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Dr. Nancy Bandiera Assistant Professor Office: C-745 G (718) 730-7539 firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Nancy Bandiera, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at LaGuardia Community College, has been teaching full-time in higher education for over 15 years. She is a graduate of SUNY Albany, received an M.A. in Linguistics/Education from UT Arlington; an M.F.A in Acting and a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from UT Austin. Dr. Bandiera has taught ESL and numerous theatre and communication studies courses. She is a member of Actors Equity Association & the Voice and Speech Trainers Association as well as professional organizations in communication.
Her research is in spirituality & communication. She recently conducted a poster presentation on “The Use of Grounded Theory in Analysis of Liminality Among Labyrinth Walkers” and published an article, “My Experiment with the Labyrinth in Education.” Currently, Dr. Bandiera is teaching Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, and Oral Interpretation of Literature at LAGCC. The essence of Dr. Bandiera’s teaching philosophy is instilling in each student that he or she has a right to speak, an ethical responsibility to audiences, and an obligation to train the mind, body, and voice for clear, confident, and ethical communication in contexts of professional communication sites and social activism. Dr. Bandiera’s students are negotiators in discovering common ground among diverse opinions for the public good.
Dr. Andy Kai-chun Chuang Program Director for Communication Studies Associate Professor Office: C-745 OO (718) 349-4098 email@example.com Dr. Chuang received his Ph.D. in Communication Studies with a focus on organizational communication and a secondary focus in critical cultural communication at the University of Denver. He also received an M.A. from the University of Denver and a B.A. from Tamkang University in Taiwan.
Dr. Chuang’s work examines the intersections between critical rhetorical approaches and performance studies perspectives in organizational and professional contexts. His research perspective bridges rhetoric and performance in organizational communication and has manifested in some of his recent projects presented at both the National Communication Association (NCA) and International Communication Association (ICA). These projects explore the underappreciated concept of professionalism and the performance of identities and resistance by examining Taiwanese commercial airline pilots’ discursive practices.
Before joining LaGuardia in 2014, Dr. Chuang taught in both two-year and four-year colleges in Denver, Colorado. Now, he teaches Fundamentals of Speech Communication, Public Speaking, Communication in a Professional Setting, and Small Group Communication. He hopes to teach Organizational Communication, and Intercultural Communication in the future.
Dr. Sandra Dickinson Professor Office: C-745 II (718) 482-5695 firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Dickinson is ASHA certified in SpL (Speech-Language Pathology) and has authored numerous publications and conference presentations on language acquisition and phonetics.
Ms. Erika Heppner Lecturer Office: C-745 H (718) 482-6026 email@example.com Erika Heppner has been a full-time lecturer at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY since 2004. Before coming to LaGuardia, she taught at Loyola University and Delgado Community College in New Orleans, Louisiana. She holds an M.A. in English and an M.F.A. in Drama and Communications from the University of New Orleans. Her teaching and current research interests include oral history, digital storytelling and radio production, experiential learning, and learning communities. She feels fortunate to be part of the LaGuardia faculty and work with so many inspiring students and colleagues.
Dr. Sumanth Inukonda Assistant Professor Office: C-745 DD (718) 482-5696 firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Sumanth Inukonda has successfully defended his doctoral dissertation at Bowling Green State University. His doctoral dissertation analyzes the relationship between media and the Telangana Separatist movement in India. He has earned his M.Sc. (with Merit) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. His Master’s dissertation analyzed the BBC’s positioning of business journalism in an emerging multimedia environment.
He is presently teaching Public Speaking and Communicating in a Professional Setting at LAGCC. In the past, he has taught Media and Information Society, Communication Theory, Interpersonal Communication and Interviewing.
He has professional experience working in the Media and Communications sector in the UK and in India. He has worked in London with a major financial publisher and in India as a Development Communications Consultant.
Prof. Doreen Kolomechuk Associate Professor Office: C-745 PP (718) 482-5208 DOREEN@lagcc.cuny.edu Doreen Kolomechuk is an Associate Professor in the Communication Studies Program at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY. She has over thirty years of experience in higher education and has focused on teaching, experiential learning, and career development and counseling throughout her career. She teaches a variety of online and classroom courses in the Communication Studies Program. She also assists students in securing internship opportunities and enables students to analyze and learn from internship experiences. Before joining LaGuardia Community College, Professor Kolomechuk worked at Hofstra University and Long Island University. She has an M.S. in Education and Counseling from Hofstra University, an M.S.W. from Hunter College School of Social Work, and is a Licensed Master Social Worker.
