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 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Film

Ramin Bahrani is an Academy Award® nominated Iranian-American filmmaker. His cinematic oeuvre is housed in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. Roger Ebert proclaimed Bahrani as “the director of the decade” in 2010. full profile 

Associate Professor, Film

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

Associate Professor, Writing

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

LTAC Director, Associate Professor, 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 

Professor, 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, a member of of the MFA Film Program in Directing, is a screenwriter and director whose films include South Mountain 2019, Stephanie Daley 2007 and The Sticky Fingers of Time 1997. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, 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, Theatre

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

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

Steven runs the MFA Theatre Management & Producing Program. Through his company, Snug Harbor Productions, he produces and manages shows on and off Broadway, around the USA and internationally. full profile 

Assistant Professor, Writing

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

Professor of Professional Practice, Writing

Nicholas Christopher has published six novels and nine poetry collections. Widely translated, he's received many awards, from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, and others. His newest novel is Maps of the Underworld. full profile 

Visiting Professor, Visual Arts

Susanna Coffey, Director of Undergrad Studies in Columbia University’s School of Visual Art has been a Visiting Professor of Painting since 2018. She recently retired as the F.H. Sellers Professor in Painting at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Film

Ira Deutchman is an independent film producer, marketer and distributor. He was a founder of Cinecom and later created Fine Line Features—two companies that helped define the independent film business. He was co-founder of Emerging Pictures, the first digital projection network in the US. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Film

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

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 of Professional Practice, Film

Professor Trey Ellis is an Emmy Award winning 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 

Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Adama Delphine Fawundu is a visual artist born in Brooklyn, NY to parents from Sierra Leone and Equatorial Guinea, West Africa.  Ms. Fawundu is a co-author/editor of the critically acclaimed book MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora. full profile 

Assistant Professor, Theatre

Peter Jay Fernandez taught in the graduate theatre program in the College of Performing Arts at The New School from 2011–2019, where he served as co-head of Acting from 2017-2019. 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 

Professor, Film

Jane M. Gaines is Professor of Film, Columbia University, and Professor Emerita of Literature and English, Duke University who in 2018 received the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Distinguished Career Award and in 2021 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Stockholm, Sweden. 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 

Associate Professor, Film

Racquel Gates is the author of Double Negative: The Black image and Popular Culture. Her research focuses on Black film and media, reality television, and popular culture more broadly. 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 

Professor of Professional Practice, Writing

Lis Harris was a staff writer at The New Yorker from 1970 to 1995. She is the author of several books. Her latest book is In Jerusalem: Three Generations of an Israeli Family and a Palestinian Family (2019). full profile 

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Theatre

Liz Hayes is an actor, teaching artist and voice, dialect and text coach for theatre, film and television. full profile 

Associate Professor, Theatre

David Henry Hwang is a playwright, screenwriter, TV writer, and librettist, a Tony Award winner and 3-time nominee, a 3-time OBIE winner, a Grammy winner, and a 3-time Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. 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 

Associate Professor, Writing

Leslie Jamison is the bestselling author of two essay collections —The Empathy Exams and Make It Scream, Make It Burn—as well as a critical memoir, The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath, and a novel, The Gin Closet. She is a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine.   full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice , Writing

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

Professor of Professional Practice , Film

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

Associate Professor, Writing

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

Professor of Professional Practice , Film

Kalin’s Swoon won prizes at Sundance, Berlin, Stockholm & the Gotham Awards. Savage Grace premiered in Cannes, opened Zurich and screened internationally. He produced I Shot Andy Warhol and Go Fish. He directed the first episode of Pride for FX, which airs 2021. 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 

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 

Professor of Professional Practice , Theatre

Brian Kulick is a director, writer, educator, producer, and current Chair of the Graduate Theatre Program at Columbia University. He has been the Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company and an Associate Producer for The Public Theatre. full profile 

Associate Professor, Writing

Lasky is the author of six 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, 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 

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Film

Christina Lazaridi is an Academy Award nominated screenwriter and an expert in dynamic story design and audience response. Projects she has authored, or actively developed, have won awards at Cannes and Berlin Film Festivals, Oberhousen, Serajevo Film Festival, Sundance, SXSW and the Ariels (Me full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Film

Jack Lechner’s producing credits include The New Yorker Presents, Blue Valentine, and The Fog Of War. As an executive, he was involved in movies like The Crying Game, Good Will Hunting, and The Full Monty. full profile 

