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, 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 

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 

Assistant 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 

Assistant 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, 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, 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 

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 

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 

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 

Associate 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, 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 

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 

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 

Associate Professor Concentration Head, Playwriting, Theatre

David Henry Hwang is a playwright, screenwriter, television writer, and librettist, whose stage works includes the plays M. 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 Director, 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, Director of Undergraduate Studies, 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 , 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, 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 

Assistant Professor, Writing

Alexandra Kleeman is the author of the novel You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine (2015) and collection Intimations (2016). Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's, Paris Review, Zoetrope, Conjunctions, Vogue and n+1, among others. She is the 2016 winner of the Bard Fiction Prize. 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 

Assistant Professor, 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 of Professional Practice, 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 of Professional Practice, 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 

Assistant 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 

Professor, Fiction Director, 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 

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Director, Sound Art

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, 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 

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, Associate 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 

Chair, 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, 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, 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, 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, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Alex Abramovich is the author of Cinderella Story: Notes on Contemporary Culture (2002) and Bullies: A Friendship (2016). He's currently at work on a history of rock and roll.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Vito Adriaensens works on the aesthetic, cultural and (art) historical interaction between film, theatre and visual arts. He is a co-author of Screening Statues: Sculpture and Cinema (2017) and the author of Velvet Curtains and Gilded Frames: The Art of Early European Cinema (2018). full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Yelena Akhtiorskaya is the author of the novel Panic in a Suitcase, published by Riverhead Books in 2014. It was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book for 2014 and a National Book Foundation “5 under 35” honoree. She graduated from the Columbia MFA Writing Program in 2009. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Kathleen Alcott is the author of two novels. Her short story "Reputation Management" was shortlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Tin House, The Los Angeles Review of Books, ZYZZYVA, and The Bennington Review. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Mia Alvar is the author of In the Country (Knopf), a collection that won the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, and the University of Rochester's Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. She has received support from the Corporation of Yaddo,and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Rick Andrews is a teacher and performer at The Magnet Theater, and has been studying, performing, and teaching improvisation since 1999. 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, Writing

Alba Arikha is the author of four books. Her memoir, Major/Minor, was shortlisted for the Spear’s awards and selected among the best books of 2012 by the New Yorker. Her last book, a narrative poem, Soon, was set to music and performed as an opera at the Riverside Studios, London.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Emile Askey (b. 1982, Inglewood, CA) is an Australian photographer who lives in Brooklyn, NY. full profile 

Adjunct, Writing

Tash Aw is the award-winning author of three novels, including, most recently, Five Star Billionaire. He has won the Whitbread and Commonwealth Prizes for Best First Novel and twice been longlisted for the MAN Booker Prize. His work has also been translated into 23 languages. 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, Writing

Chris Bannon has received two Peabody Awards for his work in radio. He is Chief Content Officer of Midroll Media. He worked more than a dozen years at WNYC Radio, as VP of Content Development and Production, Program Director and the Executive Producer of daily news-talk programs.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Corinna Barsan is a senior editor at Grove Atlantic. She started in publishing at Farrar, Straus and Giroux before joining Other Press. She has edited fiction and nonfiction, including books by Bonnie Nadzam, Kathleen Alcott, Margaret Wrinkle, Michelle Hoover, and others. full profile 

Assistant Professor, Film

A Columbia University SIPA graduate, Sophie Barthes is a French-American film director and screenwriter. Sophie grew up in the Middle East, South America and France. 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, Writing

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. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Neena Beber’s plays include A Foreign Body, Jump/Cut, The Dew Point, Hard Feelings, Tomorrowland, A Common Vision, and Misreadings, published by Samuel French. She is the author of opera libretto Ulysses, Home for composer Anthony Brandt and is full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Tina Benko most recently played Calpurnia  for The Public Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar. Recent Broadway credits include Ivo Van Hove’s production of The Crucible and Simon Godwin’s production of The Cherry Orchard. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Dr. Joshua Bennett is the author of two books. Winner of the 2015 National Poetry Series, he has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and others. His writing has been published in American Poetry Review, The New York Times, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Tatiana Berg (b. 1985) grew up in Washington DC, La Paz Bolivia, and Paris, France. She received her BFA in painting with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009 before relocating to Brooklyn. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Michael Berryhill was born in El Paso, Texas in 1972. He received his BFA at the University of Texas in 1994 (Austin, TX) and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (Madison, ME) before receiving his MFA from Columbia University in 2009 (New York, NY). 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, Writing

Mark Bibbins is the author of two poetry collections. He received a Lambda Literary Award for his first. He co-founded LIT, the journal of the New School graduate writing program. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, Boston Review, The Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. 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, Theatre

Jeremy Blocker has worked with not-for-profit theaters ranging from small start-ups to major cultural institutions. He is currently the Managing Director of New York Theatre Workshop. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Justin Boening is the author of Not on the Last Day, But on the Very Last, which won the National Poetry Series, and Self-Portrait as Missing Person. His work has appeared in Iowa Review, Poetry International, Tin House and others. He is a recipient of the Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Theatre

Gigi Bolt is a theatre and musical theatre program and philanthropy consultant. Current and recent projects include work with NAMT’s National Fund for New Musicals, the National New Play Network, the Network of Ensemble Theatres, Theatre Development Fund, Musical Theatre Matters (UK), the Mello full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Theatre

With his business partner Adrian Bryan-Brown, Chris has represented over 400 shows which have won 214 Tony awards and 10 Pulitzer Prizes. Chris serves on the Steering Committee for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the board of the Atlantic Theater Company. 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 Assistant Professor, Film

Judy has been casting in New York City since 1993. Features include: Hurricane Bianca, Lost Cat Corona, Gold Star, Pervertigo (by Columbia grad Jaron Henrie-McCrea) & Copenhagen (by Columbia grads Mark Raso & Mauro Mueller). TV Series: B full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Ethan Breckenridge was born in Madison, WI in 1977. Lives and works in NY, exhibits at institutions and galleries, producing projects in, Berlin Germany (unitednationsplaza), Santa Cruz Bolivia (Museo Patino), and Bern Switzerland. (Zentrum Paul Klee). 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, Theatre

