskey

Associate Professor

Taryn Cassella

Adjunct Professor

Carlos Chafin

Affiliate Instructor Digital Recording, Advanced Media Production Technology certificate program

Kathleen Chapman

Associate Professor Director of Graduate Studies

Anne Chapman

CSA, Industry Professional, Casting Director Adjunct Instructor - Casting

Matthew Charboneau

Design Technology and Program Coordinator

Shanika Chattar

Administrative Assistant

Sheree Chen

Adjunct Instructor

Caitlin Cherry

Assistant Professor

Laura Chessin

Associate Professor

Vivian Chiu

Adjunct Instructor - Wood

WonJung Choi

Adjunct Instructor

Melanie Christian

Executive Assistant to the Dean

Candice Chu

Adjunct Professor

A. Blair Clemo

Associate Professor - Clay

Peter Cochrane

Instructor

Sean Collins-Smith

Adjunct Instructor

Jennie Cook

Instructor

Chris Costello

Administrative Coordinator

Philip Duane Coston

Associate Director of Bands

Carolyn Cox

Lighting Designer and Stage Manager Instructor

Lily Cox-Richard

Assistant Professor

Jared Crane

Adjunct Professor

Donald Crow

Adjunct Professor

Emily Culver

Adjunct Instructor - Metals

Martha Curtis

Professor Emerita

Jennifer Curtis

Administrative Coordinator

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Anthony D’Angelo

Woodshop Technician Assistant

Jeff Darland

Adjunct Instructor - Improv and Movement Department of Theatre

Andrew Davies

Adjunct Professor

Ryan Davis

Dance Musician

Beth Davis

Adjunct Instructor - Musical Theatre Department of Theatre

Melanie Kohn Day

Director of VCU Opera Associate Professor

Christine DeSantis Hoffman

Adjunct Professor of Music Education

Christopher “Dinkus” Deane

Director of Operations

Hsini Des

Adjunct 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

Virginia Donnell

Adjunct Instructor - Theatre Appreciation Department of Theatre

Scott Dossick

Information Technology Support Analyst

Tabatha Dunlap

Grants and Financial Analyst

Caleb Dutton-Plutzer

Adjunct Instructor

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Tabatha Easley

Associate Professor of Flute

Caroline Eddy

Adjunct Instructor of Interior Design

TyRuben Ellingson

Associate Professor, Communication Arts Program Director/Professor, Cinema

Ryan Ellington

Director of Human Resources

Sinclair Ogaga Emoghene

Assistant Professor

Samantha Encarnacion

Adjunct Instructor

Art Eng

Industry Professional, Director of Photography

Mike Ess

Adjunct Professor of Jazz Guitar, Small Jazz Ensemble

Amber Esseiva

Adjunct Instructor Assistant Curator - ICA

Michael Etto

Administrative Director

Rice Evans

Ceramics Studio Coordinator

Matt Evans

Adjunct Professor of Saxophone

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Travis Fairman

Editor Technical and Gear Assistant

Sarah Faris

Associate Professor

Hillary Waters Fayle

Assistant Professor - Fiber

Leilani Fenick

Adjunct Professor of Keyboard Skills

Sara Ferguson

Administrative Coordinator

Marcus Fischer

Affiliate Faculty Instructor

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 Assistant 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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Jessica Gaines

