Faculty

Vice President for AA
Peter McAllister, PHD
Kent State University

Assoc. VP for AA & Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Jeffrey Schwartz, MFA
American University

Assoc. VP for AA & Dean of Faculty
David Jackson, MFA
University of Kentucky

Department Head
Kathleen Sobr, MA
Birmingham City University

Kendall Brugger, MPS
Pratt Institute

Marilyn Garman, MA
Carnegie Mellon University

Sarita René Guillory, MBA, MFA
West Texas A&M University
Florida State University

Joseph Lakatos, LL.M, JD, MBA, CFE
Boston University School of Law
St. John's University School of Law and Peter J. Tobin College of Business

Pat Mizak, PHD; MS; MA 
State University of New York at Buffalo
Georgia Institute of Technology
Cleveland State University

Learn more about Business of Art and Design

Department Head
Jim McCampbell, BFA

University of Tennessee

Jeremy Cantor, BFA
Marywood University

George Cwirko-Godycki, BFA
Academy of Art University

Paul Downs, BFA
Ringling College of Art and Design

Ed Gavin, MFA
Florida Atlantic University

Vincent Gorman, BA
Ball State University

Steve Hickner, BFA
New York University

Matthew Killian, BFA
Ringling College of Art and Design

Sean McLaughlin, BFA
Ringling College of Art and Design

Billy Merritt, BFA
Ringling College of Art and Design

Heather Thomson, BFA
Ringling College of Art and Design

Andrew Welihozkiy, BFA
Ringling College of Art and Design

Ron Zeitler, BFA
Ringling College of Art and Design

Tammy Zeitler, BFA
Ringling College of Art and Design

Learn more about Computer Animation

Creative Writing Coordinator
Ryan Van Cleave, PHD, MA

Florida State University
Florida State University

Richard Dakan, MFA
Pacific Lutheran University

Sylvia Whitman, MFA, MA
University of Virginia
Georgetown University

Learn more about Creative Writing

Jaime DeRuyter, BFA
Ringling College of Art and Design

Seongwoo Nam, March
University of Oklahoma

Greg Randle, MBA
Rollins College

Learn more about Entertainment Design

Department Head
Bradley Battersby, MA

Savannah College of Art and Design

Patrick Alexander, MFA
Florida State University

Sheryl Haler, MFA
University of Houston

Damon Maulucci, MFA
Columbia University

Mark Parry, MFA
University of Southern California

Learn more about Film

Department Head
Joe Fig, MFA
School of Visual Arts

Claudia Cumbie-Jones, MFA, MA
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Lance Jones, MFA
University of South Florida

Vicky Randall, MFA
Southern Illinois University

Marina Shaltout, MFA
The University of Arizona

Nathan Skiles, MFA
Montclair State University

Eszter Sziksz, DLA, MFA
University of Pecs
Memphis College of Art

Michael Wyshock, MFA
Florida State University

Learn more about Fine Arts

Interim Director
Karen Sullivan, MFA

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Eric Freeberg, MFA
New York Academy of Art

