Full-time Faculty

Associate Professor, Writing

Recipient of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, Hilton Als became a staff writer at The New Yorker in October 1994, and a theatre critic in 2002. His books, The Women and White Girls, discuss various narratives around race, gender, and personal identity. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Discipline Director of Painting and Drawing, Visual Arts

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. full profile 

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Film

A former lawyer in Romania, Bogdan George Apetri moved to New York where he graduated from Columbia University's Film Program with a MFA degree in Film Directing. full profile 

Professor, Theatre

Arnold Aronson is a theatre historian and has taught at Columbia since 1991. He is the editor of The Routledge Companion to Scenography (2017). full profile 

Assistant Professor, Film

Rania Attieh is a winner of 2015 Independent Spirit Award “Someone to watch”. She is also a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow and 2012 U.S. Rockefeller Fellow in film. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Film

Writer/director Ramin Bahrani’s films have screened at the Venice, Cannes, Sundance, Berlin and Toronto Film Festivals. Bahrani has won numerous awards including the FIPRESCI critic’s prize for best film in Venice (Goodbye Solo, 2009) and a Guggenheim Fellowship, among many others. full profile 

Associate Professor, Film

Nico Baumbach holds a Ph.D. in Literature from Duke University. His research and teaching focus on critical theory, film theory, documentary, and the intersection of aesthetic and political philosophy. full profile 

Associate Professor, Writing

Among Paul Beatty's novels, Slumberland, Tuff, The White Boy Shuffle, The Sellout won the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Man Booker Prize. It was named one of the best books of 2015 by the Times and the Wall Street Journal.  full profile 

Associate Professor, LTAC Director, Writing

Susan Bernofsky’s much-lauded translations include works by Swiss-German modernist author Robert Walser as well as Jenny Erpenbeck, Yoko Tawada, Hermann Hesse, Franz Kafka, and others. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Film

Andy Bienen received a BA from New York University, an MA from the University of Virginia, and an MFA in Film from Columbia University School of the Arts. He cowrote Boys Don't Cry with Kimberly Peirce '96, director of the film. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Visual Arts

Sanford is an installation, video, and performance artist whose work has been exhibited worldwide, including at the Tate Britain and Tate Modern, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Studio Museum Harlem. full profile 

Professor, Directing Concentration Head, Theatre

Co-Artistic Director of SITI Company, which she founded with Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki in 1992. She is the recipient of three Honorary Doctorates from Skidmore College, Bard College and Cornish College. She was a recipient of a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, the Richard B. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Chair, Film

Hilary Brougher is a writer and director living and working in NYC. She wrote and directed her first feature The Sticky Fingers of Time in 1996, produced by Isen Robbins, Susan Stover and Good Machine. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Chair, Interim Discipline Director of Photography, Visual Arts

Matthew Buckingham has presented solo exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, New York; Camden Arts Centre, London; Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Dallas Museum of Art; Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin; the Kitchen, New York; Kunstmuseum, St. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Head of Acting Concentration, Theatre

James Calleri is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice and Head of the Acting concentration. He is a well-known casting director and is the owner and president of Calleri Casting, where he and partners Paul Davis and Erica Jensen cast theater, film and television. full profile 

Lecturer in Discipline, Theatre

Susan Cameron is a voice and speech teacher and professional dialect coach in theatre, television, and film. As an educator, she currently is on the full-time faculty at Columbia University School of the Arts, as well as an adjunct Associate Professor at The New School for Drama. full profile 

Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Gabo Camnitzer is an interdisciplinary artist and educator working at the intersection of sculpture and social practice. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Head of Theatre Management & Producing Concentration, Theatre

Steven Chaikelson began teaching at Columbia in 1998 and, since 2002, has been serving as the Director of the Theatre Management and Producing Concentration. full profile 

Assistant Professor, Writing

Anelise Chen is the author of So Many Olympic Exertions (Kaya Press 2017), a finalist for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, NPR, BOMB, The New Republic, VICE, the Village Voice, and others. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Writing

Nicholas Christopher has published seventeen books, including six novels and nine volumes of poetry. Widely translated, he's received numerous awards, from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, and other institutions. Christopher's new novel, Deep Red, will appear in 2019. full profile 

Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Dana DeGiulio uses painting to get at other things like writing and citizenship and thinks that art is just the same grief bounding after you day after day, bringing you its wet toy. Recent exhibition titles Terribly Vulnerable and Terribly Hard, American Genre, Queen, conse full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Film

Ira Deutchman has been making, marketing and distributing films since 1975, having worked on over 150 films including some of the most successful independent films of all time. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Film

Writer-director Katherine Dieckmann’s most recent feature film, Strange Weather, starring Holly Hunter and Carrie Coon, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and opened theatrically in 2017. full profile 

Associate Professor, Poetry Concentration head, Writing

Timothy Donnelly is the author of Eine Lebenszeit, The Cloud Corporation, winner of the 2012 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize, and others. His poems have appeared in Harper’s, The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, and elsewhere. full profile 

Professor, Writing

Deborah Eisenberg is a MacArthur Foundation Fellow and the recipient of numerous honors including the 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, a Whiting Writer’s Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Eisenberg has published four collections of stories and has one forthcoming in 2018. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Film

Associate Professor Trey Ellis is an Emmy-nominated screenwriter, an American Book Award Winning novelist, and playwright. He has written screenplays for, among others, Columbia Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, HBO and Showtime. full profile 

Professor, Writing

Richard Ford’s novel Independence Day (1995) was the first to receive both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize. He has published numerous novels and fiction collections. He received the Rea Award in 1995 for his outstanding contribution to the Short Story form.  full profile 

Assistant Professor, Writing

Joshua Furst is the author of The Sabotage Café and Short People. His work has appeared in The Chicago Tribune, Salon, Esquire, and others. He is a Contributing Editor on the Jewish Daily Forward. His honors include a Nelson Algren Award, the Grub Street Fiction Prize, and others. full profile 

Professor, Film

In 2018, Jane M. Gaines won the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Distinguished Career Award. full profile 

