Summer Faculty

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Vito Adriaensens is a filmmaker, writer, and cinema and performing arts scholar. He is a co-author of Screening Statues: Sculpture and Cinema (2017) and his shorts have toured festivals internationally.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

While employing various mediums for storytelling, Bonét’s work explores the ways in which race, gender, and art influences cultural norms and the way we experience them. 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, Writing

Raised in rural Vermont, Rachel Carter grew up surrounded by trees and mountains. She is the author of three books published with HarperTeen, including This Strange and Familiar Place, Find Me Where the Water Ends, and So Close to You, which was nominated for a Teen Choice Book Award. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Peter Catalanotto has written and/or illustrated 47 books for children, including Ivan the Terrier, Matthew A.B.C., Question Boy Meets Little Miss Know-it-All, Monkey & Robot and Emily’s Art, of which School Library Journal  wrote in a starred review, "this heartfelt book is a masterpiece." full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Robert Dewhurst is a biographer, scholar, and poet. He holds a PhD in English from the University at Buffalo (SUNY), where he participated in the Buffalo Poetics Program. With Joshua Beckman and CAConrad, he coedited Supplication: Selected Poems of John Wieners (Wave Books, 2015). full profile 

Professor, Writing

Timothy Donnelly is the author of Eine Lebenszeit, The Cloud Corporation, winner of the 2012 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize, and others. His poems have appeared in Harper’s, The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Thom Donovan is the author of numerous books, including Withdrawn (Compline, 2017), The Hole (Displaced Press, 2012) and Withdrawn: a Discourse (Shifter, 2016). He co-edits and publishes ON Contemporary Practice.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Porter Fox edits the literary travel writing journal, Nowhere, in Brooklyn, NY. His book Northland about traversing the U.S.-Canada border (WW Norton) was released July 3, 2018. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Theatre

Morgan Jenness has worked as a dramaturg, educator, activist all over the country and as Associate Producer at the Public Theater, and also was an Associate Artistic Director at NYTW and LATC.  full profile 

Associate Professor, Writing

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

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing

Patricia Marx is a staff writer for the New Yorker and a former writer for Saturday Night Live and Rugrats. She's written two novels, a children’s book, and her latest book is You Can Only Yell At Me for One Thing At A Time: Rules for Couples. full profile 

Adjunct Associate 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 

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. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Nathaniel Rosenthalis is the author of three chapbooks, including the forthcoming 24 Hour Air (PANK Books, 2021). His poems can be found in The Chicago Review, Denver Quarterly, Conjunctions, The Harvard Advocate, Lana Turner, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Sarah Seulki Oh is an independent producer who has produced narrative and documentary films in Amsterdam, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Turkey, U.K., and the U.S. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Nina Sharma is a writer and performer from Edison, New Jersey. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Jessi Jezewska Stevens is the author of the novel The Exhibition of Persephone Q (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). Her stories and essays appear in The Paris Review, Tin House, The Los Angeles Review of Books, 4Columns, and other publications. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing

Lynn Steger Strong is the author of Hold Still and, most recently, of the novel Want. 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