Staff Directory

Dean's Office

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

Carol Becker / Dean of Faculty, Professor of the Arts / 212.854.9847
Jana Hart Wright / Dean of Academic Administration and Planning / 212.854.9847
Sarah Congress / Executive Assistant to the Deans and Manager of Academic Administration 
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 Research / 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 / 212.854.7717
 

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
Katie Lee / Director of Human Resources / 212.854.1311
Anish Patel / Assistant Manager, Student Appointments & Payroll / 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/ Director of Communications / 415.693.8050
Tiffany Davis/ Assistant Director of Communications / 347.380.0417
Nicole Saldarriaga/ Communications Assistant / 646.988.9428 
Joel Jares/ VHO, Photography & Videography

Public Programs and Engagement

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

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)

Roberta Albert / Associate Dean, Development / 212.851.0275
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
James McCracken / Manager of Development Operations /
Kendall Hoffman / 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
Rafael Suarez / Systems Coordinator

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
Sarah Adriance / Assistant Director of Academic Administration / 212.854.2815
Geetika Kumar / Assistant Director of Motion Pictures / 212.854.9574
Michael Cacioppo Belantara / Post Production Supervisor and Assistant Director, Instructional Technology / 212.854.8923
Alece Oxendine / Director, Industry & Festival Outreach / 212.854.4469
Andrew Castillo / Program Assistant / 212.854.2815
Ann Czar / Director of Risk Management and Film Production
Kai Miedendorp / Assistant Director of Motion Picture Technology - Technical Training and Quality Control / 212.853.7272
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]

Jayce Clayton / Interim Director of Sound Art Program and Assistant Professor of Visual Arts
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
Lauren Britt-Elmore / Director of Academic Administration / 212.854.2969
Anna Woodruff / Assistant Director of Academic Administration / 212.854.3408
Tom Gilmore / Production and Facility Manager / 212.678.3490
Corrie Beth Shotwell / Associate Director of Production / 212.854.0113
Matthew Coggins / AV Supervisor
Tavish Miller / Technical Director
Rachel Dozier-Ezell / Costume Supervisor
Britta Kuhn / Nash Operations Manager
Aaron Treat / Assistant Technical Director
K8 August / Assistant Technical Director

Visual Arts Program

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

Nicola Lopez / Chair and Associate Professor of Professional Practice
Laura Mosquera / Director of Academic Administration / 212.854.7137
Jennifer Pinargote / Assistant Director of Academic Administration / 212-854-2829
Claire Valdez / Program Assistant / 212.854.4065
Patrice Washington / Prentis Hall Facilities Manager 
Dana Buhl​ / Manager of School of the Arts Photography Facilities
Elizabeth Zito / Manager 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 and Studio Manager, 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
Rider Urena / Facilities Manager, Prentis Hall / 212.280.2014

Writing Program

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

Lis Harris / Chair and Professor of Professional Practice / 212.854.4391 
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
Heidi Julavits / Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies / 212.854.7446
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
Rhiannon McClintock / Executive Assistant / 212.854.1633
Adrienne Stortz / Director of Programs and Finance/ 212-854-7867
Lauren Bailey Cognetti / Director of Marketing and Outreach / 212.854.2380
Taylor Riccio / Director of Production and Operations / 212.854.7824
Bryan Lin / Artistic Administrator / 212.854.9877
Taylor Crichton / Audience Services Manager / 212.854.1635
Arlene Kriv / Marketing and Communications Manager / 212.854.1488
Garrett Rollins / Production Manager / 212.854.1956

Columbia University Arts Initiative

Melissa Smey / Executive Director / 212.851.9574
Adrienne Stortz / Director of Programs and Finance / 212-854-7867
Joseph Cairl / Director of Finance and Program Administration / 212.854.2382
Ashley Nail / Ticket and Information Center Manager / 212.851.0776
Rhiannon McClintock / Executive Assistant / 212.851.9574

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
Brendan Regimbal / Director of Production and Operations / 212.853.1609
Robin Margolis / Film and Video Production Manager / 212.853.1238
Julia Hahn / Production Manager / 212.853.1604
Natasha Norton / Audience Services Manager / 212.853.1603