Art & Design

Faculty & Staff

With a diverse range of experience, faculty offer a unique perspective to students in their respective fields. The faculty includes winners of the Guggenheim fellowship and represent varied media, approaches, and philosophies. Their work has exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide including the Whitney, Met, MoMA, and the Pompidou.

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

Established in 2011, the Tepper Family Endowed Chair in Visual Arts at Rutgers University is the first of its kind at Mason Gross School of the Arts. The role may be taken on by artists who have demonstrated consistent excellence in their work. While the approaches of each Tepper Chair have been very different, they consistently serve as an inspiration to students as models of artists working at the highest level.

Current Tepper Chair

Park McArthur
Tepper Chair
Art & Design
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Park McArthur holds the current Tepper Chair and works with undergraduate and graduate students to explore critical questions about the practical and conceptual decisions artists face in their careers. McArthur is organizing a series of meetings, lectures, seminars, and presentations on campus by an array of dynamic artists, curators, and performers “to rethink the normative presumptions and practices that habituate artists’ relationships to their own self-determination.”

Past Tepper Chairs

Kara Walker recently completed a four-year term within the Department of Art & Design, through spring 2019. At Rutgers she has created a graduate think tank around the themes of “Memory, Monuments and Memorials.” These cohorts have undertaken research projects and trips to Atlanta, Georgia, and New Orleans, Louisiana; published artist books; and hosted public events featuring exhibitions and performances open to all. Professors from around the university have been invited as guest lecturers to the Department of Art & Design in recent years, speaking on a rich array of topics related to this theme of Memory, Monuments and Memorials.

Catherine Murphy was the inaugural Tepper Chair from 2012 to 2015. Her engagement with graduate and undergraduate students took the form of studio visits, group critiques, and guest lectures.

The Tepper Chair in Visual Arts is made possible through the gracious support of Marlene A. Brandt and David A. Tepper.