Associate Professor, Writing

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

Professor of Professional Practice, Writing

Richard Locke is a critic and essayist. More than 200 of his pieces have appeared in The New York Times, American Scholar, Threepenny Review, BookForum, and others. He was a senior editor at Simon & Schuster, deputy editor of The New York Times Book Review, and editor in chief of Vanity Fair. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Writing

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

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Visual Arts

Nicola López’s work in drawing, printmaking, site-specific installation, sculpture and video examines and reconfigures our contemporary, human-built landscape, engaging architecture and urban structure as ever-accumulating, physical evidence of our human aspirations and failures. full profile 

Lecturer, Theatre

Sita Mani is a physical theater artist who performs and creates original work. She is a founding faculty member of ​The Studio New York​ and is currently on faculty at ​Columbia University School Of The Arts. full profile 

Professor, Writing

Ben Marcus is the author of five books, including The Flame Alphabet and The Age of Wire and String. His writing has appeared in Harper's, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. Among his honors are a Whiting Writers Award, the Berlin Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Visual Arts

Miya Masaoka is an American composer and sound artist. Her work explores bodily perception of vibration, movement and time while foregrounding complex timbre relationships. full profile 

Associate 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 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 Hamptons Film Festiv full profile 

Associate Professor, Visual Arts

Naeem Mohaiemen combines photography, films, archives, and essays to research the many forms of utopia-dystopia (families, borders, architecture, and uprisings)– beginning from Bangladesh’s two postcolonial markers (1947, 1971) and then radiating outward to unlikely, and unstable, transnational alli 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 two poetry volumes and a book of critical prose. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Boston Review, and others. She is the co-founder of CantoMundo, a national organization dedicated to Latina/o poets and poetry. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Theatre

Christian Parker is a director, dramaturg, and former Chair of the graduate Theatre Program (2012-19) at Columbia  University, where he also heads the Dramaturgy concentration. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Theatre

Michael Passaro is a stage manager with over thirty years’ experience in the professional theater – on Broadway, regionally, and worldwide. 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. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Film

Maureen A. Ryan is a producer based in concentrating on narrative and documentary feature films. She is co-producer of James Marsh’s Academy Award-winning documentary Man on Wire and the author of Producer to Producer: A Step-by-Step Guide to Low Budget, Independent Film Producing. 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. Recent credits include The Assistant, Driveways, Adam, and the limited series Somos. 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 

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 an Emmy-nominated New York-based television writer and playwright. Most recently, he served as the Co-Executive Producer on the upcoming Fox show, Filthy Rich, starring Kim Cattrall. full profile 

Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Sable Elyse Smith is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and educator based in New York. Using video, sculpture, photography, and text, she points to the carceral, the personal, the political, and the quotidian to speak about a violence that is largely unseen, and potentially imperceptible. 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 

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, Writing

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

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 

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Theatre

Scott Whitehurst is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts, where he teaches Shakespeare. Formerly, Mr Whitehurst was Co-head of the MFA Acting Department, School of Drama at The New School. 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 

Assistant Professor, Writing

Lynn Xu was born in Shanghai. She’s the author of Debts & Lessons (Omnidawn, 2013), which was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize, and a chapbook, June (Corollary Press, 2006). full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, 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: Fall 2021

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Peter Ackerman was a writer and producer on the award winning FX series, The Americans and on the upcoming Amazon series, Amazing Stories. He co-wrote the movies, Ice Age, Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, and Angry Birds 2.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Tara Ahmadinejad is a NYC-based director, and co-founding member of the live arts collective Piehole. She has directed boundary-pushing live art works for theaters, galleries, and digital spaces.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Yasi Alipour is an Iranian artist who lives in Brooklyn and wonders about paper, politics, and performance. She is also a teacher at SVA and is currently a resident at the Sharpe Walentas Studio program. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

John David Allen, A.C.E., has edited over 20 feature films in a wide variety of genres, as well as TV dramas and award-winning short films. For Merchant Ivory Productions he edited The Golden Bowl, Le Divorce, The White Countess, City of your Final Destination, and Cotton Mary. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, 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, Film

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Jameka Autry is a producer, director, and 2020 Women at Sundance | Adobe Fellow. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Roni Aviv (she/they) is a visual artist based in New York. Aviv works with photography, text, and installation to give form to a psychological space of re-processing experiences. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Theatre