Laura Brown-MacKinnon has worked on Broadway for more than ten years. She worked her way up to associate technical supervisor on over 68 Broadway productions and first national tours while working for Gene O’Donovan at Aurora Productions. 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, 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

Garnette Cadogan is a Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Scholar (2017-2018) at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. He is the editor-at-large of Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas (co-edited by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro) and is at work on a book on walking. 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, Film

Anne Carey is a President of Production at Archer Gray, an independent film and television production company based in New York.   full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Rachel Carter is the author of the So Close to You series with Harperteen. She attended the University of Vermont and Columbia University, where she received her MFA in Nonfiction Creative Writing. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

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Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Peter Catalanotto has written and/or illustrated 47 books for children, including Ivan the Terrier, Matthew A.B.C., Question Boy Meets Little Miss Know-it-All, Monkey & Robot and Emily’s Art, of which School Library Journal  wrote in a starred review, "this heartfelt book is a masterpiece." 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 Associate Professor, Theatre

Ted Chapin was chosen by the Rodgers and Hammerstein families to run their office.  He expanded it into the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, which is responsible for management of the copyrights created by Richard Rodgers and/or Oscar Hammerstein II. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Anelise Chen is the author of So Many Olympic Exertions (Kaya Press 2017), an experimental novel that blends elements of sportswriting, memoir, and self help. She received a BA in English from UC Berkeley and an MFA in Fiction from NYU. 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, Writing

Melissa Clark writes about cuisine and other products of appetite. She currently writes the popular Food Section column, A Good Appetite, at the New York Times. Her work has received many awards. She has written 39 cookbooks, many in collaboration with some of New York’s most celebrated chefs. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Peter Clough Peter Clough makes performance, sculpture, video and collage that engage queer sexuality and fetish through humor and childhood wonder. Clough's work is insistently personal, celebrating narcissism as a political tool and queer strategy. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sound Art

Seth Cluett creates work that explores everyday actions at extreme magnification, examines minutae by amplifying impossible tasks, and explores the working of memory in forms that rethink the role of the senses in an increasingly technologized society. 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 Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Sam Cockrell makes paintings, sculptures, and videos that think about the animals that find themselves in the locus of America's cultural and political tension. He was born in 1989 in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia and received his BFA in 2-dimensional art from the University of Tennessee. 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, Writing

CAConrad has several books that have been translated into 9 different languages. They have received fellowships from Pew, Lannan, Banff and RADAR, and their book ECODEVIANCE (Wave, 2014) won the 2015 Believer Magazine Book Award. Publishers Weekly says, "Conrad consistently surprises." 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, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Leopoldine Core is the author of the poetry collection Veronica Bench and the story collection When Watched, which won a Whiting Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. She is a 2017 National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Trevor Corson is the author of two books. His work has been anthologized in The Best American Science Writing and he was managing editor of the literary magazine Transition when it won three consecutive Alternative Press Awards. He has written for The Atlantic, The New York Times, and elsewhere. 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, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Patty Yumi Cottrell is the author of Sorry to Disrupt the Peace (McSweeney's). Her work has appeared in The White Review, Hazlitt, Buzzfeed, Vice, Bomb, among other publications. She lives in Brooklyn. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Aurélien was born and raised in France, where he graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the Haute École dʼArt et de Design in Geneva. He completed an MFA in Visual Arts at Columbia University School of the Arts in May 2013. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Meehan Crist is writer-in-residence in Biological Sciences at Columbia University. Previously she was editor-at-large at Nautilus and reviews editor at the Believer. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Rebecca Curtis received a BA from Pomona College, an MA in English from New York University, and an MFA from Syracuse University. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Meghan Daum is the author of four books, most recently the collection The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion. She was a columnist at LA Times and now writes the Egos column in The New York Times Book Review. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, the Atlantic, Vogue, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct 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. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Writing

Nicholas Delbanco is the author of thirty books. He co-founded the Bennington Writing Workshops and recently retired from the University of Michigan, where he served as Director of the Hopwood Awards Program. His own awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship and the National Endowment for the Arts. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Diana Marie Delgado is the author of “Late Night Talks with Men I Think I Trust” (Center for Book Arts, 2015). She is a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow in Poetry. She holds a BA in Poetry from UC Riverside and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University. 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, Steve Reich, Wallace Shawn, Twyla Tharp and Robert Wilson; and for American Ballet Theater, BAM and the Wiener Festwochen. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Described by The New York Times as “one of the quiet giants of post-conceptual photography,” Deschenes has exhibited her work regularly since receiving her BFA in 1988 from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Jay Deshpande is the author of a poetry collection and a chapbook. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Narrative, the PEN Poetry Series, and elsewhere. His journalism and essays have been published in Slate, The New Republic, and The Guardian, among others. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Robert Dewhurst is a biographer, scholar, and poet. He holds a PhD in English from the University at Buffalo (SUNY). With Joshua Beckman and CAConrad, he coedited Supplication: Selected Poems of John Wieners (Wave Books, 2015). full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Annie DeWitt it a novelist, short story writer and essayist. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Theatre

John Dias is Artistic Director of Two River in Red Bank, NJ. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Jessica Dickinson’s practice is primarily situated in abstraction and encompasses painting, works on paper, graphite rubbings and installations. Explorations of time, matter, psychology, and perception are at the center of her work. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Alex Dimitrov is the author of two books of poems and a chapbook. His poems have appeared in Poetry, the New York Times, and American Poetry Review. He's the founder of Wilde Boys, a queer poetry salon in New York City, and the former Senior Content Editor at the Academy of American Poets. full profile 

Mentor, Visual Arts

Mark Dion was born in 1961 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He initially studied in 1981-2 at the Hartford Art School of the University of Hartford in Connecticut, which awarded him a BFA (1986) and honorary doctorate in 2002. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Diane DiVita (Production Stage Manager). Broadway: Eclipsed directed by Liesl Tommy, Our Mother’s Brief Affair, Airline Highway directed by Joe Mantello, The Elephant Man with Bradley Cooper, The Trip to Bountiful, Lombardi directed by Thomas Kail, Hamlet with Jude Law, Impressionism, 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 


