Staff Directory

Dean's Office

305 DODGE HALL, MC 1803, 2960 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10027

Sarah Cole / Interim Dean of Faculty
Jana Hart Wright / Dean of Academic Administration and Planning / 212.854.9847
Kayla Maiuri / Administrative and Communications Assistant / 212.854.9847

Admissions and Financial Aid

305 DODGE HALL, MC 1808, 2960 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10027
212.854.2134[email protected][email protected]

Julie Dobrow / Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid / 212.854.3343
Rich Dikeman / Director of Institutional Research and Summer Programs / 212.851.9502
Kenny Wong / Director of Admissions and Financial Aid / 212.854.2876
Niquette Johnson / Officer, Admissions and Financial Aid / 212.854.5767
Tori Sheffer / Admissions Assistant

Office of Student and Alumni Affairs

305 DODGE HALL, MC 1803, 2960 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10027
212.851.0248[email protected][email protected]

Laila Maher / Dean of Student and Alumni Affairs / 212.851.0442
Herbert Hugh / Assistant Dean of Student Support / 212.853.7417
Trenton Pollard / Associate Director of Student Affairs / 212.851.0248
Jessica Pierson / Associate Director of Artists' Resource Center and Alumni Affairs / 212.854.7717

Business Office

305 DODGE HALL, MC 1803, 2960 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10027
soa-businessoffice@columbia.edu

Andrew Hass / Senior Director of Finance / 212.854.7553
Nekeia Rooks-Holder / Assistant Director of Finance / 212.854.5817
Katie Lee / Director of Human Resources / 212.854.1311
Nicole Jefferson / HR Manager / 212.853.4206
Anish Patel / Payroll Coordinator / 212.854.6557
Yecenia Lahoz / Financial Assistant / 212.854.5852

Office of Communications

305 DODGE HALL, MC 1803, 2960 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10027
[email protected]

Kristina Tate/ Senior Director of Communications / 415.693.8050
Tiffany Davis/ Assistant Director of Communications / 347.380.0417
Nicole Saldarriaga Coggins/ Communications Manager / 646.988.9428 
Bernardo Garcia Valencia / Graphic Designer / 646.856.6205
Joel Jares/ VHO, Photography & Videography

Public Programs and Engagement

305 DODGE HALL, MC 1803, 2960 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10027
[email protected]

Carol Becker / Dean Emerita, Professor of the Arts / 212.854.9847
Gavin Browning / Director of Public Programs and Engagement / 212.853.1607 

Development

305 DODGE HALL, MC 1803, 2960 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10027
212.854.4849 (phone); 212.854.7733 (fax)

Maggie Ress / Senior Associate Director for Individual and Corporate Giving / 212.854.3412
John Oursler / Snr Assoc Dir of Development for Industry Relations and Philanthropy- Film / 212.851.9567
Monica Marchese / Manager of Development Operations / 212.854.7724
Alix Platt / Development Assistant / 212.854.4849

Information Technology

Peter Vaughan / Director of Motion Picture and Information Technology / 212.854.7516
Alex Wyles / Associate Director of Instructional & Information Technology / 212.854.7523
Rafael Suarez / Systems Coordinator / 212.854.8978

Film Program

513 DODGE HALL, MC 1805, 2960 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10027
[email protected]

Jack Lechner / Chair and Associate Professor of Professional Practice / 212.854.2815
Hanna Seifu / Director of Academic Administration / 212.854.7527
Peter Vaughan / Director of Motion Picture and Information Technology / 212.854.7516
Ann Czar / Director of Risk Management and Film Production / 212.854.1564
Joshua Troxler / Director of Production 
Sarah Adriance / Assistant Director of Academic Administration / 212.854.2815
Geetika Kumar / Assistant Director of Motion Pictures / 212.854.9574
Valerie Martinez / Assistant Director of Production Administration / 212.854.1564
Kai Miedendorp / Assistant Director of Motion Picture Technology - Technical Training and Quality Control / 212.853.7272
Michael Cacioppo Belantara / Post Production Supervisor and Assistant Director, Instructional Technology / 212.854.8923
Alece Oxendine / Director, Industry & Festival Outreach / 212.854.4469
Alexandre Ilic / Film Events Manager / 212.851.0132
Andrew Castillo / Program Assistant / 212.854.2815
Brian Velsor / Equipment Prep and Inventory Assistant/ 212.854.9568

Film and Media Studies Program

601C DODGE HALL, 2960 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10027

Rob King / Director of Undergraduate Film and Media Studies, Professor
Ron Gregg / Director of Film and Media Studies MA, Senior Lecturer in Discipline 
Hanna Seifu / Director of Academic Administration / 212.854.7527
Sarah Adriance / Assistant Director of Academic Administration / 212.854.2815
Andrew Castillo / Program Assistant / 212.854.2815