Dr. Jaime Riccio Assistant Professor Office: C-745XX (718) 730-7526 email@example.com Jaime Riccio recently returned to her home state of New Jersey to join the LaGuardia Community College faculty. She is a full-time Instructor of Communication Studies and scholar of mass media. She earned her M.A. in Media Studies from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University and her B.A. in Communications with a specialization in Radio/Television/Film from The College of New Jersey. She has a background in broadcasting and digital marketing, serving as a digital media strategist in the greater NYC area.
Her research interests include media effects, digital literacy, and child media use, with her doctoral dissertation focusing on adolescent identity formation in the digital age. Jaime has presented media research at national and international conferences, and has published a number of works on media theory, including chapters in Producing Theory 2.0, The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication, and the Handbook of Communication Sciences. Jaime currently teaches classes in Broadcasting and Public Speaking.
Dr. Joni Schwartz Professor Office: C-745 F (718) 349-4061 firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Joni Schwartz is an Associate Professor in Communication Studies and a social activist scholar. She is the founder and developer of three adult education centers in NYC, is co-editor of Swimming Upstream: Black Males in Adult Education, reflections editor for Dialogues on Social Justice – a peer reviewed online journal, and has published in Adult Education Quarterly, Adult Learning, Science Education, and International Journal of Science in Society. Her documentary, A New Normal: Young Men of Color, Trauma and Engagement in Learning, is utilized in classrooms across the country, and she is currently the executive producer for an upcoming documentary about post-incarceration and engagement in learning.
She completed her Master’s degree in Communication at New York University and Doctorate from Rutgers University. Dr. Schwartz teaches online as well as traditional courses and enjoys teaching tremendously. For more information about her classes, undergraduate research projects and teaching approach, see her ePortolio: https://lagcc-cuny.digication.com/joni_schwartz_ph_d/Welcome.
Dr. Poppy Slocum Associate Professor Office: C-745 YY (718) 349-4096 email@example.com Dr. Poppy Slocum has been a faculty member in Communication Studies since 2014. She has a B.A. in Classics and Romance Linguistics from the University of Washington and expects to receive her Ph.D. in Linguistics in Spring 2016 from Stony Brook University.
Her dissertation, The Syntax of Address, focuses on the internal and external structure of vocative phrases. In addition to generative syntax, Ms. Slocum is also interested in the relationship between language and power, both socially and politically. More details about her research and teaching can be found at poppyslocum.com.
Dr. Patricia Sokolski Associate Professor Office: C-745 WW (718) 482-6027 firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Patricia Sokolski has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature with a concentration in Medieval Studies. She has been involved in learning communities and teaches most of her courses in pairs and clusters. Her research interests include oral literature and interpersonal communication in the medieval times.
Dr. Shaunee Wallace Associate Professor Office: C-745 P (718) 482-6187 email@example.com Dr. S. Lenise Wallace, Ph.D. is a motivational speaker, college professor and communication professional. She is an Associate Professor teaching communication courses such as Public Relations, Communication in a Professional Setting and Persuasion & Debate. She has over fifteen years of experience in public relations and image consulting. Dr. Wallace has energized audiences across the country, turning her speaking engagements into overall interactive experiences.
Her research interests include public relations and race, gender and sexuality in mass media. Due to her prominent work in the field, Dr. Wallace was featured in two editions of The Practice of Public Relations by Fraser Seitel, one of the nation’s leading public relations textbooks. Dr. Wallace earned her B.A. in Political Science from Delaware State University, Dover, DE; M.S. in Organizational Communication & Public Relations from Iona College, New Rochelle, N.Y.; and Ph.D. in Mass Communication & Media Studies from Howard University, Washington, D.C. Dr. Wallace serves as the faculty mentor for the Public Relations concentration of the Communication Studies program and the LAGCC Public Relations Club.
Prof. Francine White Associate Professor Office: C-745 NN (718) 482-5209 firstname.lastname@example.org Professor White is a member of the faculty in the Humanities Department at LaGuardia Community College. She has been a LaGuardia faculty member for more than twenty years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from City College, and a MBA from Dowling College. In her early years at LaGuardia, Professor White was privileged to work at Riker’s Island Adult Education program through LaGuardia – a relationship she is happy to continue as needed. She remains interested in issues of Criminal Justice, Prisoner Reentry and the impact of emotional literacy and listening in transforming lives.
