Summer Faculty

Adjunct Faculty - Inbal Abergil is a photographer currently living and working in New York City. Her photographs investigate the aesthetic and societal norms of Israeli culture and the world at large through conceptions of time and memory – concepts that take on great importance in cultures in which loss is a substantial part of daily life.
Gregory Amenoff
Professor - Gregory Amenoff (b. 1948) is a painter who lives in New York City and Ulster County, New York. He is the recipient of numerous awards from organizations including the American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts and Tiffany Foundation. He has had over fifty one-person exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States and Europe.
Cris Beam
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Cris Beam is an author of both fiction and nonfiction: her latest book is To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care, which was released by Houghton Mifflin-Harcourt in August 2013.
Adjunct - Dana Buhl (b.1986) is an internationally exhibited visual artist based in New York City working with images and archives to explore the conditions of photography. She holds a BFA in Photography from Arizona State University and an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University. Buhl worked as the curatorial coordinator at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art from 2012-2015 where her curatorial projects included Collective Dissent: The SMS Portfolios and Bill Owens: Suburbia.
Adjunct Faculty - Scott Burkhardt is a graduate of Columbia University’s School of the Arts where he received an MFA in Film. Scott was a writer on the NBC drama, Smash, and is currently a Consulting Producer on Men in Shorts, a comedy pilot for ABC/Universal TV.
Christopher Burney
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Christopher Burney serves as both the Associate Artistic Director of Second Stage Theatre and Curator of 2ST Uptown. He has worked with Second Stage since 1997.
Adjunct Faculty - Peter Catalanotto graduated with a BFA from Pratt Institute.
Adjunct Faculty - Anelise Chen is the author of So Many Olympic Exertions (Kaya Press, Spring 2017), an experimental novel that blends elements of sportswriting, memoir and self help. She received her BA in English from UC Berkeley and her MFA in Fiction from NYU.
Adjunct - Mark Christopher premiered 54: The Director's Cut at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival to excellent reviews worldwide. Set at the world famous Studio 54, the film stars Ryan Phillippe, Mike Myers, Salma Hayek and Mark Ruffalo.
Adjunct - Heather Cleary received her PhD from the department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia University. Her research interests include the theory and practice of translation, transfictions, and contemporary Latin American literary and digital production. She has translated numerous works of poetry and prose, including Sergio Chejfec’s The Planets and The Dark, both nominated for national prizes, and has served on the jury of both the PEN and BTBA translation awards.
Adjunct Faculty - Jon Cotner is the author, with Andy Fitch, of Ten Walks/Two Talks (Ugly Duckling) and Conversations over Stolen Food (forthcoming from 1913 Press). He has contributed to The American Reader, The Believer, Boston Review, Harper's and A Public Space. His interactive walks have been presented by Creative Time, Elastic City, Harvard University, the Poetry Society of America and Poets House.
Adjunct Faculty - Aurélien Couput was born and raised in France, where he graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He received an MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts in 2013. He has received international recognition for his work and was the recipient of the Prix de la Foire International de Dessin (FID) in Paris, the Raymond Weil International Photography Prize, and the 8th LVMH Young Artists' Award. He was featured in New American Paintings MFA Annual #99.
Timothy Donnelly
Chair, Associate Professor - Timothy Donnelly is the author of Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit (Grove 2003) and The Cloud Corporation (Wave 2010), winner of the 2012 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize. His chapbook Hymn to Life was published in 2014 by Factory Hollow Press and with John Ashbery and Geoffrey G.
Adjunct Faculty - Porter Fox lives, writes, teaches and edits the literary travel writing journal, Nowhere, ( in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated with an MFA in fiction from The New School in 2004. His fiction, essays and nonfiction have been published in The New York Times Magazine, The Believer, Outside, Men's Journal and Powder, among others.
Adjunct Faculty - Joshua Glick is Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies at Hendrix College. He holds a PhD from Yale University in Film and Media Studies and American Studies. His research and teaching interests are focused on global documentary film, television, and web-based media, history and theory of broadcast communications, and American social history.
Adjunct - Joshua Glick is Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies at Hendrix College. He holds a PhD from Yale University in Film & Media Studies and American Studies. His research and teaching interests are focused on global documentary film, television, and web-based media, race and popular culture, broadcast communications, and American social history. His articles have appeared in Film History, The Moving Image, and the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television.
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Rebecca Godfrey is the author of the novel, The Torn Skirt (HarperCollins), a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Under The Bridge (Simon & Schuster), a work of literary reportage about the arrests and trials of seven teenage girls for the murder of Reena Virk, was featured in GQ and Rolling Stone, and is being adapted for feature film. She is the recipient of the James Silberman and Selma Shapiro Fellowship from Yaddo.
Adjunct Faculty - Patrice Aphrodite Helmar (b. 1981, Juneau, Alaska) is a photographer who lives and works in New York City. She is a graduate of Columbia University's MFA program, and a current visiting professor at Pratt Institute and Columbia University.
Adjunct Faculty - Rola Khayyat (b. 1982 in Graz, Austria) is a photographer who lives and works in New York City.
Alan Kingsberg
Adjunct Professor - Alan Kingsberg received his MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where his film Minors won an Academy Award as the top student film in the US. His work in television includes writing the ACE Award winning documentary Buy Me That for HBO, and writing and producing the BAFTA nominated animated series Cubix for FOX.
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