Faculty and Staff

Our faculty and staff are acknowledged leaders in their fields, both nationally and internationally.

Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts professors are exceptional teacher-scholars equally committed to the achievement of our students and the advancement of our professions in Art, Music, and Theatre Arts. The perspective gained from this high level of engagement provides the diverse faculty and professional staff with an informed and unique vision. With continuing commitment to innovative activities, the faculty and staff have achieved laudable success in both national and international forums of exhibitions, performances and publications.

Office of the Dean

Ofosuwa Abiola, Ph.D.

She/Her/Hers

Associate Dean of Research and Creative Endeavors

Office of the Dean, College of Fine Arts

Gwendolyn H. Everett, Ph.D.

she/her

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Office of the Dean, College of Fine Arts

Phylicia Rashad

Dean

Office of the Dean, College of Fine Arts

Denise Saunders Thompson

she/her

Assistant Dean for Administration

Office of the Dean, College of Fine Arts

April Carter

she/her

Personnel Records Coordinator

Office of the Dean, College of Fine Arts

Crystal Donaldson

Advising Services Coordinator, Theatre Arts

Office of the Dean, College of Fine Arts

Dominique Douglas

Director of Operations and Events

Office of the Dean, College of Fine Arts

Tiara Harper

Administrative Coordinator

Office of the Dean, College of Fine Arts

Tyeesha Munnerlyn

Budget and Fiscal Affairs Manager, Office of the Dean

Office of the Dean, College of Fine Arts

Genesis Neely

Advising Services Coordinator, Music

Office of the Dean, College of Fine Arts

Odessa Scott

Administrative Coordinator

Office of the Dean, College of Fine Arts

Iesha Washburn

Advising Services Coordinator, Art

Office of the Dean, College of Fine Arts

Kelvin Washington

Sr. Project Manager

Office of the Dean, College of Fine Arts

Department of Art

Mark Bartley

Assistant Chair and Associate Professor

Art Department

Raimi Gbadamosi

Department Chair & Professor

Art Department

Ronald Anderson

Associate Professor

Art Department

Sandy Bellamy

Adjunct Lecturer

Art Department

Bridgette Blackwell

Adjunct Lecturer

Art Department

Summer Brown

Master Instructor

Art Department

Jacqueline Carmichael, MFA

Associate Professor & Program Coordinator of Interior Design

Art Department

K.E. Coney

Adjunct Lecturer

Art Department

Larry Cook

Associate Professor & Coordinator of Photography

Art Department

Carol Rhodes Dyson

she, her, hers

Adjunct Lecturer

Art Department

Gwendolyn H. Everett, Ph.D.

she/her

Associate Professor

Art Department

Raven Featherstone, MA, MFA

Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Design Program

Art Department

Maria Fenton

She/Her

Adjunct Lecturer of Fashion Design

Art Department

Melanee C. Harvey, Ph.D.

She/her

Associate Professor & Coordinator of Art History

Art Department

Rahsaan Jackson

Adjunct Lecturer

Art Department

Allen Jackson

Adjunct Lecturer

Art Department

Sydnea Lewis

Master Instructor

Art Department

Alex McSwain

Associate Professor w/ Tenure & Coordinator of Electronic Studio Arts

Art Department

Cheryl D. Miller, DHL, DFA

she/her/hers

Lecturer

Art Department

James Phillips

Professor

Art Department

Reginald Pointer

Associate Professor

Art Department

Tanya Shanklin

Adjunct Lecturer

Art Department

Elka Marie Stevens, PhD

She/her/hers

Associate Professor

Art Department

Michelle Taylor

Master Instructor

Art Department

Sheilah Tucker

Administrative Assistant III

Art Department

Department of Music

Carroll Dashiell

Chair and Professor

Department of Music

Damien LeChateau Sneed

he/him/his

Associate Professor

Department of Music

Joshua Arvizu

Adjunct Lecturer

Department of Music

Reginald Bowens

Assistant Professor

Department of Music

Chester Burke

Accompanist

Department of Music

Herman Burney

Accompanist

Department of Music

Cyrus Chestnut

Master Instructor – Jazz Piano, Improvisation

Department of Music

Willie Clark

He/Him

Adjunct Lecturer

Department of Music

Christie Dashiell

Adjunct Professor – Jazz Voice

Department of Music

Queade Dweh

she/her/hers

Adjunct Lecturer

Department of Music

Valerie (Kehembe) Eichelberger

Associate Professor – Classical and Jazz Voice, Coordinator of Music with Elective Studies in Business

