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College of Imaging Arts and Sciences - Undergraduate Faculty

Robin Cass, BFA, Rhode Island School of Design; MFA, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University—Interim Dean; Professor

School for American Crafts

Andy Buck, BA, Virginia Commonwealth University; MFA, Rhode Island School of Design—Professor

Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez, BFA, MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology—Professor

Wendell Castle, BFA, MFA, University of Kansas—Artist-in-Residence; Chair in Contemporary Crafts; Professor

Albert Paley, BFA, MFA, Temple University—Artist-in-Residence; Charlotte Fredericks Mowris Professor in Contemporary Craft; Professor

Peter Pincus, BFA, MFA, State University of New York College of Ceramics at Alfred University—Visiting Assistant Professor

Adam Rogers, BS, Lawrence Technological University; MFA Rochester Institute of Technology—Visiting Assistant Professor

Michael Rogers, BA, MA, Western Illinois University; MFA, University of Illinois—Professor

Jane Shellenbarger, BFA, Kansas City Art Institute; MFA, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville—Assistant Professor

David Schnuckel, BFA, Anderson University; MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology—Lecturer

Leonard A. Urso, BFA, MFA, State University College at New Paltz—Professor

School of Art

Michael Amy, BA, Vrige Universiteit Brussel (Belgium); MA, Ph.D., New York University—Professor

Donald Arday, BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art; MFA, Syracuse University—Professor

Eileen Feeney Bushnell, BFA, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; MFA, Indiana State University—Program Chair, Fine Arts Studio; Associate Professor

Denton Crawford, BFA, University of South Florida; MFA, University of Georgia—Visiting Assistant Professor

Robert Dorsey, BFA, Rochester Institute of Technology; MFA, Syracuse University—Professor

William Finewood, BA, State University College at Geneseo; MFA, Syracuse University—Program Chair, Illustration; Associate Professor

Craig Foster, BFA, University of Michigan; MS, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University—Visiting Assistant Professor

Emily Glass, BFA, State University College at Potsdam; MFA, Kansas State University—Visiting Assistant Professor

Robert Heischman, BFA, Miami University of Ohio; UCFA, Oxford University (United Kingdom)—Professor Emeritus

Glen Hintz, BA, Lafayette College; MS, The Medical College of Georgia—Administrative Chair, School of Art and School for American Crafts; Program Chair, Medical Illustration; Associate Professor

Donivan Howard, BFA, Art Center College of Design; MFA, California State University Fullerton—Visiting Assistant Professor

Elizabeth Kronfield, BFA, Bowling Green State University; MFA, University of Georgia—Graduate Director, Fine Arts Studio; Professor

Heidi Nickisher, BA, University of California at Santa Barbara; MA, California State University, Fullerton; Ph.D, University of Buffalo—Principal Lecturer

Luvon Sheppard, BFA, MST, Rochester Institute of Technology—Professor

Alan Singer, BFA, The Cooper Union; MFA, Cornell University—Professor

Sarah Thompson, BA, University of California at San Diego; MA, Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara—Associate Professor

Clifford Wun, BFA, Rhode Island School of Design; MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art—Associate Professor

School of Design

Jason Arena, BS, University of Buffalo; MFA, Pratt Institute—Associate Professor

Deborah Beardslee, BFA, Syracuse University; MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University—Associate Professor

Nancy Bernardo, BA, Valparaiso University; MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago—Assistant Professor

Peter Byrne, MFA, York University (Canada)—Administrative Chair, School of Design; Professor

Graham Carson, BFA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology—Lecturer

Nancy A. Ciolek, BFA, MFA, Indiana State University—Associate Professor

Daniel DeLuna, BFA, Ball State University; MFA, Pratt Institute—Associate Professor

Regina Ferrari, BFA, Wayne State University; MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University—Senior Lecturer

Carol Fillip, BS, State University of New York at Buffalo; MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology—Associate Professor

