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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]

MUSIC/THEATRE & DANCE: 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: Sara Jamshidi [email protected]

INTERACTION DESIGN:

- Undergraduate and Graduate: Kevin Patton [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]

Faculty SEARCH BY PROGRAM AREA

 

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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: Avi Gupta

Avi Gupta

 

Avi Gupta (Corcoran BFA in Photography ’04) works as Director of Photography for U.S. News & World Report and as a part-time professor in Photojournalism and Fine Art Photography at the Corcoran. As an exhibiting artist, his work has been showcased in solo shows at the Orlando Museum of Art, the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art and the Nottingham Castle Museum. His work is held in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian’s Asia Pacific Center in Washington, DC.