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.


Jordyn Alvidrez

Visiting Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

jordyn.alvidrez@wagner.edu Main Hall 43 A/B Jordyn Alvidrez received her MFA in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design. She works in various media.

Jordyn Alvidrez is from Sacramento, California. She graduated with her B.A. in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley, where she discovered her love for literary and visual narratives. Her interest is in dystopian works that identify the story of the “other.” Alvidrez received her MFA in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design. She works in various media, including layout design, book binding, digital embroidery and typography. With her private studio practice, Otra Vez, she continues to investigate and research collections of pictorial and typographic symbols, ranks and hierarchal systems.


Patricia Mustacchio

Academic Administrative Assistant, Government & Politics Department and Visual Arts

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

Mariangela Ciccarello

Adjunct Professor of Video Editing

718 390 3192 m.ciccarello@wagner.edu Main Hall Mariangela Ciccarello is a filmmaker and artist. Her work has been featured at numerous American and European film festivals.

Mariangela Ciccarello’s work has been featured at the Locarno Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Torino Film Festival, Harvard Art Museum, and Film Society of Lincoln Center among other venues. She has participated in residency programs and workshops in Europe and the United States. In 2019-20 she was a participant in the Whitney Independent Study Program – Studio Program. Mariangela currently teaches at Wagner College and School of Visual Arts.  

MFA Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University; MA University of Provence (France); BA University Alma Mater Studiorum (Italy)  



Emily Zuch

Adjunct Professor of Drawing

718 390 3192 emily.zuch@wagner.edu Main Hall Emily Zuch 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 Francis 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 Robert Geronimo 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 Goldfeld 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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