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

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

Associate Professor, Film

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

Associate Professor, Writing

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

Associate Professor, LTAC Director, Writing

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

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Film

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

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, Chair, Film

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

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, 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 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 

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 seventeen books, including six novels and nine poetry collections. Widely translated, he's received numerous awards, from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, and others. His novel, Maps of the Underworld, will appear in 2020. full profile 

Visiting 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 

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, 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 

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, 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

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

Assistant Professor, Writing

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

Professor of Professional Practice, Film

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

Senior Lecturer in Discipline , Film

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

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, television writer, and librettist, a Tony Award winner and three-time nominee, a three-time OBIE Award winner, and a three-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 

Assistant Professor, Writing

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

Professor of Professional Practice , Writing

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

Professor of Professional Practice , Film

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

Associate Professor, Writing

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

Professor of Professional Practice , Film

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. 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

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

Lecturer, Theatre

Sita Mani is a 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 

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 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Visual Arts

Leeza Meksin is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist working in painting, installation, public art and multiples. 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 

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 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

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Professor of Professional Practice, Film

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

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Film

Maureen A. Ryan is a producer based in 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, the motion picture production, financing, and worldwide distribution company whose films have included Moonrise Kingdom, Milk, Eternal Sunshine of 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 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 

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, 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 

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 2020

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

Rumaan Alam is the author of the novels Rich and Pretty, That Kind of Mother, and Leave the World Behind. His criticism has been published in the New York Review of Books, Bookforum, the New York Times, and the New Republic, where he is a contributing editor.  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 Associate Professor, Writing

Sarah Arvio is a poet, translator and memoirist. Her fourth book of poetry, Cry Back My Sea, will be out in 2021. Her most recent book is Poet in Spain: New Translations from the work of Federico García Lorca. (All from Knopf.) Her honors include the Rome Prize and a Guggenheim fellowship. 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 Assistant Professor, Writing

Hannah Lillith Assadi was raised in Arizona and lives in Brooklyn. She received her MFA in fiction from the Columbia University School of the Arts. 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 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, Relating Pain, Living On: Performance and the Body in Documentaries from Israel/Palestine, 2002-2009 (working title) is forthcoming with IB Tauris in 2020. 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, Writing

Corinna Barsan is an independent book editor with over fifteen years of publishing experience. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Originally from New Delhi, India, Diksha Basu is the author of The Windfall and Destination Wedding, both of which are currently in development for the screen. 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. 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. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

In addition to the pilots for Fargo, 30 Rock, Scrubs, Alpha House and Strangers with Candy, Adam has directed for over eighty different shows, including multiple episodes of Oz and Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Keri Bertino is a fiction and nonfiction writer whose work has appeared in Topic, Electric Literature, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and elsewhere. For nearly 20 years, she's taught creative and academic writing, directed writing programs, and coached educators. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Mark Bibbins is the author of four poetry collections, most recently 13th Balloon from Copper Canyon Press. 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 is the Managing Director at New York Theatre Workshop where he has overseen more than 20 productions. Since his arrival, Jeremy has stewarded the growth of NYTW’s annual operating budget from $4.5 million to $7 million. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Theatre

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Jon Branden is a writer/director, editor, and post supervisor from CT. He has worked on some of the most daring new independent narrative and documentary films and TV series to be released, including official selections at reputable film festivals like Sundance, SxSW, and Berlin. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Theatre

Deborah Brevoort writes plays, musicals and opera librettos. She is best known for her play The Women of 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 is 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, 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 Associate 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

Alexandra Chang is the author of Days of Distraction, a novel from Ecco. She currently lives in Ithaca, NY.  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 Assistant Professor, Theatre

Carl Cofield: Is a New York based director and actor. He directed the award winning world premiere of One Night In Miami (Huffingtion Post best of L.A. 2013, N.A.A.C.P., L.A. Drama Critics Circle and others) for Rogue Machine Theater. 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, Writing

Cynthia Cruz is the author of five poetry collections including Dregs published in the fall of 2018. Her debut essay collection, Quietude: Essays on Silence and Power, also came out in 2018. Cruz is the recipient of fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell, and a Hodder fellowship from Princeton. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Dana DeGiulio is a professional mourner. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Skye Dent is a relentlessly-single, multi-raced TV-Film writer raised in the dangerous then predominantly black-latino projects of Roxbury, Boston with the irrepressible impulse and tantalizing talent to be a writer. 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 

