Summer Faculty

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Cris Beam is an author of both fiction and nonfiction: her latest book is To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care, which was released by Houghton Mifflin-Harcourt in August 2013. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre

Christopher Burney is the Artistic Producer of Second Stage. He has worked with Second Stage since 1996. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Loren-Paul Caplin is a screenwriter, director, playwright. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Rachel Carter is the author of the So Close to You series with Harperteen. She attended the University of Vermont and Columbia University, where she received her MFA in Nonfiction Creative Writing. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Peter Catalanotto graduated with a BFA from Pratt Institute. full profile 


(b. 1988 / Ventura, CA) As a volunteer at Arts for Action in the city of Oxnard, CA, Zúñiga served as a youth mentor and art director. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Porter Fox lives, writes, teaches and edits the literary travel writing journal, Nowhere, (nowheremag.com) in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated with an MFA in fiction from The New School in 2004. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Joshua Glick is Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies at Hendrix College. He holds a PhD from Yale University in Film & Media Studies and American Studies. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Patrice Aphrodite Helmar (b. 1981, Juneau, Alaska) is a photographer who lives and works in New York City. She is a graduate of Columbia University's MFA program, and a current visiting professor at Pratt Institute and Columbia University.   full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Yoav Horesh has exhibited his photographs and interactive work in galleries and museums in Europe, the United States, Asia and in Israel. Since 2001, Horesh’s work has been concerned with history, conflict, memory, ethnicity and multiculturalism. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Film

Alan Kingsberg received his MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where his film Minors won an Academy Award as the top student film in the US. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Amy Koppelman is the author of three critically acclaimed novels, A Mouthful of Air, I Smile Back and Hesitation Wounds.  She received her undergraduate degree from University of Pennsylvania, and an MFA in fiction from Columbia University. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Patricia Marx is a staff writer for The New Yorker. She is a former writer for Saturday Night Live and Rugrats, and the first woman elected to The Harvard Lampoon. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Yola Monakhov Stockton was born in Moscow and raised in New York City. full profile 

Adjunct Faculty, Film

Charlie Rubin has been a TV writer and producer for two decades. Recently, he spent 2004-09 as Supervising Producer of Law & Order Criminal Intent where he wrote ten episodes. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Rachel Sherman holds an MFA in fiction from Columbia University. Her short stories have appeared in McSweeney’s, Fence, The Offing, Conjunctions, Catapult and n+1, among other publications. full profile 


Born in the Bay Area in 1987, Lauren Silva received her BA from UCLA and her MFA from Columbia University. In 2011, she also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Breixo Viejo is a Senior Research Associate at the School of European Languages, Culture and Society in University College London. He holds an MA degree in Media Studies at the New School for Social Research, and a PhD in Film History (Cum Laude) at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Jesse Wakeman is a lens based artist working primarily in documentary, narrative fiction film, and photography. Originally trained as an actor, Jesse’s work is physical, improvisational, and is often built around encounters in the real world. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Stuart Weinstock is a writer, a director, and a professor of Film. He earned his BA in Film Studies and Psychology from Columbia College, and his MFA in Directing from Columbia's School of the Arts. His short films have screened and won awards at film festivals worldwide. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Matvei Yankelevich is a poet, translator, and editor. His books include the long poemSome Worlds for Dr. Vogt (Black Square), a poetry collection, Alpha Donut (United Artists), and a novella in fragments, Boris by the Sea (Octopus). full profile