Leslie Ayvazian is the author of 8 full-length plays and 7 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 Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Dr. Shirly Bahar’s writing and curatorial work explores the relationships between representation, politics, and the body. Shirly’s first book, Documentary Cinema in Israel-Palestine: Performance, the Body, the Home is out in July 2021with Bloomsbury/IB Tauris. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Theatre

Victoria Bailey is executive director of the Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the not-for-profit organization that sustains live theatre and dance by engaging and cultivating a broad and diverse audience and eliminating barriers to attendance. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Pablo Montealegre Barba was born in Santiago de Chile and lives and works in New York. His work has been exhibited at venues including The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Galería Animal, Galeria BECH and Balmaceda 1215. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Theatre

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Keri Bertino's fiction and nonfiction has appeared in Topic, BOMB, Columbia Journal, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. She previously served as the director of the Writing Center at Baruch College, CUNY. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Mark Bibbins is the author of four poetry collections, most recently 13th Balloon (Copper Canyon Press, 2020), recipient of the Publishing Triangle's 2021 Thom Gunn Award. 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 Professor, Theatre

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

Adjunct Associate Professor, Theatre

Deborah Brevoort writes plays, musicals and opera librettos. She is best known for her play The Women Lockerbie, which is produced all over the world. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Dana Buhl is an artist based in New York City. She earned a BFA in Photography from Arizona State University, an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University, attended the Whitney Independent Study Program, and a 2020-2021 artist in residence at the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Christopher Burney is the Artistic Director of New York Stage and Film. Previously, he was the Tony Nominated Artistic Producer of New York’s Second Stage Theatre where he worked since 1996. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

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

Adjunct Associate Professor, Film

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Bonnie Chau is the author of the short story collection All Roads Lead to Blood (2018). She previously worked in independent bookstores and at 826LA and Poets & Writers, and is currently an editor at Public Books. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Spanning writing, performance, sculpture, video, and installation, Tyler Coburn’s artwork broadly considers how notions of “subjectivity” and “the self” are defined and refined in scientific, legal, military, and technological contexts. 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

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, Film

Equity and inclusion champion, Founder/CEO Collective Moxie, Former Disney/NBCU/Google exec, Board Member: WIA/NALIP/Hispanic Federation/Science & Entertainment Exchange, Proud Cubana/Puertorriqueña full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Cynthia Cruz is the author of six poetry collections. Her seventh, Hotel Oblivion, is forthcoming in 2022. Disquieting: Essays on Silence, a collection of critical essays, was published in 2019. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Aria Dean is an artist and writer based in New York. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Matthew Deleget is an artist, gallerist, curator, writer, educator, and arts worker. 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, Bill Irwin, Barrie Kosky, Dmitry Krymov, Steve Reich, Dorcy Rugamba, Maurice Sendak. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

SM: Broadway’s Sing Street, Beetlejuice, The Play That Goes Wrong, The Color Purple, Honeymoon in Vegas & Rock of Ages.  D: The Play That Goes Wrong National Tours & off-Broadway at New World Stages. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Alex Dimitrov is the author of three books of poems, Love and Other Poems, Together and by Ourselves, and Begging for It. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Harris Doran is an NYC-based filmmaker whose film I See You and You See Me premiered on PBS/Thirteen this past Spring 2021. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Richard Dresser is a playwright and novelist and has worked extensively in TV. He is President of the Writers Guild Initiative, which does writing workshops all over the country with those whose voice is not being heard. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Wes Enzinna's writing appears in the New York Times Magazine, London Review of Books, and Harper's, where he is a contributing editor. He is at work on a book about a California tent city for Penguin. 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 the novel The Dark Heart of Every Wild Thing and four books of poetry, including Fugue for Other Hands. His honors include the Cider Press Review Book Award and the Rattle Poetry Prize. full profile 

Mentor, Visual Arts

Rochelle Feinstein is a painter working across varied media, while fundamentally drawing upon the attitudes, attributes and conventions embedded in painting practices. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Matt Fennell is a film and television writer from Syracuse, NY. His writing credits include Showtime’s Billions and Netflix’s Brand New Cherry Flavor, in addition to a decade of independent film production experience in Atlanta, New York City, and Europe. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Theatre