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, Writing

Mark Doten is the author of Trump Sky Alpha and The Infernal. His writing appears in Granta, N+1, the Believer, and more; he was named among Granta's Best Young American Novelists. As a librettist, his work has staged at Next Wave Festival, the Los Angeles Opera, and the San Francisco Opera. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Richard Dresser's first novel, It Happened Here, comes out in September 2020, just in time for the election. His many plays have appeared off-Broadway, in regional theater, and Europe. They include the widely produced Rounding Third, which was made into a film called Benched starring John C. 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 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Adama Delphine Fawundu received her MFA from Columbia University. She is the co-author of MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora. Recent awards and residencies include the Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Award, The New York Foundation for the Arts Photography Fellowship and 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) and Critical Companion to Performance Art, co-edited with Jovana Stokic (Bloomsbury Press, 2020). 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 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, 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, Visual Arts

Ivan Forde (b. 1990) works across printmaking, digital animation, sound performance, and installation. Using a wide variety of photo-based and print-making processes (and more recently music and performance), Ivan Forde retells stories from epic poetry casting himself as every character. 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, Film

Blythe Frank, an established independent producer for over 15 years, is based in New York. She has worked in development with Catman and Mary Productions, has run production at Flickerlab Studios and Time Inc., produced documentaries for PBS, and award-winning commercials and PSAs. 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 Associate Professor, Writing

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

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

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 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 Associate Professor, Writing

Susan Hartman’s book, City of Refugees, forthcoming from Beacon Press, is the story of three remarkable refugees and the old industrial city they adopted. She has written for The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and Newsday, often following her subjects for months.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Ellen Harvey is a conceptual artist based in Brooklyn. She is a recent recipient of the Smithsonian Artists Research and John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships. Her mid-career retrospective will be traveling to the UK and Austria in 2021. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

EJ Hauser is a painter represented by Derek Eller Gallery in New York and Philipp Haverkampf in Berlin. Her work has been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions in New York and internationally.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Felicia D. Henderson is the creator of Showtime’s Emmy Award nominated series Soul Food, television’s first multi-season, successful drama to feature an African American cast. She recently completed consulting producer duties on Next, an FBI cyber-crime drama premiering on Fox in the fall of 2020. 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 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, Writing

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

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

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

Adjunct 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 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, ACTING LTAC DIRECTOR, Writing

Katrine Øgaard Jensen is a writer and translator from the Danish. She is the recipient of several fellowships and awards, most recently 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, Writing

Nicole C. Kear is the author of the memoir Now I See You (St. Martin’s Press), as well as ten novels for children, from Macmillan Kids. Her essays appear in The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, Psychology Today, and other publications. full profile 

Special Lecturer, Film

Dan’s screenplay for Tel Aviv on Fire (2018), written with Sameh Zoabi ’05, won the Israeli Oscar and the Asia Pacific Screen Award. The film won Best Film at Seattle, Haifa, and other festivals. Streaming now on Amazon. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Theatre

Lisa Kron is a writer and performer whose work has been widely produced in New York, regionally, and internationally. 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, Film

Tal Lazar is a Cinematographer, Producer and Educator. He moved from Tel Aviv, Israel in 2007 to pursue an MFA in Cinematography at the American Film Institute Conservatory in Hollywood. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Hilary Leichter's debut novel, Temporary, is forthcoming from Coffee House Press/Emily Books in March 2020. 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 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, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Daniel Magariel's work has appeared in Granta, Lit Hub, Salt Hill, Stop Smiling, Issue Magazine, among others. One of the Boys, his first novel, was a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice and Amazon Best Book of 2017 and has been optioned for film, with Daniel co-writing the script. 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 is an award-winning playwright whose plays have been workshopped and produced in theaters across the country and abroad. He has just returned from Germany were a workshop of his play, Born In East Berlin, was performed at the Stasi Museum, Berlin in both English and German. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Lincoln Michel is the author of the story collection Upright Beasts and the co-editor of the anthologies Tiny Crimes and Tiny Nightmares. His fiction appears in The Paris Review, Granta, Tin House, NOON, the Pushcart Prize Anthology, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Lisa Milinazzo (Director/Playwright, Theatre, Film): Nominated for the Alan Schneider Freelance Directing award  and Best Director Award for Origin Theatre’s First Irish Festival 2019. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Donna Morong CSA, ICDN, is an award-winning casting director whose films have received nominations and an Artios Award for casting. Recently her films have appeared at Cannes, Sundance and other notable film festivals in both Europe and the US. 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 