Nathaniel Gaefcke, MFA
New York Academy of Art

Hunter Huang, MFA
California State University, Fullerton

Paul Hudson, MFA
Savannah College of Art and Design

Jennifer Jones, MFA
University of North Texas

Julie Kanapaux, BFA
Ringling College of Art and Design

Kurt Karussi, BFA
Cleveland Institute of Art

Angela Leed, MFA
Bowling Green State University

Stewart Leith, MFA
Academy of Art University

Whitney McCrary, BFA
Savannah College of Art and Design

Matthew Myers, BFA
Ringling School of Art and Design

Molly Reilly, MFA
Cranbrook

Taylor Robenalt, MFA
University of Georgia

Peter Sakievich, MFA
New York Academy of Art

Alexander Snyder, MFA
Savannah College of Art and Design

Interim Department Head
Morgan Woolverton, MFA

University of North Carolina

Wala Alhadad, MFA
Academy of Art University

Scott Carroll, BFA
Ringling College of Art and Design

Eric Gingrich, BFA
Savannah College of Art & Design

Joseph Jobst, BFA
Columbus College of Art and Design

Ryland Loncharich, BFA
Savannah College of Art and Design

Michael Phillippi, MFA
Savannah College of Art and Design

Cesar Rodriguez, BFA
Ringling College of Art and Design

Learn more about Game Art

Department Head
Jeffrey Bleitz, MFA

University of Arizona

Kim Elam, MFA
Cranbrook Academy of Art

Allen Harrison, MFA
Maryland Institute College of Art

Polly Johnson, MFA
Virginia Commonwealth University

Lisa Williard, MFA
Texas State University

Learn more about Graphic Design

Department Head
Scott Gordley, MFA

Tufts University

Dominic Avant, MS
University of Tampa

Gary Barker, BA
University of Indianapolis

Renee Bates, BFA
Brigham Young University

Aaron Board, MFA
New York Academy of Art

Don Brandes, MA
Syracuse University

Matteo Caloiaro, BFA
Ringling College of Art and Design

Oliver Dominguez, BFA
Ringling College of Art and Design

Regan Dunnick, BFA
Ringling College of Art and Design

Jon Foster, BFA
Rhode Island School of Design

David Gardner, BS
Northwestern University

Stephanie Henderson, MFA
Wayne State University

John Herzog, BFA
Brigham Young University

Christina Hess, BFA
The University of the Arts

Amanda Ho, MFA
Columbus College of Art and Design

Dustin Juengel, MA
Chelsea College of Art and Design

Michael Marsicano, MFA
School of Visual Arts

James Martin, BFA
Art Center College of Design

Sean Murray, BFA
Syracuse University

Octavio Perez, BFA
Ringling College of Art and Design

George Pratt, BFA
Pratt Institute

Caleb Prochnow, BFA
Ringling College of Art and Design

Ken Spirduso, BFA
The University of Kansas

Steven Strenk, MFA
University of South Florida

Joseph Thiel, MFA
State University of New York at Buffalo

Gregg Thorkelson, MFA
Academy of Art University

Rebecca Zomchek, MFA
School of Visual Arts

Learn more about Illustration

Program Director
Stephanie Seketa, PHD, MBA, MA
University of California, Santa Barbara
Saint Louis University
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Coordinator of Art History
Anthony Rice, MFA
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Coordinator of First Year Writing
Nicole Caron, MA

Portland State University

ESL Coordinator
Catherine Mougalian, MA (TESOL), Certificates: CALL, TEFL

Monterey Institute of International Studies
San Diego State University

Chelsea Bruner, PHD, MS
CUNY Graduate Center
Pratt Institute

James Condor, PHD, MED
University of South Florida
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Kevin Cooley, PHD, MA
University of Florida
Bonaventure University

Susan Doll, PHD, MA
Northwestern University
Northwestern University

Eleanor Eichenbaum, MLA, MS
University of South Florida
University of Texas at Austin

Genevieve Hill-Thomas, PHD, MA
Indiana University, Bloomington
Case Western Reserve University

Matt Giles, MA
New York University

Tyler Gillelspie, MA
University of South Florida

Delmar Jacobs, MA
University of South Florida

Paula Jawitz, PHD, MS
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Maryland, College Park

Chrystine Keener, PHD, MA
Indiana University
Kent State University

Neil Marinovich, MA
Eastern Michigan State University

Christopher Nank, PHD, MA
Florida State University
Florida State University

Ania Nazarian, MFA, MA
University of Illinois at Chicago
Indiana University

Iva Petkova, PHD, MPHIL
Columbia University
Columbia University

Robyn Rocklein, DMA, MM
Arizona State University
University of Arizona

Tim Rumage, MA
Boston University

Madison Schmalzer, MS
Ball State University

Matthew Seguin, MS
University of Central Florida

Skylar Smith, MA
Bard Graduate Center

David Steiling, PHD, MA
University of South Florida
Boston University

Christopher Wilson, PHD, MA
Middle East Technical University: Ankara, Turkey
Architectural Association: London, UK