Bertie Ferdman is a contemporary performance scholar whose publications include Off Sites: Contemporary Performance beyond Site-Specific (SIU Press, 2018, Honorable Mention ATHE's Outstanding Book Award), Critical Companion to Performance Art, co-edited with Jovana Stokic (Bloomsbury Press, 2020), a full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Monica Ferrell is the author of three books of poetry and fiction. You Darling Thing was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize and the Believer Book Award in Poetry and a New York Times Noteworthy. Her poems appear in Tin House, A Public Space, and The New Republic, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

BK Fischer is the author of Ceive and four previous books of poetry, as well as a critical study, Museum Mediations. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review, and elsewhere.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Charles Flateman is Executive Vice President at the Shubert Organization, with oversight of the company’s sales, marketing, partnership, distribution, communications, and events teams. Mr. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Ruth Franklin is a book critic and the author of Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life. Her work appears in New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Review of Books, and Harper’s, among others.  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. Prior to Junkyard, Sue was Associate Producer at Goodspeed Musicals for 20 years. Before that she was a Broadway company manager.  full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Joshua Furst is the author of The Sabotage Café, Short People, and Revolutionaries. His work has appeared in The Chicago Tribune, Salon, Esquire, and others. He is a Contributing Editor on the Jewish Daily Forward. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Madeleine Gavin is an award-winning filmmaker based in New York. She works in both narrative and documentary film and is currently in post-production on a feature she is both directing and editing. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Nash Glynn is a trans-disciplinary artist currently working in New York City. Using painting, photography, video, and performance, she uses her body as a medium to illustrate ramifications of historical categories such as Nature, Female, and Human. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Jinko Gotoh is a producer and consultant for the animation industry. She has 25+ years experience spanning a wide range of media, with particular emphasis on the evolution of animation and CGI. She is currently producing The LEGO Movie Sequel for Warner Animation Group. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Jason Gots is the creator and host of the podcasts Think Again and Clever Creature and the author of Humanity is Trying, a memoir, coming from HarperCollins in early 2022.  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, Film

David Gutnik is a Russian-American editor, screenwriter and director from Brooklyn, New York. Materna, Gutnik's debut feature film, was awarded Best Actress and Best Cinematography at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, where Gutnik was also nominated for Best New Director. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

J.C. Hallman is the author of six books. He has published essays in GQ, Harper's, The Baffler, Tin House, The Believer, and others. He has received a McKnight Fellowship a Guggenheim. full profile 

Mentor, Visual Arts

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

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Susan Hartman’s book, City of Refugees is forthcoming this spring. She has written cover stories and profiles for The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and Newsday. 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, Writing

Joanna Hershon is the author of 5 novels: St. Ivo, Swimming, The Outside of August, The German Bride and A Dual Inheritance. She has work in Yale Review, London Magazine, Granta, New York Times, One Story. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, 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, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Carlie Hoffman is the author of This Alaska (Four Way Books, 2021). Her second book is forthcoming with Four Way Books in 2023. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Jacqueline Holloway (she/her/hers pronouns) is an internationally recognized Fight Instructor, certified with the Society of American Fight Directors and Fight Directors Canada. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

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

Mentor, Visual Arts

David Humphrey is a New York artist who has been showing his paintings and sculpture internationally since the 1980’s. Blind Handshake, an anthology of his art writing, was published in 2010 and includes a variety of reviews, essays, and curatorial statements. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Caryn James is a film critic for BBC Culture, and a regular contributor on film and television to The Wall Street Journal and The Hollywood Reporter.  She was previously a film critic and chief television critic for The New York Times and has appeared on CBS S full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Precious Gorgeous, aka Ralf Jean-Pierre, is a first generation Haitian-American rapper-songwriter, actor, and comedian from Brooklyn, NY. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Theatre

Morgan Jenness has worked as a dramaturg, educator, activist all over the country and as Associate Producer at the Public Theater, and also was an Associate Artistic Director at NYTW and LATC.  full profile 

LTAC Coordinator, Writing; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Katrine Øgaard Jensen is a writer and translator from the Danish. She is a recipient of several fellowships and awards, including the 2018 National Translation Award in Poetry. 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, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Crystal Hana Kim is the author of If You Leave Me, named a best book of 2018 by over ten publications. She was a 2021 Jerome Hill Artist Finalist and a 2017 PEN America Dau Short Story Prize winner. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Jordan Kisner is the author of the essay collection Thin Places. Her work has appeared in n+1, the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, The Guardian, The Atlantic, The American Scholar, and others. full profile 