Ms. Susan Gizzi Senior College Lab Technician Office: C-242 (718) 482-5704 email@example.com As a member of the Humanities Department, Susan Gizzi has been dedicated to the Speech Center’s growth and evolution. She has also taught a variety of Communication Studies courses.
Her interests include Business Management and Communication. She enjoys learning about culture in her travels.
Mr. Sean Palmer Senior College Lab Technician Office: C-216 (718) 482-5704 firstname.lastname@example.org Sean Palmer earned his B.A. in French and Spanish from the University of Pittsburgh. Several years later, he earned a MATESL from the University of Illinois. While at the University of Illinois, Mr. Palmer worked on many projects in the digital humanities both in the University’s archives and as coordinator of the audio production facilities. After graduation, Mr. Palmer taught in the ESL program at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh before coming to LaGuardia in 2004. At LaGuardia, Mr. Palmer manages the Speech Center and teaches on an adjunct basis.
Dr. Joyce Rheuban Program Director for Film & TV Professor Office: C-745X Phone: (718) 482-5706 Email: email@example.com
David Stott: Associate Professor Office: C-745I Phone: (718) 349-4090 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Schafer: Assistant Professor Office: C-734 (718) 482-6085 Email: email@example.com
Tom Seymour: Senior College Lab Technician Office: M-121 Phone: (718) 482-5675 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Boehman Associate Professor Office: C-745L Phone: (718) 349-4091 Email: email@example.com Website: www.jessicaboehman.com Dr. Jessica Boehman graduated summa cum laude with her B.A. in Studio Art and Art History from McDaniel College in 1999. She received her M.A. from Penn State and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009, both in the History of Art. She was a Fulbright scholar to Italy in 2006-2007.
Dahlia Elsayed Professor Office: C-745N Phone: (718) 349-4074 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.dahliaelsayed.com/ Professor Elsayed teaches studio courses in Drawing, Painting, and Intro to Art. She attended Bergen Community College before graduating from Barnard College, and then earned her MFA from Columbia University. In her work, Dahlia combines text and image to make paintings, installation and books, employing visual narratives to chart an internal and external experience of place, connecting the ephemeral to the concrete. The work pulls from conceptual art, comics, cartography and landscape painting, and uses image and language to continuously modify each other. Her work has been shown at galleries and art institutions throughout the United States and internationally, including the 12th Cairo Biennale, Guggenheim Museum, BravinLee Programs, and solo exhibitions at Aljira Center for Contemporary Art and the New Jersey State Museum. She has received awards from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Edward Albee Foundation, Headlands Center for the Arts, and The NJ State Council on the Arts.
Arianne Fernandez Instructor Office: M223 Phone: (718) 482-6036 Email: email@example.com Arianne M. Fernandez graduated with an Associate’s of Science in Fine Arts from LaGuardia Community College. Arianne also holds both a Bachelor's of Arts in Art History (with a concentration in Fine Arts), where she graduated summa cum laude with highest honors in Art History and an M.A. in Art History (with a concentration in Modern Art) from Queens College, CUNY. Arianne has been teaching Introduction to the Visual Arts, Art History Survey I & II, 20th Century Art and Art and Society, at LaGuardia Community College since 2008. Arianne has contributed to various essays for the Godwin Ternbach Museum in Queens College, including those in the exhibition catalogue, “SCHOLARS, EXPLORERS, PRIESTS: How the Renaissance Gave Us the Modern World” -G T M, Queens College, CUNY, February 2 - March 27, 2010.
Hugo Fernandez Professor Office: C-745-C Phone: (718) 482-6189 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: lagcc-cuny.digication.com/hugo.fernandez/Welcome/published Hugo Fernandez was born in Miami, Florida, in 1962, the son of Cuban exiles. He began taking photographs in the early 1980’s, graduating from Miami Dade Community College in 1985 with an Associates degree in Communication and in 1989 from Florida International University with a Bachelors degree in Fine Art in Photography. In 1993 he graduated from the Yale School of Art with a Masters degree in Fine Art Photography. In 2014 he will celebrate 20 years at LaGuardia Community College, as he works towards tenure; he is currently an Assistant Professor. In New York he has continued working in photography with the panorama format, which he began working with at Yale. He has also been working on a long-term project documenting the stories and life of his father. He is married and lives in Fort Greene Brooklyn, New York. He has a 14 year-old daughter from a previous marriage.