Assistant Professor, Writing

Rivka Galchen's work appears often in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The London Review of Books and The New York Times. She is the author of three books and has received numerous prizes and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, The William J Saroyan International Prize and more.  full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Film

A pioneer in American Independent Cinema, Bette Gordon is known for her bold explorations of themes related to sexuality, violence and power. full profile 

Senior Lecturer in Discipline , Film

Ron Gregg writes and teaches about queer cinema (both Hollywood and experimental), classical and contemporary Hollywood, and the impact of globalization and digital technology on recent Hollywood film. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Writing

Lis Harris was a staff writer at The New Yorker from 1970 to 1995. She is the author of innumerable articles, reviews and commentaries and three books. She has received awards from the J.M. Kaplan Fund, the Woodrow Wilson Lila Acheson Wallace Fellowship, the Rockefeller Fund and others. full profile 

Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Katherine Hubbard uses photography, writing and performance to plumb photography’s continuing significance. full profile 

Associate Professor Concentration Head, Playwriting, Theatre

David Henry Hwang is a Tony Award winning playwright, screenwriter, television writer, and librettist, whose stage works include M. Butterfly, Golden Child, FOB, and many others as well as the Broadway musicals Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida (co-author), Disney’s Tarzan, and others.  full profile 

Professor, Film

Annette Insdorf is the author of Cinematic Overtures: How to Read Opening Scenes; Intimations: The Cinema of Wojciech Has; Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski; Francois Truffaut; Philip Kaufman, and the landmark study, Indelible Shadows: Fil full profile 

Assistant Professor, Nonfiction Concentration Head, Writing

Leslie Jamison is the author of The Empathy Exams, a New York Times bestselling essay collection, and a novel, The Gin Closet, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Fiction Award. Among other places, her work has appeared in Harper's, Boston Review, The Believer, and The New York Times. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice , Writing

Margo Jefferson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic. She has been a staff writer for The New York Times and Newsweek; her essays have appeared in New York Magazine, Vogue, Harper’s and others. Margo's recent memoir, Negroland, received the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice , Film

Jamal Joseph has written and directed for Black Starz, HBO, Fox TV, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros., and A&E. His produced screenplays include Ali: An American Hero (Fox), New York Undercover (Fox), Knights of the South Bronx (A&E), and The Many Trials of Tammy B. (Nickelodeon). full profile 

Associate Professor, Writing

Heidi Julavits is the author of four novels, most recently, of the New York Times Notable book, The Folded Clock: A Diary. With Sheila Heti and Leanne Shapton, she edited the bestselling Women in Clothes. She’s a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a founding editor of The Believer magazine. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice , Film

Tom Kalin’s critically acclaimed work traverses diverse forms and genres including narrative features, mixed media installations and short experimental films. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Discipline Director of Sculpture, Visual Arts

Jon Kessler received a B.F.A. from SUNY at Purchase and the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. He has exhibited his work widely in Europe, Japan, and the United States. full profile 

Associate Professor, Film

Rob King is a film historian with interests in American genre cinema, popular culture, and social history. Much of his work has been on comedy. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Writing

Binnie Kirshenbaum is the author of History on a Personal Note and six novels. Her novels have been chosen as Notable Books by The Chicago Tribune, Time, SF Chronicle and others; she twice won Critics Choice Awards and was selected by Granta as one of the Best Young American novelists. full profile 

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Television Writing concentration co-head, Film

David Klass has written feature screenplays for all the major studios, including: Kiss the Girls starring Morgan Freeman, Desperate Measures starring Michael Keaton, Walking Tall starring The Rock, and most recently Emperor starring Tommy Lee Jones. David full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice , Theatre

Brian Kulick is currently the Consulting Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company, a theatre he has lead for the past fourteen years, directing Lessing's Nathan the Wise with F. Murray Abraham, Shakespeare's The Tempest with Mandy Patinkin, Ostrovsky's The Forest with Dianne Weist. full profile 

Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Writing

Lasky is the author of five books of poetry and several chapbooks. Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, The New Yorker, Boston Review, and others. She is the co-editor of Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry and is a Bagley Wright Lecturer on Poetry. full profile 

Associate Professor, Fiction Concentration head, Writing

Victor LaValle is the author of seven works of fiction and one comic book series. His work has been published in The New Yorker, Granta, The Paris Review and many others. His awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers Award and the Key to Southeast Queens. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Film

Jack Lechner’s producing credits include Explorer for National Geographic; The New Yorker Presents for Amazon; The Fog Of War; Blue Valentine; Left Of The Dial for HBO; TruInside for TruTV; Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys for Sundance; The New Public and Playwright: From Page to Stage for PBS; and full profile 

Chair, Associate Professor, Writing

Sam Lipsyte is the author of five books. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review and Best American Short Stories. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and winner of the Believer Book Award. His next novel is Hark. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Writing

Richard Locke is a critic and essayist. More than 180 of his pieces have appeared in The New York Times, American Scholar, Three Penny Review, Bookforum, and others. He was a senior editor at Simon & Schuster, deputy editor of The New York Times Book Review, and editor in chief of Vanity Fair. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Writing

Phillip Lopate has written personal essay collections, novels, novellas, poetry collections, memoir, movie criticism, an urbanist meditation, a critical study, and a biographical monograph. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts grants, and others. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Visual Arts

Born in Santa Fe, NM, Nicola López currently lives and makes art in Brooklyn, NY. Through her work in installation, drawing and printmaking, López describes and reconfigures our contemporary—primarily urban—landscape. full profile 

Lecturer, Theatre

Sita Mani is a founding faculty member of ​The Studio New York​ and is currently on faculty at ​Columbia University School Of The Arts and HB Studio​. full profile 

Professor, Writing

Ben Marcus is the author of four books and has one forthcoming in 2018. His writing has appeared in Harper's, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Granta, Tin House, McSweeney's, and others. Among his honors are a Whiting Writers Award, Pushcart Prizes, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and others. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Visual Arts

Miya Masaoka is a composer, teacher, and sound artist living and working in New York City. Her work operates at the intersections of sound, composition, improvisation, spatialized perception and social interaction. full profile 

