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Faculty & Staff

Faculty members at the Corcoran School are leading experts in art and design with ties to the most prestigious museums and art institutions in the world. They are dedicated educators who are also practicing artists plugged into Washington, D.C.'s vibrant international art scene. Students benefit not only from our faculty's extraordinary expertise and experience, but also from their connections and access to many of the world's great collections of art treasures.
 

 

Contacts

Administrators and Main Faculty Contacts

(By Program Area)

 


 

Program heads

ART HISTORY: Barbara von Barghahn [email protected]

STUDIO ARTS (FINE ART/FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY/PHOTOJOURNALISM/NMPJ/SOCIAL PRACTICE): Dean Kessmann [email protected]

DESIGN (GRAPHIC DESIGN/INTERACTION DESIGN/EXHIBITION DESIGN): Catherine Anderson [email protected]

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE: Stephanie Travis [email protected]

MUSEUM STUDIES/DADH: Laura Schiavo [email protected]

DANCE/MUSIC/THEATRE: Robert Baker [email protected]

 

Faculty advisors

ART HISTORY: 

- Undergraduate: Mika Natif [email protected]

- Graduate: Phil Jacks [email protected]

FINE ART:

- Undergraduate: Katherine Lee [email protected] 

- Graduate: Maria del Carmen Montoya [email protected]

FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY/DUAL BA IN FINE ART AND ART HISTORY: Katherine Lee [email protected] 

SOCIAL PRACTICE: Maria del Carmen Montoya [email protected]

PHOTOJOURNALISM: 

- Undergraduate: Matt Eich [email protected]

- Graduate (New Media Photojournalism): Susan Sterner [email protected]

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Johan Severtson [email protected]

INTERACTION DESIGN:

- Undergraduate: Kevin Patton [email protected]

- Graduate: Jae Rhim Lee [email protected]

EXHIBITION DESIGN: Andrea Hunter Dietz [email protected]

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE:

- Undergraduate: Nadia Volchansky [email protected]

- Graduate: Catherine Anderson [email protected]

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Carl Gudenius [email protected]

DECORATIVE ARTS AND DESIGN HISTORY: Erin Kuykendall  [email protected]

MUSIC: Eugene Montague [email protected]

THEATRE:

- Undergraduate: Matt Wilson [email protected]

- Graduate (Classical Acting): Leslie Jacobson [email protected]

DANCE: Maida Withers [email protected]

 

 

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Design

Undergraduate Graphic Design

Undergraduate / Graduate

Interaction Design

Graduate Exhibition Design

 

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Museum Studies

Graduate Decorative Arts & Design History
Graduate Museum Studies

 

 

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Music

Undergraduate Music

 

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Studio Arts

Undergraduate Fine Art
Undergraduate Fine Art Photography
Undergraduate Photojournalism
Graduate Fine Art
Graduate New Media Photojournalism
Graduate Social Practice

 

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Theater and Dance

Undergraduate Theatre
Undergraduate Dance
Graduate Production Design
Graduate Classical Acting

Faculty member Jon Goldman in front of a story board

 

 

Featured Faculty: Cristal Chanelle Truscott

Cristal Chanelle Truscott

 

Cristal Chanelle Truscott is a playwright, scholar, educator, dialogue facilitator and founder of Progress Theatre. As a playwright, Cristal blends academic and pop-culture conversations to examine the concerns and struggles of our times. Her artistic work has garnered recognition and grants from the likes of the National Theatre Project Grant (New England Foundation for the Arts), Ford Foundation, Theatre Communications Group, National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts and the National Performance Network’s Creation Fund Grant. She is a recipient of the Doris Duke Impact Artist Award, which honors artists who are influential in the shaping of powerful creative movements in contemporary dance, jazz, theatre and related multidisciplinary work.