Ian Dreiblatt is a translator, poet, essayist, and publishing professional. His published translations include Comradely Greetings, Gogol’s The Nose, Nikolai Leskov’s The Enchanted Wanderer, and contributions to Avant-Garde Museology and others. 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 recently made into a film starring John C. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Anaïs Duplan is the author of a full-length poetry collection, Take This Stallion (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2016) and a chapbook, Mount Carmel and the Blood of Parnassus (Monster House Press, 2017). full profile 

Visiting Professor, Film

Thomas Elsaesser is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Media and Culture of the University of Amsterdam. From 2006 to 2012 he was Visiting Professor at Yale University, and since 2013 teaches part-time at Columbia University. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Kyle has appeared on Broadway in Aaron Sorkin’s The Farnsworth Invention and in John Guare’s A Free Man of Color.  He has directed for Portland Stage, Berkshire Theatre Festival, and Merrimack Repertory Theatre.  He teaches and directs at NYU’s Graduate Acting Program (where he is also an 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 appeared on Broadway in Sweeney Todd (Tony Award nomination), Amelie, Disaster!, Brooklyn, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Cabaret, and he appeared Off Broadway in The Changeling (Red Bull Theater), Trumpery (Atlantic Theater Company), Shockheaded Peter, and Much Ado About Nothing (New Y full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Alan Felsenthal runs a small press called The Song Cave. With Ben Estes, he edited A Dark Dreambox of Another Kind. His writing has appeared in BOMB, The Brooklyn Rail, Critical Quarterly, Fence, jubilat, and Harper’s. Lowly, published by Ugly Duckling Presse, is his first collection of poems. 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, Visual Arts

Devra Fox (b. 1989) grew up in Seattle, WA and received her MFA from Columbia University in 2016 and BA from Bard College in 2011.  Her art explores themes of transformation, identity, growth and deterioration, permanence and temporality. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Porter Fox edits the literary travel writing journal, Nowhere, in Brooklyn, NY. His book Northland about traversing the U.S.-Canada border (WW Norton) will be released July 3, 2018. full profile 

Adjunct Faculty, Writing

Emily Fragos's first book of poems, Little Savage, was published by Grove Press in 2004. Her newest collection, Hostage: New & Selected Poems (Sheep Meadow Press, 2011), was considered for the National Book Critics Circle Award. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Blythe Frank, an established independent producer for over 15 years, is based in New York. She is currently the Executive Vice President of Sales and Production for Middle Kid Inc, a Los Angeles-based distribution and production company. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Ru Freeman is the author of two novels and editor of Extraordinary Rendition: American Writers on Palestine (2015). She is a contributing editor of the Asian American Literary Review. She is the recipient of many awards, including the JH Kafka prize for fiction by an American Woman. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Theatre

Robert Fried currently a partner at Withum Smith & Brown, and was a founding partner at Fried and Kowgios Partners CPA's LLP. 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 Associate Professor, Film

Jérôme Game is an award-winning teacher of Film Studies and Philosophy. After gaining his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, he was first a research fellow at London University, then on the faculty of the American University of Paris for more than 10 years. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

David Gates is the author of two novels and two collections. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, the Paris Review, Granta, Esquire, Tin House, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times magazine, GQ,Rolling Stone, and elsewhere, as well as Newsweek, where he was a Senior Writer. 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 Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Sarah Gerard is the author of the essay collection Sunshine State, a New York Times critics’ choice, the novel Binary Star, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times first fiction prize, and two chapbooks. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Celia Gerard has exhibited her drawings, paintings and sculpture in solo exhibitions at Sears-Peyton Gallery, NYC; Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson, WY; Mark W. Potter Gallery, Watertown, CT; New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah is an American essayist. 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 Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Anna Glantz (born 1989) grew up in Grenoble, France and the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her BA in Art and Linguistics from UCLA in 2011, and currently works in painting and video. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Joshua Glick is Assistant Professor of Film Studies and English at Hendrix College and a member of Summer Session faculty at Columbia University. He holds a PhD in Film & Media Studies and American Studies from Yale University. 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, Writing

Eli Gottlieb is the author of four novels that have been translated into 13 languages. A former senior editor of Elle magazine, his nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, Bookforum, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and the London Times, among other places. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Emily Gould is the author of Friendship and And The Heart Says Whatever. With Ruth Curry, she runs Emily Books, an imprint of Coffee House Press that is also an online feminist bookstore. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Sam Graham-Felsen is the author of the novel Green (Random House, 1/18). His nonfiction writing has appeared in The Nation, the Washington Post, New York Magazine, the Guardian, Mother Jones, and elsewhere. He was the chief blogger on Barack Obama's 2008 campaign. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Jonathan Gray is a practicing attorney concentrating in independent film for over 20 years and is the founding partner of Gray Krauss Stratford Sandler Des Rochers LLP (“GKSSD”). 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 Professor, Writing

Eliza Griswold received a Guggenheim Fellowship for her ongoing work on water and poverty in America. Her first book was awarded the Anthony J. Lukas prize and was a New York Times bestseller. Her poetry has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Lauren Grodstein is the author of four books, 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, Writing

Edith Grossman is a translator known for her rendering of Gabriel García Márquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera and of Cervantes’ Don Quixote. Among the many other authors whose works she has translated are Mario Vargas Llosa, Mayra Montero, Ariel Dorfman, Carlos Fuentes, and Antonio Muñoz. full profile 

Adjunct Assistnat Professor, Visual Arts

Carrie Gundersdorf is based in Brooklyn, NY.  She has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Julius Caesar, Chicago; and Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

John Hadity is the Executive Vice President for EP Financial Solutions, the film financing subsidiary of Entertainment Partners, the global leader in entertainment payroll, residuals, extras casting, tax incentives, finance and other integrated production management solutions. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Ben Hagari's films and video installations tell absurdist tales that explore identity, communication and the environment. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Alaric has been working in theater for more than 20 years since completing his training at North Carolina School of the Arts. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Valerie Hammond maintains a fluid artistic practice, distinguishable for her organic approach and deft interaction with different mediums. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Mike Harvkey is the author of the novel, In the Course of Human Events, and winner of Zoetrope's All-Story Magazine short fiction award. His work has appeared in Esquire, Salon, The Believer, Mississippi Review, and elsewhere. Mike was recently awarded a MacDowell Colony fellowship. 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

