Accordian - People Data: 
Steve Caruso
Profile Description: 

Instructor

Academic Degrees Achieved: M.L.I.S., School of Communication, Information & Library Science, Rutgers University, B.A., Rutgers University

Programming Consultant, The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon, NEH Grant PW-50002-08. Researcher & Manuscript Digitization, The Mandaean Book of John: Critical Edition, Translation and Commentary, NEH Grant RQ-50649-12

Steve Caruso
Area of Expertise: 
General Computing, Aramaic Studies, Multimedia Production, Web Development, Database Design, Digitization & Archiving
William Crosbie
Profile Description: 

Associate Professor

Academic Degrees Achieved: M.A., Columbia University; B.S., Gordon College
         
Virtual reality spaces for data visualization Global Game Jam - Regional Coordinator (US) Global Game Jam - Site Organizer

William Crosbie
Area of Expertise: 
Game Development, Multimedia, Web
Loretta D. Fois
Profile Description: 

Director of Dance
Professor

Academic Degrees Achieved:
M.F.A., The Ohio State University; B.A., The College of the Holy Cross

Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission grant, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, 2015; Artists Fellowship Award in Choreography, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, 2011; The National Conference for Community and Justice Best Practices Award  - Best of Branchburg honoree, Branchburg Rotary Club, 2011;  Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission grant, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, 2005; Puffin Foundation Arts Grant, 2002, 2005; Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission Grant, New Jersey State Council on the Arts,  1993 - 1996, 2001 – 2003; Burlington County Cultural and Heritage Department Grant, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, 1998, 1999; New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, 1992; Artists-in-Education Grant, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, ongoing - New Jersey Teacher Dual Certification in Theater and Vocational Arts/Dance

Loretta D. Fois
Area of Expertise: 
Dance
Email Address: 
John Hartford
Profile Description: 

Coordinator Visual Design
Instructor

Academic Degrees Achieved: M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art; B.A.,Stockton University

Gold Dragon Studios; Game Design Founding Partner, Creative Director and Content Designer - Greenman Creative; Designer and Creative Consultant - Aspect Arts;  Direction and promotion/branding of all projects including media, design photography, and music.

John Hartford
Area of Expertise: 
Visual Design, Media
Email Address: 
Christopher Brand Koep
Profile Description: 

Associate Professor

Academic Degrees Achieved: M.F.A., Pratt Institute; B.F.A., Syracuse University

Fellowships: The MacDowell Colony - January 2003, Millay Colony for the Arts - August 1987, Yaddo Art Colony - (Autumn) - 8 weeks,  The New Jersey State Council on the Arts - Painting Fellowships - 2002 & 1983.  Solo Exhibits: Harvest cafe, "Stories From the Heart", High Bridge, NJ – 2014, Raritan Valley Community College, "Stories From the Heart", North Branch, NJ – 2012, Pierro Gallery of South Orange, "Large Scale Paintings" – 2006, Raritan Valley Community College, "Paintings/Drawings", – 2005, Hunterdon Museum, "Christopher B. Koep/Paintings", Clinton, NJ – 2004, Raritan Valley Community College, "Landscape" – 1997, Gallery at J & J  World Headquarters, "Landscape", New Brunswick, NJ – 1997, Hunterdon Art Center, "Singular Mystery Series" Clinton, NJ – 1992, Raritan Valley Community College, "A Reawakening" – 1991, Pratt Institute, "Heads and Tails", Brooklyn, NY - 1982 

Christopher Brand Koep
Area of Expertise: 
Painting & Drawing
Email Address: 
Darren McManus
Profile Description: 

Art Gallery Coordinator
Assistant Professor - Graphic Design & Foundations

Academic Degrees Achieved: M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art; B.F.A., Hartford Art School / Glasgow School of Art

2015-16 RVCC Full-Time Faculty Research Grant; 2015 Residency: NES Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland; 2013 Puffin Foundation Ltd. Individual Artist Grant; 2012 Residency: The Solo(s) Project House, Newark, NJ; 2011 NJ State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Grant (top award / painting); 2011 Residency: Salzburg Künstlerhaus, Salzburg, Austria; 2010 Residency: The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT; 2010 Residency: Chashama North, Pine Plains, NY; 2009 Residency: Virginia Center for the Creative Arts at Mt. San Angelo, Amherst, VA; 2008 Fellowship / Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in conjunction w/ The Millay Colony for the Arts; 2008 Residency: The Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY; 2007 Residency: Artists’ Enclave at I-Park, East Haddam, CT; 2006 Residency: Cooper Union School of Art - Drawing & Painting Residency, New York, NY