Shaun Foster, BBA, University of Wisconsin; MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology—Associate Professor

Lorrie Frear, BFA, MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology—Professor

Mary Golden, BA, M.Arch., University at Buffalo—Program Chair, Interior Design; Assistant Professor

Mitch Goldstein, BFA, Rhode Island School of Design; MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University—Assistant Professor

David Halbstein, BA, MA, William Patterson University—Associate Professor

Joyce Hertzson, BFA, Rhode Island School of Design; MFA, Indiana University—Professor

Chris B. Jackson, BFA, Alfred University; MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology—MFA Graduate Program Director, Visual Communication Design; Professor

Patti J. Lachance, BFA, Indiana and Purdue Universities; MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology—Associate Professor

Bruce Leonard, BID, Syracuse University—Program Co-Chair, Industrial Design; Lecturer

Alex Lobos, BID, Universidad Rafael Landivar (Guatemala); MFA, University of Notre Dame—Associate Professor

Mindy Magyar, BS, Cornell University; MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art; MBA, University of Pennsylvania—Assistant Professor

Bruce I. Meader, BFA, MFA, Carnegie Mellon University—Professor

Gary Molinari, BFA, Rochester Institute of Technology; MS, Nazareth College of Rochester—Lecturer

Melissa Moukperian, BS, Cornell University; MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology—Assistant Professor

Hye-Jin Nae, BA, Sung Shin Women’s University (South Korea); BFA, University of Wisconsin; MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology—Assistant Professor

Josh Owen, BA, BFA, Cornell University; MFA, Rhode Island School of Design—Program Co-Chair, Industrial Design; Professor

R. Roger Remington, BFA, Rochester Institute of Technology; MS, University of Wisconsin—Massimo and Lella Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design

Stan Rickel, BID, Pratt Institute; MID, Syracuse University—Graduate Director, Industrial Design; Associate Professor

Alejandro Perez Sanchez, BS, Art Institute of California; MFA, Academy of Art University—Assistant Professor

Stephen Scherer, BFA, Bradley University—Lecturer

Heidi Schlegel, BFA, Rochester Institute of Technology; MS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln—Assistant Professor

Marla Schweppe, BA, University of Kansas; MA, The Ohio State University—Program Chair, 3D Digital Design; Professor

Amos Scully, BFA, Rochester Institute of Technology; MFA, California College of Arts and Crafts—Associate Professor

Kim Sherman, BS, State University College at Cortland; MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology—Principle Lecturer

Adam Smith, BFA, MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology—Program Chair, New Media Design; Associate Professor

Marissa Tirone, B.Arch., University of Kentucky; M.Arch., Cornell University—Lecturer

Tim Wood, BFA, Memphis College of Art; MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology—Assistant Professor

School of Film and Animation

Ambarien Alqadar, BA, Jamia Millia University (India); MFA, Temple University—Assistant Professor

Cat Ashworth, BFA, Arizona State University; MFA, State University of New York at Buffalo—Associate Professor

Jack Beck, BA, Denison University; MFA, University of Iowa—Program Chair, Live Production; Associate Professor

Mari Jaye Blanchard, BFA, Massachusetts College of Art & Design; MFA, University of Pennsylvania School of Design — Assistant Professor

Adrianne Carageorge, BA, Florida State University; MFA, Ohio University—Associate Professor

Frank Deese, BA, MFA, University of California, Los Angeles—Assistant Professor

Ricardo Figueroa, BS, MS, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez (Puerto Rico)—Associate Professor

Mark Foggetti, BS, Rochester Institute of Technology—Senior Lecturer

Tom Gasek, BFA, Rochester Institute of Technology; MFA, Art Institute of Boston—Graduate Director, Film and Animation; Associate Professor

Brian Larson, BFA, Colorado State University; MFA, Miami International University—Associate Professor

David Long, BS, University of Texas; MS, University of Rochester—Program Chair, Motion Picture Science; Associate Professor

