Full-time Faculty

Associate Professor, Writing

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

Professor of Professional Practice, Visual Arts

Gregory Amenoff (b. 1948) is a painter who lives in New York City and Ulster County, New York. He is the recipient of numerous awards from organizations including the American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts and Tiffany Foundation. full profile 

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Film

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

Professor, Theatre

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

Assistant Professor, Film

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

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Film

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

Associate Professor, Film

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

Associate Professor, Writing

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

Associate Professor, LTAC Director, Writing

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

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Film

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

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 

Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

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

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

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

Assistant Professor, Writing

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

Professor of Professional Practice, Writing

Nicholas Christopher has published seventeen books, including six novels and nine 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 

Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Renee Cox (b. 1960, Colgate, Jamaica; lives in New York) makes photographs, collages, and installations that draw on art history, fashion photography and popular culture. full profile 

Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Dana DeGiulio uses painting to get at other things like writing and citizenship and thinks that art is just the same grief bounding after you day after day, bringing you its wet toy. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Film

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

Professor of Professional Practice, Film

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

Associate Professor, 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

Associate 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 

Assistant 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 

Professor, Film

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

Assistant Professor, Writing

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

Professor of Professional Practice, Film

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

Senior Lecturer in Discipline , Film

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

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

Professor, Film

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

Assistant Professor, Writing

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

Professor of Professional Practice , Writing

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

Professor of Professional Practice , Film

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

Associate Professor, Writing

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

Professor of Professional Practice , Film

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

Professor of Professional Practice, 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. From 2003-2017 he was the Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company where he directed Galileo with F. full profile 

Associate Professor, Writing

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

Associate Professor, 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 expert in dynamic story design. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Film

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

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

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Visual Arts

Miya Masaoka is 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 

Professor, Theatre

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

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Visual Arts

Leeza Meksin is 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, Writing

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

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Visual Arts

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

Associate Professor, Theatre

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

Assistant Professor, Film

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

Professor, Writing

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

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Writing

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

Professor of Professional Practice, Theatre

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

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

Senior Lecturer, Film

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

Professor, Visual Arts

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

Professor of Professional Practice, Visual Arts

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

Professor of Professional Practice, Theatre

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

LeRoy Neiman Professor of Professional Practice, Visual Arts

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

Associate Professor, 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 

Visiting Faculty: Fall 2019

Edward Larocque Tinker Visiting Professor, Film

Carlos Augusto Calil (1951) is a professor, curator, filmmaker and cultural administrator who served as: Cultural and Film Production Director, CEO of EMBRAFILME, the Brazilian State Film Company; as Executive Director of Cinemateca Brasileira (Brazilian Film Archive); as Director of São Paulo Cultu full profile 

Edward Larocque Tinker Visiting Professor, Film

Esther Hamburger is Professor of History of Film, Television, and Digital Media at the School of Communication and Arts of University of São Paulo. full profile 

Adjunct Faculty: Fall 2019

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, 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

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

Adjunct Assistant 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, Visual Arts

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

Adjunct Associate Professor, Theatre

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

Adjunct Professor, Theatre

Victoria Bailey is executive director of 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

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, Film

Henry Bean wrote and directed The Believer, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. He has written screenplays for many films. He was a staff writer on K Street and The OA. His recent fiction has appeared in McSweeney’s and Black Clock. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Gina Beavers (b.1974; Athens, Greece) creates sculptural paintings that explore the digital landscapes of our everyday lives. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

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

adjunct assistant professor, Writing

Brit Bennett is the author of The Mothers. She is a National Book Foundation "5 under 35" honoree, and her essays are featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and Jezebel.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, 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 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. Deborah is a three-time winner of the Frontiers Opera competition at Ft. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Julie Buntin's debut novel, Marlena, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize. A Bread Loaf and MacDowell Fellow, her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, Vogue, the New York Times Book Review, and other publications. She is an editor-at-large at Catapult. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Matthew Burgess is an author of poetry and children's books. His book, Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings, was named one the “Best Children’s Books of 2015” by The Washington Post and The Boston Globe. Burgess recently edited the anthology, Spellbound: The Art of Teaching Poetry. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Esteban Cabeza de Baca (1985) is from the border town of San Ysidro, CA (USA). In 2019-2020 he will participate and exhibit work in the Drawing Center’s Open Sessions program in New York. 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. Her work has appeared in Flaunt, Joyland, Nat. Brut, The Felt, Fence, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from Kundiman, Vermont Studio Center, and the Millay Colony. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Emma Cline is the author of The Girls and the recipient of the 2014 Plimpton Prize, from The Paris Review. The Girls was a finalist for a National Book Critic's Circle Award, the First Novel Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and was the winner of the Shirley Jackson Award. 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 (Huffington 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, Writing

