Part-Time Faculty


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John Albertson

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

Professorial Lecturer, Photography, Studio Arts Program.
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Diana Araoz-Fraser

Diana is a Vice-President/Sr Interior Designer at HKS Inc. She is a passionate designer with 15 years of experience.
Karthika Audinet

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.
Randy Baker

Randy Baker

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

Lori Barnet

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 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.
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Helen Bechtel

Helen Bechtel is an architect and independent curator.
Tonya Beckman

Tonya Beckman

Tonya Beckman is an AEA/SAG-AFTRA actor and dialect coach.
Anthony Blake Clark

Anthony Blake Clark

Anthony Blake Clark enjoys a reputation as one of the freshest young voices in classical music.
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Kara Braciale

Professorial Lecturer, Painting & Drawing, Studio Arts Program.
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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.
Kristin Rose Carleton

Kristin Carleton

Kristin Carleton is a Licensed Architect and Certified Interior Designer with over 12 years of experience in the field of Built Environments.
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Kelly Carr

Professorial Lecturer, Photography, Studio Arts Program.
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Chan Chao

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.
Natalie Cheung

Natalie Cheung

Natalie Cheung is originally from Falls Church, Virginia.
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Jasper Colt

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.
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Joseph Connell

Joseph Connell teaches percussion lessons and directs the GW Percussion Ensemble.
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Douglas Crawford

Douglas Crawford, AIA is an award winning architect whose professional work is focused on projects that are regionally relevant and site specific, while his academic interests relate to the intersection of digital methods within design pedagogy.
Alison Crockett

Alison Crockett

Vocalist and Executive Director of Generations of Vocal Jazz.
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Erica Cusi Wortham

Dr. Erica Cusi Wortham is a cultural anthropologist with an interdisciplinary practice at GWU that spans engineering, social science, art and design.  
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Alex Donahue

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.
William Douthitt

Bill Douthitt

Bill Douthitt is Photography Managing Editor for Science magazine, the flagship publication of the American Association for Advancement of Science.
Danielle A. Drakes

Danielle Drakes

Danielle A. Drakes is equal parts artist and educator. She has been a professional theater practitioner in the DC area for more than 15 years.
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Magdalena Duhagon

Born in Uruguay, guitarist Magdalena Duhagon has performed in the United States, Canada, Europe, Middle East and South America, giving concerts in cities like Paris, Berlin, Warsaw, Alexandria, Cairo, Beyrouth, Amman, Prague and Amsterdam.
Stephen Elfers

Stephen Elfers

Professorial Lecturer, Photojournalism/Digital Media, Studio Arts Program.
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Gillian Elliott

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.
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Heidi Nasstrom Evans

Dr. Nasstrom Evans specializes in American and European visual culture from the industrial revolution to the present day (1750-2017).
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Michael Fetters

Professor Fetters is director of marketing and sales for Quatrefoil Associates, an exhibition and experience design firm in Laurel, MD.
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Elizabeth Field

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

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.
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Mary Findley

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

Oscar Fitzgerald is the author of Four Centuries of American Furniture, the definitive reference on the subject.
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Michelle Frankfurter

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

Dr. Elise A. Friedland

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.
Laurel Gray

Laurel Gray

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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Eileen Guenther

Dr. Eileen Guenther is the Professor of Church Music at Wesley Theological Seminary and a Lecturer in Music at The George Washington University.
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Cecilia Gunzburger

Cecilia Gunzburger is a textile historian with expertise in European, American, and global textiles and historic textile technologies.
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Jeff Hardwick

Jeff Hardwick is a Senior Program Officer in the Division of Public Programs at the National Endowment for Humanities.
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Kate Hardy

Kate Hardy is an artist living and working in Washington DC.
Mira Hecht

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.
Josh Highter

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.
Jennifer Hopkins

Jennifer Hopkins

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

Robert Horton

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

James Huckenpahler

James Huckenpahler is an artist, educator, curator and lifelong Washingtonian. His laptop is his studio, and his practice firmly grounded in the digital realm.
Christiane Joost-Gaugier

