Part-Time Faculty

Moimusa Ahmadu

Conditioning Coach

Moimusa Ahmadu is the sole proprietor of Guts Pilates and Sports Medicine. He is also currently the Assistant Athletic Trainer in the SportsMedicine Department at The Landon School for Boys.Read More  


John Albertson

Professor Emeritus of Music in Residence, Music Program

John Albertson, Professor Emeritus of Music at George Washington University, is an applied music instructor in Classical and Jazz Guitar. Read More  


Omya Alston

Professorial Lecturer, Photography, Studio Arts Program

Professorial Lecturer, Photography, Studio Arts Program. Read More  


Erin A. Anderson

Museum Studies Distance Education Instructor

Erin A. Anderson is an art conservator specializing in objects conservation based in New York City. She currently acts as the website coordinator for Art Bio Matters, a community of curators, conservators, and scientists interested in the research of biological materials in cultural heritage. Read More  


Karthika Audinet

Karthika Audinet is a DC based textile designer and educator with 25+ years of international experience and a background in designing luxury furnishings. She holds two MAs in Textile Design from the National Institute of Design, India and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle, France.
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Randy Baker

Adjunct Professor of Theatre, Theatre & Dance Program

Randy Baker is a playwright, director and the co-Artistic Director of Rorschach Theatre. Read More  


Lori Barnet

Lecturer in Music, cello

Lori Barnet has been a faculty member at the George Washington University since 1991 where she teaches cello, coaches chamber music, serves as area coordinator for string studies, and appears regularly in faculty performances.
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Carol Tudor Beach

Carol Tudor Beach is an artist and designer who has worked with architects and interior designers painting murals and doing decorative art, specializing in botanical subjects. Read More  


Tonya Beckman

Part-Time Professor of Theatre- Acting, Theatre & Dance Program

Tonya Beckman is an AEA/SAG-AFTRA actor and dialect coach.
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Kara Braciale

Professorial Lecturer, Painting & Drawing, Studio Arts Program

Kara Braciale is an artist and educator based in northern Virginia. Her work takes a variety of forms including paintings, digital works and textile objects alongside more conversational and social works such as the collaboratively run Proof Gallery, a project space in South Boston active from 2007-2018.
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Nancy Breslin

Nancy Breslin earned an MFA from the University of Delaware. Much of her work explores time and memory, using techniques such as pinhole photography, video, and digital collage.
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Kelly Carr

Professorial Lecturer, Photography, Studio Arts Program

Professorial Lecturer, Photography, Studio Arts Program. Read More  


Chan Chao

Professorial Lecturer, Fine Arts Photography, Studio Arts Program

Chan Chao was born in Kalemyo, Burma. In addition to teaching photography at GW, he has published three photography books, contributed to five different magazine publications, and had his work in five galleries and ten museums nationwide.
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Natalie Cheung

Professorial Lecturer, Fine Arts Photography, Studio Arts Program

Natalie Cheung is originally from Falls Church, Virginia. Cheung is a professional artist, her artwork is represented by Morton Fine Art in Washington, DC and The Art Registry in Denver, CO. Read More  


Jasper Colt

Professorial Lecturer, Photojournalism, Studio Arts Program

Jasper came to photojournalism late in life, but approached it with the passion of someone who had never before considered that you could do what you love for a living. Read More  


Joseph Connell

Lecturer in Music

Joseph Connell teaches percussion lessons and directs the GW Percussion Ensemble. Read More  


Hayley Cutler

Adjunct Professor of Dance, Theatre & Dance Program

Hayley Cutler (she/her) is a choreographer, performer, artist organizer, and dance educator. She is the founder and Artistic Director of darlingdance, a project-based dance company in its eleventh season, and co-founder of artist neighbor collective, an ongoing curatorial performance project.
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Alex Donahue

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, Interior Architecture Program

Alex Donahue is passionate about Architectural, Urban and Product design. He has practiced architecture at several internationally recognized design firms in both New York City and Washington, D.C. His research work centers on equity in architectural and urban spaces through post-occupancy analysis and field research.
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Andrew Donlon

Lecturer in Music

Andrew Donlon is one of the United States’ premier competitive bagpipers, having extensive experience in top level solo competitions and as a key member in top tier bands. Read More  