Administrative Coordinator

Shiraz Gallab

Adjunct Instructor

Susie Ganch

Associate Professor - Metals

Eric Garberson

Associate Professor Affiliated Faculty

Larí Garcia

Adjunct Professor

Antonio García

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

Traci Garland

Adjunct Instructor

Julia Gartrell

Adjunct Instructor

Rebecca Gates

Affiliate Faculty Instructor

Patrick Gegen

Adjunct Instructor of Interior Design

Josh George

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

Adjunct Instructor - Acting, Playwriting, Voice & Speech Department of Theatre

Julie Grosche

Adjunct Professor

Sonali Gulati

Professor

Michelle Harman Gulick

Adjunct Professor of Voice

Kimberly Guthrie

Associate Chair Assistant Professor

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Jason Hackett

Assistant Professor Studio Manager

Min Haeng Kang

Adjunct Professor

Thomi Hairston

Adjunct Professor of Music History

Ariana Hamidi

Instructor

Bruce Hammel

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

Wells Hanley

Adjunct Professor of Jazz Piano, Small Jazz Ensemble

Charlie Harris

Industry Professional, G&E Specialist

Stephanie Hart

Adjunct Instructor - Movement Department of Theatre

Grey Hash

Assistant Professor

Clinton Helms

Adjunct Professor

John Hendershot

Director of Academic Advising

Kristian Henson

Adjunct Instructor

Morgan Herrin

Woodshop Coordinator Professor

Ben Herzick

Admissions Coordinator

Corin Hewitt

Associate Professor

Carmenita D. Higginbotham

Dean, VCUarts Special Assistant to the Provost for the School of the Arts in Qatar