Special Lecturer, Film

Dan Kleinman’s latest produced screenplay is Tel Aviv on Fire (2018), written with Sameh Zoabi ’05. The script won the Israeli Oscar and the Asia Pacific Screen Award, and it's streaming on Amazon Prime.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Elizabeth Kling is a filmmaker working as Editor and Producer in both film and television. As Editor she worked on many films such as Zebrahead, The Thin Blue Line, Georgia, Addicted to Love, Practical Magic and and the pilots for HBO's Big Love, Veena Sud's T full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Justine Kurland, known for her utopian photographs of American landscapes and their fringe communities, has spent the better part of the last twenty years on the road. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Jean Kyoung Frazier lives in Brooklyn. Pizza Girl is her debut novel. She also writes for television. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Writing

Joss Lake is a trans writer and educator based in New York whose work has been supported by Queens Council of the Arts, Women and Performance Studies Collective, the Watermill Center, and Columbia University. He runs a literary sauna series called Trans at Rest. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Hilary is the author of the novel Temporary. Her writing has appeared in n+1, The New Yorker, Harper's, The New York Times, and Conjunctions. 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. His most recent works include Scaffold Room (2015), Four Walls (2012), and full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Gideon Lewis-Kraus is a staff writer at The New Yorker and former contributor to the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, and WIRED. He is the author of the books, A Sense of Direction and No Exit. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Kate Liebman is an artist in New York. By working serially, she tests whether seeing leads to understanding. Her work attends to the passage of time as recorded in history, art history, and memory. 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

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Daniel Magariel is the author of One of the Boys, a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice, Amazon Best Book of 2017, and a finalist for Lucien Barrière prize. His second novel is forthcoming from Bloomsbury (2022). 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 Assistant Professor, Theatre

Rogelio Martinez's plays have been produced across the country and abroad. He is a recipient of a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship, a Princess Grace Award, Drama League Award, and others.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Linda Marvel has been stage managing for 30 years, on and Off-Broadway. Regional Theatres include: La Jolla Playhouse, The Kennedy Center, The Alliance, Long Wharf Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, and others. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Theatre

Jean McClelland is a senior teacher of the Alexander Technique, certified by the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) and the American Center for the Alexander Technique (ACAT). Jean received her B.A. 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 

Special Lecturer, 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 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Lisa Milinazzo (Director/Playwright, Theatre, Film): Directing Award Nominations: Barbara Whitman Directing Award; Alan Schneider Freelance Directing award, Best Director Award, Origin Theatre 2019, Best Director & Best Ensemble, L.A. Weekly Awards. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Profesor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Alicia Mountain is the author of High Ground Coward, winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize. Her next collection, Four in Hand will be published by BOA Editions in early 2023. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Dessie Moynihan began her theatrical career 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 

Mentor, Visual Arts

Rachelle Mozman Solano grew up in New York City. She works between New York and Panama the country of her maternal family. Starting often from her biography and family history Mozman Solano explores how culture shapes individuals, how environment conditions behavior. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Ryan Murphy is a Vice President and Production Manager for Aurora Productions. His projects include over sixty national and international tours and over twenty five Broadway productions. Ryan holds an MA from the University of Rochester. 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

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, Writing

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Mike O’Brien is an experienced audio professional well-versed in all aspects of location sound. In his far-reaching career, Mike has seen and done it all: ENG, EFP, multi-camera live events, and narrative and documentary films.   full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Shanga Parker — Arts Professor, Associate Chair, Department of Undergraduate Drama, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU — teaches Acting, primarily Movement for Actors.   full profile 

Part-time Lecturer, Visual Arts

Through a focus on formalism and the craft of object making, JJ builds work that tells a story specific to its respective medium and its implicit hierarchy.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Amanda Pekoe is the Owner/CEO of The Pekoe Group, a full service advertising agency for theatre, created in 2009. Clients have included: SIX The Musical, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, SpongeBob SquarePants On Broadway, Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, and more. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Diana Peralta is a director, writer, and producer. Her debut feature film, De Lo Mio (HBO), had its world premiere as the closing night film of BAMcinemaFest in 2019 and was picked up for distribution by HBO in 2020. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Lisa M. Poyer has managed 24 Broadway shows and served as General Manager of the first National Tour of Once. She began her professional career in the theatre as an Apprentice House Manager for the Shubert Organization. She is admitted to practice law in New York. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Writing