EJ Hauser is a painter who lives and works in Brooklyn. EJ’s paintings and drawings have been shown in numerous group exhibitions, including Sperone Westwater, Cheim & Read, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, James Fuentes, The Journal, and in New York. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Film

Michael Hausman has been in the Motion Picture Industry for over five decades. Starting as a production assistant he has worked with many directors as a producer and assistant director on films including: Brokeback Mountain, Gangs of New York, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and more. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Jennifer Hayashida is a poet, translator, and visual artist. Awards include support from the New York Foundation for the Arts, PEN, the Jerome Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. She is most recently the translator of Ida Börjel's The Sabotage Manuals. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

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.   full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Emily Henretta received her MFA from Columbia University in 2011 and is currently living and working in New York. 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 and international productions. Mr. Hess holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre (University of Michigan) and a M.F.A. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Film

J. Hoberman is a film critic, 33 years at The Village Voice, and the author, co-author, or editor of 13 books. 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, Writing

Richard Hoffman is the author of seven books, including four collections of poetry. His work has been appearing regularly for the past forty years in such journals as Agni, Barrow Street, Consequence, Harvard Review, Hudson Review, The Literary Review, Poetry, Witness and elsewhere. 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 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Charles Homans is the politics editor of The New York Times Magazine. He was previously the executive editor of the digital narrative nonfiction publisher Atavist Magazine, features editor of Foreign Policy, an editor at the Washington Monthly, a correspondent for The New Republic, and others. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Yoav Horesh has exhibited his photographs and interactive work in galleries and museums in Europe, the United States, Asia and in Israel. Since 2001, Horesh’s work has been concerned with history, conflict, memory, ethnicity and multiculturalism. full profile 

Professor Emeritus, Special Lecturer, Writing

Richard Howard is the author of 14 books of poetry. His recent collection, Without Saying, was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award in poetry. In 1970 he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his third book of poems, Untitled Subjects, and received the Academy of Arts and Letters Literary Award. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Brigid Hughes is the founding editor of​ the magazine​ A Public Space and contributing editor at Graywolf Press. She has edited The Paris Review and is a recipient of the PEN/Nora Magid Award for editing. She has worked with such authors as John Haskell, Yiyun Li, Robert Sullivan, among others. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Cary Hulbert is a visual artist primarily working in installation and print. full profile 

Mentor, Visual Arts

David Humphrey received a BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1977 and a MA from New York University in 1980. He has shown nationally and internationally and has received numerous awards including the Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the Rome Prize. 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, 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, Visual Arts

Stephen Paul Jackson worked as a visual artist based in Alaska as Stron Softi, with solo exhibitions at the Alaska State Museum and the Anchorage Museum, and exhibiting in Zurich and Brussels, before pursuing his undergraduate education in New York. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Greg Jackson’s debut collection, Prodigals (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016), earned him the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award and recognition as one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists. 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 

Special Lecturer, Film

Milena Jelinek, screenwriter/ playwright, studied at the Film and Television Academy FAMU in Prague, Czech Republic 1955 – 59. She was a screenwriter of Easy Life, 1957. In 1961, she immigrated to USA. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Theatre

Morgan Jenness spent over a decade at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater, with both Joseph Papp and George C. Wolfe, in various capacities ranging from literary manager to Director of Play Development to Associate Producer. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Joe Cacaci co-created the CBS prime time series The Trials of Rosie O’Neill, starring Sharon Gless and has been the Executive Producer of two prime time series,SHOWTIME ‘s The Hoop Life, starring Dan Lauria, Mykelti Williamson and Gregory Hines and CBS’s The E 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 

Mentor, Visual Arts

Michael Joo is a New York based artist. He uses sculpture, performance and installation in his work, as well as a combination of scientific language and complex structures that exemplify and parody the potential of form. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Deborah Kampmeier’s first feature Virgin, starring Elisabeth Moss and Robin Wright was nominated for two 2004 Independent Spirit Awards. Her second feature, Hounddog, starring Dakota Fanning was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Elianna Kan is a translator, writer, and editor. She began her publishing career at Picador and as Senior Editor of The American Reader where she edited literature in translation. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

As a Senior Editor at Aster(ix) Madhu Kaza recently co-edited the literary anthology, What We Love. She received her MFA from NYU where she was a Goldwater Fellow and a McCracken Fellow. She is a founding member of the No. 1 Gold artist collective and is Director of the Bard Microcollege. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Writing

John Keene's most recent books include the collection Counternarratives, which received a 2016 American Book Award and a 2016 Lannan Literary Award for Fiction. He is a Brazilian translator, and he chairs the department of African American and African Studies at Rutgers University-Newark. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Jessie Keyt is a writer and consultant for independent filmmakers and production companies in the US and UK. Clients have included Alicia Keys, Working Title, The Shooting Gallery, and Bard Entertainment. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Porochista Khakpour is the author of the forthcoming memoir Sick (Harper Perennial), and the novels The Last Illusion (Bloomsbury, 2014)—a 2014 "Best Book of the Year" according to NPR, Kirkus, Buzzfeed, Popmatters, Electric Literature, and more — and Sons and Other Flammable Objects (Grove, 2007)—t full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Film

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. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Jordan Kisner writes for n+1, the New York Times Magazine, The American Scholar, and other publications. She was awarded the 2016 Pushcart Prize and been included in Best American Essays 2016. Her first book is forthcoming from Farrar, Strauss & Giroux. full profile 

Professor Emeritus, Special Lecturer, Film

Full-time faculty at Columbia, 1996-2015. Former chair of the Film Program (2000-2005) and acting dean of the School of the Arts (1998-99; 2005-7). full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Amy Koppelman is the author of three critically acclaimed novels, A Mouthful of Air, I Smile Back and Hesitation Wounds.  She received her undergraduate degree from University of Pennsylvania, and an MFA in fiction from Columbia University. 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 Associate Professor, Theatre