Lexy Holcombe

Assistant Professor

Noah Hook

Admissions Data Processor

Steven Hoskins

Associate Professor

Grace Mae Huddleston

Adjunct Professor

Jeff Hudson

Adjunct Professor of Tuba

Dean Hurley

Industry Professional, Sound Designer Adjunct Instructor

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Teresa Ilnicki

Interim Director of Communications

Andrew Ilnicki

Director of Strategic Technology

Brooke Inman

Instructor Print Technician

Christopher Irving

Assistant Professor

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Vanessa Jackson

Adjunct Instructor - Speech Department of Theatre

Talita Jackson

Adjunct Instructor

Roberto Jamora

Assistant Professor

Ryan Jarrard

Database & Server Administrator

Micah Jayne

Director of Brand Strategy

Jarvis Jefferson

Assistant Professor Visiting Artist

Ron Johnson

Assistant Professor of Arts

Quiana Johnson

Assistant Director of Admissions Operations

Shellie Johnson

Dance Musician

Linda Johnston

Administrative Director

Michael Jones

Adjunct Instructor

Dorian Jones

Adjunct Professor

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Prashanth Kamalakanthan

Adjunct Professor

Bob Kaputof

Professor Emeritus

Emre Kartari

Adjunct Faculty

Emre Kartari

Adjunct Professor of Music Small Jazz Ensembles

GM Keaton

Adjunct Professor

Katie Kehoe

Adjunct Professor

Kathleen Kennedy

Metals Area Coordinator Adjunct Faculty - Metals

Kelly Kerr

Director of Events

Sushma Khadepaun

Adjunct Professor

Fatemah Khawaji

Adjunct Professor

Kyra Kilfeather

Industry Professional, Adjunct Professor

Nicole Killian

Assistant Professor

Cecilia Hankyeol Kim

Adjunct Instructor

Jonghak Kim

Adjunct Professor of Music

Jamie King

Assistant Administrative Coordinator

Monica Kinsey

Programming Coordinator

Robbie Kinter

Music Director

Keith Byron Kirk

Assistant Professor 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

Brinson Leigh Kresge

Adjunct Instructor

J.C. Kuhl

Adjunct Professor of Jazz Saxophone

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Christiana Lafazani

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Simon Lapointe

Adjunct Professor of Violin

Caitlin Latham

Adjunct Professor

Ryan Lauterio

Professor

Chelsea Lee

Adjunct Professor

Tracy Leipold

Arts Research Coordinator

Filipe Leitão

Assistant Professor

Massa Lemu

Assistant Professor

William Lenard

Adjunct Professor

Marcey W. Leonard

Admissions Assistant

Leland Lew

Technical Director

Lillian Lewis

Assistant Professor

Peter Lewis

Adjunct Professor

Margaret Lindauer

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

Kelley-Ann Lindo

Adjunct Instructor

Yutong Liu

Adjunct Instructor

Monica Longoria

Program Coordinator

Rudy Lopez

Assistant Professor

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Jamie Mahoney

Assistant Professor

Chris Mahonski

Instructor Digital Fabrication Technician

Kevin Maloney

Adjunct Professor of Trumpet

Eka Maraneli

Adjunct Professor

Colleen Marino

Admissions Counselor

Lea Marshall

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

Amy Marshman

Adjunct Instructor

Amber Martinez

Adjunct Instructor - Speech Department of Theatre

Tony Martucci

Adjunct Professor of Jazz Drum Set, Small Jazz Ensemble

Laura Matzke

Adjunct Instructor

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

Assistant Professor Academic Advisor Department of Theatre

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

Associate Professor

Jayla McNeill

Associate Director of Content

Anthony Meloro

Academic Advisor

Elyssa Mersdorf

Adjunct Instructor - Voice and Speech for the Actor 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

Adjunct Instructor - Voice and Speech Department of Theatre

Eric Millikin

Instructor

Scott Milstead

Dance Musician

Caroline Minchew

Adjunct Instructor

J Molina-Garcia

Assistant Professor of Photography and Digital Futures

Sarah Moore

Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator Department of Theatre

Seren Moran

Adjunct Professor

Holly Morrison

Associate Professor

Kori Mosley

Adjunct Instructor

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

Cynthia Myron

Department Chair Assistant Professor

Daniel Myssyk

Director of Orchestral Activities Professor of Music

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Anthony Nguyen

Designer-in-Residence

Harrison Nicholas

Adjunct Instructor

Dr. Jesse Njus

Assistant Professor - Theatre History Department of Theatre

A. Christopher Norris

Student Coordinator Assistant Professor

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Stephanie O’Dell

Adjunct Instructor

Sharon Ott

Associate Professor Artistic Director Department of Theatre

Barry O’Keefe

Adjunct Professor

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Michael Panbehchi

Adjunct Instructor

Bob Paris

Associate Professor

Emily Park

Associate Art Director

Sarah Parker

Adjunct Faculty - Metals & Jewelry

Linda Pasquarell

Music Education Program Assistant

Ryan Patton

Associate Professor Chair, Department of Art Education

John Patykula

Assistant Chair Coordinator of Guitar Associate Professor

Tabatha Peters

Associate Professor

Tawnya Pettiford-Wates, Ph.D.

Professor - Graduate Pedagogy, Acting and Directing Department of Theatre

Carolyn Phinizy

Assistant Chair Assistant Professor

Frank Pichel

Instructor

Gian Pierotti

Academic Advisor

Trebien Pollard

Assistant Professor

Melyatta Powers

Director of Finance

Denise Purvis

Adjunct Instructor

Scott Putman

Associate Professor

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Aidan Quinlan

Adjunct Instructor

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Kendra Rai

Assistant Professor - Costume Design Department of Theatre

Chris Raintree

Assistant Professor Head of Scenic Design Department of Theatre

Jon Rajkovich

Adjunct Professor

Heidi Rechin

Manager, Grace Street Theatre

Mary Beth Reed

Graduate Director

Sara Desvernine Reed

Assistant Professor

Justin James Reed

Associate Professor

Elaine Reeder

Adjunct Professor

Heidi Reszies

Adjunct Instructor

Kristi Reynolds

Adjunct Professor of Keyboard

Melanie Richards

Adjunct Instructor

Rex Richardson

Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies

Meredith Riley

Adjunct Instructor

Robin Rio

Adjunct Professor of Music Therapy, RVA Street Singers

Eric Rivera

Assistant Professor

Catherine Roach

Associate Professor

David Robinson

Adjunct Professor of Guitar

Shelley Roden

Affiliate Faculty Instructor

Taylor Roesch

Industry Professional, Adjunct Professor

Monty Ross

Adjunct Professor

Michael Royce

Adjunct Professor

Paul Rucker

Curator for Creative Collaboration

Chris Rudasill

Adjunct Professor

Richard Rumble

Adjunct Instructor

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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b0b Sandkam

