School of Art+Design: Faculty and Administration

Note: For additional information and updates during 2013–2015, please visit www.purchase.edu/departments/academicprograms/arts/artdesign/
facultyandstaff.aspx.

Steven Lam, Director, School of Art+Design
and Associate Professor of Art+Design
BA, Trinity University; MFA, University of California, Irvine.


Full-Time Faculty | Part-Time Faculty | Contributing Faculty | Faculty Emeriti

Full-Time Faculty

Carol Bankerd, Associate Professor of Art+Design
BFA, MFA, Yale University.

Matthew Bollinger, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art+Design
BFA, Kansas City Art Institute; MFA, Rhode Island School of Design.

Nancy Bowen, Associate Professor of Art+Design
BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; MFA, Hunter College, City University of New York.

Bill Deere, Associate Professor of Art+Design
Bachelor’s of Environmental Design, North Carolina State University; MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Donna Dennis, Professor of Art+Design
BA, Carleton College.

Stella Ebner, Assistant Professor of Art+Design
BFA, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; MFA, Rhode Island School of Design.

Kate Gilmore, Assistant Professor of Art+Design
BA, Bates College; MFA, School of Visual Arts.

Cassandra Hooper, Associate Professor of Art+Design and
Doris and Carl Kempner Distinguished Professor (2013–15)
BFA, California State University, Long Beach; MFA, Purchase College. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Sharon Horvath, Associate Professor of Art+Design
BFA, Cooper Union; MFA, Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

Julian Kreimer, Assistant Professor of Art+Design
BA, Princeton University; MA, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London; MFA, Rhode Island School of Design.

John Lehr, Assistant Professor of Art+Design
BFA, Maryland Institute of Art; MFA, Yale University.

Warren Lehrer, Professor of Art+Design
BA, Queens College, City University of New York; MFA, Yale University.

Cynthia Lin, Assistant Professor of Art+Design
BA, University of California, Berkeley; MA, MFA, University of Iowa, Iowa City.

Elizabeth Livensperger, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art+Design
BFA, Cooper Union; MFA, Yale University.

Robin Lynch, Associate Professor of Art+Design
BFA, Howard University; MFA, Yale University.

Kristine Potter, Lecturer in Art+Design
BA, BFA, University of Georgia, Athens; MFA, Yale University.

Christopher Robbins, Assistant Professor of Art+Design
BA, University of Virginia, Charlottesville; MFA, Rhode Island School of Design.

Jo Ann Walters, Associate Professor of Art+Design and
Doris and Carl Kempner Distinguished Professor (2012–14)
BA, Arizona State University; MFA, Ohio University.

Jessica Wexler, Assistant Professor of Art+Design
BA, Haverford College; AAS, Parsons, The New School for Design; MFA, California Institute of the Arts.

Murray Zimiles, Professor of Art+Design
BFA, University of Illinois; MFA, Cornell University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.


Part-Time Faculty

William Abdale, Lecturer in Art+Design
BFA, Purchase College; MFA, Hunter College, City University of New York.

Eric Baker, Lecturer in Art+Design

Noah Breuer, Lecturer in Art+Design
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design; MFA, Columbia University.

Sharon Butler, Lecturer in Art+Design
BA, Tufts University; BFA, Massachusetts College of Art; MFA, University of Connecticut.

Brandon Campbell, Lecturer in Art+Design

Melissa Chaney, Lecturer in Art+Design
BA, Carleton College; MFA, Indiana University.

Johannes DeYoung, Lecturer in Art+Design
BFA, University of Louisville; MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Marcia Due, Assistant Professor of Art+Design
BA, University of Maine; MFA, Yale University.

Julia Elsas, Lecturer in Art+Design
BA, Carleton College; MFA, University of California, Davis.

Paola Ferrario, Lecturer in Art+Design
BFA, San Francisco Art Institute; MFA, Yale University.

Dennis FitzGerald, Assistant Professor of Art+Design
BA, Eisenhower College.

Lynn Fleming, Lecturer in Art+Design
BA, Western Washington University; MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Sarah Foley, Lecturer in Art+Design
BFA, Mississippi State University; MFA, School of Visual Arts.

Rachael Gorchov, Lecturer in Art+Design
BFA, Tyler School of Art, Temple University; MFA, Hunter College, City University of New York.

Lisa Hamilton, Lecturer in Art+Design
BFA, Cooper Union; MFA, Hunter College, City University of New York.

Thomas (Tommy) Hartung, Lecturer in Art+Design
BFA, Purchase College; MFA, Columbia University.

Susanna Heller, Lecturer in Art+Design
BFA, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

Christine Hiebert, Associate Professor of Art+Design
BFA, University of the Arts; MFA, Brooklyn College, City University of New York.

Faye Hirsch, Associate Professor of Art+Design
BA, SUNY Buffalo; PhD, Yale University.

Tai Ho, Lecturer in Art+Design
BA, Birmingham-Southern University; MSc, London School of Economics; MPS, New York University.

Jenny Hwang, Lecturer in Art+Design
BFA, New York University; MFA, Rhode Island School of Design.

Christopher Kaczmarek, Assistant Professor of Art+Design
BFA, Appalachian State University; MA, MFA, Purchase College.

