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FACULTY

Advertising
Kevin T. O’Callahan
, chair, 3D Design
Richard Wilde
, chair, BFA Advertising

Animation
Reeves Lehmann
, chair, BFA Film Animation
John McIntosh
, chair, BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects

Art Administration
David A. Ross
, chair, MFA Art Practice

Art Criticism
Tom Huhn
, chair, Art History, Honors Program, BFA Visual Arts and Critical Studies
David Levi Strauss
, chair, MFA Art Criticism and Writing

Art Education
Rose Viggiano
, chair, MAT Art Education

Art History
Tom Huhn
, chair, Art History, Honors Program, BFA Visual and Critical Studies

The Art Market
David A. Ross
, chair, MFA Art Practice

Art Theory
Suzanne Anker
, chair, BFA Fine Arts
Tom Huhn
, chair, Art History, Honors Program, BFA Visual Arts and Critical Studies
Robert Hullot-Kentor
, chair, MA Critical Theory and the Arts

Art Therapy
Deborah Farber
, chair, MPS Art Therapy

Bio Art
Suzanne Anker
, chair, BFA Fine Arts

Branding
Debbie Millman
, chair, MPS Branding

Cartooning
Thomas Woodruff
, chair, BFA Illustration and Cartooning

Corporate Responsibility
Cheryl Heller
, chair, MFA Design for Social Innovation

Curating
Suzanne Anker
, chair, BFA Fine Arts
Steven Henry Madoff
, chair, MA Curatorial Practice
David A. Ross
, chair, MFA Art Practice
Alice Twemlow
, chair, MFA Design Criticism

Design
Allan Chochinov
, chair, MFA Products of Design
Liz Danzico
, chair, MFA Interaction Design
Milton Glaser
, president and creative director, Milton Glaser, Inc.
Cheryl Heller
, chair, MFA Design for Social Innovation
Steven Heller
, co-chair, MFA Design
Kevin T. O’Callahan
, chair, 3D Design
Jane Smith
, chair, BFA Interior Design
Lita Talarico
, co-chair, MFA Design
Alice Twemlow
, chair, MFA Design Criticism
Michael J. Walsh
, director of design and digital media, Visual Arts Press
Richard Wilde
, chair, BFA Design

Digital Art
John McIntosh
, chair, BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects
David A. Ross
, chair, MFA Art Practice
Bruce Wands
, chair, MFA Computer Art

Digital Media
Liz Danzico
, chair, MFA Interaction Design
Katrin Eismann
, chair, MPS Digital Photography
Nathan Fox
, chair, MFA Visual Narrative
Bob Giraldi
, chair, MFA Live Action Short Film
David A. Ross
, chair, MFA Art Practice
Richard Wilde
, chair, BFA Advertising and BFA Design

Drawing
Thomas Woodruff
, chair, BFA Illustration and BFA Cartooning

Film and Video
Ralph Appelbaum, founder, “Filmmakers Dialogue”
Maro Chermayeff
, chair, MFA Social Documentary Film
Bob Giraldi
, chair, MPS Live Action Short Film
Reeves Lehmann
, chair, BFA Film and Video

Fine Arts
Suzanne Anker
, chair, BFA Fine Arts
David A. Ross
, chair, MFA Art Practice
Mark Tribe
, chair, MFA Fine Arts

Graphic Design
Steven Heller
, co-chair, MFA Design
Lita Talarico
, co-chair, MFA Design
Alice Twemlow
, chair, MFA Design Criticism
Richard Wilde
, chair, BFA Design

Humanities
Maryhelen Hendricks
, co-chair, Humanities and Sciences
Robert Milgrom
, co-chair, Humanities and Sciences

Illustration
Marshall Arisman
, chair, MFA Illustration as Visual Essay
Nathan Fox
, chair, MFA Visual Narrative
Thomas Woodruff
, chair, BFA Illustration and Cartooning

Interior Design
Jane Smith
, chair, BFA Interior Design

Painting
Suzanne Anker
, chair, BFA Fine Arts
David A. Ross
, chair, MFA Art Practice
David Shirey
, chair, MFA Fine Arts
Thomas Woodruff
, chair, BFA Illustration

Photography
Stephen Frailey
, co-chair, BFA Photography; co-chair, MPS Fashion Photography
Katrin Eismann
, chair, MPS Digital Photography
David Levi Strauss
, chair, MFA Art Criticism and Writing
Charles Traub
, chair, MFA Photography, Video and Related Media

Printmaking
Gunars Prande
, faculty, BFA Fine Arts

Sculpture
Suzanne Anker
, chair, BFA Fine Arts
David A. Ross
, chair, MFA Art Practice
David Shirey
, chair, MFA Fine Arts

Sequential Art
Nathan Fox
, chair, MFA Visual Narrative

Sustainability
Allan Chochinov
, chair, MFA Products of Design
Cheryl Heller
, chair, MFA Design for Social Innovation
Jane Smith
, chair, BFA Interior Design

Teaching Writing
Maryhelen Hendricks
, co-chair, Humanities and Sciences

Typography
Steven Heller
, co-chair, MFA Design
Lita Talarico
, co-chair, MFA Design
Alice Twemlow
, chair, MFA Design Criticism

Video Art
David A. Ross
, chair, MFA Art Practice

 

ADMINISTRATION

Milton Glaser, acting chairman, Board of Directors
David Rhodes, president
Anthony P. Rhodes, executive vice president

Academic Affairs
Jeff Nesin, provost 

Admissions
Adam Rogers, director, office of admissions

Accreditation
Jeff Nesin, provost

Alumni
Carrie Lincourt
, director of development, alumni affairs

Career Development
Angie Wojak, director, director, career development

Continuing Education
Joe Cipri, executive director, executive director, continuing education

Curriculum
Jeff Nesin, provost

ESL
Helene Rubinstein
, coordinator, ESL

Financial Aid
William Berrios, director, financial aid

Information Technology
Cosmin Tomescu, chief information officer

International Students
Kaori Uchisaka, director, international students office

Learning Technology
Jennifer Phillips, director, office of learning technology

Publications
Michael J. Walsh
, director of design and digital media

Pre-college
Jaime Garcia, associate director, office of admissions

Student Advisement
Jeff Nesin, provost

Student Exchange
Javier Vega, executive director, office of admissions and student affairs

Student Life
Bill Martino, director of student affairs

Study Abroad
Dora Riomayor, director, arts abroad

SVA Theatre
Adam Natale, director 

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