Assistant Professor, Writing

Shane McCrae is the author of five books, three poetry chapbooks, and one nonfiction chapbook. His poems have appeared in the Best American Poetry series, Poetry, The American Poetry Review, and others. Among other awards, has received a Whiting Writer’s Award and a Pushcart Prize. full profile 

Professor, Theatre

Charles L. Mee (Playwright) has written Big Love, True Love, First Love, bobrauschenbergamerica, Hotel Cassiopeia, Orestes 2.0, Trojan Women A Love Story, Summertime and Wintertime among other plays--all available on the internet at www.charlesmee.org. full profile 

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Discipline Director of New Genre, Visual Arts

Leeza Meksin is an interdisciplinary artist, who makes paintings, installations, public art and multiples. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at Miller Contemporary, NYC (2017) and a 2-person show at GBS, Los Angeles. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Film

Eric Mendelsohn's feature film debut, Judy Berlin, starring The Sopranos' Edie Falco, as well as Madeline Kahn, Barbara Barrie and Julie Kavner, was an Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard), won Best Director at Sundance, Best Independent Film at the full profile 

Assistant Professor, Writing

Ben Metcalf is the author of the novel Against The Country, which was published by Random House in 2015. He was, for many years, the literary editor of Harper’s Magazine. His writing has appeared in The Baffler, Harper’s, and elsewhere, and has twice been included in The Best American Essays. full profile 

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Visual Arts

Aliza Nisenbaum has presented her paintings in solo shows at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, T-293 Gallery, Mary Mary, Glasgow; White Columns, New York; Lulu, Mexico City; Julius Caesar, Chicago; and Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago. full profile 

Associate Professor, Theatre

Lynn Nottage is a two time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and a screenwriter. Her plays have been produced widely in the United States and throughout the world. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Tracy O'Neill is the author of The Hopeful, one of Electric Literature's Best Novels of 2015, and Quotients, forthcoming from Soho Press. In 2015, she was named a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, long-listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan Prize, and was a Narrative Under 30 finalist. full profile 

Professor, Writing

Orhan Pamuk is one of the most prominent novelists today. His work has been translated into over 60 languages and he has received numerous awards, including Dublin Impac Award, the Prix Medicis, Peace Prize of German Book Trade, and others. In 2006, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Writing

Deborah Paredez is the author of a poetry collection and a critical study. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Boston Review, Poetry, and others. She is the co-founder of CantoMundo, a national organization dedicated to Latina/o poets and poetry. full profile 

Chair, Head of Dramaturgy Concentration, Professor of Professional Practice, Theatre

Christian Parker is a director, dramaturg, and Chair of the graduate Theatre program at Columbia University, where he also heads the Dramaturgy concentration. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Head of Stage Management Concentration, Theatre

Michael J. Passaro has nearly thirty years experience as a Production Stage Manager for theatrical productions – on Broadway, regionally, and worldwide. He is currently the PSM for the upcoming Broadway production of The Cher Show, directed by Jason Moore. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Film

Richard Peña has been at Columbia since 1989, becoming full time in 1996 and being named Professor of Professional Practice in 2003. He has taught film history and theory Princeton, Harvard , the University of Paris/Sorbonne, the University of São Paulo, Beijing University and Jadavpur University. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Film

Maureen A. Ryan is a producer based in New York concentrating on narrative and documentary feature films. She is co-producer of James Marsh’s Man on Wire, a documentary about Philippe Petit, the wirewalker who stunned the world when he walked between the World Trade Center towers in 1974. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Film

James Schamus is an award-winning screenwriter (The Ice Storm), producer (Brokeback Mountain), director (Indignation), and former CEO of Focus Features, the motion picture production, financing, and worldwide distribution company whose films have included Moonrise Kingdom, Milk, Eternal Sunshine of full profile 

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Writing

Elissa Schappell is the author of two books of fiction and co-editor of two anthologies. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Bomb, The Paris Review and others. She is a Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair and a Founding-editor, now Editor-at-Large of Tin House. full profile 

Professor, Director, Oscar Hammerstein II Center for Theatre Studies (since 1992), Theatre

Andrei Serban studied at the Theatre Institute in Romania. At La MaMa Experimental Theatre Center, he directed Fragments of a Greek Trilogy, which won several Obie and international Awards and has been performed at more than twenty international festivals. full profile 

Associate Professor, Writing

Gary Shteyngart is the author five books, including the acclaimed memoir, Little Failure. His work has been translated into 26 languages and has appeared in numerous publications. He has received the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize, the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, and more. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Discipline Director of Moving Image, Visual Arts

Shelly Silver's work in film, video, and photography spans an eclectic range of genres, exploring the personal and societal relations that identify and restrict us; the indirect routes of pleasure and desire; the stories that we dream or fabricate about others, and ourselves. full profile 

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Television Writing Concentration co-head, Theatre

Blair Singer is a New York-based playwright and television writer who is currently the Showrunner on Youth & Consequences, a Mark Gordon Company produced dramedy premiering on YouTube RED in February 2018. Prior to that, Blair was as the on-set Producing Writer for NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura. full profile 

Senior Lecturer, Film

Sex Guaranteed by writer/director Brad Barnes, Romance & Cigarettes and Illuminata by writer/director John Turturro, and Luminous Motion, Handsome Harry, and Border Crossing directed by Bette Gordon are among June Stein’s most recent film appearances. full profile 

Professor, Visual Arts

Sarah Sze represented the US at the Venice Biennale in 2013, and was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2003. She has exhibited in museums worldwide, and her works are held in the permanent collections of prominent institutions, including the MoMA, the Guggenheim, and the Whitney and more. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Visual Arts

Thai artist Rirkrit Tiravanija is recognized as one of the most influential artists of his generation. His work defies media-based description, as his practice combines traditional object making, public and private performances, teaching, and other forms of public service and social action. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Theatre

