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FACULTY

Advertising
Richard Wilde
, chair, BFA Advertising 

Animation
Mary Lee Grisanti, acting chair, BFA Film and BFA Animation
Jimmy​ Calhoun, chair, BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects 
T
errence Masson, chair, MFA Computer Arts  

Architecture 
Carol Rusche Bentelchair, BFA Interior Design 
Molly Heintz, chair, MFA Design Research, Writing and Criticism

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
Catherine Rosamond, 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

Augmented & Virtual Reality
Terrence Massonchair, MFA Computer Arts 

Bio Art
Suzanne Anker
, chair, BFA Fine Arts

Branding
Debbie Millman
, chair, MPS Branding

Cartooning
Thomas Woodruff
, chair, BFA Illustration and BFA Cartooning

Computer Art
Jimmy Calhoun, chair, BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects 
Terrence Masson, chair, MFA Computer Arts 

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

Design
Gail Anderson, creative director, Visual Arts Press 
Carol Rusche Bentelchair, BFA Interior Design 
Allan Chochinov, chair, MFA Products of Design
Liz Danzico, chair, MFA Interaction Design
Milton Glaser, president and creative director, Milton Glaser, Inc.
Molly Heintz, chair, MFA Design Research, Writing and Criticism
Cheryl Heller, chair, MFA Design for Social Innovation
Steven Heller, co-chair, MFA Design
Kevin T. O’Callaghan, chair, 3D Design
Lita Talarico, co-chair, MFA Design
Richard Wilde, chair, BFA Design

Design Thinking
Gail Anderson, creative director, Visual Arts Press 
Molly Heintz, chair, MFA Design Research, Writing and Criticism

Digital Art
Jimmy Calhoun, chair, BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects 
Terrence Massonchair, MFA Computer Arts 
David A. Ross, chair, MFA Art Practice

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

Entrepreneurship
Allan Chochinov, chair, MFA Products of Design 
Lita Talarico, co-chair, MFA Design

Film and Video
Ralph Appelbaum, founder, “Filmmakers Dialogue”
Maro Chermayeff
, chair, MFA Social Documentary Film
Bob Giraldi
, chair, MPS Directing
Mary Lee Grisanti, acting 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
Richard Wilde, chair, BFA Design

Humanities
Maryhelen Hendricks
, acting 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
Carol Rusche Bentelchair, BFA Interior Design 

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

Photography
Joseph Maidachair, BFA Photography and Video 
K
atrin Eismann, chair, MPS Digital Photography
D
avid Levi Strauss, chair, MFA Art Criticism and Writing
C
harles 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
Mark Tribe, chair, MFA Fine Arts

Sequential Art
Nathan Fox
, chair, MFA Visual Narrative

Social Design 
Liz Danzico, chair, MFA Interaction Design 
Milton Glaser, president and creative director, Milton Glaser, Inc.
Cheryl Heller, chair, MFA Design for Social Innovation 
Richard Wilde, chair, BFA Design

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

Teaching Writing
Molly Heintz, chair, MFA Design Research, Writing and Criticism
Maryhelen Hendricks
, acting chair, Humanities and Sciences

Typography
Gail Anderson, creative director, Visual Arts Press 
Steven Heller
, co-chair, MFA Design
Lita Talarico
, co-chair, MFA Design

Video Art
David A. Ross
, chair, MFA Art Practice
Mark Tribe, chair, MFA Fine Arts

Visual Effects
Jimmy Calhoun, chair, BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects (Effective August 1, 2018)
Terrence Massonchair, MFA Computer Arts 

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

Academic Affairs
Dr. Christopher Cyphers, provost 

Admissions
Matthew Farina, director, admissions

Accreditation
Dr. Christopher Cyphers, provost

Alumni
Jane Nuzzo, director of development, alumni affairs

Career Development
Angie Wojak, director, career development

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

Curriculum
Dr. Christopher Cyphers, 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
Gail Anderson, creative director, Visual Arts Press

Pre-college
Jon Nutting, assistant director, admissions

Student Advisement
Dr. Christopher Cyphers, provost

Student Engagement and Leadership
Bill Martino, director of student affairs

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

SVA Destinations
Dora Riomayor, director, arts abroad

SVA Theatre
Adam Natale, director 

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