Bill Douthitt

Professorial Lecturer, Photojournalism, Studio Arts Program

Bill Douthitt is Photography Managing Editor for Science magazine, the flagship publication of the American Association for Advancement of Science. Read More  


Cheyanne Dwyer

Adjunct Lecturer, Interaction Design Program

Cheyanne is the Chief Strategy Officer at Building Momentum. She has spent years traveling the world teaching warfighters technology to allow them to solve problems faster and cheaper. Read More  


Stephen Elfers

Professorial Lecturer, Photojournalism/Digital Media, Studio Arts Program

Steve Elfers has been a visual journalist for 30 years and has covered military conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Somalia. Read More  


Gillian Elliott

Adjunct Professor of Art History, Art History Program

Dr. Gillian B. Elliott is a historian of Medieval art focusing on the political context of Romanesque sculpture in the Holy Roman Empire, specifically in northern Italy and in Alsace, France. Read More  


Joey Enriquez

Professorial Lecturer, Sculpture, Fine Arts

Professorial Lecturer, Sculpture, Fine Arts

Elizabeth Field

Lecturer in Music

Elizabeth Field teaches violin and chamber music in the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design Music Program.
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Christina Filipescu

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, Interior Architecture Program

Christina’s extensive international education and varied experience in architecture, urban and landscape design, interior design and fine arts leads to a distinctive focus on enriching designs with qualities influenced by the interwoven disciplines. Read More  


Mary Findley

Adjunct Professor of Music, Music Program

Mary Findley has been featured as a violin soloist with many orchestras, including the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under Thomas Schippers.
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Michelle Frankfurter

Professorial Lecturer, Photojournalism, Studio Arts Program

Born in Jerusalem, Israel, Michelle Frankfurter is a documentary photographer from Takoma Park, MD.
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Dr. Elise A. Friedland

Associate Professor of Classics and Art History, Art History Program

Elise A. Friedland holds a BA in Classics from Williams College and an MA and PhD in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan.

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Karen Gioconda

Adjunct Professor, Interior Architecture Program

Karen Gioconda is a Certified Interior Designer and LEED AP ID+C with over a decade of experience as an interior designer, project manager, strategic planner, and researcher.
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Denise Grant

Adjunct Lecturer, Interaction Design Program

Denise Grant is a designer that specializes in using the Human-Centered Design Process to produce valuable prototypes that focus on social change. Read More  


Laurel Gray

Adjunct Professor of Global Dance History, Theatre & Dance Program

Internationally recognized dance scholar, choreographer, performer, and costume designer, Laurel Victoria Gray specializes in women’s dances from Silk Road cultures and the Islamic World.

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Kate Hardy

Professorial Lecturer, Ceramics, Studio Arts Program

Kate Hardy is an artist living and working in Washington DC. In addition to teaching and working as a Museum Specialist, she owns and operates Hollow Work Ceramics, a pottery business specializing in unique handmade table and drink ware.

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Krissy Harris

Adjunct Professor of Dance, Theatre & Dance Program

Krissy Harris is a DMV-based, LGBTQIA+ dance artist and educator. Their research is anchored in sensation-based movement, navigation of identity, and Queer wonder.
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Mira Hecht

Mira Hecht is a DC-based artist. She holds a BA from American University in Washington, DC and an MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute.
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Maren Henson

Professorial Lecturer, Painting & Drawing, Fine Arts

Professorial Lecturer, Painting & Drawing, Fine Arts.
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Joshua Highter

Josh Highter is an artist whose work focuses on the intersection between observation and memory, utilizing the processes of drawing, painting, and printmaking. Read More  


Jennifer Hopkins

Visiting Professor of Theatre, Theatre & Dance Program

Jennifer J. Hopkins is a performing artist who spends her free time teaching fitness.
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Robert Horton

Retired Assistant Director for Collections and Archives, National Museum of American History, Museum Studies Program

Bob Horton studied history at Brown, Ohio State and Yale, then started his archival career at the State Archives of Indiana.
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Yesenia Iglesias

Adjunct Professor of Theatre, Theatre & Dance Program

Yesenia Iglesias is a DC-based actor, educator, and writer originally from Bayamón, Puerto Rico.
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Karen Kasmauski

Professional Lecturer, Photojournalism, Studio Arts Program

Karen Kasmauski has had a long freelance career working as a contract photographer for National Geographic Magazine for over twenty years.
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Rebecca Kennedy

