Faculty & Staff

Philip Cartelli

Assistant Professor/Chair, Visual Arts

718-420-4016 philip.cartelli@wagner.edu Main Hall 33

Philip Cartelli is a filmmaker and researcher.

Nelson Kim

Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

718-420-4113 nelson.kim@wagner.edu Main Hall 36

Nelson Kim is a teacher, screenwriter, director, and film critic.

Laura Morowitz

Professor, Visual Arts

718-390-3151 lmorowit@wagner.edu Main Hall 3rd floor--43

Laura Morowitz's scholarship focuses on late nineteenth and early twentieth century European art, as well as art in Nazi Vienna.

Sarah J. Scott

Professor, Visual Arts

718-420-4528 sarah.scott@wagner.edu Main Hall 35 (top floor)

A specialist in Ancient Near Eastern Art History, Dr. Scott teaches a range of courses covering ancient and global cultures.

Jennifer Toth

Associate Professor, Visual Arts

718-420-4132 jtoth@wagner.edu Main Hall 3rd floor

Jennifer Toth received her B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Studio Art from Smith College in 1994, and her M.F.A. in Painting from Yale.

Matthew Holben

Visiting Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

matthew.holben@wagner.edu Main Hall 36

Matthew Holben is an artist, printer, designer, and teacher.


Patricia Mustacchio

Academic Administrative Assistant, Government & Politics Department and Visual Arts

718-390-3192 patricia.mustacchio@wagner.edu Cunard Hall

Holly Van Buren

Adjunct Professor of Film and Media

718 390 3192 holly.vanburen@wagner.edu Main Hall Holly teaches multiple courses each semester in the Film and Media program.

Holly Van Buren received her MA in critical studies of film and television at the University of Southern California and teaches media studies, film history, and screenwriting at Wagner College. She is the co-author of the book TV Finales FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Endings of Your Favorite TV Shows, which provides analysis of the most famous (and infamous) television series finales.

MA University of Southern California


Emily Zuch

Adjunct Professor of Drawing

718 390 3192 emily.zuch@wagner.edu Main Hall Emily is a Brooklyn based painter who works observationally from set-ups in her studio.

Emily Zuch received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008, and her MFA from New York Studio School in 2011. She has received grants such as the Fulbright Fellowship and Hohenberg Award, and has attended residencies including  Yaddo, Jentel, and Kimmel Harding Nelson, among others. Emily currently teaches at Wagner College, Pratt Institute and Borough of Manhattan Community College.

MFA New York Studio School; BFA Maryland Institute College of Art



Andrew Francis

Adjunct Professor of Sculpture

718 390 3192 andrew.francis@wagner.edu Main Hall Andrew is an artist based in New York who primarily makes objects and uses artmaking as a tool/framework to ask "stupid" questions.

With a background in mold-making and life-casting, Andrew Francis’ recent work cups itself within the logic of industrial production. Taking up the form of objects like cheap plastic masks, dirty socks, and reflective screens, it attempts to become “more real” by merging back into the field of consumer debris that orbits each of us. Andrew has participated in exhibitions at Mother Gallery, Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, The Hand, La Mama La Galleria, and Valerina Gallerina. He has been awarded artist residencies at the Lighthouse Works on Fishers Island, NY, and the Hurleyville Maker’s Lab at the Center for Discovery in Hurleyville, NY.

MFA Virginia Commonwealth University; BFA The Cooper Union



Robert Geronimo

Adjunct Professor of Illustration

718 390 3192 robert.geronimo@wagner.edu Main Hall Rob is a published illustrator, writer, and comic creator, known for his best-selling dark fantasy series, Blood Realm.

Robert Geronimo completed his BA at Wagner College, while interning at Marvel Comics in New York City. He later received an MFA in illustration from FIT and an MA in Art History from Brooklyn College. Robert has given lectures and workshops at several universities, and currently lives in New York City where he teaches illustration and art history at Wagner and Brooklyn College.

MFA Fashion Institute of Technology; MA Brooklyn College; BA Wagner College

https://www.instagram.com/geronimodraws ; https://www.robertgeronimo.com ; https://www.youtube.com/c/GeronimoDraws


Ada Goldfeld

Adjunct Professor of Drawing

718 390 3192 ada.goldfeld@wagner.edu Main Hall Ada holds an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design.

Ada Goldfeld graduated from the dual-degree program between the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University, receiving a BFA in studio art and a BA in art history and religion. In 2018, she completed an MFA in painting at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her current studio is based in Ridgewood, NY. In addition to teaching at Wagner, Goldfeld instructs classes at the New York Art Studio and Bergen Community College.

MFA Rhode Island School of Design; BA Tufts University; BFA School of the Museum of Fine Arts



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