Faculty; faculty member presenting art to room of students

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]

DESIGN (GRAPHIC DESIGN/INTERACTION DESIGN/EXHIBITION DESIGN): Siobhan Rigg [email protected]

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE: Stephanie Travis [email protected]

MUSEUM STUDIES Laura Schiavo [email protected]

MUSIC Loren Kajikawa [email protected]

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

THEATRE & DANCE: Carl Gudenius [email protected]

 

Faculty advisors

ART HISTORY: 

- Undergraduate: Lisa Lipinski [email protected]

- Graduate: Mika Natif [email protected]

CORCORAN INTERDISCIPLINARY (CORX Courses): Jodi Kanter [email protected]

DANCE: Maida Withers [email protected]

DUAL BA IN FINE ART AND ART HISTORY: Allyson Vieira [email protected]

EXHIBITION DESIGN: Andrea Hunter Dietz [email protected]

FINE ART:

- Graduate: James Sham [email protected]

- Undergraduate: Allyson Vieira [email protected]

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Aasawari Kulkarni [email protected]

INTERACTION DESIGN:

- Undergraduate and Graduate: Kevin Patton [email protected]

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE:

- Undergraduate: Nadia Volchansky [email protected]

- Graduate: Douglas Crawford [email protected]

MUSIC: Eugene Montague [email protected]

MUSEUM STUDIES:

- Suse Anderson [email protected]

- Laura Schiavo [email protected]

- Max van Balgooy [email protected]

PHOTOJOURNALISM/PHOTOGRAPHY: 

- Undergraduate (Photojournalism/Minor in Photography): Matt Eich [email protected]

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

SOCIAL PRACTICE: Graduate: James Sham [email protected]

THEATRE:

- Carl Gudenius [email protected]
- Graduate (Classical Acting): Alec Wild [email protected]

Faculty SEARCH BY PROGRAM AREA

 

computer icon

Design

Undergraduate Graphic Design

Undergraduate / Graduate

Interaction Design

Graduate Exhibition Design

 
 

icon representing drafting tools

Music

Undergraduate Music

 

icon representing drafting tools

Studio Arts

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

 

magnifying glass icon

Theater and Dance

Undergraduate Theatre
Undergraduate Dance
Graduate Classical Acting

Faculty member Jon Goldman in front of a story board

 

Featured Faculty:
Astrid Riecken

Professor Astrid Riecken won a Pulitzer Prize as part of the multimedia team for the Washington Post for their coverage of January 6. Astrid has taught at Corcoran since 2016 and her work has been published by The Washington Post, The New York Times, Newsweek, Time Magazine, The Guardian, and Die Zeit, among many others.

Astrid