Alice Quinn was poetry editor and an editor of fiction and critics' pieces at The New Yorker from 1987-2007. Her anthology Together in a Sudden Strangeness: America's Poets Respond to the Pandemic was published by Knopf in November 2020. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Heather Radke’s work has appeared in numerous publications and she is working on a book about the history of women's butts for Avid Reader. She is also a contributing editor at WNYC’s RadioLab. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Keith Reamer is a New York based film editor, who has been working in the industry for over thirty-five years. Since graduating from the University of Bridgeport’s late, lamented film program, Keith has edited over 50 features, documentaries and films for television. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

T. Oliver Reid has spent the last 20 years working on Broadway in 13 musicals. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Cody Renard Richard is an advocate, educator and professional Stage Manager with a career that spans many genres including Broadway, Television, Cirque Du Soleil and Opera. full profile 

Mentor, Visual Arts

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Victoria Roth (b. 1986, Paris, France) is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from Columbia University (2014) and a BA in History of Art & Architecture from Brown University (2008). Roth has exhibited her paintings and drawings internationally. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Lisa Rothe is a theater director and an acting/voice coach. www.lisarothe.com full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Sarah Rothenberg is a pianist, writer, and director. productions include Vienna 1900: In the Garden of Dreams, A Proust Sonata, The Blue Rider in Performance, The Musical World of Thomas Mann. 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 is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. His work has appeared in The New Yorker and The New York Times, and elsewhere. He is the author of a book about 1960s Los Angeles, out in '22. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

John Gould Rubin - AD, The Private Theatre, former co-AD of LAByrinth with John Oritiz and Philip Seymour Hoffman; Directed throughout US and Europe; finalist - Calloway Award/Best Director - Turn Me Loose; developing a radical King Lear w/Joe Morton - LA in Spring. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Theatre

Nikkole Salter is an award winning actress, playwright, educator and arts advocate. She has received the OBIE, Outer Critics Circle Award, a Global Tolerance Award, and most recently a Lily Award. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Julia Sanches is the author of more than a dozen translations from Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan into English. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

An Emmy-nominated television writer and producer, Michael has been a showrunner for both comedy and drama series. He has projects in development with producers/production companies/studios in Moscow, Mexico City, Los Angeles, New York and Prague. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Film

Shrihari Sathe is an Independent Spirit Award-winning producer. His feature directorial debut 1000 Rupee Note has received over 30 awards. Sathe is a member of PGA, IMPPA, and AMPAS. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

David Schwab has been a professor of screen writing at the Graduate Film School at Columbia University since 2014. Mr. Schwab has written for Scott Rudin, Warner Brothers, Animal Logic, Hollywood Pictures, Propaganda, and Paramount Pictures. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Emma Schwartz was born in 1992 in Toronto, Canada and raised in Nashville, TN. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014 and her MFA from Columbia University in 2019. Her work has been exhibited internationally. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. 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 and Salamander: A Bestiary. Schwartz's most recent collection of poetry is entitled Heavy Sublimation (2018), from Talisman House. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Justin is a stage manager, producer, playwright, poet, and author. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Ramin Serry has written and directed two critically-acclaimed feature films, Maryam (2002) and Loveless (2011). His short films have been official selections at several film festivals. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Film

Shira-Lee Shalit is an award-winning director of film and theatre. Chosen by Steven Spielberg out of 12,000 filmmakers, she was one of 18 Finalists for the Fox/Dreamworks show, On the Lot. 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, Film

Jon directed, co-wrote, and produced Urbania, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. 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, Conjunctions, n+1, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, 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 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

George Sikharulidze is a filmmaker based in New York and Tbilisi. His short films have premiered in festivals like Sundance, Toronto and Clermont-Ferrand. Currently, he is working on his feature film Panopticon. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Rafi Silver is a professional actor, writer, and educator from upstate New York. He is one of the co-creators of the class “Proof of Concept” which was developed to encourage acting students to begin the process of creating their own original performance based content. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Allison Silverman's writing credits include Russian Doll which she also executive produced, and The Colbert Report, which she launched as head writer and later helmed as executive producer and showrunner. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Char Simpson is a non-binary artist, interactive writer, and creative producer. They specialize in the mapping and crafting of interactive stories for all ages. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Mary Jane Skalski began her career at Good Machine where she worked on the early films of Ang Lee, Ed Burns and Nicole Holofcener. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Emily Skillings is the author of the poetry collection Fort Not. Her poems can be found in Poetry, Harper’s, Boston Review, Granta, Hyperallergic, jubilat, and the Brooklyn Rail. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Visual Arts