Stephanie Maxwell, BA, University of California, Los Angeles; MFA, San Francisco Art Institute—Program Chair, Animation; Professor

Peter Murphey, BFA, Massachusetts College of Art; MFA, The Art Institute of Boston—Assistant Professor

Atia Quadri, BFA, National College of the Arts (Pakistan); MFA, Pratt Institute—Assistant Professor

Mark Reisch, BFA, Savannah College of Art and Design; Advanced Studies in Animation Certificate, AnimationMentor.com—Lecturer

David Sluberski, BA, State University College at Fredonia—Senior Lecturer

Malcolm Spaull, BS, St. Lawrence University; MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology—Administrative Chair; Professor

School of Media Sciences

Barbara Birkett, BA, Aquinas College; MBA, University of Michigan; MBA, Rochester Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Capella University; CPA, Maryland—Associate Professor

Christopher Bondy, BS, New York Institute of Technology; MS, Rochester Institute of Technology—Gannett Distinguished Professor

Shu Chang, BS, Berea College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota—Melbert B. Cary Jr. Distinguished Professor

Robert Y. Chung, BA, Eastern Washington State University; MS, Rochester Institute of Technology—Professor Emeritus

Twyla Cummings, BS, MS, Wright State University; Ph.D., Union Institute and University—Professor

Gregory D’Amico, BA, State University of New York at Stony Brook; MA, Ph.D., New York University—Administrative Chair, School of Media Sciences; Associate Professor

Robert Eller, AB, MA, University of Missouri—Gravure Research Professor

Elena Fedorovskaya, MS, Ph.D., Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia)—Paul and Louise Miller Distinguished Professorship

Christine Heusner, BA, Elmira College; MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology—Graduate Director, Print Media; Senior Lecturer

Myrtle Jones, BA, University of Illinois; MA, New York University—Assistant Professor

Bruce Myers, BFA, Montclair State University; MS, Ph.D., New York University—Assistant Professor

Michael P. Riordan, BS, State University College at New Paltz; MS, Rochester Institute of Technology—Program Chair, Media Arts and Technology; Lecturer

Frank J. Romano, BA, City University of New York—Professor Emeritus

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences

Roberley Ann Bell, BFA, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; MFA, State University of New York at Alfred—Professor

Frank Cost, BA, Eisenhower College; MS, Rochester Institute of Technology—Program Chair, Visual Media; James E. McGhee Distinguished Professor

Meredith Davenport, BFA, Rochester Institute of Technology; MFA, Hunter College—Assistant Professor

Denis Defibaugh, BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology—Professor

Rachel Ferraro, BFA, Rochester Institute of Technology; MFA, Visual Studies Workshop—Lecturer

Gregory Halpern, BA, Harvard University; MFA, California College of the Arts—Associate Professor

Daniel Hughes, BFA, Rochester Institute of Technology—Visiting Assistant Professor

Angela Kelly, Diploma, Trent Polytechnic; Diploma Ed., Mary Ward College; MA, Columbia College—Professor

Ted Kinsman, BS, University of Oregon; MS, Syracuse University—Assistant Professor

Susan Lakin, BFA, Art Center College of Design; MFA, University of California—Program Chair, Advertising Photography; Associate Professor

Dan Larkin, BFA, Rochester Institute of Technology; MFA, Bard College—Associate Professor

Doug Manchee, BA, MA, San Francisco State University—Associate Professor

Clay Patrick McBride, BFA, MPS, School of Visual Arts—Lecturer

Josh Meltzer, BA, Carleton College; MA, University of Miami—Assistant Professor

Therese Mulligan, BA, University of Missouri-Kansas City; MA, Michigan State University; Ph.D., University of New Mexico—Administrative Chair, Photographic Arts and Sciences; Professor

Laurie O'Brien, BA, San Francisco State University; MFA, California Institute of the Arts—Assistant Professor

Willie Osterman, BFA, Ohio University; MFA, University of Oregon—Program Chair, Fine Art Photography; Professor