Darren McManus
Area of Expertise: 
Graphic Design & Foundations
Vandana Nadkarni
Profile Description: 

Associate Professor

Academic Degrees Achieved:
M.A., B.A., Madras University; M.A., Temple University; A.B.D., Freie Universitaet

Scholarships :  Assistantship, Freie Universitaet, Berlin, Germany. Graduate Exchange Student Scholarship, Temple University, Philadelphia. Graduate Scholarship for Study in Italy, Temple University. Graduate Assistantships in Art History, Temple University. Graduate Merit Scholarship, Madras University, Chennai India.  Research Interests: Literature and the Arts in the cultures of Asia- especially East and South Asia Origins and History of Mother Goddess Imagery- in the East and West Development of the Temple of the Goddess in South Indian Temple Complexes

Vandana Nadkarni, Department Co-Chair
Area of Expertise: 
Italian Renaissance & Baroque Art, South & Southeast Asian Art History, East Asian Art History
Email Address: 
Dennis Russo
Profile Description: 

Professor - Theatre

Academic Degrees Achieved: M.F.A., The New School for Drama

Lifetime Membership/The Actors Studio (NY,NY); Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Fellowship Recipient for Playwriting; New Jersey Playwrights Competition - Winner (William Paterson University); Actors Equity Member; Member of the Dramatists Guild

Dennis Russo
Area of Expertise: 
Theatre (Acting/Playwriting)
Email Address: 
John A. Sichel
Profile Description: 

Associate Professor - Music

Academic Degrees Achieved: D.M.A.,
M.M.A., Yale School of Music;  M.A., Columbia University; B.A., Princeton University

Works featured on a New York Philharmonic Chamber Ensembles Concerts, 2006, 2013 2016; New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship in music composition, 2014; Compositions and orchestrations featured on recordings from CD Baby, Musicians Showcase, Naxos, Centaur, Opus One and Newport Classic; Sonata for Solo Violin premiered 2010 in Mendoza, Argentina; Francesca da Bimini commissioned and premiered in the Kennedy Center by the National Symphony Orchestra, 2003

John A. Sichel, Department Co-Chair
Area of Expertise: 
Music, Composition
Virginia Smith
Profile Description: 

Instructor - Interior Design

Academic Degrees Achieved:
M.S., Drexel University; B.F.A., University of Hartford

Virginia Smith
Area of Expertise: 
Design & Visualization of Interior Architecture, Spatial Design of Learning Spaces, Visualization Technology of Interior Architecture
Donna Stackhouse
Profile Description: 

Professor - Photography & Printmaking

Academic Degrees Achieved: M.F.A., Rutgers University; B.A., Stockton University

Raritan Valley Community College Foundation College Community Fund Grant for the Of Rice and Spice: The Asian American Experience exhibition in the college Art Gallery, 2013; State/County Partnership Local Arts Program Grant from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission and the Raritan Valley Community College Foundation for the No Country is an Island: Issues of Freedom and Diaspora in Caribbean Art exhibition in the college Art Gallery, 2005; Lynd Ward Memorial Purchase Prize, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ, 2006; New Jersey State Council on the Arts Artist Fellowship recipient for 2001; Northeast Prints 2001 Purchase Award, Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ.  

Donna Stackhouse
Area of Expertise: 
Photography & Printmaking
Email Address: 
Profile Description: 

Coordinator of Music
Associate Professor

Academic Degrees Achieved: M.M., Indiana University; B.MUS., University of Calgary

James Anthony (Tony) Strong
Area of Expertise: 
Piano soloist, accompanist, chamber musician
Email Address: 
Ann Tsubota
Profile Description: 

Professor - Art

Academic Degrees Achieved:
M.F.A., B.A., Rutgers University

New Jersey State Council on the Arts Artists Fellowship; RVCC Faculty Research Grant; RVCC Sabbatical

Ann Tsubota
Area of Expertise: 
Ceramics & Portfolio Development
Email Address: 
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