Professorial Lecturer in Museum Studies

With over 15 years of experience, Rebecca has worked with a variety of collections in storage and on exhibition. Read More  


Sohee Kim

Adjunct Professor, Graphic Design Program

Ms. Sohee Kim has contributed to brand value creation and management through environmental analysis for business growth, sophisticated brand strategy development and significant branding.
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Bill Largess

Adjunct Professor of Theatre, Theatre & Dance Program

Bill Largess has been a theatre artist in the Washington area for over 40 years. He is a founding member of The Washington Stage Guild, a professional theatre in downtown DC and has been artistic director since 2008. Read More  


Jung-Sil Lee

Adjunct Professor of Art History

Jung-Sil Lee has been a historian of modern and contemporary art in global perspectives and an independent curator. Her research interests cover public memorials, ritual theory, feminism, and grassroots activism through art.

Richard Leiby

Professorial Lecturer, Fine Arts

Richard Leiby is a longtime editor and writer at The Washington Post. He has reported from various conflict zones, including Gaza, Afghanistan and Iraq.
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James Levy

Adjunct Professor Emeritus, Music Program

Adjunct Professor Emeritus James Levy is a jazz pianist, composer and educator.
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Kip Lornell

Adjunct Professor of Music, History & Culture

Kip Lornell has been teaching courses in American music and ethnomusicology at GW since 1992. Read More  


Lauren Maffeo

Adjunct Lecturer, Interaction Design Program

Lauren is an award-winning analyst and designer whose practice includes writing and executing research plans, leading user interviews, hosting usability testing, and creating assets like personas, process and journey maps, service blueprints, and content strategy/migration. Read More  


Joey P. Mánlapaz

Washington, D.C.-based artist Joey P. Mánlapaz earned her MFA in painting from GW where her ongoing fascination for and concentration on the city of Washington as subject matter was influenced by her mentor Frank Wright, a renowned painter depicting 18th-19th century architecture of downtown D.C.
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Fred Marcellus

Lecturer in Music, Trumpet, Music Program

Fred Marcellus is an active teacher, clinician, adjudicator, soloist, freelance trumpet player and D.C. native. He holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Wichita State University.
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Katherine Markoski

Adjunct Professor in Art History

Katherine Markoski is an art historian with a specialty in modern and contemporary art. As the 2009-10 recipient of the Dedalus Foundation Dissertation Fellowship and a 2014-15 Smithsonian American Art Museum Postdoctoral Fellowship, Markoski examined the significance of notions of community to artistic practice at Black Mountain College.
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Lynn Matheny

Adjunct Professor of Art History, Art History Program

Dr. Matheny currently serves as Deputy Head of Interpretation at the National Gallery of Art, leading a team of educators to shape interpretation of both the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.
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Antonio McAfee

Professorial Lecturer, Photography, Studio Arts Program

Professorial Lecturer, Photography, Studio Arts Program. Read More  


Brandon McCoy

Adjunct Professor of Theatre, Theatre & Dance Program

Brandon McCoy is a professional actor, director, playwright, and educator currently residing in Laurel, Maryland. Read More  


Hadrian Mendoza

Hadrian Mendoza is a stoneware potter whose work is part of permanent collections in museums in Cambodia, China, Korea, Japan, and the Philippines. Read More  


Patrick Merrill

Lecturer in Music

Patrick Merrill is a pianist, organist, and harpsichordist with degrees from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.
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Natasha Mokina

Natasha Mokina is a graduate of the St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts – the oldest and most respected art school in Russia, and perhaps the last school still continuing traditions of European art education.
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Jim Mole

Professorial Lecturer, New Media Photojournalism, Studio Arts Program

Jim Mole, a painter and sculptor by training, is a versatile, deeply knowledgeable Internet strategist and usability advocate with more than twenty-five years of experience in advertising, marketing, web design and development. Read More  


Tom Morris

Tom Morris is a painter and designer inspired by the hidden patterns of nature.
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Toby Mountain

Professorial Lecturer in Music, History & Culture

Toby is an educator and an audio mastering engineer with credits ranging from David Bowie to Alison Krauss.
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Cory Oberndorfer