Michael Korie is the latest recipient of The Marc Blitzstein Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his work in both opera and musical theater. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Karen Kowgios is currently a partner at WithumSmith+Brown, PC. With over 30 years of experience, Karen’s career has specialized in providing accounting services to not-for profit organizations and she has been involved in all financial aspects of charitable organizations and foundations. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Hari Kunzru is the author of the novels The Impressionist, Transmission, My Revolutions Gods Without Men and White Tears, as well as a short story collection. He was a 2008 Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library, a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow and a 2016 Fellow of the American Academy in Berlin. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Paul La Farge is the author of four novels and a book of imaginary dreams. He been the recipient of fellowships from Guggenheim Fellowship, the NY Foundation for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, McSweeney's, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

John Lanasa is the VP of Marketing & Communications at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). His career in Arts Marketing started more than 20 years ago at Center Stage Theater in Baltimore where he served as the Press Representative before joining the New York ad agency SpotCo. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

James Lasdun has written several books and two screenplays. Awards include the UK National Short Story Prize, the TLS Poetry Prize, and nominations for the LA Times Book Award and the TS Eliot Poetry Prize. His short story “The Siege” was adapted by Bernardo Bertolucci for his film Besieged. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Liz Magic Laser is a video and performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her site-specific work intervenes in semi-public spaces such as bank vestibules, movie theaters and newsrooms and has involved collaborations with actors, dancers, journalists, therapists, political st full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

A graduate of Columbia’s School of the Arts, Christina Lazaridi has taught screenwriting at Columbia’s Graduate Film Program for over a decade.  An award wining screenwriter and internationally renowned screenwriting mentor, Christina Lazaridi’s films have been nominated for an Academy Award an full profile 

Adjunct Lecturer, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Marie Myung-Ok Lee is an acclaimed Korean-American writer and author of the novel Somebody's Daughter. Her next novel, on the future of medicine, is forthcoming with Simon & Schuster. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Hilary Leichter's writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Guernica, n+1, The Southern Review, American Short Fiction, BOMB Magazine, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from The Edward F. full profile 

Mentor, Visual Arts

Ralph Lemon, is choreographer, writer, visual artist and curator, and the Artistic Director of Cross Performance, a company dedicated to the creation of cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary performance and presentation. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Zachary Levy is a documentary filmmaker and DP.  His verite feature Strongman was a New York Times’ Critics’ Pick and on Roger Ebert’s “Best of Year” list. 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, Writing

Tan Lin is the author of several books. His work has appeared in Artforum, Cabinet, New York Times Book Review, Art in America, elsewhere. His video, theatrical and LCD work have been shown at the Marianne Boesky Gallery, Yale Art Museum, Sophienholm Museum (Copenhagen), and elsewhere.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Carol Littleton, A.C.E. is one of Hollywood’s most talented and successful film editors. Her editing career spans 35 years, with more than 35 feature films to her credit. Ms. Littleton began a close collaboration with writer-director Lawrence Kasdan in 1981 with his directorial debut, Body Heat. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Jen Liu is a New York-based visual artist working in video, performance, and painting, on topics of national identity, economy, and the re-motivating of archival artifacts.  She is a 2017 recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship in Film/Video, as well as the NYSCA/NYFA Fellowship in Digital/Elect full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Kate Loewald is the Founding Producer of The Play Company, the Obie Award-winning Off Broadway theatre she created with her late partners, Mike Ockrent and Jack Temchin, in 1998. PlayCo develops and produces adventurous new plays from the U.S. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Dana Lok was born in Berwyn, PA and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from Columbia University (2015), her BFA from Carnegie Mellon (2011), and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2016). full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Born in Centralia, Washington, Sandra spent the first 18 years of her life in “Twin Peaks” country, the Great Northwest. She had an eclectic childhood: she trained as a figure skater, performed professionally as a ventriloquist. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Marni Ludwig is the author of Pinwheel, selected by Jean Valentine for the 2012 New Issues Poetry Prize and Little Box of Cotton and Lightning, chosen by Susan Howe for a 2011 Poetry Society of America Chapbook fellowship. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sound Art

Working across a range of media including video, sound, performance, sculpture, collage, and installation, New York–based artist Sara Magenheimer disrupts, manipulates, and defamiliarizes language with bold combinations of image and text. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Meghan Maguire Dahn grew up in the middle of the woods. Her first poem was published in Highlights Magazine and read primarily in waiting rooms by children nervous about getting shots or stitches. Her work has also appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, Cincinnati full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Karan Mahajan is the author of “Family Planning” and “The Association of Small Bombs,” which won the 2017 NYPL Young Lions Award and was shortlisted for the 2016 National Book Awards. In 2017, Mahajan was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, 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 

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, Film

Jodie Markell is an award-winning actress (OBIE award) and filmmaker (Moviemaker Magazine Breakthrough Award) known for work on stage and screen. Markell directed the feature film Tennessee Williams’ The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Evans, and Ellen Burstyn. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Patricia Marx is a staff writer for the New Yorker and a former writer for Saturday Night Live and Rugrats. Now Everybody Really Hates Me was the first and only winner of the Friedrich Medal, an award made up by Marx and named after her air-conditioner. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Theatre

Kelly Maurer is a founding member of the SITI Company (artistic directors, Anne Bogart, Ellen Lauren and Leon Ingulsrud) based in New York City. SITI acting credits include Orestes, American Document (with the Martha Graham Dance Company), Radio Macbeth, La Dispute, Hayfever, bobrauschenbergame full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Kai McBride is a photographer who shares an apartment in Brooklyn with his darkroom, teaches photography at Columbia University, and co-hosts thePhotoShow podcast.   full profile 

Mentor, Visual Arts

Since the early 1990s, Suzanne McClelland has exhibited her work extensively in the United States and abroad. 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

