Faculty

Academic Affairs

Vice President for AA
Tiffany Holmes, PHD
University of Plymouth, UK

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

Center Director for INDEX
David Foote, MFA
Savannah College of Art and Design

Business of Art and Design

Department Head
Kathleen Sobr, MA
Birmingham City University

Eric Boelts, MBA
University of Arizona

Kendall Brugger, MPS
Pratt Institute

Marilyn Garman, DBA, CSM, CSPO, CSD
Saint Leo University
Carnegie Mellon University

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

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

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Computer Animation

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

Joseph Pepe, BID
Pratt Institute

Vladimir Stanishevskii, 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

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Creative Writing

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

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Entertainment Design

Department Head
Jaime DeRuyter, BFA

Ringling College of Art and Design

Seongwoo Nam, MArch
University of Oklahoma

Greg Randle, MBA
Rollins College

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Film

Interim Department Head
Patrick Alexander, MFA
Florida State University

Bradley Battersby, MA
Savannah College of Art & Design

Sheryl Haler, MFA
University of Houston

Damon Maulucci, MFA
Columbia University

Mark Parry, MFA
University of Southern California

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Fine Arts

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

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

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First Year Studio Program

Program 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

Robert Jinkins, MFA
Iowa State University

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

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

Alexander Snyder, MFA
Savannah College of Art and Design

Steven Strenk, MFA
University of South Florida

Rob Tarbell, MFA
University of Tennessee

Game Art

Interim Department Head
Jeffrey Schwartz, MFA
American University

Wala Alhadad, MFA
Academy of Art University

Scott Carroll, BFA
Ringling College of Art and Design

David Dannelly, MFA
University of Central Florida

Eric Gingrich, BFA
Savannah College of Art & Design

Joseph Jobst, BFA
Columbus College of Art and Design

Coordinator
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

Morgan Woolverton, MFA
University of North Carolina

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Graphic Design

Department Head
Jeffrey Bleitz, MFA

University of Arizona

Kim Elam, MFA
Cranbrook Academy of Art

Allen Harrison, MFA
Maryland Institute College of Art

Jennifer Holmen, BFA
College for Creative Studies

Polly Johnson, MFA
Virginia Commonwealth University

Lisa Williard, MFA
Texas State University

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Illustration

Interim Department Head
Christina Hess, BFA
The University of the Arts

Dominic Avant, MS
University of Tampa

Gary Barker, BFA
Ringling College of Art and Design

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

Amanda Ho, MFA
Columbus College of Art and Design

Coordinator
Dustin Juengel, MA

Chelsea College of Art and Design

Stewart Leith, MFA
Academy of Art University

Michael Marsicano, MFA
School of Visual Arts

James Martin, BFA
Art Center College of Design

Braden Maxwell, MFA
Savannah College of Art and 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

Dominick Saponaro, BFA
The University of the Arts

Ken Spirduso, BFA
The University of Kansas

Joseph Thiel, MFA
State University of New York at Buffalo

Gregg Thorkelson, MFA
Academy of Art University

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Liberal Arts

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

Kevin Cooley, PHD, MA
University of Florida
Bonaventure University

Phillippe Diederich, MFA
University of South Florida

Susan Doll, PHD, MA
Northwestern University
Northwestern University

Matt Giles, MA
New York University

Tyler Gillespie, MA
University of South Florida

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

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

Tim Rumage, MA
Boston University

Madison Schmalzer, PHD, MS
North Carolina State University
Ball State University

Glenn Schudel, MFA
Mary Baldwin University

Matthew Seguin, MS
University of Central Florida

Skylar Smith, MA
Bard College

Hector Sotomayor, MA
University of South Florida

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

Motion Design

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

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

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Photography and Imaging

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

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Virtual Reality Development

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

Ana Pereira, BFA
The Art Institute of Houston

Michael Trezza, BFA
Sanford-Brown College

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Visual Studies

Program Coordinator
Claudia Cumbie-Jones, MFA, MA

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

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