Jiro Adachi, MFA, Colorado State U.; has taught writing and ESL/EFL at CSU, SVA, Hunter College, and Stern College for Women; author of a novel, The Island of Bicycle Dancers.
Christine Alessandro, MA, ATR, NYU; currently art therapist at North Shore U. Hospital in Manhasset and in private practice; recently served on the Executive Board, NY Coalition for Creative Arts Therapies.
Frank Algarín, writer, educator, director; recipient, NYFA Screenwriting Fellowship and Delgado Playwriting Award; Met Life/Nuestras Voces Playwriting finalist; screenwriting consultant; taught screenwriting for Natl. Assn. of Latino Independent Producers and PRdream; has taught spoken word poetry, dramatic and creative writing, educational theater, and filmmaking for DreamYard, Teachers and Writers Collaborative, and other organizations.
Rebecca M. Alvin, MA, The New School; BS, Emerson College; independent filmmaker, teacher, writer, and curator; has been making films and videos for close to 20 years; her documentaries have been shown around the world, including at the Pompidou Center and at the Museum of Fine Arts/Boston; Editor of Provincetown Magazine; Film Programmer at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater; freelance writer with work published in Cineaste, the Journal of Film and Video, and other periodicals.
Sherry A. Amatenstein, former editor-in-chief, Woman's Own; articles published in Ladies' Home Journal, Mademoiselle, TV Guide, USA Weekend, Family Circle, and Cosmopolitan; recipient of essay-writing award from Writer's Digest.
Julia Anderson, graduate from Condorcet (France); has taught French at Alliance Française (Chicago and New York) and Manhattan Marymount College; has taught adult literacy in Paris; translation work (written) in French; also teaches at Nightingale-Bamford School.
Anthony Anemone, PhD, UC-Berkeley; associate dean for faculty affairs, The New School; publications include "The Monsters of Peter the Great" and "Gender, Genre, and the Discourse of Imperialism in Tolstoy's Cossacks."
Robert Ante, PhD, Columbia U.; honorary president, Form Development Comm., Tai Chi Chuan Assn. (China); U.S. branch chairman, Intl. Tai Chi Chuan Fed.; senior student of Grand Masters Cheng Man-ch'ing, Yu Hsien-wen, and Hsiao Chu-ming.
David Arcos, MA, Parsons The New School for Design; professional photographer whose clients include the NY state tourism industry; fashion and tabletop photographer; designer for multimedia with images and graphics.
Moshe Ariel, former soloist with the Israeli Inbal Dance Theatre; has worked on stage, screen, and TV.
Yeghia Aslanian, EdD, Columbia U. Teachers College; associate professor, CUNY.
Laura Auricchio, PhD, Columbia U.; assistant professor of Art History, Parsons The New School for Design; author of Adélaïde Labille-Guiard: Artist in the Age of Revolution (2009).
Rachel M. Aydt, contributes regularly to magazines including Time International, Prevention, NYMag.com, Inked, Redbook, and Photo District News; has worked in publishing for 15 years at publications including Cosmopolitan, YM, American Heritage, and, most recently, CosmoGirl as research director.