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, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Melody Nixon is a New Zealand-born writer, editor, and scholar. Her lyric essays, criticism, interviews, and short stories have been published in Literary Hub, BOMB, Electric Literature, and Guernica, among others, and her text-based art has been performed and exhibited internationally. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Theatre

Robert O'Hara has received the NAACP Best Play and Best Director Award, the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play, two Obies and the Herb Alpert Award. Broadway: Slave Play. Off Broadway: He directed the world premieres of Jeremy O. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Sound Art

Keith Obadike is an artist and composer who works collaboratively with writer and artist Mendi Obadike. They have exhibited and performed at The New Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art. 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 

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, Film

Ming Peiffer is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter from Columbus, Ohio. 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

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Lisa M. 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 will be published by Knopf in November 2020. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Heather Radke writes for The Believer, The Paris Review, Longreads, and other publications. She is also a regular contributor to RadioLab and the founder of Columbia’s Incarcerated Writers Initiative. Her first book is forthcoming from Avid Reader. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Camille Rankine is the author of Incorrect Merciful Impulses, published in 2016 by Copper Canyon Press, and the chapbook Slow Dance with Trip Wire, winner of Poetry Society of America's 2010 New York Chapbook Fellowship. 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, On Your Feet and Pretty Woman. 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, Sound Art

Marina Rosenfeld is a composer and artist based in Brooklyn, NY. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Victoria Roth is an artist based in New York City. She makes abstract paintings and drawings whose organic, fleshy shapes often evoke interior bodily environments. Her work has been exhibited nationally and abroad. 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, 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 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. Sathe produced Jaron Henrie-McCrea’s Pervertigo, which world premiered at the 2012 Warsaw and Mumbai film festivals and was a part of the 2011 IFP Independent Filmmaker Labs. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, 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, 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, Film

Malia wrote Hook, Once Around, Good Morning Karachi, Madeline and is uncredited on Jurassic Park, Other Sister, Only You, Enchanted, Polar Express. She's a Sundance creative advisor and received the Sarris award for distinguished Columbia Graduate alumni. 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

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Leigh has directed over 55 new plays and musicals in New York including 4 new plays on Broadway. She was nominated for a Tony Award in 2014 for her direction of Violet and received a 2019 Obie for Sustained Excellence. 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. She received her MFA from Columbia University, where she was a Creative Writing Teaching Fellow in 2017, and has taught creative writing at Yale University, The New School, Poets House, and the 92nd Street Y. full profile 

Mentor, 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 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, Visual Arts

Rachel Stern (b. 1989, NYC) is a photographer whose work considers the intersection of beauty and power. Stern turns to the tableaux and the proscenium in order to create a strong dialogue between the histories and uses of kitsch and leftist aesthetics. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Lynn Steger Strong's second novel, WANT, will be published by Henry Holt in 2020. Her non-fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, The Cut, Guernica, Elle, LARB, Literary Hub, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Rachel Sussman is a Tony Award-nominated creative and event producer (What the Constitution Means to Me) committed to cultivating dynamic, inclusive theatrical work through collaboration. 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 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, 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, Undergraduate Creative Writing

David S. Wallace is a writer and the Fiction Coordinator at The New Yorker. His work has appeared at Newyorker.com, New York Review Daily, Commune, and The Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. full profile 

Adjunct Associate 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

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 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 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 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Adam Yaffe is a writer, director and editor of feature films, television and documentaries. full profile 

Adjunct Associate 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, the New York Foundation for the Arts and the National Endowment for Humanities. He is a founding editor of Ugly Duckling Presse. 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, Writing

Kate Zambreno is the author of seven books, most recently the novel Drifts (Riverhead). To Write as if Already Dead, a study on the writer and photographer Hervé Guibert, is forthcoming from Columbia University Press in June 2021. 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 Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Samantha Zighelboim is the author of The Fat Sonnets. Her poems, translations, and essays have appeared in POETRY, Boston Review, The Guardian, and elsewhere. She also teaches at The New School, and Rutgers University. full profile