Information Technology Support Analyst

Emily Sara

Adjunct Instructor

Stephen Schmidt

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

Cassandra Schoner

Information Technology Support Analyst

Nancy Scott

Executive Associate Dean

Kimberly Seagraves

Financial Specialist Scholarship Coordinator

Wes Seals

Assistant Professor - Musical Theatre Department of Theatre

Michael Shaffer

Adjunct Instructor

Earl Shaffer

Associate Conductor - GRYWE Band

Molly Sharp

Adjunct Professor of Viola

Stacey Sharpe

Music Student Assistant

Ying-Fang Shen

Associate Professor

Jon-Phillip Sheridan

Department Chair

E. Gaynell Sherrod

Associate Professor

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

Marlysse Simmons

Adjunct Instructor Small Jazz Ensemble

Patrick Smith

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

Emily Smith

Assistant Professor

James Smith-Parham

Adjunct Professor of Voice

Preston Spence

Assistant Professor Technical Director Department of Theatre

Maryśka Stanczak

Equipment and Facilities Coordinator

Judith Steel

Associate Professor

Tracy Stonestreet

Adjunct Instructor

Hawa Stwodah

Assistant Professor

Jody Symula

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Art Foundation Program Lead

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Javier Tapia

Associate Professor

Emily Tappan

Adjunct Instructor - Figure Drawing and Costume Design Department of Theatre

Rob Tarbell

Assistant Professor

Wesley Taylor

Assistant Professor 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

Lauren Thorson

Assistant Professor

Stephanie R Thulin

Assistant Chair 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

Adjunct Instructor

Pamela Turner

Associate Professor

J.M. Tyree

M.Phil Distinguished Visiting Professor

Can Türedi

Adjunct Professor

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Charles Valsechi

Adjunct Professor

Tiffany Valvo

Assistant Professor of Clarinet

Thomas Vecchione

Sound Design Department of Theatre

Camelia Velázquez

Finance Assistant

Roberto Ventura

Interim Department Chair Associate Professor

Karen Videtic

Professor Emeritus

Jocelyn Vinson

Payroll Manager, VCU Qatar

Stephen Vitiello

Department Chair Graduate Director Professor

Sonia Vlahcevic

Professor of Piano and Music Analysis

Clare van Loenen

Adjunct Instructor

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Autumn Proctor Waddell

Assistant Professor

Bryan Wade

Adjunct Professor of Voice, Musical Theatre

Matthew Wagner

Adjunct Instructor of Interior Design

Matt Wallin

Chair, Communication Arts Professor, Communication Arts

Andrew Walsh-Lister

Visiting Designer / Designer-in-Residence

Sarah Kate Walston

Adjunct Professor of Voice

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

Kia Weatherspoon

Adjunct Instructor of Interior Design

Yiwen Wei

Assistant Professor

Charles Westfall

Curator of Student Exhibitions and Programs

Eric Wheeler

Adjunct Professor of Jazz Bass

Toby Whitaker

Conductor of Jazz Orchestra II, Small Jazz Ensemble

Christopher White

Adjunct Instructor

Russell White

Adjunct Professor Equipment and Facilities Coordinator

Em White

Adjunct Professor

Camden Whitehead

Associate Professor

Hilary Wilder

Associate Professor

BJ Wilkinson

Assistant Professor Head of Lighting Design Department of Theatre

Virginia Willis

Music Student Assistant

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

Tobias Wofford

Assistant Professor

Courtnie Wolfgang

Associate Professor

Kenneth Wood

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

Stephanie Woods

Adjunct Instructor

Margaret Woods

Adjunct Professor of Voice

Charles Woodson

Dance Musician

Matt Woolman

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

Jason Wright

Adjunct Instructor

Emily Wyman

Adjunct Professor

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Robin Moore Yohe

Adjunct Professor of Music Education

Bohyun Yoon

Associate Professor - Glass

Miranda Young

Adjunct Instructor

William Young

Adjunct Instructor

Bunt Young

Industry Professional, Director of Photography

Alex Younger

Adjunct Professor

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Vincent Zawada

Adjunct Professor

Lena Zharekhin

Web Developer

Yin Zheng

Director of Keyboard Studies Associate Professor of Piano

Claire E Zitzow

Adjunct Professor

Sandy Zohore

Assistant Professor