Ron Van Lieu was the Master Teacher of Acting and eventually Chair of the NYU Graduate Acting Program where he taught from 1975 to 2004. In 2004 he was appointed the Lloyd Richards Professor of Acting and Chair of the Acting Program at the Yale School of Drama where he taught until 2017. full profile 

LeRoy Neiman Professor of Professional Practice, Discipline Director of Printmaking, Visual Arts

Tomas Vu-Daniel (b. Saigon, Vietnam) received a BFA from the University of Texas and an MFA from Yale. He has been a professor at Columbia since 1996, when he helped found the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies. In 2000, he was appointed the LeRoy Neiman Professor of Visual Arts. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Film

Lance Weiler is a storyteller, entrepreneur and thought leader. An alumnus of the Sundance Screenwriting Lab, he is recognized as a pioneer in mixing storytelling and technology. full profile 

Alice Brady Pels Professor in the Arts, and Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre, Barnard, Theatre

W. B. Worthen, Alice Brady Pels Professor in the Arts, and Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre, is the author of several books, including The Idea of the Actor (Princeton University Press, 1984), Modern Drama and the Rhetoric of Theater (Univ. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Director of Pedagogy, Writing

Alan Ziegler has written numerous books. He has received a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, PEN Syndicated Fiction, National Endowment for the Arts, Columbia’s Presidential Teaching Award, and others. He chaired the Writing Program from 2001-2006; he is Director of Pedagogy. full profile 

Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Marybeth Abel - Production Stage Manager has been professionally and successfully employed for 30 years. Highlights of her Broadway career include Wicked, Cyrano De Bergerac, Sweet Charity, La Cage Aux Folles, Sly Fox, Fosse, Five Guys Named Moe. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Jessica Adler currently serves as the Director of Finance for Manhattan Theatre Club. Prior to joining MTC, she spent 9 years in the Finance offices of the New York City Ballet and the David H. Koch Theater. Jessica has also worked at the Drama League and the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professir, Theatre

Margaret is a Brooklyn-based theatre maker and scholar whose work focuses on the intersection of performance and the history of neurological impairments.   full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

For over a decade, Arbus served as the associate artistic director of Theatre for a New Audience, where she directed The Winter’s Tale, The Skin of Our Teeth (Obie), repertory productions of Strindberg’s The Father and Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, as well as King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Rachel Aviv has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 2013. She often writes about medicine, criminal justice, and education. She was a finalist for the 2018 National Magazine Award for Public Interest for a story about elderly people being stripped of their legal rights. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Theatre

Leslie Ayvazian is the author of 8 full-length plays and seven one-act plays, published variously by Samuel French and Dramatist Play Service. Some have been included in annual anthologies of best plays. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Theatre

Victoria Bailey is executive director of Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving the entire spectrum of the performing arts with programs that touch the lives of millions of New Yorkers and visitors annually. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sound Art

Bashaprojects.com Tuningbaghdad.net Pioneerworks.org   full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Assistant Professor Jackie Battenfield teaches Professional Practices in the Graduate Program. She is the author of The Artist's Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love, Da Capo Press, 2009 now in it’s tenth printing. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Tina Benko recently appeared on Broadway in The Cherry Orchard directed by Simon Godwin and The Crucible directed by Ivo Van Hove. She also appeared in Van Hove’s productions of Scenes From a Marriage and The Little Foxes at New York Theatre Workshop. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Adam Bernstein began his career as an animator, and at age 26 produced the first original programming for the Nickelodeon Network. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Keri Bertino is a fiction writer and the former director of the Writing Center at Baruch College, CUNY. She's taught at Columbia, The Cooper Union, Baruch College, Baltimore City Public Schools, and elsewhere. Her work has appeared in McSweeney’s and Fametracker, and she is at work on a novel. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Renee is the Managing Director of Ars Nova, where she's produced award-winning new plays including Underground Railroad Game & Small Mouth Sounds, while growing the company by over 25% in just three years. Prior to Ars Nova, Renee was the Producing Director of the Playwrights Realm. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Kate Bolick's first book, the best-selling Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own, was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2015. A contributing editor for The Atlantic, Bolick's work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Elle, and Vogue, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Christopher Bollen is a writer and editor based in New York City. He's the author of the novels Lightning People (2011), Orient (2015), The Destroyers (2017), and an upcoming novel out by Harper in 2019. He's also currently the Editor at Large of Interview Magazine.  full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Theatre

Chris Boneau received a BS in Speech and Theatre from Louisiana State University. In 1982, Chris accepted an internship in the Public Relations and Marketing Department at Actors Theatre of Louisville (Kentucky). full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels makes site-intruding installations that often embed into existing architecture with sculptural outcrops that sit somewhere between folklore and sci-fi, an exploration of the seams between the real and the imagined and how one becomes the other. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Theatre

Deborah Brevoort (Adjunct Assistant Professor) is the author of numerous musicals, operas, and plays, including The Women of Lockerbie, which is currently being produced all over the US and internationally after winning the silver medal in the Onassis International Playwriting competition. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Writing

Sarah M. Broom is a New Orleans native whose essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Oxford American, O, The Oprah Magazine and elsewhere. In 2016, she received the prestigious Whiting Award for her nonfiction work. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

(b. 1986 / The Valley of the Sun) BFA in Photography, Arizona State University. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Matthew Burgess is an author of poetry and children's books. His book, Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings, was named one the “Best Children’s Books of 2015” by The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and Huff Post. Burgess recently wrote and co-produced a short film titled, Dear Henri. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Christopher Burney is the Artistic Producer of Second Stage. He has worked with Second Stage since 1996. Among the many notable productions at Second Stage, selected productions he has shepherded include Dear Evan Hansen (book by Steven Levenson, music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul) full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Halle Butler is the author of two novels, Jillian and The New Me. She was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists and is a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Michael is an audiovisual artist, sound designer and technical specialist with a wide range of professional experience in the sonic and visual arts. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

James Cañón's debut novel has been translated into eleven languages, published in over twenty countries, and was made into a film. James has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Prix du Premier Meilleur Roman Étranger, and the Prix des Lecteurs de Vincennes.  full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Film