Gretchen is currently producing a slate of 4-5 narrative and documentary films each year as Head of Production for Goldcrest Fims Internatioanal. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Carey McHugh‘s poems have appeared in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast and Tin House, among others. Her chapbook Original Instructions for the Perfect Preservation of Birds &c. was selected by Ray Armantrout for the Poetry Society of America’s 2008 New York Chapbook Fellowship. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Lynn Melnick is the author of two poetry collections and the co-editor of one. Her poetry has appeared in APR, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, A Public Space, and elsewhere; she has written essays and reviews for Boston Review, LA Review of Books, Poetry Daily, and others. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Raymond Menard attended the New England Conservatory of Music, Rutgers University and received a BFA from the Pratt Institute. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Elizabeth Metzger is the author of The Spirit Papers, winner of the Juniper Prize, and the chapbook, The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, The Nation, Poem-A-Day, PN Review, The Rumpus, and Boston Review, and others. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Lisa Milinazzo (Director/Playwright, Theatre, Film): Lisa directed 3D Hamlet (a cinematic/theatrical hybrid) featuring Alec Baldwin, Michael Emerson and Richard Easton (Edinburgh Fringe festival).  Her short film The Query, played at Cannes Film Festival & The Garden State Film Festival. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Edward Minoff is a realist artist. A fascination with both water and waves has directed his attention towards the ocean for over a decade, while continuing to produce figurative works, portraits and still life paintings. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

A native of Malaysia and New Zealand, K.K. Moggie has worked in both Malaysia, New Zealand and now New York. She moved to New York to attend Columbia University School of the Arts Theatre Program. Since graduating in 2007 with her MFA in acting, she has performed in numerous theatre projects. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Film

Stephen Molton is an award-winning author, a screenwriter, producer, professor, artist, and former television executive who has served as an adjunct professor of screenwriting at Columbia University’s School of the Arts since 2008.    full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Yola Monakhov Stockton was born in Moscow and raised in New York City. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

A Pushcart Prize winner, Kamilah Aisha Moon’s work has been featured widely, including Harvard Review, Oxford American, and Prairie Schooner. Her poetry collection, She Has a Name was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the Audre Lorde Award from the Publishing Triangle. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Early life: vines, sewers, soft pretzels. 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 Faculty, Film

Computer-scientist-turned-filmmaker, Afia, loves pushing the boundaries of narrative film. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Theatre

Michael Naumann, Managing Director, was hired by TDF in May 2011.  Before joining TDF, Michael was the Finance Director for Frankel Green Theatrical Management/Richard Frankel Productions.  RFP produces and FGTM general manages plays, musicals and touring productions.  Some of the pro full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Zoe Nelson received an MFA from Columbia University and a BA from Barnard College. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Writing

Sigrid Nunez has published six novels, including A Feather on the Breath of God, The Last of Her Kind, and Salvation City. She is also the author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Harper’s, McSweeney’s, The Believer, and Threepenny Review. 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 Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

b. Hollywood, Florida, sometime in the 1980s    full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Theatre

Gene’s theatrical career spans forty plus years and more than four hundred Broadway shows and tours. He was the founder and President of Hudson Scenic Studio from 1980 until 1994, Aurora Productions from 1994 until his retirement in December of 2014 and now O’Donovan Theatrical Consulting in 2014. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Ken Okiishi. BFA, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, 2001. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Ian Olds was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work as a director of both documentary and narrative films. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Kambui Olujimi’s work challenges modes of thinking that commonly function as "inevitabilities." This pursuit takes shape through interdisciplinary bodies of work spanning sculpture, installation, photography, writing, video and performance. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Julie Orringer is the author of two award-winning books. She is a graduate of Cornell University, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and the Stegner Fellowship Program at Stanford. Orringer’s stories have appeared in the Paris Review, the Washington Post, Ploughshares, and McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Robert Ostrom is the author of Ritual and Bit (Saturnalia Books, 2016) and The Youngest Butcher in Illinois (YesYes Books, 2012). He teaches at New York City College of Technology and Columbia University, and lives in Ridgewood, New York.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sound Arts

A New York City native, Matthew Ostrowski has been creating art with electronic and digital media for over twenty years, having worked as a composer, performer and installation artist, exploring work with music, multimedia, video and theater. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Geoffrey Owens has taught at Yale, HB Studio, Pace, FSU-Asolo Conservatory and Primary Stages. Recent acting credits: Romeo and Juliet (on Broadway, with Orlando Bloom); 'Henry' in Race (Goodman Theater); 'Jaques' in As You Like It (Two River&nb full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Michele Palermo is a published and award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Michele has created myriad television pilots and has worked with industry luminaries David E. Kelley and Peter Horton. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Bonnie Panson is currently the Production Stage Manager of Anastasia on Broadway, directed by Darko Tresnjak. 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 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, 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.  He is currently Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Production for A 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, Visual Arts

b. 1986, Perth Amboy, NJ 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, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Camille Rankine is the daughter of Jamaican immigrants. Her first full-length collection of poetry, Incorrect Merciful Impulses, was published in 2016 by Copper Canyon Press. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Michael Rauch is the creator, and showrunner, of Instinct, CBS’ new series, starring Alan Cumming, Bojana Novakovic, Naveen Andrews, and Whoopi Goldberg. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Thomas Recktenwald is a graduate of the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Stage Management. He has worked on numerous Broadway productions, both as an original company member and as a replacement. His recent shows include Kinky Boots and On Your Feet. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Rachel has been producing, directing, shooting and editing for more than 20 years. Recently she co-produced and edited the feature documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut which opened theatrically around the world and is currently streaming on HBO.     full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts is the author of Harlem Is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America and other books. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Nation, Chimurenga, Bidoun, A Public Space, Creative Time Reports, Harper's, Essence, and Vogue, among many others. full profile 