Department of Music

Michael Fili

Lecturer, Composition & Music Theory

Department of Music

Michael Fitzhugh

Adjunct Lecturer

Department of Music

Kishna C Fowler

Associate Professor

Department of Music

Matthew Franke, PhD

He/him

Master Instructor – Coordinator of Music History

Department of Music

Stephen Lynn Gibson

Adjunct Lecturer – Classical Piano

Department of Music

Benita Gladney, DMA

Associate Professor – Music Education; Coordinator of Music Education

Department of Music

Joseph Grimmer

Adjunct Lecturer

Department of Music

Fred Irby

Professor – Trumpet, Jazz Ensemble; Coordinator of Instrumental Music

Department of Music

Jasmine Jacobs

Adjunct Lecturer

Department of Music

Saïs Telmeth Kamalidiin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor – Flute, Jazz History; Coordinator of Graduate Examinations

Department of Music

Natalia Kazaryan

Assistant Professor of Piano, Coordinator of Piano Area

Department of Music

William Kenlon, DMA

he/him

Area Coordinator, Theory & Composition

Department of Music

Timothy A. Macek

Adjunct Professor – Violin, Symphony Orchestra

Department of Music

Autumn Dawn McDonald, M.S.

Adjunct Lecturer

Department of Music

Connaitre Miller

Professor – Jazz Voice; Coordinator of Vocal Jazz Studies

Department of Music

Kelton Norris

Accompanist

Department of Music

Chinyerem "Chinny" Ohia

Associate Professor

Department of Music

Eric O. Poole

Assistant Professor

Department of Music

Angela Powell Walker

Assistant Professor

Department of Music

Anthony W. Randolph

Associate Professor

Department of Music

Clarke Randolph

Lecturer

Department of Music

Lora Robinson, MMT, MT-BC

She/Her

Coordinator for Music Therapy, Assistant Professor

Department of Music

Guericke Christopher Royal, DMA

Associate Professor – Jazz Theory, Jazz Arranging, Music Technology; Coordinator of Jazz Studies with Music Technology Emphasis

Department of Music

Mickey Thomas Terry, Ph.D.

he/him/his

Master Instructor – Organ, Howard Concert Choir Accompanist, Blacks in the Arts

Department of Music

Charlie Young

Professor – Saxophone, Jazz Studies; Coordinator of Instrumental Jazz Studies

Department of Music

Department of Theatre Arts

Iya Ifanike Batts

she, her, hers

Adjunct Lecturer

Theatre Arts

Nikkole Salter, MFA

she/her/hers

Chair and Professor

Theatre Arts

Ofosuwa Abiola, Ph.D.

She/Her/Hers

Associate Professor of Africana Dance History

Theatre Arts

Denise J. Hart

she/her

Professor & Coordinator of Playwriting & Scriptwriting

Theatre Arts

Khalid Y. Long, PhD

He/Him/His
Theatre Arts

Michael Durant McElroy

He/Him/His

Professor

Theatre Arts

Josephine Afoley Ashiara

She, Her

Adjunct Lecturer

Theatre Arts

Kim Bey

Professor

Theatre Arts

Douglas Bowles

he/him/his

Master Instructor in Musical Theatre

Theatre Arts

Marcus Byrd

Administrative Coordinator

Theatre Arts

Marika Countouris

Adjunct Lecturer

Theatre Arts

Sandra Fortune-Green

Adjunct Lecturer

Theatre Arts

Anthony Gomes

Associate Professor, Lighting Design

Theatre Arts

Robin Harris

Master Instructor

Theatre Arts

Yesenia Iglesias

she/her/ella

Adjunct Lecturer

Theatre Arts

Janet Johnson

Administrative Aide

Theatre Arts

Assane Konte

Adjunct Lecturer

Theatre Arts

Brandye Lee, MFA

She/Her/Hers

Dance Area Co-Coordinator; Lecturer

Theatre Arts

Zoe-Elizabeth McCray

Adjunct Lecturer

Theatre Arts

Keta Newborn

she, her

Adjunct Lecturer

Theatre Arts

Pat Parks

Assistant Professor & Area Coordinator (Theatre Arts Administration)

Theatre Arts

Ricky Ramon, MFA, MA, EdM

He/Him/His

Lecturer

Theatre Arts

Raymond Reeder

Adjunct Lecturer

Theatre Arts

Eric A Ruffin

he/him/his

Professor

Theatre Arts

Daniel Smith

Adjunct Lecturer

Theatre Arts

Thelonious W Starnes

He/Him/His

Theatre-Tech Master Electrician

Theatre Arts

Patricia Thomas

Master Instructor

Theatre Arts

Eva Wilhelm

She/her/hers

Adjunct Lecturer

Theatre Arts

Royce Zackery

Associate Professor

Theatre Arts

Gallery of Art

Scott W. Baker

Assistant Director

Gallery of Art

K.E. Coney

Co-Executive Director

Gallery of Art

Raul Ferrera-Balanquet, Ph.D.

He/They/We

Co-Executive Director

Gallery of Art

Office of Choirs & Bands

Michael Fitzhugh

Associate Director of Bands

Office of Choirs & Bands

Eric O. Poole

Music Director for University Events

Office of Choirs & Bands