Professorial Lecturer, Painting & Drawing, Studio Arts Program

Cory Oberndorfer has been exhibited nationally, including Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CA, Redux Contemporary Art Center and 4th Wall in Charleston, SC, Kayo Gallery in Salt Lake City, UT, and Flashpoint Gallery, G Fine Art, and the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, D.C.
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Molly Orlando

Lecturer in Music

Pianist Molly Orlando is recognized as a soloist, collaborator, and teacher throughout the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area.
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Jon Ozment

Lecturer in Music

Jon Ozment is a jazz piano instructor. He has over 30 years of experience in performance, teaching, improvisation, theory, and jazz history. Read More  


David Page

Professional Lecturer, Fine Arts, Studio Arts Program

David Page is an artist and educator who has exhibited in over 60 shows, including solo shows, biennials, and trade show expositions.
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Lisa Palmer

Adjunct Professor of Collections Management, Museum Studies Program

While a graduate student at the George Washington University Museum Studies Program, Professor Palmer was a student of Marie Malaro. She now applies the same rigor to the collections management class that she co-teaches with Deb Hull-Walski. Read More  


Hyung Park

Adjunct Professor, Graphic Design Program

Mr. Park has been a designer and an educator. His professional practice specializes in strategic branding and visual communication.

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Malinee Peris

Professor Emeritus of Piano, Music Program

Sri Lankan–born Malinee Jayasinghe-Peris teaches piano at the George Washington University as Professor Emeritus of Music.

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David Perkel

Professorial Lecturer in Music, trombone

An active educator, Dr. Perkel is professor of trombone and euphonium at Towson University and professor of trombone at George Washington University.
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Amy Reiff

Lecturer in Music

Amy Reiff is a lecturer of voice in the Music Program of the George Washington University's Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.
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Astrid Riecken

Professional Lecturer, Photojournalism, Studio Arts Program

Astrid Riecken is an award-wining documentary and fine-art photographer, based in Washington, D.C., and New York City. Riecken started her photographic career in her native Hamburg, Germany.
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Giselle Ruzany

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer of Dance, Theatre & Dance Program

Giselle Ruzany MA LPC Ph.D. is a psychotherapist with a Master's in dance/movement therapy and has been a guest artist in 2016 and 2019 as well as an adjunct professor since 2011 at the Corcoran Theater & Dance Program. Read More  


Millicent Scarlett

Adjunct Professor of Voice, Music Program

Millicent Scarlett is an adjunct professor of voice and vocal facilitator in the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design's Music Program. She has been the winner of numerous awards, and scholarships, most notably the Luciano Pavarotti International Competition as a winner and a National Semi-finalist at The Met.
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Michael J. Schmitz

Lecturer in Music, bands

A native of Dyersville, Iowa, Professor Schmitz began his musical studies on trumpet under instruction from his father at age ten and switched to trombone two years later.
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Marc Schneiderman

Adjunct Professor, Interior Architecture Program

Marc Schneiderman holds a BFA in Drawing and an MFA in Interior Design. He is a Principal/LEED AP at Smithgroup with over thirty-five years of award-winning, workplace design experience.
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Hae Won Sohn

Professorial Lecturer, Ceramics, Studio Arts Program

Hae Won Sohn is a ceramic artist from Seoul, South Korea. Sohn is currently a 2018/19 long-term resident artist at Baltimore Clayworks (MD).
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Kathy Southern

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer of Museum Fundraising, Museum Studies Program

For more than 35 years, Kathy Dwyer Southern has provided leadership in major museums, cultural and philanthropic organizations, associations and government in the Washington, Virginia and Maryland region.

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Molly Springfield

Professorial Lecturer, Fine Arts

Molly Springfield makes graphite drawings that use photocopies of printed texts as their source material. She has had fourteen national and international solo exhibitions, including shows in New York, Washington, DC, San Francisco, Chicago, and Cologne, Germany. Read More  


Stephani Stang

Lecturer in Music, flute

Stephani Stang has been a member of the George Washington University Music faculty since 1997. She previously held the position of Lecturer in Flute at both Howard University and Catholic University.

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Allyson Currin Stokes

Regular Part-Time Professor of Theatre, Theatre & Dance Program

Professor Stokes is the writer of numerous original plays, which have premiered on stages around the country such as, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Signature Theatre, Mosaic Theater of DC, WSC Avant Bard and many others.