Christiane Joost-Gaugier

Professor Joost-Gaugier earned her AB, AM, and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. She was awarded an honorary PBK degree from Harvard University for Lifetime Achievement.
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Karen Kasmauski

After college, Kasmauski volunteered in the rural regions of Appalachia working on health and education issues.
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Jeff Kempskie

Jeff Kempskie is active in the Washington, D.C., area as a church musician, choral conductor, accompanist, music educator, and singer.
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Robert Kuentzel

Robert Kuentzel is an architectural designer working in Washington, DC and works primarily on residential and mixed-use projects throughout the DMV region.
Bill Largess

Bill Largess

Bill Largess has been a theatre artist in the Washington area for over 40 years.
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Elizabeth Lay

Elizabeth Lay is a Textile Historian and the Curator at Montgomery History’s Beall Dawson House and Stonestreet Museum in Rockville.
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Richard Leiby

Richard Leiby is a longtime editor and writer at The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 1991, hired by Ben Bradlee. His previous assignments have included Pakistan bureau chief and correspondent, “Reliable Source” columnist and assignment editor and writer  in Washington. He has reported from various conflict zones, including Gaza, Afghanistan and Iraq. He has written about four presidents, dating to George H.W. Bush. He served as a G.A. and arts editor, including editing the Sunday Style and Sunday Arts sections. And he covered popular culture – including music, comedy and film. He survived covering the Oscars in L.A. -- twice.
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James Levy

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

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

Tessa Lummis

Museum Registrar, The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum.
Joey Manlapaz

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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Katherine Markoski

Katherine Markoski is an art historian with a specialty in modern and contemporary art.

Lynn Matheny

Lynn Matheny

Dr. Matheny currently serves as Deputy Head and Associate Curator of Exhibition Programs at the National Gallery of Art.
Brandon McCoy

Brandon McCoy

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

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.
Natasha Mokina

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

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.
Tom Morris

Tom Morris

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

Toby Mountain

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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Hyung Park

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

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

David Perkel

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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Dianne Pierce

Dianne Pierce is an architectural and design historian with particular focus on Modernism, domestic interiors, and Postwar America.
Erica Rebollar

Erica Rebollar

Erica Rebollar was born in Madrid, began studies at Washington School of Ballet, and completed her BFA in dance at Cornish College of the Arts and MFA in dance at UCLA. As an undergraduate student, she received ACDA’s national award in choreography. With the founding of RebollarDance in 2003, Erica Rebollar created a modern dance collaborative where multi-genre artists can make innovative work.
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Amy Reiff

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

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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Elizabeth Chase Rochette

Elizabeth Rochette focuses on the market for design in western culture.
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Giselle Ruzany

Giselle Ruzany MA DTR LPC has been an artist and dancer for most of her life, performing internationally and collaborating with different artists around the USA.
Millicent Scarlett

Millicent Scarlett

Millicent Scarlett is an adjunct professor of voice and vocal facilitator in the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design's Music Program.
Mike Schmitz

Michael J. Schmitz

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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Josephine Shea

As curator of Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, a historic house museum in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, Josephine Shea managed the rich collection of fine and decorative arts that reflects the Fords' important patronage of the arts.
Hae Won Sohn

Hae Won Sohn

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

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 Art.
Stephani Stang

Stephani Stang

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

Professor Stokes is the writer of numerous original plays, which have premiered on stages around the country.
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Benjamin Tankersley

Benjamin C Tankersley earned his BFA in Photography from the Corcoran School of Art in 1999.
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Michaela Trnkova

Michaela Trnkova, international harpist, is Lecturer in Harp at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design’s Music Program.

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Chloe Varelidi

Chloe Varelidi is a product designer, educator and the founder of the design studio Humans Who Play.
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Matthew Vargas

Matt is a licensed architect with 10+ years of experience. He's passionate about how design tools and conventions influence our built environment and culture. He is in constant pursuit of “design happiness”.
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Uri Wassertzug

Uri Wassertzug is an adjunct professor of Viola and Chamber Music.
Hans Weise

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.
Stephen Wellman

Stephen Wellman

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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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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Zinnia Willits

Zinnia Willits is the Executive Director of the Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) and former Director of Collections and Operations at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina.
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A. Scott Wood

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

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