Part-Time Faculty


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Michael Abrams

Michael C. Abrams is a licensed architect and has taught sketching, drafting and design at several colleges and universities across the United States.
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Margaret Adams

Margaret Adams is an artist and independent curator whose work crosses between analog photography and new media.
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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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Nik Apostolides

Nik Apostolides is an arts leader, educator, and independent curator. 
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Mary Anne Arntzen

Mary Anne Arntzen is a painter who explores interactions between non-representational forms.
Randy Baker

Randy Baker

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

Professor Brennan was exhibition designer and Chair of the Exhibits Design and Technology Department at the National Air and Space Museum for over 30 years, where she was lead designer for Star Trek and the Sixties, How Things Fly, The Wright Brothers & the Invention of the Aerial Age, America by Air, and Pioneers of Flight.
Nancy Breslin

Nancy Breslin

Nancy Breslin is a fine art photographer who lives and works in Washington, DC and is married to philosopher Peter Caws.
Nigel Briggs

Nigel Briggs

Nigel Briggs received his degree in Industrial Design from Leicester Polytechnic (Leicester, UK) at a time when "design software" might have meant a comfortable stool at the drafting table.
Kevin Brookes

Kevin Brookes

Currently Kevin is working as a Visual Information Specialist for the National Park Service, where he ensures that media projects are designed, produced and installed as contracted by the National Park service.
Meaghan Busch

Meaghan Busch

Meaghan Busch is a Corcoran College of Arts & Design alumni whose art mainly focuses in printmaking and sculpture.
Kristin 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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John Carmody

An experienced university professor, Carmody teaches interactive graphic design, communication, book arts, audio and video post-production & animation courses in diverse departments and academic disciplines.
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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.
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Natalie Cheung

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.
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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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Naomi Crellin

For a number of years Naomi led a "double life" - as her career began working at a strategy consulting company, she also began practicing as an artist and drafting, designing and making furniture.
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Daniel Davis

Trained as a musician and composer, Mr. Davis has composed music for many of his projects and is currently working as part of a team developing the digital strategy for the NMAI.
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Brian Davis

Brian Davis lives and works in Northern Virginia. Born in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, Mr. Davis was raised in Guam and South Carolina.
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Chris Dolan

Chris Dolan lives, draws, and paints in Fredericksburg, VA and teaches in Washington, DC.
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Bill Douthitt

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

Cynthia K. Fischer is a specialist in the reform design of the Anglo-American house during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a minor concentration in the decorative arts of Japan.
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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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John Fleckner

As chief archivist at the National Museum of American History, 1982-2004, he established the Archives Center and managed a staff of up to sixteen professionals.
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Todd Forsgren

Todd Forsgren uses photography to examine themes of ecology, environmentalism, and perceptions of landscape while striving to strike a balance between art history and natural history.
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Suzanne Fox

Suzi Fox is a sculptor based in Northern Virginia. She has exhibited in several national and regional exhibitions.
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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.
Andrea Gallelli Huezo

Andrea Gallelli Huezo

Andrea Gallelli Huezo specializes on spectacle, processions, and theater in sixteenth and seventeenth centuries Spanish, Latin American, and Islamic Art.
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Lena Ghannam

Professor Ghannam's focus is in the areas of graphic design, interior design, interaction design, and visuals.
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Ashley Givens

Ashley Givens is a curator and academic with expertise in nineteenth and twentieth century art.
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Jonathan Goldman

Through his curatorship and exhibitions, Jon explores the intersection between creativity and development and uses exhibitions to highlight how creativity and culture improves lives and can solve real-world challenges.
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Neva Grant

For most of her professional life, Professor Grant has worked at NPR as a producer, editor and reporter.
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.
Katherine Grube

Katherine Grube

Katherine Grube received her PhD from New York University. She was a 2014 Fulbright Scholar at Peking University and the recipient of the 2013 Asia Art Archive-Robert HN Ho Family Foundation China Research Grant.
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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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Avi Gupta

Avi Gupta works as Director of Photography for U.S. News & World Report where he has over 15 years of experience.
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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.
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Catharine Hawks

Catharine Hawks is an objects conservator specializing in the care of natural science collections and is Museum Conservator for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
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.
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.
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Ryan Hill

Ryan Hill is an artist and performer born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Hill's early projects were site-specific installations and performances in nonprofit, academic, and museum venues.
Steph Hooton

Steph Hooton

Steph Hooton has over 30 years of experience in the field of visual communications and is a subject matter expert in design and photography.
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Ashley Hornish

Ashley Hornish is an exhibition designer at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.
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.
Deborah Hull-Walski

Deborah Hull-Walski

Deborah Hull-Walski is the Collections Officer with the National Museum of Natural History's Collections Program.
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Ramona Hutko

Ramona Hutko has over 20 years of experience creating regional, national, and international award-winning designs and owns her own design company in addition to teaching courses in graphic design.
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William "Jake" Jacobs

A native of Minnesota, Jake first earned an undergraduate degree in art history/studio arts from the University of Minnesota and pursued independent study in graphic design at the Statens Haandverks og Kunstindustri Skolen in Oslo, Norway before attending RISD.
Betsy Johnson

Betsy Johnson

Betsy Johnson is a specialist in contemporary art and theory with expertise in curatorial practice, community engagement, education, and public programming.
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Mariah Johnson

Mariah Anne Johnson is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, where she spent her childhood attending art classes at the Arkansas Arts Center.
Christiane Joost-Gaugier

Christiane Joost-Gaugier

Professor Joost-Gaugier earned her AB, AM, and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University.
Jessica Kallista