Fern Luskin Lecturer Office: C-745TT Phone: (718) 482-5708 Email: email@example.com Fern Luskin is the author of “Unchaste Veneration in Titian’s Worship of Venus,” in New Studies on Old Masters: Essays in Renaissance Art in Honour of Colin Eisler, John Garton and Diane Wolfthal, eds., Toronto Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2011 and of the book review of Anthony Colantuono’s Titian, Colonna and the Renaissance Science of Procreation: Equicola's Seasons of Desire, published in caa.reviews in 2012. She has also presented papers at all the major Renaissance conferences and given gallery talks at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her discovery that a row house on West 29th St. was an Underground Railroad Station, and her campaign to preserve it, has been the subject of documentaries (National Geographic’s “Civil Warriors; Free at Last,” Secrets of New York) as well as articles and broadcasts (The New York Times, Daily News, WSJ, Huffington Post, Washington Post, NBC, ABC, NY1, WCBS, WNYC/WQXR, etc.). She has, in addition, received various preservation awards.
Ari Richter Professor Office: C-745V Phone: (718) 349-4072 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.aririchter.com Ari Richter was born in Tampa, FL in 1983. He is the recipient of a fully public education from grade school to grad school, including a BFA in Drawing and Painting from Florida State University and an MFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Professor Richter is a multidisciplinary artist whose drawings, sculptures, videos and performances have been presented at institutions including The Skirball Cultural Center, The National Museum of American Jewish History, The Tampa Museum of Art, The Spartanburg Art Museum, The Weatherspoon Art Museum, The Bruce High Quality Foundation University, The CUNY Graduate Center, Flux Factory, CentralTrak, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Nexus Foundation for Today's Art, and Celebrate Brooklyn! festival. Professor Richter is the author and illustrator of a forthcoming graphic memoir Never Again Will I Visit Auschwitz: A Family Memoir of Trauma & Inheritance, to be published by Fantagraphics Books.
Michael Rodriguez Professor Office: C-745AA Phone: (718) 482-5903 Email: email@example.com Michael Rodriguez has been exhibiting his work since 1984 starting as an active member of the influential Artifacts Artist Group in Miami Florida. He graduated with an MFA from Brooklyn College in 1992 and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in the same year. He has exhibited with Feature Inc. NY, Galerie G-Module, Paris, White Columns, NY and numerous other galleries and museums internationally.
Michael Rodriguez has won a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant as well as a grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts. His work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, NY as well as numerous private collections.
Arthur Simms Program Director for Fine Arts Professor Office: C-745Y Phone: (718) 349-4092 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: arthursimms.com/home.html Arthur Simms was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1961. He emigrated to Brooklyn, New York in 1969. He received his Masters Degree in Fine Arts in 1993 and Bachelor of Arts in 1987 from Brooklyn College. Numerous awards have included the Rome Prize Fellowship, Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Creative Capital Grant, Guggenheim Fellowship, Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, Residency from the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency Fellowship, Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and Pollock-Krasner Grant. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, including representing the country of Jamaica in the 49th Venice Biennial in 2001. Other venues have included Musée International des Arts Modestes, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, Neuberger Museum, American Academy of Arts and Letters, MOMA P.S.1, American Academy in Rome, and the Queens Museum.
