Amanda Nicole Gulla, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of English Education in Lehman College’s Department of Middle School & High School Education.
Andre Beauzethier, Ph.D., teaches French at The College of New Rochelle.
Anna Deavere Smith, BA, MFA, is probably most recognizable for her TV roles. Yet, her work in the theater has been a central part of her artistic life. It has been said that she created a new form of theater.
Anne Bedrick is the author of Choice Without Chaos, an interactive iPad book. She teaches choice-art at Rye Country Day School. In addition, Bedrick is a professional artist and has exhibited in galleries throughout the Northeast.
Barbara A. Thomas, an Assistant Professor at Westchester Community College, has over 30 publications in the areas of smart e-classrooms, critical thinking, hand-held computers, and nursing informatics.
Claire Porter, BA, MA, is an actress, choreographer, writer, and performer who has taught Writing & Moving in festivals and universities around world for over 30 years.
Colette Phipps, LMSW, is a research analyst for the Westchester County Department of Senior Program and Services in Mount Vernon, N.Y.
Cynthia Kraman, Ph.D., is Professor of English at The College of New Rochelle. She has published four volumes of poetry, most recently, The Touch, nominated for the 2011 Poets’ Prize and The Poetry Society of America’s William Carlos Williams Award.
Daniel Kelly is an award-winning composer and pianist. He has recorded several CDs in lead position: Duets with Ghosts, Portal, and Emerge. The latter appeared on lists of the Top CDs of 2009.
Rajeeyah Finnie, MBA, Assistant Program Director, School Partnerships, holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Finnie has worked in the arts education field for the past seven years.
David Gonzalez is a poet, musician, and storyteller, with a gift for mimicry, comic timing, and wordplay. Picture a New York Puerto Rican version of Bill Cosby or Garrison Keillor if he’d been raised in a Latino neighborhood.
Elijah Talamas, Ph.D., recently received his doctorate in entomology from the Ohio State University where he studied the evolution and diversity of parasitoid wasps.
Estee Lopez, MS Ed., Ph.D., is nationally and internationally recognized for her work in empowering educators of diverse learners engage in developing higher cognitive, language, and academic performance by reframing beliefs and practices about how linguistically diverse students learn.
Gail Herman, Ph.D.,works to assist gifted, special needs, and under-achieving students (and their teachers) with creative story-telling, movement, and art, through her Organic Storytelling ™ and Kinesthetic Curriculum and Kinetic Arts performances and workshops.
Heidi Upton, Ph.D., a pianist, has been an Assistant Professor at St. John’s University in Jamaica, NY, since Fall 2003.
Holly Fairbank, BA, MA, is Director of the Maxine Greene Center for Aesthetic Education and an arts education consultant for various organizations including The Center for Arts Education, Lehigh University and The College of New Rochelle.
Janna C. Heyman, Ph.D., is Associate Dean at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service and Associate Director at the Ravazzin Center on Aging.
Jean F. Coppola, BS, MS, MS, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in Information Technology at Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Pace University.
Jean Marie Humphries, OSU (SAS ’93; GS ’97) is writing her dissertation for her Ph.D. at Fordham University, New York City, in Language, Literacy, and Learning.
Jean Taylor, MA, is a teaching artist for Lincoln Center Institute, and teaches theatrical clown for The New School for Drama and The Barrow Group Theatre.
Violist Jessica Meyer is a versatile performer who has been featured as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player throughout the world.
John Pelliterri, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Counseling at Queens College, CUNY.
Much of Toth’s work involves telling and retelling of histories. His most recent publication, The Virtual Teaching Artist: An Aesthetic Approach to Designing a Museum Podcast, measures the effectiveness of a museum podcast design on opening an aesthetic experience.
Larry Alper, MS Ed, is Co-Director of Designs for Thinking, leading implementations of Thinking Maps in whole schools while also supporting schools and school systems develop long term plans for implementing these tools.
Marietta Saravia-Shore, Ph.D., is Associate Professor, Lehman College, CUNY. Her doctorate is in Anthropology and Education from Columbia University; her master’s is in Arts and Education from Teachers College.
Mary B. Safrai is an art therapist working with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York Hospice, where she engages patients through creative modalities to work on end-of-life issues.
In 1965, Maxine Greene joined the faculty at Teachers College, Columbia University, establishing herself as the lone female voice among her male philosophy of education colleagues who found her “too literary.”
Michael Cammer, MAT, MFA, is an Optical Microscopy Specialist and Assistant Research Scientist at Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center.
Patricia Quinn graduated from The College of New Rochelle’s art therapy program in 1989.
Patricia St John is Professor of Art Education and Art Therapy and Director of Art Therapy at The College of New Rochelle, where she has worked for 26 years.
Ralph William Boone has been an adjunct lecturer in Lehman College CUNY’s English Department’s Freshman Year Initiative (FYI) program since 2006.
Robert Wolf is Professor of Art Therapy at The College of New Rochelle and Visiting Professor & Supervisor at Pratt Institute Graduate Art Therapy Department.
Patricia A. Chilsen is Assistant Program Director, Training + Evaluation, and instructor at Lincoln Center Institute.
Ruth Zealand, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Education and Chair of the School of Arts & Sciences Education Department at The College of New Rochelle.