Sound Art Program

318 PRENTIS HALL, 632 W 125 STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10027
[email protected]

Miya Masaoka / Director of Sound Art Program and Associate Professor of Professional Practice
Seth Cluett / Assistant Director of the Sound Art Program

Theatre Program

601 DODGE HALL, MC 1807, 2960 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10027
[email protected]

Brian Kulick / Chair and Professor of Professional Practice / 212.854.7017
Anna Woodruff / Director of Academic Administration / 212.854.3408
Tom Gilmore / Production and Facility Manager / 212.678.3490
Corrie Beth Knott / Director of Production / 212.854.0113
Jacob Robinson / Audio Visual Supervisor 
Aaron Keller / Thesis Production Manager / 212-854-5343
Dana Sokolov / Assistant Production Manager and Carpenter
Rachel Dozier-Ezell / Costume Supervisor
Britta Kuhn / Nash Operations Manager
Aaron Treat / Technical Director / 212.853.0733 
Andrew Machovec / Assistant Technical Director / 212.851.0236

Visual Arts Program

310 DODGE HALL, MC 1806, 2960 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10027
[email protected]

Matthew Buckingham / Chair and Associate Professor of Professional Practice
Laura Mosquera / Director of Academic Administration / 212.854.7137
Samantha Redman / Interim Program Assistant / 212.854.4065
Dana Buhl​ / Senior Manager of School of the Arts Photography Facilities
Elizabeth Zito / Assistant Director of Visual Arts Instructional Technology and Exhibitions / 212.854.4065 
Andrew Brehm / Shops and Safety Manager / 212.280.2014
Sarah Tortora / Assistant Manager of Shops for Visual Arts / 212.854.2222
Nathan Catlin / Master Printer, LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies / 212.854.7014
Samantha Rippner / Associate Director, LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies / 212.854.7641
Tomas Vu-Daniel / Artistic Director, LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies / 212.854.7641
Chloe Crookall / Assistant Studio Manager, LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies / 212.854.7014
Rider Urena / Facilities Manager, Prentis Hall / 212.280.2014

Writing Program

415 DODGE HALL, MC 1804, 2960 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10027
[email protected]

Deborah Paredez / Chair and Associate Professor
Frank Winslow / Director of Academic Administration / 212.854.4392
John McShane / Assistant Director of Academic Administration / 212.854.1320
Julia Burgdorff / Program Assistant / 212.854.4391
Anelise Chen / Assistant Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies / 212.854.3774
Dorla McIntosh / Administrative Assistant, Undergraduate Creative Writing Program / 212.854.3774

Miller Theatre

DODGE HALL, MC 1801, 2960 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10027
[email protected]

Melissa Smey / Executive Director / 212.854.1633
Adrienne Stortz / Director of Programs and Finance/ 212-854-7867
Lauren Bailey Cognetti / Director of Marketing and Engagement / 212.854.2380
Taylor Riccio / Director of Artistic and Production Planning / 212.854.7824
Rhiannon McClintock / Assistant Director of Administrative Planning / 212.854.1633
Garrett Rollins / Assistant Director of Productions and Operations / 212.854.1956
Daniel Im / Audience Services Manager / 212.854.1635
Arlene Kriv / Marketing and Communications Manager / 212.854.1488
Bryan Lin / Artistic Administrator / 212.854.9877

Columbia University Arts Initiative

Melissa Smey / Executive Director / 212.851.9574
Adrienne Stortz / Director of Programs and Finance / 212-854-7867
Rhiannon McClintock / Assistant Director of Administrative Planning / 212.851.9574
Taylor Crichton / Assistant Director of Communications and Program Administration / 212.851.2004
Katherine Howell / Assistant Director of Finance and Program Administration / 212.854.2382
Riley French / Ticket and Information Center Manager / 212.851.0776 / 212.854.7809

Lenfest Center for the Arts

615 W 129TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10027
[email protected]

Melissa Smey / Associate Dean and Executive Director / 212.854.1633
Lauren Weigel / Director, Lenfest Center for the Arts
Zack Tinkelman / Director of Production and Operations / 212.853.1609
Frank Spigner / A/V Network & Audio Production Manager / 212.853.1240
Holly Ko / Lighting & Theatrical Systems Production Manager / 212.853.1309
Dave Park / Film & Video Projection Manager / 212.853.1238
Julia Hahn / Production Manager / 212.853.1604
Calder Singer / Production Manager / 212.853.1601
Dawn E. Clements / Audience Services Manager / 212.853.1603
Ethan Caso / Audience Services Manager / 212.853.1235