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Art & Design

Faculty & Staff

With a diverse range of experience, faculty offer a unique perspective to students in their respective fields. Faculty provide an insider’s view to Art & Design, as accomplished artists, their experiences outside the classroom provides first-hand knowledge of the field, which helps to shape the next generation of artists. There are 18 full-time faculty in Art & Design – approximately one third are winners of the Guggenheim fellowship. Faculty represent varied media, approaches, and philosophies. Their work has exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide including the Whitney, Met, MoMA, and the Pompidou.

The Art & Design Administrative and Facilities Staff work to support students throughout their studies at Mason Gross. Undergraduate and Graduate students each have their own program advisors, to help navigate through their questions and concerns throughout their studies. Full-time specialists in Technology, Photo, Media, Sculpture, and Print are able to work with students in their respect fields, assisting with technology and area concerns. Art & Design also has a full-time Department Administrator and Communications manager to coordinate the day to day operations of the department.

Department Leadership
Marc Handelman
Department Chair, Associate Professor
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FACULTY
Atif Akin
Associate Professor
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Gerry Beegan
Associate Professor
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Natalie Bookchin
Graduate Director, Professor
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Marc Handelman
Department Chair, Associate Professor
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Heather Hart
Sculpture Lecturer
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Steffani Jemison
Assistant Professor
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Julie Langsam
Associate Professor
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Miranda Lichtenstein
Associate Professor in Photography
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Barbara Madsen
Director of the Rutgers Printmaking Collaborative
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Park McArthur
Tepper Chair
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Raphael Montanez Ortiz
Distinguished Professor in Visual Arts
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Jeanine Oleson
Assistant Professor, Sculpture
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Adam Putnam
Photo Lecturer
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Hanneline Røgeberg
Professor
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Mindy Seu
Assistant Professor
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Patrick Strzelec
Associate Professor
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Jacqueline Thaw
MFA in Design Director, Associate Professor
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Stephen Westfall
Undergraduate Director, Professor
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Didier William
Assistant Professor of Expanded Print
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John Yau
Professor of Critical Studies
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STAFF
Rhys Bambrick
Visual Arts Coordinator - Sculpture
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Sam Bogner
Gallery Coordinator
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Damian Catera
Media Specialist
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Lena Hamman
Administrative Assistant
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Randy Hemminghaus
Master Printer
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Anthony Masso
Photo Area Coordinator
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Carol A. Monroe
Department Administrator
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Cassandra Oliveras-Moreno
Administrator, Communications & Collaboration
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Amee Pollack
Undergraduate Program Advisor
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Rosemarie Te Nyenhuis
Undergraduate Assistant
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Shane Whilden
Associate Director of Technology
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Filmmaking
Community Arts
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