Loren-Paul Caplin has written scripts for many of the major studios (Fox, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros.), Hollywood producers and Independent producers, including Laura Ziskin, Joe Roth, Robert Harris, Ben Barenholtz, and Ira Deutchman. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Nathan Catlin is the Studio and Project Manager at the LeRoy Neiman Center with over 8 years of experience in professional editioning. He is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University teaching relief printmaking. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Nick is a New York-based actor and teaching artist in voice and speech. He is a graduate of New York University with a BFA in Drama as well as the Kristin Linklater Voice Center where he became designated as a Linklater Voice Teacher.    full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sound Art

Jace Clayton is an artist and writer based in Manhattan, also known for his work as DJ /rupture. His nonfiction book Uproot: Travels in 21st Century Music and Digital Culture was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2016. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Spanning video, performance, writing, installation and sound, Tyler Coburn's artwork engages trends in computing and manufacturing, counteracting the prevalent optimism surrounding technological progress. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Visual Arts

Susanna Coffey is the F.H. Sellers Professor in Painting at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She received a BFA from from the University of Connecticut at Storrs and an MFA from The Yale School of Art. Her portraits are investigations of the iconic human head. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Diane Cook is the author of the story collection Man V. Nature, and was formerly a producer for This American Life. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, Tin House, Granta, Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and more. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Visual Arts

Diana Cooper lives and works in Brooklyn. She earned her BA from Harvard and received her MFA from Hunter College. She is represented by Postmasters Gallery, and has exhibited extensively both in the US and abroad. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Jon Cotner is the author of two books. 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. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Cynthia Cruz is the author of five collection of poems including Dregs published in the fall of 2018 from Four Way Books. Her first collection of essays, Quietude: Essays on Silence and Power, will be published in 2018 by BookThug. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Lear deBessonet is the Founder of Public Works and Resident Director at the Public Theater. For Public Works, she has directed pageant-style musical adaptations of The Tempest, The Winter's Tale, and The Odyssey at the Delacorte, each featuring two-hundred New Yorkers from all five boroughs. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

(b.1988/Ventura, California) Zuniga attended Otis College of Art and Design, where he attained his BFA in 2015 and recieved his MFA in Painting from Columbia University in 2017. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Born and raised in Paris, Gabrielle is a New York-based filmmaker. Most recently, she wrote and directed her first feature film Yosemite, starring James Franco and Henry Hopper, which was released theatrically in January 2016. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Ellen Dennis has produced, managed and toured works internationally for artists including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Peter Brook, Diamanda Galas, Philip Glass, Andre Gregory, Barrie Kosky, Dmitry Krymov, Steve Reich, Wallace Shawn, Twyla Tharp and Robert Wilson; and for American Ballet Theater, BAM and th full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Michael Dickman is the author of three books of poems, The End of the West (2009), Flies (2011), and Green Migraine (2015), and co-author, with his twin brother, of a book of plays, 50 American Plays (2012) and a book of poems, Brother (2016). full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Mark Doten is the author of the novels The Infernal and the forthcoming Trump Sky Alpha (both Graywolf Press), and in 2017 was named to Granta's once-a-decade list of "Best of Young American Novelists." He is Executive Editor at Soho Press. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Richard Dresser's plays have appeared off-Broadway in New York, regional theater, and Europe. They include the widely produced Rounding Third, which was made into a film called Benched starring John C. McGinley and Garret Dillahunt, released in the summer of 2018. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Joby Earle has been teaching actors since 2006. He teaches regularly at NYU, Yale and CUNY. He is an Earle Gister Fellow with the National Alliance of acting teachers. As an actor he has worked on Broadway, off broadway, regionally, as well as on television. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Tamar Ettun is a sculptor and a performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her multidsciplinary practice generates playful and collaborative platforms considering radical empathy, trauma and healing.   full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Erica Fae is an actor and theatre/filmmaker. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Matthew Farrell has worked in NYC Film & Television since 2009 as a member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 52 (Shame, Place Beyond the Pines, Boardwalk Empire) and graduated from Columbia University's School of the Arts in 2017 with an MFA in Film Directing. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Joseph Fasano is the author of three books of poetry. His work has appeared in The Yale Review, The Southern Review, The Missouri Review, The Times Literary Supplement, Tin House, American Poets Magazine, and elsewhere. A winner of the RATTLE Poetry Prize, he has been widely anthologized. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Farnoosh Fathi is an author, poet, and editor, and the founder of the Young Artists Language and Devotion Alliance. She is the recipient of fellowships like the Fulbright Program, Yaddo, MacDowell, and elsewhere. Her work has appeared in Boston Review, Poetry, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Manoel Felciano is a Tony nominated actor, director and teacher. He has worked on and off Broadway, regionally and on screen. Before Columbia, he taught and directed in the ACT & NYU MFA programs. In 2017 he was elected to the National Council of Actors’ Equity Association. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Alan Felsenthal is the author of Lowly (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2017). He runs a small press called The Song Cave with Ben Estes. His writing has appeared in BOMB, The Brooklyn Rail, Critical Quarterly, jubilat, Harper’s, and the New York Times Magazine. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Monica Ferrell is the author of three books of poetry and fiction, most recently You Darling Thing. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

BK Fischer is the author of Radioapocrypha, three other books of poetry, and a critical study, Museum Mediations: Reframing Ekphrasis in Contemporary American Poetry. Her poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, The Paris Review, FIELD, WSQ, and others. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Nick Fortugno is a designer of digital and real-world games and co-founder of the game company Playmatics. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Ru Freeman is the author of the novels A Disobedient Girl (Atria/Simon & Schuster, 2009) and On Sal Mal Lane (Graywolf, 2013), a New York Times Editor's Choice Book and the editor of Extraordinary Rendition: American Writers on Palestine (2015). full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Sue Frost is a founding member of Junkyard Dog Productions, which is dedicated to developing and producing new musicals.  Broadway: Come From Away at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 2010 Tony®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning Best Musical Memphis, First Date, Doctor Zhivago (ex full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Madeleine Gavin works in both narrative and documentary film, primarily as an editor. She recently completed work on Julius Onah's film, Luce starring Naomi Watts and Octavia Spencer. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