Jessica Kallista

Jessica Kallista is an artist and curator in Northern Virginia. She received her MFA in Creative Writing with a concentration in poetry from George Mason University in 2002.
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Effie Kapsalis

Effie Kapsalis has more than 15 years experience managing, designing, and developing content for digital environments in museum, corporate, and educational settings.
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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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Mary Jane King

Professor King's areas of expertise include sustainable design, commercial and residential architecture, and urban design.
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Donna Kirk

Professor Kirk is a licensed architect and has worked in the Design Office at the NGA for over 30 years.
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Thomas Kline

Mr. Kline began his work in the recovery of stolen art and cultural property in 1989 with the representation of the Autocephalous Greek-Orthodox Church of Cyprus and the Republic of Cyprus in litigation against an art dealer in Indianapolis that led to the recovery of Byzantine mosaics that had been stolen from a Church in the Turkish-occupied area of Cyprus.
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Rebecca Landwehr

Becca is a practicing commercial interior designer, constantly fusing her experiences in academia with her experience in the field.
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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Mark Leithauser

Mark Leithauser has exhibited his artwork throughout the United States, and is currently represented by Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York. He lives in Washington, D.C., where he is a senior curator and the chief of design at the National Gallery of Art.
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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.  
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Julia Louie

Julia Louie is an exhibition designer at the National Museum of Natural History, as well as a professor of Exhibition Design.
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.
Matthew Mann

Matthew Mann

Matthew Mann is a painter based in Washington DC. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Mann received his MFA from American University in 2002.
Brandon McCoy

Brandon McCoy

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

Ryan McDonnell has been a working artist and teacher in the D.C. area for over ten years.
Emily Bishop McKenna

Emily Bishop McKenna

Emily Bishop McKenna graduated from the University of Georgia with a BFA in Interior Design and is a licensed interior designer in Washington, D.C. with over 18 years of experience, specializing in residential and commercial spaces.
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Robert McVearry

Robert McVearry has been an educator for 30 years. His professional background is in strategic marketing, brand messaging, and visual communication.
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.
Jae Moon

Jae Moon

Professor Jae Moon has over twenty years of experience in developing user-centered design strategies and solutions for all levels of digital and print experiences using consumer insights gathered from research, psychology and taking a human-centered approach.
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Joshua Moores

Professor Moores specializes in commercial & hospitality interiors, CAD software, and construction documents.
Tom Morris

Tom Morris

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

Toby Mulford is an expert in physical theatre, mask work, and Commedia dell'Arte.
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Channah Norman

Channah is General Counsel at the Center of Military History, Department of the Army with a background in art and cultural property law.
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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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Michael Pacheco

Michael Pacheco is adjunct faculty at GW Corcoran College of the Arts and Design in the Graphic Design Program teaching CDM2320 and CDM3320 Digital Illustration 1 & 2.
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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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Sasha Palmquist

Sasha Palmquist is a learning sciences researcher and professional evaluator of informal learning experiences.
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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.
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Dianne Pierce

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

Born in Treviso, Italy, Davide was introduced to the art of metalsmithing by his father, Alessandro, and by the sculptor Toni Benetton.
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Austin Raimond

Austin Raimond is an Architectural Designer living and working in Washington DC.
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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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Steven Reynolds

Professor Reynolds specializes in Revit, AutoCAD, construction documentation, and sketching.
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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.
Kimberly Robinson

Kimberly Robinson

Kimberly Robinson is currently serving as Museum Curator at the George Washington Memorial Parkway, a National Park Service unit in the Washington Metropolitan Area that includes Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial and Clara Barton National Historic Site.
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Elizabeth Chase Rochette

Elizabeth Rochette focuses on the market for design in western culture.
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Kevin Rohde

Kevin Rohde received his BA from Keystone College, Pennsylvania, and his MFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
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Manuel Roig-Franzia

Professor Roig-Franzia was born in Spain and grew up in Northern California. He got his start in newspapers at The Times-Picayune of New Orleans, where he not only learned how to write fast and report deeply, but also how to make a mean gumbo.
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Jon-Joseph Russo

Studio Russo, LLC was formed 1996 by Jon-Joseph Russo, landscape architect, sculptor, combining his education, Master Landscape Architecture, 1991, Cornell U.

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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.
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Jennifer Sakai

Jennifer Sakai is a fine art photographer, curator, and educator that resides in the Washington D.C. area.
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.
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Jay Turner Frey Seawell

Jay Turner Frey Seawell is a photographer based in Washington, DC.
Samantha Sethi

Samantha Sethi

Samantha Sethi is a multimedia artist working primarily in painting, installation, sculpture and video.
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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.
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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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Kathryn Speckart

Kathryn is the Associate Curator at the U.S. Diplomacy Center, U.S. Department of State.  
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Molly Springfield

Molly Springfield’s drawings and text-based installations have been exhibited widely, including solo exhibitions in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Cologne, Germany.
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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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Shelley Sturman

Shelley Sturman joined the part-time faculty of the George Washington University Museum Studies Department to try and carry on the legacy and memory of an amazing colleague, Carolyn Rose.
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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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Alvin Tsao

A proud detailer, Professor Alvin Tsao has worked in technical design, production, and drafting for over 30 years.
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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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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.
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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 Director of Collections and Operations at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a concentration in archaeology from the University of Illinois, Champaign, in 1995.
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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.
Joe Yablonsky

Joe Yablonsky

Mechanical engineer and now photographer, Joe Yablonsky teaches both digital and film photography classes.
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Holly Yeager

Holly Yeager was the Middle East and Asia Editor at The Washington Post, and also covered lobbying for the paper as a member of the national staff.