Faculty

Teachers, performers, artists, scientists, professionals, mentors, and scholars—our faculty make MMC great.

Our professors guide students in the studio, mentor them in research, help them land amazing internships, and prepare them for graduate study and careers. They are as accomplished in their own careers as they are in the classroom, performing, presenting, and publishing their own work regularly.

Faculty Spotlight

  • Hallie Cohen

    Hallie Cohen received her M.F.A. from the Hoffberger School of Painting of the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she studied with the painter Grace Hartigan and received the Henry Walters Traveling Fellowship. She received her B.F.A. from the Tyler School of Art where she majored in painting and drawing and minored in printmaking. She has been at Marymount Manhattan since 1974 where she has taught drawing, figure drawing, painting, design, watercolor, and art history to two generations of art and non-art majors.

    As curator of the Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of Imagination, Cohen organized an exhibition, With or Without Permission: Appropriation, Assemblage and Collage, that explored “the art of collecting, sorting, and arranging the ephemera and detritus of life to connect the imaginative and the real.”

    She paints in watercolor, creates sculptures and three-dimensional installations, and illustrates writer Francis Levy’s short stories and humor. Her current work in watercolor uses the concept of appropriation and collage to create a series of new works based on revisiting and reconfiguring her older work through digital scanning and repainting.

    Professor Cohen is a founding member of the artists’ group Retrogarde, exhibiting her work at Westbeth Gallery, Fox Gallery NYC, The Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center, La Mama’s La Galleria, A.I.R. Gallery and the Terry Schreiber Studio Gallery.

     

  • Linda Solomon

    Linda Zener Solomon has a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Toronto in Canada. Dr. Solomon has been a Research Associate/Consultant at the Institute for Developmental Studies, NYU, the Joyful Heart Foundation (NYC), and the Office of Research and Evaluation, NYC Department of Education. She taught at Baruch College and Hunter College before coming to Marymount Manhattan. Dr. Solomon was instrumental in establishing a chapter of Psi Chi (the International Honor Society in Psychology) at MMC. Her research interests include helping behavior, gender roles, and mentor-mentee relationships. She encourages her students to become actively involved in either her research or research of their own. She co-edited a readings book in social psychology and has published her research in journals, such as Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and the Journal of Social Psychology. She was co-author of the entry on ‘mentor’ in the Encyclopedia of Human Development.

  • Vinod S Changarath

    Vinod S. Changarath, Assistant Professor of Finance, earned his Ph.D.  in Finance at the University of Cincinnati, with a research interest in banking. He has previously held visiting faculty positions and taught a variety of finance courses at Marshall University, WV and James Madison University, VA. Before embarking on an academic career, Vinod worked for over 12 years in the field of equity research with leading international investment banks including JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup, in Singapore and India, employing quantitative research methods and covering global equities and Asian banks.