Joshua Cohen has published nine books, including Moving Kings, Book of Numbers, Witz, A Heaven of Others, Cadenza for the Schneidermann Violin Concerto, Four New Messages, The Quorum, and Attention: Dispatches from a Land of Distraction. In 2017, he was one of Granta’s Best Young Novelists. 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, 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, Theatre

John Dias assumed his position as Artistic Director of Two River Theater in 2010 after working as a producer and dramaturg in New York for 20 years. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Harris Doran is an award-winning filmmaker whose film Beauty Mark which earned the ‘Breakout Performance’ Jury Prize for lead actress at its LA Film Festival premiere, Best Ultra Indie Film Award at the Woodstock Film Festival, Audience Award at Austin Film Festival and many othe 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 plays have appeared off-Broadway in New York, regional theater, and Europe. They include the widely produced Rounding Third, which was made into a film called Benched starring John C. McGinley and Garret Dillahunt, released in the summer of 2018. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, 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, Writing

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

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

Adjunct 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 (Four Way, 2018) was a finalist for the Believer Book Award in Poetry and a New York Times New & Noteworthy selection. 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, 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

Blair Foster is a filmmaker who won two Emmys for her work on the Academy Award winning film, Taxi to the Dark Side as well as an Emmy for Martin Scorsese’s George Harrison: Living in the Material World. She recently directed and produced The Clinton Affair, a six-part series for A&E. 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 Assistant Professor, Film

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

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

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

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

adjunct assistant professor, Sound Art

Jules Gimbrone creates fragile corporeal sound and sculptural ensembles that highlight the differentiations between modes of perceptual acquisition—specifically visual and sonic—within complex and precarious arrangements of subjects and objects. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Peter Godwin is an award-winning foreign correspondent, author, documentary-maker and screenwriter. He has written for a wide array of magazines and newspapers including Vanity Fair, National Geographic, New York Times magazine and Men’s Journal. He is the author of six nonfiction books. 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, Visual Arts

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

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Xiaolu Guo is a novelist, essayist and filmmaker. Her memoir Nine Continents won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography 2017 and shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Award and Costa Award. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Benjamin Hale is the author of the novel The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore (Twelve, 2011) and the collection The Fat Artist and Other Stories (Simon & Schuster, 2016). full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Susan Hartman has written cover stories and profiles for The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor and Newsday. Her book,City of Refugees—forthcoming from Beacon Press—is the story of three remarkable refugees and the old industrial town they adopted. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

John Haskell’s books include I Am Not Jackson Pollock,  American Purgatorio, Out of My Skin, and The Complete Ballet, a fictional essay. He has written catalogue essays, magazine reviews, and his fiction and nonfiction has appeared in Lucky Peach, Conjunctions, A Public Space, and BOMB. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Visual Arts

Maren Hassinger was born in Los Angeles in 1947. After studying dance and sculpture at Bennington College, she completed her MFA in Fiber Structure at UCLA. 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 five novels: St. Ivo, Swimming, The Outside of August, The German Bride and A Dual Inheritance. Her writing has appeared in Granta, New York Times, One Story, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. She was shortlisted for the 2007 O. Henry Prize Stories. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

James Hoff is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. He works in a variety of media, including painting, sound, and performance. In recent years, his work has focused on language and media systems at the intersection of developing technologies and traditional artistic genre forms. 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, 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 

Special Lecturer, Writing

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Will Hunt is the author of Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet. He has written for The Atlantic Monthly, The Atavist, The Guardian, The Economist, The Paris Review Daily, and Discover, among other publications. He is the recipient of several grants and fellowships. 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 Associate Professor, Theatre

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Morgan Jerkins is the author of This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America, a New York Times bestseller. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, Esquire, The Guardian, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Rola Khayyat is a Lebanese photographer. She holds a BA in History from the American University of Beirut, and a degree in Intensive Drawing from the Florence Academy of Art. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Crystal Hana Kim’s debut novel If You Leave Me was named a best book of 2018 by multiple outlets. It was longlisted for the Center for Fiction Novel Prize. Her work has appeared in Elle Magazine, Paris Review, Washington Post, and elsewhere. She is a contributing editor at Apogee Journal. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Jordan Kisner writes for n+1, the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, The American Scholar, and other publications. She was awarded the 2016 Pushcart Prize and been included in Best American Essays 2016. Her first book will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in March 2020. full profile 