Pamela Sneed is a New York-based poet, writer, performer and visual artist. She is author of Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom than Slavery, KONG and Other Works and a chaplet, Gift by Belladonna. 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 80 projects in Europe and his native Sweden. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Lynn Steger Strong is the author of the novels Hold Still, Want, and the forthcoming Flight. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Rachel Sussman is a Tony Award-nominated creative producer, educator, and entrepreneur committed to cultivating collaborative theatrical work built on trust and transparency. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Benjamin Taylor is the author of several books, including the memoir Here We Are, published with Penguin in 2020. Bright Medusas: A Life of Willa Cather is scheduled to appear from Viking Press in 2023. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Julia Thompson is a Brooklyn based Producer, Director and Union 817 Location Scout with over ten years experience making film, television and podcasts. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Jeremy Tiang is a novelist, playwright and translator from Chinese. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Kimi Traube is a writer and translator from the Spanish. Her work has appeared in Bomb, Electric Literature, The Columbia Journal, and elsewhere. Her translation of Juan Villoro's The Guilty garnered praise from The New York Times and The L.A. Times. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Director, Screenwriter, Producer based in New York's Mid-Hudson Valley. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Tony Tulathimutte is the author of the novel Private Citizens, and runs the writing class CRIT in Brooklyn. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, 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 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Sara VanDerBeek lives and work in New York City. She has exhibited her work internationally since 2004. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Lara Vapnyar is the author of four 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, Undergraduate Creative Writing

John Vincler currently writes a column on painting for The Paris Review. He is at work on a book-length project on the poetics of cloth as subject and medium in art. He is the Visual Culture Editor at Music & Literature and worked for the last decade as a rare-book librarian. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Asiya Wadud is the author of Crosslight for Youngbird, day pulls down the sky/ a filament in gold leaf (written with Okwui Okpokwasili), Syncope and No Knowledge Is Complete Until It Passes Through My Body. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

David S. Wallace is a writer and a fiction editor at The New Yorker. His work has appeared at Newyorker.com, The Nation, The Baffler, New York Review Daily, and The Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Profesor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Madeleine Watts is the author of the novella 'Afraid of Waking It' and the novel, The Inland Sea. Her work has appeared in The Believer, LitHub, Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Hannah Weyer is an American filmmaker and writer living in New York, who has written, directed and produced narrative and documentary films. 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, Writing

Adam Wilson is the author of three books including the novel, Sensation Machines. A National Jewish Book Award finalist, and a recipient of the Terry Southern Prize, his work has appeared in The Paris Review, Tin House, VICE, and The Best American Short Stories, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Writing

Brenda Wineapple is the prize-winning author of several works of nonfiction and, most recently, The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation.  Her work regularly appears in The New York Times and The New York Review of Books, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Writing

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

Mentor, Visual Arts

Rona Yefman working in Photography, Video, and Installation. Her work explores social, political, and personal issues of identity through a range of human experiences by collaborating with individuals who have formed Radical personas that inscribe the iconic and the absurd of our time.   full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

James Yeh is a writer, editor, and journalist. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, NOON, VICE, and Harper’s, and is forthcoming in The Drift. He works as the reviews editor at The Believer. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Kate Zambreno is the author of eight books, most recently the novel Drifts and To Write as if Already Dead, a study on Hervé Guibert. She is a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow in Nonfiction. full profile 

Mentor, 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, Film

Zealey Bess, is an award-winning filmmaker, theatre director and educator. She has been directing theatre and film, specializing in new work since she arrived on these shores and established her company, Weird Sisters, as a theatrical entity in 1997.   full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Film

Ying Zhu is a faculty at the City University of New York and the Hong Kong Baptist University. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Samantha Zighelboim is the author of The Fat Sonnets and co-translator of Equestrian Monuments by Luis Chaves. She teaches writing at Columbia University, Parsons School of Design, and The New School. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

(b.1988 in Ventura, California) full profile