 Jen George is the author of The Babysitter at Rest, out with Dorothy, a publishing project. Her writing has appeared in BOMB, Granta, Harper's, The Los Angeles Review of Books, n+1, and The Paris Review Daily, among other places. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Alan Gilbert is the author of two books of poetry and a collection of essays and articles. His work has appeared in The Believer, Boston Review, Artforum, The Village Voice, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a NY Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a Creative Capital Foundation Award. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Aracelis Girmay is the author of three books of poems, and the winner of the Isabella Gardner Award and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is also an illustrator and collaborator. She has received support from the NEA and the Whiting Foundation, among other programs. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Rebecca Godfrey is the author of The Torn Skirt and Under The Bridge, and the editor of the artist book Girls in Trees. She is the recipient of fellowships from Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, and the Canada Council. Her new novel, The Dilettante, is forthcoming from Knopf. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Jeff Greenberg is a post-production consultant, author, and educator, based out of Magnolia, Delaware.    He served as a producer, colorist and sound mixer on A Wig and a Prayer (2016), a film about a drag queen, Peaches Christ, which premiered in the Frameline Film festival. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Michael Greenberg the author of a collection of essays and a memoir. For six years, Greenberg wrote the “Freelance” column in the Times Literary Supplement. He was the author and creator of “The Accidentalist” column in Bookforum. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Elizabeth Greenwood is the author of the nonfiction book Playing Dead: A Journey through the World of Death Fraud (Simon & Schuster). full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Lauren Grodstein is the author of four novels, some of which have been named Washington Post Book of the Year, New York Times bestsellers, and Amazon Best Book of the Month. Her work has been translated and widely anthologized. She directs the creative writing program at Rutgers University-Camden. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Theatre

Barry Grove, Lecturer in Theater Management, has been Executive Producer of the Manhattan Theatre Club since 1975. In partnership with Artistic Director Lynne Meadow, he has produced nearly 450 American and world premieres. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Susan Hartman has written cover stories and profiles for The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor and Newsday. City of Refugees, her forthcoming book, follows three refugee families adapting to an old industrial town. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

A freelance post supervisor in New York, Andrew Hauser has overseen numerous independent films in the past four years, including most recently Mike Birbiglia’s Don’t Think Twice, Joshua Marston’s Complete Unknown and Rob Burnett’s The Fundamentals of Caring. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Carla Herrera-Prats received her BFA at “La Esmeralda,” in Mexico City (1995-2000), and her MFA in Photography at CalArts, Los Angeles (2001-2003). She participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program (ISP) in New York (2004-2005). full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Adam Hess is an Associate Producer for Daryl Roth Productions and oversees its Venue, Management, and Advertising companies. From Toronto, Adam has a background that includes Broadway, Off-Broadway, immersive and international productions. Mr. Hess holds a B.F.A. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Dennis works as a Theatre Artist Internationally and Domestically. This Summer he taught a two-week intensive workshop for the Epidaurus Festival in Greece, On Women Victims and violence in classical drama in the age of #MeToo, using the techniques of The Emotional Gesture.   full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Hermione worked as an editor and writer on the Observer’s New Review section before moving to New York in 2010. She writes about culture, especially books, for the Guardian, the New Yorker, the New York Times, the TLS and others. Her debut novel, Neon in Daylight, is published by Catapult. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Dan Hoffman graduated in 1968 from Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA in Theatre Technology. Since, he has steadily built a career that inter-weaves teaching, stage, film production, and technological innovation.   full profile 

Professor Emeritus, Special Lecturer, Writing

Richard Howard is the author of 15 books of poetry. His most recent collection, A Progressive Education, was published in 2014; Without Saying, was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award in poetry. In 1970 he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his third collection, Untitled Subjects. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Brigid Hughes is the founder and editor of A Public Space, the literary and arts magazine, and A Public Space Books. Previously, she edited the Paris Review. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Courtney Hunt’s latest feature, The Whole Truth, a courtroom thriller starring Keanu Reeves and Renee Zellweger was released in 2016. Her first feature film, Frozen River, won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and was released by Sony Pictures Classics in August of 2008. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Writer / Director Rachel Israel is a NYC based filmmaker and an adjunct professor of film at Rhode Island School of Design. She received her BFA with Honors from RISD and her MFA in Film with Honors from Columbia University.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Mitchell S. Jackson’s debut novel The Residue Years was praised by publications including The New York Times, The Paris Review, and The Times of London. Jackson is the winner of a Whiting Award and The Ernest J. Gaines Prize for Literary Excellence. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Caryn James is Film Critic for BBC Culture and a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, The Hollywood Reporter, and the New York Times Book Review.    full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Theatre

Morgan Jenness is currently a freelance dramaturg based in New York City. Jenness worked at the Public Theater for over a decade, with both George C.Wolfe and Joseph Papp, in roles ranging from literary manager to Director of Play Development to Associate Producer of the NY Shakespeare Festival. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Nalini Jones is the author of What You Call Winter, a story collection. She is a recipient of an NEA fellowship, Pushcart Prize, and O. Henry Prize. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, One Story and Ninth Letter, among others, and in anthologies including AIDS Sutra and Freud’s Blind Spot. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Laleh Khorramian's work of the past decade has spanned stop motion animation films, sound, monoprints, drawings, painted landscapes, portraits and collage. full profile 

Professor Emeritus, Special Lecturer, Film

Dan Kleinman taught for twenty years as a member of the full-time screenwriting faculty at Columbia (1996-2016). During that time, he was chair of Film for five years and acting dean of the School of the Arts for three years. Prior to coming to Columbia, he taught for twenty years at NYU. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Susan Korda edited the Oscar™ nominated documentary For All Mankind and was editor and creative collaborator on Sandi Du Bowski’s ground-breaking Trembling Before G-d. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Christina Lazaridi is an Academy Award nominated screenwriter and expert in dynamic story design. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Christina Lazaridi is an Academy Award nominated screenwriter and expert in dynamic story design. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Ben is a filmmaker and creative director for virtual reality. Combining cutting-edge technology with creative storytelling and a love of genre, he conveys narratives in ways no one has seen before. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Gideon Lewis-Kraus is a writer at large at the New York Times Magazine, a contributing editor at Harper's, and a contributing writer at WIRED magazine; he has also written for the n+1, Frieze, Lucky Peach, and elsewhere. He is the author of the books, A Sense of Direction and No Exit. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