Liena Vayzman Assistant Professor Office: C-745T Phone: (718) 349-4011 Email: email@example.com Liena Vayzman is an art historian specializing in Modern and Contemporary Art and the Histories of Photography. Dr. Vayzman earned the BA with Honors in Art History at Vassar College and the MA and PhD in History of Art at Yale University. Her PhD dissertation analyzes the photographic self-portraits of French Surrealist photographer Claude Cahun in terms of gender, geopolitics, and the history of the Resistance during WWII. Liena Vayzman is also a photographer and curator of contemporary art. At LaGuardia, Professor Vayzman teaches courses on Art in New York, Art and Society, Introduction to Art, and History of Photography, often incorporating visits to museums and galleries in New York as well as using technology and studio projects to enrich learning. Liena Vayzman's writing on art has been published in X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly (Los Angeles), Art Practical (San Francisco), Huffington Post, DailyServing.com, the Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin, and other publications. She curated the Crystal Palace Experimental Film and Video Festival and served as new media curator at ATA: Artists Television Access in San Francisco. Prior to joining the LaGuardia faculty in 2014, Dr. Vayzman taught at Wesleyan University, Rutgers, the Rhode Island School of Design, San Jose (California) State University, the New School University (NY), and CUNY-York College. She also has worked as a curatorial fellow at the Yale University Art Gallery and as an educator at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Helmut Eppich College Laboratory Technician Office: M-223G Phone: (718) 482-5709 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org After graduating from LaGuardia Community College with an A.A., and The City College with a B.F.A., I began freelancing in comic books: Pacific Presents #4:The Shell Game; Blackthorne Publishing:Star Flight Squadron #3; Harris Comics:Q-Unit; Demon Boy Comic Book: Issues 1 and 2. During a brief period I became involved with creating astronomy paintings utilizing a self-taught method, bordering on realistic,semi-abstract, and abstract concepts. These paintings have been shown in various juried exhibitions in Soho and Tribeca, including a solo exhibition at 55 Mercer Gallery. Some of these paintings are on display around the college. Currently, I relive classic tv shows, old movies, and the 1964 Worlds Fair as futile attempts to avoid impending reality. This ongoing conflict, fortunately, inspires creativity utilized to write and illustrate contemporary fantasy scenarios.
Gary Vollo College Laboratory Technician Office: M223 Phone: (718) 482-5709 Email: email@example.com Gary received his Associates Degree from La Guardia Community College and his Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from Queens College. His studies in studio art evolved into a passion for both analog and digital photography. He has now been working with photography for over 35 years and has exhibited photographs at numerous galleries and museums, including the Paul Klapper Library, Queens Museum, The Greater Astoria Historical Society, and Saint Peter’s Church in the Citicorp Building. In collaboration with the Greater Astoria Historical Society Mr. Vollo recently had the book “Then & Now, Long Island City” published by Arcadia Publishing. The book consists of vintage photographs of Long Island City taken 80, 90 (and in some cases over 100 years ago) juxtaposed with images taken by Gary in the past several years. Mr. Vollo has taught beginning, advanced and digital photography, and is currently teaching computer art courses here at the college.
Seurette Bazelais aHEO Office Manager Office: C-745 B Phone: (718) 482-5203 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Juliana Alia aHEO Staff Office: C-745-BB Phone: (718) 482-5690 Email: email@example.com
Marie Jule CUNY Administrative Assistant Office: C-745 Phone: (718) 482-5690 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Arthur O’Keeffe Program Director for Industrial Designs Assistant Professor Office: C-745Q Phone: (718) 349-4071 Email: email@example.com
Eli Levenstein College Lab Technician Office: C-740 Phone: (718) 482-5924 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Dempsey Program Director Professor Office: C-745 S Phone: (718) 349-4081 Email: email@example.com Tom Dempsey’s reputation for hard swinging sophistication and pure musicality have made him a distinctive voice in the New York jazz scene. Tom has performed and/or recorded with world renowned jazz musicians including: Wynton Marsalis, Paquito D’Rivera, Brad Mehldau, Kenny Barron, George Coleman, Jack McDuff, Bobby McFerrin, Mel Torme and Dave Brubeck. Dempsey performs as a leader and a sideman at some of the top jazz venues throughout the world including Jazz at Lincoln Center, San Francisco Jazz Festival, The Blue Note, Yoshi’s, Smalls and Smoke. He has recorded seven CDs as a leader and has appeared on numerous recordings of other artists. As a well-respected jazz educator Dempsey currently teaches for Jazz at Lincoln Center, the New York Pops and the New York Jazz Academy. He is an Associate Professor of Music at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY where he teaches music theory, harmony and counterpoint, guitar, improvisation, and coaches a variety of ensembles. He has also published seven books for Alfred Music, numerous articles for Premier Guitar Publications, three interactive educational products True Fire. Dempsey has and continues to contribute and consult Jazz at Lincoln Center in matters relating to their online education content for the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz Academy.