Special Lecturer, Film

Dan Kleinman’s first produced screenplay was Rage (Warner Brothers) in 1972. His most recent film, Tel Aviv on Fire (written with Sameh Zoabi '05), had its world premiere at the 2018 Venice Film Festival, where it won the Interfilm Award and Best Actor. 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, Theatre

Shana Komitee teaches and writes about theater history and theory, with a focus on the modern era. Since 2012, she has been a faculty member in the Juilliard School’s Drama Division, where she also serves as the dramaturg. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Film

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

Adjunct Professor, Writing

Nicole Krauss is the author of Man Walks Into a Room, Forest Dark, Great House, and The History of Love. Her fiction has been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Esquire, and Best American Short Stories, and her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Ajay Kurian is a multimedia artist and writer. He has had solo exhibitions at 47 Canal, New York; Sies+Höke, Düsseldorf; White Flag Projects, St. Louis; Rowhouse Project, Baltimore; Artspeak, Vancouver, and Audio Visual Arts, New York. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Peter LaBier is an interdisciplinary artist working in painting, drawing, music, dance and performance. He is the founding member of the New York based band, Psychobuildings. LaBier’s work has been exhibited in New York, LA, Miami, Houston, and internationally in Berlin and Hamburg. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Jason LaRiviere received his PhD in Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU. His writing has appeared in boundary 2, e-flux, The Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere. He is working on a book incorporating data compression archeology, psychophysics of perceptual coding, and digital philosophy. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Peter Lawrence (Production Stage Manager) is currently the PSM for Sea Wall / A Life, which recently opened at the Hudson Theatre on Broadway.  He has stage managed more than twenty Broadway productions in addition to off-Broadway and National tours. 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 writing has appeared in n+1, The New Yorker, Bookforum, American Short Fiction, The Southern Review, New York Magazine's The Cut, and elsewhere. She has been awarded fellowships from the Folger Shakespeare Library and the New York Foundation for the Arts. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Eugene Ma is a New York-based theater-maker who directs, acts, composes and teaches internationally. Eugene is currently a resident director at the Flea Theater, where he commissioned a new musical for young audience set in Colonial Hong Kong, the Lorikeet, to premiere this fall. 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

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Rogelio Martinez is an award-winning playwright whose plays have been workshopped and produced in theaters across the country and abroad. His newest play, Blind Date, was produced at the Goodman Theatre under the direction of Robert Falls. 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 Assistant Professor, Writing

Alana Massey is the author of All The Lives I Want: Essays About My Best Friends Who Happen To Be Famous Strangers, Not In the Job Description, and several hundred essays and articles. She lives in the Catskills. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Ayana Mathis is the author of the award-winning novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. Her nonfiction has been published in The New York Times, New York Times TMagazine, The New Yorker, The Financial Times, Brick, Glamour, and Guernica.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant 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 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Raymond Menard attended the New England Conservatory of Music, Rutgers University and Pratt. Early in his career he worked as a Music Supervisor for NBC, on the staff of the Sarasota Opera and the Washington Opera. Since 1987 he has been employed as Stage Manager with the Metropolitan Opera. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Lincoln Michel is the author of the story collection Upright Beasts and the co-editor of the science fiction anthology Gigantic Worlds and the noir anthology Tiny Crimes. 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): Recently nominated for Best Director Award for Origin Theatre’s First Irish Festival and the Alan Schneider Freelance Directing award (2018). full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Film

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Ryan Murphy is a Production Manager currently working for Aurora Productions. His projects include the upcoming Broadway productions of West Side Story and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Sea Wall/A Life, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Book of Mormon, amongst others.  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 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, Undergraduate Creative Writing

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Writer/Director Madeleine Olnek's third feature film Wild Nights With Emily starring Molly Shannon as Emily Dickinson, premiered at SXSW, and was recently picked by the Rotten Tomatoes Editorial Staff as one of the "Best Comedies of 2019."   full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Shanga Parker received a BA from Brown University, an MFA in Acting from UC San Diego, and teaches Acting, primarily Movement for Actors. He teaches in the Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.   full profile 

Lecturer, Visual Arts

JJ PEET is a multimedia artist whose drawings, videos, ceramics, sculptures, and actions explore material and immaterial manifestations of power. 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, Writing

Sarah Perry is the author of the memoir After the Eclipse, which was named a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, a Poets & Writers Notable Nonfiction Debut, and a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers pick. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

born 08/04 / 1961  los angeles california    hello Columbia students and faculty,   full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Lisa M. Poyer has managed 22 Broadway shows, including Fences, A Streetcar Named Desire, Angels in America:  Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, Freak, Death of a Salesman, A Moon for the Misbegotten, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, A Steady Rain, That Championship Season and more. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Writing