Ahndraya Parlato, BA, Bard College; MFA, California College of the Arts—Lecturer

Michael R. Peres, BA, Bradley University; BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology—Associate Chair, Photographic Arts and Sciences; Professor

Jennifer Poggi, BS, Syracuse University; MA, Ohio University—Assistant Professor

Robert Rose, BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; ME, Intercontinental University—Assistant Professor

Patricia Russotti, BS, Empire College; MS, Eds., Indiana University—Associate Professor

Nanette Salvaggio, BS, Rochester Institute of Technology—Lecturer

Nitin Sampat, BS, University of Bombay (India); MS, Rochester Institute of Technology—Minor Coordinator, Imaging Systems; Associate Professor

Christine Shank, BFA, Miami University; MFA, Texas Women’s University—Graduate Director; Imaging Arts MFA; Associate Professor

Christye Sisson, BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology—Program Chair, Photo Sciences; Associate Professor

William Snyder, BS, Rochester Institute of Technology—Program Chair, Photojournalism; Professor

Josh Thorson, BA, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; MFA, Bard College; Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute—Assistant Professor

J. A. Stephen Viggiano, AB, Thomas Edison State College; MS, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology—Assistant Professor

Ken White, BA, Princeton University; MA, MFA, University of New Mexico—Associate Professor

Carole Woodlock, BFA, Alberta College of Arts (canada); MFA, Concordia University—Professor

Catherine Zuromskis, BA, Harvard College; MA, University of New York at Stony Brook; MA, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Assistant Professor

Distinguished Professorships

Ann Mowris Mulligan Distinguished Professorship in Contemporary Crafts

Established: 1999

Donor: Ann Mowris Mulligan

Purpose: The holder must have a distinguished record of excellent teaching, wide recognition as a renowned artist, and a demonstrated commitment to students’ career development in the craft industry.

Held by: Leonard Urso

Gannett Distinguished Professor

Established: 1987

Donor: Gannett Foundation

Purpose: The distinguished professor is engaged in research and academic study to address problems in the news and information business.

Held by: Christopher Bondy

Artist-in-Residence Professorship

Established: 1984

Purpose: To work with apprentice woodworkers and participate in conferences and lectures at RIT.

Held by: Wendell Castle

Charlotte Fredericks Mowris Professorship in Contemporary Crafts

Established: 1973

Donor: Mrs. Charles F. Mowris

Purpose: To perpetuate interest in the School for American Crafts through the work of faculty and students as talented craftspeople.

Held by: Albert Paley

Melbert B. Cary Jr. Professorship in Graphic Arts

Established: 1969

Donor: Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust

Purpose: To provide a permanent memorial for Mr. Cary, a former president of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and to perpetuate his interest in the field.

Held by: Shu Chang, Ph.D.

Gravure Research Professor

Established: 2004

Purpose: To promote gravure education in the curriculum.

Held by: Robert Eller

James E. McGhee Professorship in Photographic Management

Established: 1967

Donor: Master Photodealers and Finishers Association and friends of Mr. McGhee

Purpose: To provide a permanent memorial for Mr. McGhee, a former vice president of Eastman Kodak Company and lifelong friend of the photofinishing industry.

Held by: Frank Cost

Paul and Louise Miller Distinguished Professorship

Established: 1979

Donor: Frank E. Gannett Newspaper Foundation

Purpose: To honor the former chairman of the board of the Gannett Company and perpetuate his interest in good management practices in the News Media Industry using Cross Media distribution.

Held by: Elena Fedorovskaya, Ph.D.

Roger K. Fawcett Distinguished Professorship in Publications Color Management

Established: 1991

Donor: World Color Press, Fawcett family, and industry colleagues

Purpose: The endowed chair, the only one of its kind in the nation, was established to address color quality and productivity in both the magazine and the newspaper publishing industries as well as promotion of RIT color research activities.

Held by: Open