Will Fulton Associate Professor Office: C-745 U Phone: (718) 730-7538 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Professor of Music Will Fulton is a record producer, music historian, guitarist and DJ. He is an Assistant Professor at LaGuardia, teaching HUM101 Intro to Music, HUM210 American Music, and the new HUM109 World Music. The focus of his scholarship is American popular music and recording technology. He has contributed articles to American Music Review, The Grove Dictionary of American Music (Oxford, 2014), and The Oxford Handbook of Music and Disability Studies (Oxford, forthcoming 2015), with topics including Jimi Hendrix, Kendrick Lamar, Stevie Wonder, and hip-hop production techniques. His compositions have appeared in feature films and television broadcasts, such as the 2007 Super Bowl broadcast (CBS Networks) and Breaking Bad (AMC, 2011), as well as numerous albums. He has produced and remixed music for Run-D.M.C., Tupac Shakur, Camp Lo, and Jay-Z. He has lectured internationally at conferences for the Society of American Music, American Musicological Society, International Musicological Society, and the American Studies Association. Before he began teaching, Will served as A&R Director for Profile Records and Slash/Warner Music. He holds a Master’s Degree in Musicology from Brooklyn College, and is a PhD Candidate in Musicology at the City University of New York.
Lisa DeSpain Professor Office: C-745 W Phone: (718) 482-6192 Email: email@example.com Professor Lisa DeSpain is the composer of STORYVILLE, an original musical based on the historical events surrounding the closing of New Orleans’ famous red-light district and birthplace of jazz. STORYVILLE’s creative team includes Oscar-Award winning lyricist Kristen Anderson-Lopez (FROZEN), playwright Julia Jordan (MURDER BALLAD), and director Kate Whoriskey (RUINED). STORYVILLE was presented at NAMT (National Alliance for Musical Theatre) in 2014 and selected for development by the Goodman Theatre in Chicago.
Lisa’s awards include a Dramatists Guild Fellowship, a Eugene O’Neill Center writer-in-residence, the ASCAP Commission Honoring the Duke Ellington, an NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Jazz Fellowship, an Aaron Copland Fellowship, and a Barlow Award.
Lisa’s commissions include a series of jazz ballet for The Buglisi Foreman Dance Company with premieres at the New Victory Theatre and Joyce Theatre, a cantata for the New Haven Symphony, a score for a circus (Flight of the Condor) and a fanfare celebrating the Wright Brother’s Centennial for Flight by the United States Air Force.
She is the published arranger of multiple Broadway choral mash-ups including Pippin, The Who’s Tommy, Green Day/American Idiot, Once, Next to Normal, and Spring Awakening. She is the editor of “Broadway Presents!” a Musical Theatre Anthology series for training young voices.
Lisa DeSpain Website
Gustavo Moretto Associate Professor Office: C-745 C Phone: (718) 482-5693 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Gustavo Moretto was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he initiated his music career as a trumpet player, composer and pianist for Alma y Vida, one of that country's most famous bands. He later left the band to form Alas. Mr. Moretto toured extensively through Argentina and Chile and recorded six LP's for RCA and EMI. In 2005 a new CD was released called Mimame Bandoneon. His latest CD “Yo Me Acuerdo, Buenos Aires” was released in 2011. He holds a Doctorate degree in music composition from Columbia University, Bachelors Degree from The New England Conservatory and has been a professor at LaGuardia Community College in New York City since 1996. Mr. Moretto has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Norton Stevens Fellowship at the MacDowell Colony, ASCAP's Raymond Hubbell Music Scholarship Award, a Fellowship at the Composer's Conference at Wellesley College, and a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation sponsorship at Yaddo. His classical works have been performed by the Washington Square Contemporary Music Society, the Earplay Music Ensemble of San Francisco, the Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble of Boston, the Chamber Players of The Composers Conference at Wellesley College, Speculum Musicae at Columbia University, the Agrupación Nueva Música of Buenos Aires, the Grupo de Cámara de Buenos Aires, and others.