Mentor, Visual Arts

Matthew Ritchie’s installations of paintings, texts, wall drawings, light boxes, sculptures and projections are investigations of the idea of information; explored through science, architecture, history and the dynamics of culture. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Ben Robbins is the screenwriter of the four-hour limited series, Madoff (ABC, 2016), starring Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner, for which he received a 2017 WGA Award nomination. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Darren Robertson is Associate Director, Labor Relations for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, managing all aspects of labor relations including negotiation and administration of 15+ collective bargaining agreements.   full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Guadalupe Rosales (USA b. 1980) is an artist and archivist based in Los Angeles. She holds an MFA from The School of The Art Institute Of Chicago. Rosales is the founder of Veteranas and Rucas and Map Pointz, both digital archives found on Instagram. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Victoria Roth (b. 1986, in Paris, France) is a visual artist living and working in New York City. She received her MFA from Columbia University in 2014 and her BA in Visual Arts & Art History from Brown University in 2008. full profile 

Mentor, Visual Arts

Exploring the seduction, magic, and desperation of our hyper-capitalist, globally-connected reality, Mika Rottenberg’s elaborate visual narratives draw on cinematic and sculptural traditions to forge a  language––one that uses cause and effect structures to explore labor and globalization, econ 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

John Gould Rubin, A.D. of The Private Theatre for which he will direct two shows next season – radical A Doll House and Rocco, Chelsea, a devised piece, on American polarization. full profile 

Adjunct Faculty, Film

Charlie Rubin has been a TV writer and producer for two decades. Recently, he spent 2004-09 as Supervising Producer of Law & Order Criminal Intent where he wrote ten episodes. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Sasha Rudensky is a Russian-born artist residing in New York City and Connecticut. She studied Studio Art and Russian Literature at Wesleyan University where she received a BA in 2001. She received her MFA in photography from Yale University in 2008. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Kent Russell is a writer from Miami. His writing has appeared in Harper's, The New Republic, GQ, the New York Times Magazine, ESPN the Magazine, n+1, Tin House, and other publications. He is working on books about pilgrimage and Florida, respectively. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

José Angel Santana, Ph.D., is an educator, a Bravo Network "Arts for Change” award-winning director, accomplished actor, and innovator in the field of interpersonal communication. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Shrihari Sathe is an independent producer and director. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Film

Sandra Schulberg’s career spans years as a producer, film financier, and advocate for “Off-Hollywood” filmmakers. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Since 1988, Thomas Schumacher has worked with The Walt Disney Company setting new standards of excellence in film, television and theatre.  Currently, he serves as President & Producer of Disney Theatrical Group, where he oversees the development, creation and execution of Disney’s legitima full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Christine Schutt is the author of three novels and two collections of stories. A third collection is forthcoming in April 2018. Schutt is the recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. Her awards include O.Henry and Pushcart prizes. 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). full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Malia wrote Hook, Once Around, Good Morning Karachi, and Madeline and is uncredited on Jurassic Park, Other Sister, Only You, Enchanted, and Polar Express. She is a creative advisor for Sundance Labs and received the Andrew Sarris award for distinguished Film Program alumni. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

After many years as a Broadway stage manager, Jim Semmelman found himself entering the field of television where his skills developed as a theater stage manager served him well. Jim started working on soap operas and eventually landed at NBC's TODAY show for almost 13 years. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Ramin Serry, BA, University of Illinois. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Shira-Lee Shalit is an award-winning director, 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 Associate Professor, Writing

Susan Shapiro has written for The New York Times, New York Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, L.A. Times, Newsweek, Elle, Esquire & Oprah.com. She's the New York Times bestselling author of 10 books and an award-winning writing teacher. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Leanne Shapton is a writer, artist and publisher. After internships at Harper's Magazine, the Booklyn Academy of Music and Saturday Night Live, and working for the illustrator James McMullan, she began her career at the National Post. She has published several books of art and literature. 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, Theatre

Michele Shay is an award-winning actress, director, and producer, perhaps best known for her Tony Award-nominated performance as “Louise” in August Wilson’s Seven Guitars. 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

Rachel Sherman holds an MFA in fiction from Columbia University. Her short stories have appeared in McSweeney’s, Fence, The Offing, Conjunctions, Catapult and n+1, among other publications. 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 


Born in the Bay Area in 1987, Lauren Silva received her BA from UCLA and her MFA from Columbia University. In 2011, she also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. 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

Ira Silverberg has worked in publishing for more than thirty years. He's been a literary agent, the editor-in-chief of Grove Press, the co-founder and publisher of High Risk Books/Serpent's Tail, and is currently a Senior Editor at Simon & Schuster. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Leigh Silverman Broadway: Violet (Roundabout; Tony nomination); Chinglish; Well. Encores Off Center: Really Rosie; The Wild Party; Violet. full profile 

Mentor, Visual Arts

Sable Elyse Smith is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and educator based in New York. Her practice considers memory and trauma while enacting an undoing of language. 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, Visual Arts

Kiki Smith (American, b. 1954, Nuremberg, Germany) has been known since the 1980s for her multidisciplinary practice relating to the human body and the natural world. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Pamela Sneed is a poet, author, performer, visual artist and professor. She teaches online for the Low-Residency MFA program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a Visiting Artist in the summer MFA program. 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 Associate Professor, Writing

Christopher Sorrentino is the author of five books, including Sound on Sound, Trance, and The Fugitives. His work has appeared in Bomb, Bookforum, Esquire, Granta, Harper’s, the Los Angeles Times, McSweeney’s, the New York Times Book Review, The Paris Review, Playboy, Tin House, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Rob Spillman is Editor and co-founder of Tin House. He is the recipient of the 2015 PEN/Nora Magid Award for Editing, and others. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Shari Springer Berman is an Oscar and Emmy-nominated director and writer. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Alexander Star is a senior editor at FSG. He was previously the deputy editor of the New York Times Magazine, senior editor of The New York Times Book Review, the founding editor of the Boston Globe Ideas section, and the editor of Lingua Franca: The Review of Academic Life. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Rachel Stern is a photographer whose work challenges conventions of beauty and promotes escapist, constructivist fantasy. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Alex Steyermark's feature films, Prey for Rock & Roll, One Last Thing…, Losers Take All and documentary The 78 Project Movie have been acclaimed at numerous US and International film festivals including Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca, SXSW and BFI London, and are distributed throughout the world. 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 Associate Professor, Writing