John Lyons is a film editor and a New Yorker in no particular order. Best known for his work with writer and director Ritesh Batra, John’s most recent project, Photograph, is their fourth collaboration. full profile 

Part-Time Lecturer, Theatre

Eugene Ma is a New York-based theater-maker who directs, acts, composes and teaches internationally.   full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

As an artist, I work in various media, depending on the project, but most often in prose, video, and oils. Since 2013 I have overseen the School of the Arts' Production Center, a full-service circulation and training facility for motion picture technologies. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Rogelio Martinez has been commissioned and produced by major theaters in the United States including the Public Theater and the Denver Center. His work has been seen off-Broadway, regionally, and internationally. Rogelio is the winner of a 2017 Guggenheim Award. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Kai McBride is a photographer born on the island of Kauai. He received his MFA from Columbia University in 2008 and works on long-term photographic essays such as About Face: Picturing Tampa, a monograph published in 2016. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Writing

Erroll McDonald is a Vice President Executive Editor in the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group of Penguin Random House. Among the authors he has published are: James Baldwin, Sandra Cisneros, Carlos Fuentes, Margo Jefferson, Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie, President Nicolas Sarkozy, and others. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Lisa Milinazzo (Director/Playwright, Theatre, Film): Recently nominated for the 2018 Alan Schneider Freelance Directing award, she directed 3D Hamlet (a cinematic/theatrical hybrid) featuring Alec Baldwin, Michael Emerson and Richard Easton (Edinburgh Fringe festival). She i full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Film

Stephen Molton is a screenwriter, producer, professor, artist, librettist, award-winning author, and former film executive with a wealth of experience in the creative arts. Harper Collins published his first novel, Brave Talk, in 1987. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Ira Mont started life as an actor but has been stage managing professionally since 1987. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Michael F Moore is a translator and interpreter from the Italian. Recently the first Translator-in-Residence at Princeton University, he has published over 20 translations in a variety of genres, classic and contemporary. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Dessie Moynihan began her theatrical career in New York in the PR/Marketing Department of Circle Repertory Company. She then worked at Off-Off-Broadway’s Ensemble Studio Theatre for six years, first as Marketing Associate, later as Literary Manager. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Marilyn Ness is a two-time Emmy, Peabody, and DuPont Award-winning filmmaker, is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and works as a producer and a director. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Lives and works in Harlem.  Finalist for the New York Foundation for the Arts Grant in Film in 2015.   Recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, Joan Mitchell Award and NYFA for drawing. Recipient of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation for the Arts residency.   full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Theatre

Gene was the founder of Hudson Scenic Studio in 1980 and its President until 1994 when he left to pursue Production Management on a full-time basis as Aurora Productions. He retired in January of 2015 but continues his commitment to Aurora as a consultant. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Joseph O'Neill is the author of four novels, most recently The Dog (2014) and Netherland (2008), for which he received the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, and elsewhere. His honors include Guggenheim and NEA fellowships. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Michelle Orange is the author of This Is Running for Your Life: Essays (FSG, 2013), named best book of the year by The New Yorker. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, The Nation, Bookforum, the New Yorker, The New York Times, Slate, and others. Her second book, Pure Flame, is forthcoming. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Michael Paller was resident dramaturg and Director of Humanities at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco from 2005-2018. He was the dramaturg for over 80 productions and workshops and also served as one of the Heads of Faculty in its esteemed MFA Program in Acting. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Theatre

Shanga Parker received a BA from Brown University, an MFA in Acting from UC San Diego, and teaches Acting, primarily Movement for Actors.   full profile 

Part-Time Lecturer, Visual Arts

JJ PEET's work takes form through a multitude of processes, utilizing drawing, video, ceramics, painting, sculpture, any available material in the construction of an ongoing narrative that marries PEET’s political investigations and civil protests with the creation of art.    full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Amanda Pekoe is the owner and President/CEO of The Pekoe Group, a full-service advertising and marketing agency specializing in theatre. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Pepe is an artist and educator known for her large-scale, ephemeral installations and sculptures made from domestic and industrial fibrous materials. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Jennifer Percy is a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Magazine Award, a MacDowell Colony residency, and a Truman Capote Fellowship. She is the author of the nonfiction book Demon Camp. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Richard Perello has been serving as an executive in the entertainment industry and has been producing studio and independent feature films and projects for network and premium television for over 25 years. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Maria Perez-Brown is a nationally recognized television writer, producer and executive with over 20 years experience producing content for leading media brands including Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., ABC, CBS, Nelvana, Sesame Workshop and NuvoTV. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Lisa M. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Writing

Alice Quinn is executive director of the Poetry Society of America. She is the editor of Edgar Allan Poe & The Juke-Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragments by Elizabeth Bishop (FSG, 2006), and she is currently working on an edition of Elizabeth Bishop’s journals and notebooks. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Jack holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, and prior to becoming involved in experiential design Jack was a college professor at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Cincinnati where be initiated the opera, music theatre and technical theatre programs. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Mark Rozzo received a B.A. in English from Swarthmore College and was a National Arts Journalism fellow at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2005. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Shrihari Sathe is an independent producer and director. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh is a memoirist, fiction writer and playwright. His books include the collection, Brief Encounters With the Enemy, and the acclaimed memoir, When Skateboards Will Be Free, selected as a best book of the year by The New York Times. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Christine Schutt is the author of three novels and three short story collections, her most recent, Pure Hollywood; Prosperous Friends; Florida (National Book Award Finalist); and All Souls (Pulitzer Prize finalist). Among other honors, Schutt has twice won the O.Henry Short Story Prize. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