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Benjamin Tankersley

Professorial Lecturer, Photography & Photojournalism, Studio Arts Program

Benjamin C Tankersley is a fine art and commercial/editorial photographer who is a regular contributor to The Washington Post as well as additional local and national publications.

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Andrew Toy

Lecturer in Music

Andrew Toy uses percussion as a starting point for composition and sonic exploration. In the studio and on stage, Andrew twists, distorts, and re-arranges the sound of the drums to create soundscapes that are both intense and atmospheric. Read More  


Michaela Trnkova

Lecturer in Music

Michaela Trnkova, international harpist, is Lecturer in Harp at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design’s Music Program. She is an honor graduate of the Prague Conservatory and holds a Bachelors in Music, and Masters in Music from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University.
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Sandra Tropper

Adjunct Professor of Art History

Sandra Tropper has been a fine art appraiser and consultant in the Washington D.C. area for more than 25 years. She holds the designation of Fellow in the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and has a specialty in Fine Arts.

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Alx Velozo

Professorial Lecturer, Sculpture and Performance, Fine Arts

Alx Velozo is a trans and disabled sculptress, educator, and performance artist. They hold an M.F.A. in Sculpture and Extended media from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a B.F.A. from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Velozo has exhibited, taught, and facilitated in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Richmond, Miami, and Chilchota, MX.
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Jamille Wallick

Professorial Lecturer, Sculpture, Fine Arts Studio Arts Program

Jamille Wallick is a mixed-media artist from North Carolina with a background in photography/videography, sculpture, and dance.

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Jessica Warren

Lecturer in Music

Dr. Jessica Warren teaches oboe as Lecturer in Music at George Washington University. She is an in-demand orchestral performer, chamber musician, and teacher throughout the United States.
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Uri Wassertzug

Lecturer in Music

Violist Uri Wassertzug has performed around the world in locations including Alaska, the UK, Italy, Japan, and New Zealand. He is a member of the National Chamber Ensemble and appears frequently on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Concerts series.

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Hans Weise

Emmy nominated documentary filmmaker and former director of video production at National Geographic, Hans Weise focuses his passion to tell complex stories in visually engaging ways.
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Stephen Wellman

Adjunct Professor of Voice, Music Program

Bachelor of Music, MDiv, PhD (ABD). US Navy veteran, served 24 years as a vocalist with the Navy Band Sea Chanters.

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William Wheeler

Professorial Lecturer, Fine Arts, Studio Arts Program

Professorial Lecturer, Fine Art, Studio Arts Program.
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Cristian Wicha

An award-winning industrial designer, woodworker, photographer, and sculptor from the D.C. area, Cristian Wicha has been designing furniture for production for the past 18 years.

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Sarah W. Wingo

Adjunct Professor, Interior Architecture Program

Sarah W. Wingo is a licensed architect and trained interior designer with a dual degree in architecture and interior architecture from Auburn University.

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A. Scott Wood

Director of Orchestral Activities, Music Program

A. Scott Wood is director of orchestral activities at the George Washington University’s Corcoran School of Arts and Design.

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Robert Woofter

Adjunct Professor of Dance, Theatre & Dance Program

Robert Woofter is a control freak, sporadic drag queen, and founder of haus of bambi, a dance and film company in DC.

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Jaysen Wright

Adjunct Professor of Theatre, Theatre & Dance Program

Jaysen Wright is an actor, director, and teaching artist based in his hometown of Washington, DC. He is the Director of Breaking Ground, an organization for LGBTQI+ people of color in the DMV that provides community and support while also creating an original, devised work that explores themes of sexuality, racism, transphobia, physical abuse, mental health, substance abuse, and living with HIV/AIDS through music, dance, spoken word, and theater.
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Irina Wunder

Adjunct Professor of Dance, Theatre & Dance Program

Ms. Wunder is on the faculty of the Department of Performing Arts at American University in Washington, DC and Ballet NoVa Center for Dance in Arlington, VA. She taught at the Dance Institute of Washington and the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, DC.
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Travis Xavier

Adjunct Professor of Theatre, Theatre & Dance Program

Travis Xavier, is an actor and hip hop artist. Born in Baltimore, MD and raised in Tampa, FL.

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Joe Yablonsky

Joe Yablonsky's work specializes in gelatin silver photographs of public sculpture.
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