Effie Yin, PHD, MA
The Ohio State University
The Ohio State University

Department Head
Ed Cheetham, MA

The Ohio State University

David Brodeur, BFA
Ringling College of Art and Design

Joshua Fronk, MFA
Fashion Institute of Technology

Nora Gaffney, BFA
University of Tennessee

Jared Greenleaf, MFA
Brigham Young University

Christian Huthmacher, BFA
Ringling College of Art and Design

Jill Taffet, MFA
San Francisco Art Institute

Morgan Williams, BFA
Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Learn more about Motion Design

Department Head
Thomas Carabasi, MFA
Temple University

Noelle McCleaf, MFA
Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Selina Roman, MFA
University of South Florida

Christopher Saah, MFA
Maryland Institute College of Art

Learn more about Photography and Imaging

Joel and Gail Morganroth Endowed Department Head of Virtual Reality Development Program
Martin Murphy, ME
University of South Florida

David Dannelly, MFA
University of Central Florida

Ana Pereira, BFA
The Art Institute of Houston

Learn more about Virtual Reality Development

Program Coordinator
Claudia Cumbie-Jones, MFA, MA

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Learn more about Visual Studies

Staff

 

Director of Library Services

941-359-7582

Claire Powell

Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian

941-359-7583

Janelle Rebel

Technical Services Librarian   

941-359-7586

Janet Thomas

Instructional Design Librarian

941-309-0038

Claire Powell

Instructional Design Librarian

 

Vacant

Archivist

941-309-4055

Alexandra Vargas-Minor

Library Technician III (Cataloging and Metadata Assistant)   

941-359-7631

Lisa Martinez

Library Technician II (Periodicals and Interlibrary Loan)

 

Vacant

Library Technician III (Circulation Manager)  

941-359-7587

Tim DeForest

Library Technician III (Acquisitions Manager/Office Support)  

941-359-7584

Yolanda Coleman

Library Technician II (Assistant Circulation Manager)  

941-359-7587

Vacant

Assistant Circulation Manager

 

Christina Song

Circulation Assistant 

 

Jean Ferderber

Circulation Assistant Sooyeon Baek

Borrowing

Patron Type # of Items Type of Material Borrowing Time
Student 40 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Faculty and Staff 40 Books 6 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 7 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Trustee, Alumni, Cross College Alliance, and  15 Books 3 weeks
Ringling College LibraryAssociation Members CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
PreCollege 5 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Local Teacher 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Chartwell’s and Follett employees located at Ringling 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
*The video game collection supports the research and teaching of the Game Art & Design program. Video games may not be checked out by Alumni, Ringling College Library Association members or Family members.

Spaces

The Alfred R. Goldstein Library features a wide variety of quiet, group study, and work process spaces. Looking for a quiet study area? Make your way up to the 3rd floor to look for a book in the Research Collection or peruse the new art magazines while relaxing in comfortable seating. When the weather is nice, you can take your coffee from Roberta’s Café on the first floor to one of the four terraces to work outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Looking for meeting space to get together with a group? Check out the group study rooms, which are available on all three floors of the Goldstein Library. The 10 group study rooms are available to students on a first-come first served basis, or available for booking by Ringling College faculty and staff for group and class meetings.

Library Hours

Library Services Hours (when classes are in session):

Sunday: 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Holidays and Breaks:
The Library is closed on holidays, as designated by the institution, and typically operates on a Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM schedule during breaks.

Ringling College ID Access Only

Please note a Ringling College ID is required for access, except from 8:30am – 4:30pm from Monday – Friday.

Hours for the Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center:

By appointment only from Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., no drop-ins. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Contact specialcollections@c.ringling.edu to schedule an appointment.

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Ringling College of Art + Design
Alfred R. Goldstein Library
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

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We welcome recommendations for new library materials from the Ringling College community. Librarians will consider all requests bearing in mind their appropriateness for the collections and the current budget.
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