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Heather Radke writes for The Believer, The White Review, Longreads, The Paris Review, and other publications. Her first book is forthcoming from Avid Reader.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Cherie Corinne Rice is an actor/voice teacher/private coach based in New York City. Rice has served as the Head of Voice and Speech at the Professional Performing Arts School for 6 years. full profile 

Adjunct Associate 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, Visual Arts

Tyler Rowland (b. 1978 Reno, NV) was raised in Phoenix, AZ and lives and works in New York City. He received his BA from Vassar College and his MFA from California Institute of the Arts. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

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

Adjunct Assistant 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, Film

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Leonard Schwartz is the author of numerous books of poetry and essay, including The New Babel: Towards a Poetics of the Mid-East Crises 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

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 theatre and film, chosen by Steven Spielberg as one of 18 Finalists out of 12,000 directors for his Fox/DreamWorks TV show, On The Lot. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Bela Shayevich is an artist, translator, and writer. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

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

Ross Simonini is a writer, visual artist, dialogist and musician. His debut novel, The Book of Formation was published by Melville House books in 2017. He is the interviews editor for The Believer. His work appears in The New York Times, frieze, and ArtReview, where he is a staff writer. 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 collection Fort Not. Recent poems can be found in Poetry, Harper’s, Boston Review, Brooklyn Rail, BOMB, Hyperallergic, The Rumpus, and jubilat. Skillings is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative, poetry collective, small press, and event series. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Founder of Brooklyn-based Plug Ugly Films, filmmaker Michael Sládek’s feature-length credits include Con Artist (New Yorker Films, The Orchard, Tribeca Film Festival Jury Mention), BAM150 (Cinema Guild), and Devils Are Dreaming (Dances With Films Jury Award). 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, Theatre

Tony Speciale conceived, coauthored and directed the world premiere of Unnatural Acts: Harvard’s Secret Court of 1920 (Classic Stage Company—Drama Desk Award nomination, GLAAD Media Award nomination). full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Alex Strada is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York City. Strada's work has been shown at the Socrates Sculpture Park, Anthology Film Archives, Museum of Moving Image, Jewish Museum, Kaunas Biennial in Lithuania, Times Square with Time Square Arts' Midnight Moment, and more. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant 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 Associate Professor, Film

Susanna Styron is the writer/director of the feature film Shadrach, starring Harvey Keitel and Andie MacDowell. She directed the award-winning shorts A Day Like Any Other and House of Teeth staring Deborah Hedwall. She has written numerous TV movies, and developed several TV series.  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 Professor, Film

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

adjunct associate professor, Writing

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Call Me Zebra and Fra Keeler. She is an Associate Professor in the MFA Program at the University of Notre Dame where she lectures on Comparative Literature with an emphasis on multiple Languages. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Dylan Vandenhoeck (b. 1990, NYC) is a painter and musician living in Brooklyn. He received his BFA from The Cooper Union in 2012 and MFA in visual art from Columbia University in 2017. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

John Vincler 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 Associate Professor, Theatre

Michele Volansky is the Associate Artistic Director for PlayPenn. She has worked on nearly two hundred new and established plays and has served on the artistic staffs at Actors Theatre of Louisville (1992-95), Steppenwolf Theatre Company (1995-00) and Philadelphia Theatre Company (2000-04). full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Theatre

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

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

Adjunct 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, Visual Arts

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

Adjunct Associate Professor, Film

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Phillip B. Williams is a Chicago, IL native and author of Thief in the Interior, winner of the 2017 Kate Tufts Discovery Award and a 2017 Lambda Literary award. He received a 2017 Whiting Award and 2013 Ruth Lilly Fellowship. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

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

Adjunct Professor, Writing

James Wood is a literary critic at The New Yorker. He is the author of four books of essays and a work about fictional technique. His second novel, Upstate, was published 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 and the New York Foundation for the Arts. He is a founding editor of Ugly Duckling Presse, and also teaches at Bard College. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Kate Zambreno is the author of six books, most recently Appendix Project, a collection of talks and essays and Screen Tests, a collection of shorts and essays. A novel, Drifts, is forthcoming in 2020. Recent work has appeared in Paris Review, BOMB, and Virginia Quarterly Review. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Zealey Bess is an award-winning filmmaker and theatre director with a résumé that features work with the legendary Sidney Lumet, John Leguizamo, Kevin Smith, Matt LeBlanc, Frank Whaley, Bruce Beresford and many others. 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 for her translation of Ursula Andkjær Olsen’s book-length poem Third-Millennium Heart. full profile