Leslie Daly, MS, Pratt Inst.; Integral Yoga Inst.-certified hatha yoga teacher; Yoga Alliance nationally registered yoga teacher; registered dance/movement therapist; licensed creative arts therapist at NY Presbyterian Hospital.
Anne Margaret Daniel, PhD, Princeton U.; JD, U. of Virginia; has taught English, American, and Irish literature at The New School, Princeton, U. of Richmond, and the Yeats Summer School (Ireland); specialties are Victorian and modern British and Irish literature and contemporary Irish poetry.
Jonathan R. Danziger, MFA, USC; has written for producers at Miramax, HBO, NBC, Paramount, and Universal; contributed to Time, Washington Monthly, and the Los Angeles Times; worked as a script analyst for the Sundance Institute; teaches at Gotham Writers' Workshop.
Elisabeth Davis, MA, RDT, LCAT; drama therapist at Elmhurst Hospital Center, working with inpatient psychiatric adolescents; professional playwright.
Nuno de Campos, MFA, Tufts U.; fine artist; recently exhibited at PLMJ Foundation, Kinz, Tillou + Feigen, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Prague Biennale II, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, Projecto AC; grants from NYFA, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Pollock-Krasner Foundation; participant, Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program; work reviewed in ArtForum, Art in America, and Tema Celeste.
Juan De Castro, PhD in Comparative Literature, USC; author of Mestizo Nations and The Spaces of Latin American Literature; has written for MLN, Aztlán, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, and other journals.
Yan Deng, MA, Education, Qinghua U.; BA, English Language and Literature, Tianjin Foreign Languages Inst. (China); Chinese language instructor at the UN Headquarters and the China Institute.
Joseph Di Ponio, PhD, SUNY-Stony Brook; recent musical commissions include works for Yarn/Wire, TimeTable Percussion, and the 2009 Armory Show; research interests include time, musical ontology, and aesthetics.
Carol Dix, freelance journalist for newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, and the Web; author of many books, including, most recently, The Ultimate Guide to 21st-Century Dating; public relations and corporate writer who has edited and produced university house magazines and prospectuses; co-hosted Where Higher Education Meets the New Digital Age, a conference held in London; recently launched her blog at www.freelancewritingworks.co.uk.
Ryan Dohoney, PhD, Columbia U.; music historian specializing in American modernism, experimentalism, and interdisciplinary performance since 1950.
Josephine Dorado, MA in Media Studies, The New School; MacArthur Foundation award winner, Fulbright scholarship recipient and social entrepreneur. Josephine is a New York-based media artist, performer and educator. She co-founded Fractor.org, which matches news with opportunities for activism, and initiated the Kidz Connect program, which connects physical learning communities internationally via creative collaboration in virtual worlds.
Shimon Dotan, Fellow at the New York Institute of the Humanities, recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship-award and recipient of a Cullman Fellowship-award for scholars and writers at New York Public Library. Dotan is an award-winning filmmaker with thirteen feature films to his credit. His films have been the recipients of the Special Jury Prize at Sundance (Hot House), Silver Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival (The Smile of the Lamb), numerous Israeli Academy Awards, including Best Film and Best Director (Repeat Dive; The Smile of the Lamb), and Best Film at the Newport Beach Film Festival (You Can Thank Me Later). Dotan has taught filmmaking and film studies at Tel Aviv University in Israel, Concordia University in Montreal and is presently teaching Political Cinema at NYU, and Film Directing at the New School University in New York. He is a member of the Directors and Writers Guild of America (DGA, WGA).
Rena Down, screenwriter and Emmy Award-winning director; created dramatic series Aaron's Way for NBC; producer and writer of Falcon Crest; story editor for Nurse and Dallas; author of commercial TV movies and The People vs. Inez Garcia for PBS.
Robert G. Dunn, BA, UC-Berkeley; freelance writer and editor and copyreader for Sports Illustrated; O. Henry Prize Story winner whose short stories, poetry, and essays have been published in the New Yorker, Atlantic, The Nation, Sewanee Review, and NY Times Book Review; author of novels including Pink Cadillac (Book Sense choice) and Meet the Annas.
Deanne Torbert Dunning, BA, Fairleigh Dickinson U.; principal, Concepts/Copy, a creative consultancy in marketing communications; former creative director, N.W. Ayer; has worked for DeBeers Diamonds, AT&T, DuPont, Avon, Movado Watch, the Ad Council, U.S. Army, CBS/Fox Video, and Bantam Doubleday Dell.
Joan Durk, New York University, MA, English Education. Amherst College, BA, English. Durk has taught English in New York City since 1984.