David Schwab, a screenwriter based in New York City, received an MFA in Film from Columbia University School of the Arts. His thesis script, Mr. Verner’s Pygmy, was purchased by Scott Rudin. Since then Mr. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Leonard Schwartz is the author of numerous books of poetry and essay, including The New Babel: Towards a Poetics of the Mid-East Crises ( University of Arkansas Press) and Salamander: A Bestiary (Chax Press). Schwartz's most recent collection of poetry is entitled Heavy Sublimation (2018), from full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Ramin Serry, BA, University of Illinois. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Sarah Seulki Oh is an independent producer who has produced narrative and documentary films in Amsterdam, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Turkey, U.K., and the U.S. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Shira-Lee Shalit is an award-winning director of theatre and film, chosen by Steven Spielberg as one of 18 Finalists out of 12,000 directors for his Fox/DreamWorks TV show, On The Lot. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Margi Sharp Douglas is an MFA graduate of Columbia University’s Acting program, a Master Pilates instructor, and an ATI certified Alexander teacher through Chloe Wing. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Jon directed, co-wrote, and produced Urbania, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Jesse Sheidlower is a lexicographer who specializes in slang and obscenity. He was Editor at Large of the Oxford English Dictionary, where he was chiefly responsible for North American English, and a Senior Editor in the Random House Reference Department, focusing on slang and new words. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Lee Siegel is the author of six books and has published over 700 essays, articles and reviews, which have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, the New Republic, The Nation, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Time, New York, The New York Times, Harper's, the New York Review of Books, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Rafi Silver is a professional actor, writer, and educator from upstate New York. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Ross Simonini is a writer, artist, and musician. His debut novel, The Book of Formation was published by Melville House books in 2017. He is the interviews editor for The Believer magazine and the executive producer for The Organist, a podcast by McSweeneys and KCRW.  full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Sandra Smith has translated novels by Irène Némirovsky as well as work by Camus’ L’Etranger. Smith has won many awards for her translation work, including the French-American Foundation Florence Gould Foundation Translation Prize and The Pen Book-of-the-Month Club Translation prize in 2007. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Alex is a screenwriter, filmmaker and educator who grew up on a ranch in western Montana. His latest feature film Walking Out, which he made with his twin brother, Andrew, was nominated for the Grand Jury prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Mikael Södersten has over 25 years of experience in the Nordic film and television industries. Widely known as one of Scandinavia's leading script doctors and dramaturgs, he’s worked on over 60 projects in Denmark and his native Sweden.   full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Lynn Steger Strong's first novel, Hold Still, came out in 2016. Her work has appeared in Lithub, Catapult, Guernica, Elle, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Film

Susanna Styron is the writer/director of the feature film Shadrach, starring Harvey Keitel and Andie MacDowell. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Film

Edward Baron Turk is the John E. Burchard Professor Emeritus of the Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he taught film, theater, and comparative media studies from 1978 through 2012. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Lara Vapnyar is the author of two novels and two collections of short stories. She is a recipient of the Guggenheim fellowship, and Goldberg Prize for Jewish fiction. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper’s, and The New Republic. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Maria Venegas is the author of Bulletproof Vest published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2014. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Granta, The Guardian, Ploughshares, New York Magazine, and the L.A. Times. Venegas received her MFA from Hunter College. She lives in Brooklyn. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

John Vincler is at work on a series of essays exploring the intersection of writing and drawing, as well as a book-length project on the poetics of cloth as subject and medium in art. He is the Visual Culture Editor at Music & Literature and worked for the last decade as a rare-book librarian. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Theatre

Stephen Wadsworth is a director, writer and educator.  He has directed on Broadway, in London’s West End, and extensively in regional theater, concentrating on classic plays and particularly known for his detailed, visually breathtaking productions of Aeschylus, Shakespeare, Molière, Marivaux, full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Wendy S. Walters is the author of four books. Her work appears in Bookforum, FENCE, Harper’s Magazine, and elsewhere. She is a founding director of Essay in Public | A Humanities Project, a member of the NonfictioNOW Conference board, and a Contributing Editor at The Iowa Review. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Film

Brendan N. Ward received a BA from Hunter College, an MA from Cornell, and an MFA in screenwriting and playwriting from the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

A Yale graduate, Adrienne Weiss began her career as a theater director but became a filmmaker after realizing that in film she could combine her two great passions- powerful, spontaneous performances and beautiful images. full profile 


b. 1986 Pittsburgh, PA BFA Rhode Island School of Design 2008 MFA Columbia University 2014 full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Hannah Weyer is a filmmaker and writer living in Brooklyn who has written, directed and produced narrative and documentary films. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Tommy White is the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a Howard Foundation Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Award. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Film

Matt Williams is best known as the creator and Executive Producer of the hit series Roseanne and the co-creator and Executive Producer of Home Improvement, one of the most successful programs in television history. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Writing

Brenda Wineapple is the author of many award-winning books. Her awards and prizes include an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim, and three full National Endowment Fellowships. Her work appears in The New York Times Book Review, The Nation, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Writing

James Wood is a literary critic at The New Yorker. He is the author of four books of essays and a work about fictional technique. His second novel, Upstate, was published earlier this year. His work has won the National Magazine Award and has been anthologized in the Best American Essays series. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Matvei Yankelevich is a poet, translator, and editor. He is the recipient of a National Translation Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. He is a founding editor of Ugly Duckling Presse, and also teaches at Bard College. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Monica Youn is the author of three books of poetry, most recently BLACKACRE (2016), which won the William Carlos Williams Award, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN Open Book Award, and longlisted for the National Book Award. Her poems have been widely published. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Kate Zambreno is the author of two novels and two books of nonfiction, Book of Mutter (Semiotext(e)'s Native Agents) and Screen Tests, a collection of stories and essays, forthcoming from Harper Perennial in 2019, among them.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Craig Zammiello is a Master Printer with over 40 years of experience in all areas of printmaking.  He is the author of a studio manual on photogravure, and the book Conversations from the Print Studio published by Yale University Press.   full profile