Robert Kozma, Lecturer in Art+Design
BFA, Purchase College.

Aaron Krach, Lecturer in Art+Design
BA, University of California, San Diego; MFA, Purchase College.

Alex Kvares, Lecturer in Art+Design
BA, University of Kansas, Lawrence; MFA, University of Texas, Austin.

Nicholas Lamia, Lecturer in Art+Design
BA, University of California, Berkeley; MFA, Boston University.

Amanda Lechner, Lecturer in Art+Design
BFA, Kansas City Art Institute; MFA, Rhode Island School of Design.

Philip Listengart, Associate Professor of Art+Design
BA, MFA, Brooklyn College, City University of New York.

Joseph Maida, Lecturer in Art+Design
BA, Columbia University; MFA, Yale University.

Galina Mardilovich, Lecturer in Art+Design
BA, University of Oregon; MA, New York University; PhD, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge.

Deborah Mesa-Pelly, Lecturer in Art+Design
BFA, Purchase College; MFA, Yale University.

Susan Morelock, Lecturer in Art+Design
BFA, Rochester Institute of Technology; MA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; MFA, Columbia University.

James Mulligan, Lecturer in Art+Design
BFA, Pratt Institute.

Katherine Newbegin, Lecturer in Art+Design
BA, Yale University; MFA, Hunter College, City University of New York.

Rachel Owens, Assistant Professor of Art+Design
BFA, University of Kansas; MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Liz Phillips, Assistant Professor of Art+Design
BA, Bennington College.

Meridith Pingree, Lecturer in Art+Design
BFA, University of Utah; MFA, Rhode Island School of Design.

Janine Polak, Assistant Professor of Art+Design
BA, University of Virginia; MFA, Yale University.

Michael Puryear, Associate Professor of Art+Design
BA, Howard University.

Gina Ruggeri, Lecturer in Art+Design
BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art; MFA, Yale University.

Sara Saltzman, Assistant Professor of Art+Design
BA, New School for Social Research; BFA, Parsons the New School for Design; MFA, Rhode Island School of Design.

Timothy Samara, Lecturer in Art+Design
BFA, University of the Arts.

David Schwittek, Lecturer in Art+Design
BA, State University of New York, New Paltz; MFA, Parsons School of Design.

Leonard Seastone, Assistant Professor of Art+Design
BA, Fairleigh Dickinson University; MFA, Purchase College.

Tatiana Simonova, Lecturer in Art+Design
BA, San Francisco State University; MFA, Pratt Institute.

Laura Splan, Lecturer in Art+Design
BA, University of California, Irvine; MFA, Mills College.

Robert Swainston, Lecturer in Art+Design
BA, Hampshire College; MFA, Columbia University.

Sarah Walker, Lecturer in Art+Design
BFA, California College of the Arts; MFA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Eric Wildrick, Assistant Professor of Art+Design
BFA, Kansas City Art Institute; MFA, SUNY New Paltz.

Didier William, Lecturer in Art+Design
BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art; MFA, Yale University.

Josh Willis, Lecturer in Art+Design
BFA, Miami University (Ohio); MFA, Brooklyn College.

Jennifer Wroblewski, Assistant Professor of Art+Design
BA, University of Pennsylvania; MFA, New York Academy of Art.

Raphael Zollinger, Lecturer in Art+Design
BFA, Pratt Institute; MFA, New York University.


Contributing Faculty

School of Film and Media Studies:
Hakan Topal (New Media)


Faculty Emeriti

Robert Berlind, Professor Emeritus of Art+Design (Painting/Drawing)
BA, Columbia College; BFA, MFA, Yale University.

Judith V. Bernstein, Associate Professor Emerita of Art+Design (Painting/Drawing)
BFA, MFA, Yale University; BS, MS, Pennsylvania State University.

John Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Visual Arts (Photography)
BFA, MFA, Yale University.

Nancy Davidson, Professor Emerita of Art+Design (Painting/Drawing)
BEd, Northern Illinois University; BA, University of Illinois, Chicago; MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Jed Devine, Professor Emeritus of Art+Design (Photography)
BA, MFA, Yale University.

Margot Lovejoy, Professor Emerita of Art+Design (Printmaking)
Studied at St. Martin’s School of Art (London) and Pratt Graphics Center.

Irving Sandler, Professor Emeritus of Visual Arts (Art History; Painting/Drawing)
BA, Temple University; MA, University of Pennsylvania; PhD, New York University.

Harriet Shorr, Professor Emerita of Art+Design (Painting/Drawing)
BA, Swarthmore College; BFA, Yale University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Leonard Stokes, Professor Emeritus of Art+Design (Painting/Drawing)
BA, Yale College; BFA, MFA, Yale University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Tal Streeter, Professor Emeritus of Art+Design (Sculpture)
BFA, MFA, University of Kansas.

Ken Strickland, Associate Professor Emeritus of Art+Design (Sculpture)
BS, SUNY Buffalo; MFA, Rhode Island School of Design.

Michael Torlen, Associate Emeritus Professor of Art+Design (Painting/Drawing)
BFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art; MFA, Ohio State University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Philip Zimmermann, Professor Emeritus of Art+Design (Graphic Design)
BFA, Cornell University; MFA, Visual Studies Workshop/SUNY Buffalo.

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