Faculty & Staff - Art & Design

The Art & Design faculty and staff are here to help the Suffolk University community as a whole—students should contact their professors and administrators to address all questions and concerns.

The department is located on the 10th floor of the Sawyer building. The office is open Mondays - Fridays 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Contact us at the following number: 617-573-8785

Full-Time Faculty

Fine Arts & Foundation Studies

Randal Thurston
Professor & Interim Chair, Program Director - Foundation Studies & Fine Arts

Ilona Anderson
Associate Professor

Linda Brown
Professor

Audrey Goldstein
Professor

Susan Nichter
Professor

Steve Novick
Professor

Interior Architecture & Design

Sandro Carella
Assistant Professor 

Anna Gitelman
Associate Professor

Nancy Hackett
Associate Professor

Sean Solley
Associate Professor, Program Director-Interior Design, Interior Architecture

Graphic Design

Laura Golly
Professor, Undergraduate Program Director - Graphic Design

Keith Kitz
Assistant Professor, Graduate Program Director - Graphic Design

Kristen Mallia
Assistant Professor

Emeritus Professors

Harry Bartnick
Professor Emeritus

Mark Brus
Associate Professor Emeritus

Karen Clarke
Associate Professor Emeritus

Lydia Martin
Professor Emeritus

Part-Time Faculty

Part-time faculty may be reached at the main department phone number unless otherwise noted (617-973-5307).

The part-time faculty office is located in the Sawyer Building at 8 Ashburton Place, Room A26.

Interior Architecture & Design

Adam Cournoyer
Lecturer
BS, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Masters, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Elizabeth Ghiseline
Lecturer
MArch, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
BFA, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Joseph Killoh
Lecturer
BS, Wentworth Institute of Technology
MArch, Boston Architectural College

Kristen Lalond
Lecturer
MAIA, Suffolk University
MBA, Northeastern University
BFA, Art Institute of Boston, Lesley University

Michelle Rothman
Lecturer
BS, Arizona State University

Ashleigh Sanicola
Lecturer
BS, Philadelphia University

Sean Stewart
Lecturer
MArch, San Francisco Institute of Architecture
BA, Boston Architectural Center

Patricia Zerhusen
Lecturer
BA, Rochester Institute of Technology
MAIA, Suffolk University

Graphic Design

Peter Bianco
Senior Lecturer
MFA, Boston University
BFA, Massachusetts College of Art

Minko Dimov
Senior Lecturer
JD, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski
Masters, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski
MAGD, New England School of Art and Design

Tara Pastina
Lecturer
MAGD, Suffolk University
BA, State University of New York

Kayla Schwartz
Senior Lecturer
MFA, Lesley University

Sarah Shufelt
Lecturer
BFA, Corcoran College of Art
Diploma, The Art Institute

Fine Arts & Foundation Studies

Meagan Hepp
Lecturer
BFA, Suffolk University

Department Staff

Deborah Davidson
Gallery Director
617-994-4283
Office: Sawyer Building, Room 626A 

Virginia Lane
Director of Continuing Education & Preparatory Programs
617-994-4233
Office: Sawyer Building, Room 1025

Grace Winburne
Art & Design Maker Space Manager
617-305-1701
Office: Sawyer Building, Room B31C

Administrative Services Team

The administrative services team supports the following departments:

  • Art & Design
  • Communication, Journalism, & Media
  • Theatre

General inquiries may be sent to us via email.

Anita Sen
Administrative Services Manager
617-973-5330
Sawyer Building, 10th Floor

Michael Hadley
Administrative Coordinator
617-573-8282
Sawyer Building, 12th Floor

Elaine Jue
Administrative Coordinator
617-557-1535
Sawyer Building, 10th Floor

Chloe Tolman
Administrative Coordinator
617-573-5701
Samia, 4th Floor