Mark “Abishai” Brooks Lecturer Office: C-745 SS Phone: (718) 482-6004 Email: email@example.com
Will Fulton Co-Program Director Associate Professor Office: C-745 U Phone: (718) 730-7538 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Professor of Music Will Fulton is a record producer, music historian, guitarist and DJ. He is an Assistant Professor at LaGuardia, teaching HUM101 Intro to Music, HUM210 American Music, and the new HUM109 World Music. The focus of his scholarship is American popular music and recording technology. He has contributed articles to American Music Review, The Grove Dictionary of American Music (Oxford, 2014), and The Oxford Handbook of Music and Disability Studies (Oxford, forthcoming 2015), with topics including Jimi Hendrix, Kendrick Lamar, Stevie Wonder, and hip-hop production techniques. His compositions have appeared in feature films and television broadcasts, such as the 2007 Super Bowl broadcast (CBS Networks) and Breaking Bad (AMC, 2011), as well as numerous albums. He has produced and remixed music for Run-D.M.C., Tupac Shakur, Camp Lo, and Jay-Z. He has lectured internationally at conferences for the Society of American Music, American Musicological Society, International Musicological Society, and the American Studies Association. Before he began teaching, Will served as A&R Director for Profile Records and Slash/Warner Music. He holds a Master’s Degree in Musicology from Brooklyn College, and is a PhD Candidate in Musicology at the City University of New York.
Tom Dempsey Co-Program Director Professor Office: C-745 S Phone: (718) 349-4081 Email: email@example.com Tom Dempsey’s reputation for hard swinging sophistication and pure musicality have made him a distinctive voice in the New York jazz scene. Tom has performed and/or recorded with world renowned jazz musicians including: Wynton Marsalis, Paquito D’Rivera, Brad Mehldau, Kenny Barron, George Coleman, Jack McDuff, Bobby McFerrin, Mel Torme and Dave Brubeck. Dempsey performs as a leader and a sideman at some of the top jazz venues throughout the world including Jazz at Lincoln Center, San Francisco Jazz Festival, The Blue Note, Yoshi’s, Smalls and Smoke. He has recorded seven CDs as a leader and has appeared on numerous recordings of other artists. As a well-respected jazz educator Dempsey currently teaches for Jazz at Lincoln Center, the New York Pops and the New York Jazz Academy. He is an Associate Professor of Music at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY where he teaches music theory, harmony and counterpoint, guitar, improvisation, and coaches a variety of ensembles. He has also published seven books for Alfred Music, numerous articles for Premier Guitar Publications, three interactive educational products True Fire. Dempsey has and continues to contribute and consult Jazz at Lincoln Center in matters relating to their online education content for the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz Academy.
Jeremy Couillard Program Director Associate Professor Office: C–745HH Phone: (718) 730-7533 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
James Richardson Associate Professor Office: C–745RR Phone: (718) 349-4033 Email: email@example.com
Sarada Rauch Assistant Professor Office: C–740 Phone: (718) 482-5455 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
John Chaffee Professor Office: C-745-D Phone: (718) 482-5699 Email: email@example.com
Leslie Aarons Professor Office: C-745-R Phone: (718) 482-6193 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vera Albrecht Associate Professor Office:C-745-KK Phone: (718) 482-6186 Email: email@example.com
Richard Brown Professor Office: C-745-GG Phone: (718) 482-5738 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Payal Doctor Professor Office: C-745 KK Phone: (718) 482-5750 Email: email@example.com
Andrew McFarland Associate Professor Office: C-745-O Phone: (718) 482-5271 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Emmanuel Nartey Professor Office: C-745-QQ Phone: (718) 482-5703 Email: email@example.com
Cheri Carr Associate Program Director Associate Professor Office: C-745-K Phone: (718) 349-4099 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shannon Proctor Associate Professor Office: C-745-M Phone: (718) 349-4097 Email: email@example.com
Dana Trusso Assistant Professor Office: C-745-ZZ Phone: (718) 730-7527 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Sternbach Program Director for Photography Lecturer Office: C-745 J Phone: (718) 482-5691 Email: email@example.com
Hugo Fernandez Professor Office: C-745-C Phone: (718) 482-6189 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maureen Drennan Associate Professor Office: C–740 Phone: (718) 730-7524 Email: email@example.com
Thierry Gourjon Associate Professor Office: C-745MM Phone: (718) 730-7543 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Javier Larenas Chief College Lab Technician Office: B-336 Phone: (718) 349-4079 Email: email@example.com
Lidiya Kan Higher Education Officer Office: B-336 Phone: (718) 349-4056 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stefanie Sertich Program Director for Theatre Professor Office: C-745 CC Phone: (718) 482-5468 Email: email@example.com
Christopher Weston Interim Program Director for Theatre Assistant Professor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Alifanz College Lab Technician Office: C-734 Phone: (718) 482-5629 Email: email@example.com