Benjamin Taylor's family memoir, The Hue and Cry at Our House, was released by Penguin in May 2017 and named a New York Times Editors' Choice. He is the author of numerous books, including two award-winning novels, Tales Out of School and The Book of Getting Even. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Theatre

Jeanine Tesori won the Tony Award for Best Original Score with Lisa Kron for the musical Fun Home. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Mayuran Tiruchelvam is a producer and screenwriter of narrative and documentary stories for film and television. He is a Sundance Institute Producing Fellow, Tribeca Film Institute Fellow, and Film Independent Fellow.   full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Camilla Toniolo has been working as a film editor for over three decades. A native of Milan, Italy, she has called New York home for over forty years.    full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Dan Torop is an artist who lives and works in New York City. His photographs have been published in the catalogue Dan Torop: Frozen Period (Bradley Family Foundation, 2015), and Skydiving (A-Jump Books, 2010). full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Joseph Travers has worked as a professional fight director, stunt coordinator and stage combat teacher for over twenty – five years.  Recent work includes the Off- Broadway musical The View Upstairs and the Broadway production of Bronx Bombers. His work has also been seen Off-Broadway in t 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, Film

Guinevere Turner is a writer, director and actor who has been working in film and TV since her 1994 debut film Go Fish. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Livia Drapkin Vanaver is artistic director of The Vanaver Caravan Dancers and Musicians. Over the past 35 years, she has toured with her company throughout the U.S. and abroad, collecting and performing dance and music. 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, Film

Breixo Viejo is a Senior Research Associate at the School of European Languages, Culture and Society in University College London. He holds an MA degree in Media Studies at the New School for Social Research, and a PhD in Film History (Cum Laude) at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

John Vincler has been a rare book librarian for more than a decade. He writes about artists’ books, contemporary art, literature, and archives and rare books for various publications. He is at work on a book-length project on the poetics of cloth as subject and medium in art. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant 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 beautiful productions of Aeschylus, Shakespeare, Molière, Marivaux, Gol full profile 

Director of Academic Administration, Writing

William Wadsworth has served as Director of Academic Administration of the Graduate Writing Program since 2008, and a member of the Adjunct Faculty since 2006. His work has appeared in The New Republic, The Paris Review, The Yale Review, Tin House, and the Boston Review, among other magazines. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Kaiser Wahab represents startup ventures to Fortune 500 companies on the range of corporate, venture capital, contract, and intellectual property issues that confront businesses. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Jesse Wakeman is a lens based artist working primarily in documentary, narrative fiction film, and photography. Originally trained as an actor, Jesse’s work is physical, improvisational, and is often built around encounters in the real world. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

A top award winning graduate of New York University’s Film School, Walsh premiered his first movie, “Ed’s Next Move,” to critical praise at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival.  This ultra low budget directing debut, which Sight & Sound Magazine called it “...a perfectly formed romantic co full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Wendy S. Walters is the author of three 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 Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Nat Ward is a Brooklyn based artist whose photographs and writing focus on the psychological implications of failure while exploring the subtlety of defeat. He weaves together large-scale installations of photographs and text. 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

Jamund Washington is a New York City-based Independent film producer with work on both narrative and documentary stories. He produced Adam Leon's Gimme The Loot, the story of two determined Bronx teens who need $500 to pull off their latest and greatest graffiti scheme. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Alyson Waters is a translator of fiction, criticism, and theory, and art history. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowship, a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant, and residency grants from the Centre national du Livre, the Villa Gillet in Lyon, France, and others. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Stuart Weinstock is a writer, a director, and a professor of Film. He earned his BA in Film Studies and Psychology from Columbia College, and his MFA in Directing from Columbia's School of the Arts. His short films have screened and won awards at film festivals worldwide. 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 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Michael J. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Visual Arts

James Welling was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1951. He studied painting at Carnegie Mellon University and modern dance at the University of Pittsburgh, and received BFA and MFA degrees in Art from the California Institute of the Arts. 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 Assistant Professor, Film

In 2016, Tod Williams directed an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Cell, starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. Prior to that, in 2010, he directed Paranormal Activity 2 for Paramount Pictures. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Writing

Jonathan Wilson is the author of eight books. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, The New York Times Magazine and Best American Short Stories, among other publications. In 1994 he received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. His fiction has been translated into many languages. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Adam Wilson is the author of the book Flatscreen and the collection What's Important is Feeling. A National Jewish Book Award finalist, and a recipient of the Terry Southern Prize, his fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, Tin House, VICE, and The Best American Short Stories, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Natasha Wimmer is the translator of books by Roberto Bolaño, Álvaro Enrigue, and others. She began her career in publishing, at FSG, and has also worked as a book review editor. Her reviews have appeared in The Nation and The New York Times. She is the recipient of a PEN Translation Award. 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, Theatre

Linda Winer received her BA, magna cum laude, at Northeastern Illinois University in 1968, and was Distinguished Alumna of 2013. She did additional study in musicology at University of Southern California. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Leah Wolff (born in Cleveland, OH) is a Brooklyn-based artist who received her MFA in Printmaking from Columbia University’s School of the Arts in 2011, and her BFA in Printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design in 2006. 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, will be published in June 2018. His work has won the National Magazine Award and has been anthologized in the Best American Essays series. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Saya Woolfalk is a New York based artist who uses science fiction and fantasy to re-imagine the world in multiple dimensions.  With the multi year projects No Place, The Empathics, and ChimaTEK, Woolfalk has created the world of the Empathics, a fictional race of women who are ab full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Wendy Xu is the author of You Are Not Dead, named in Top Ten debut of the year by P&W Magazine. Her work has appeared in The Best American Poetry, Poetry, Boston Review, Triple Canopy, BOMB, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a 2014 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship. 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 

Mentor, Visual Arts

Rona Yefman was born in Israel and since 2007 is a New York City-based artist, working in Photography, Video and Installation. 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 several books, most recently Book of Mutter (Semiotext(e)'s Native Agents). 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 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Jenny Zhang is the author of three collections of poetry, essays and short stories. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, N+1, Harper's, Poetry, Buzzfeed, New York, and Rookie. Her essay, "How It Feels" was nominated for a National Magazine award. full profile