The New School Continuing Education

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Rama Madhu, BA, St. John's College; graduate work at U. of Buffalo; has taught Latin and Greek at the New School since 1997.

Francesca Magnani, Laurea, U. of Bologna; MA, NYU; Fulbright Scholar; teaches Italian and literature at NYU; has taught at Baruch College and CUNY Graduate Center.

Jürgen von Mahs, PhD in sociology and social policy, U. of Southampton (UK); asst. professor of urban studies with joint appointment to Eugene Lang College; recipient of grants from the German Marshall Fund, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, and Fulbright Commission; previously taught at Temple U. and U. Penn.

Iman Maiki, MA; specializes in teaching Arabic in multicultural societies; has taught at Columbia U., Queens College, The New School, NYU, and other institutions here and in Britain.

Victoria Malkin, PhD in Anthropology, University College (London) and graduate diploma in psychoanalysis, William Alanson White Inst. of Psychiatry, Psychology and Psychoanalysis; foundation anthropologist at the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research.

Giuseppe Manca, studied at U. of Cagliari; trained in foreign language teaching methods at The New School; co-author of Piacere!

Simegn Mantegbosh, MS in Community Health Education, Columbia U. Teachers College; teacher and trainer of teachers; native of Ethiopia who has taught Amharic language to both children and adults in the U.S.

Elizabeth Marner-Brooks, has hosted a live television show, performed in television news broadcasting, and given presentations for major corporations throughout the U.S., including a major TV network.

Alfredo Marques, license de musicologie, U. of Paris VIII; has taught French at The New School since 2002; also teaches French at Mannes College The New School for Music.

Sonya Mason, DMA, Manhattan School of Music (MSM); concert pianist; has performed in the United States, Japan, Europe, and Australia; faculty member and chair of Theory and Ear Training Department, MSM Precollege Division.

Michelle Materre, MEd, Boston College; independent producer, arts administrator, distributor, and marketing specialist; consults on film distribution, fundraising, educational outreach, exhibition; curatorial credits include 10th Annual Harlem Film Festival; member NY Women in Film and Television board of directors, REEL NY advisory board, and Channel 13/WNET; advisor to Women Make Movies, Third World Newsreel, and film festivals around the world.

Barbara Mates, PhD, Columbia U.; licensed and certified speech-language pathologist; licensed psychologist; certified teacher of people with speech and hearing impairments; director, American Diagnostic Learning and Reading Center; adjunct professor, CCNY-CUNY.

Maureen McAllister, MBA, Columbia U.; director of fashion industry mentoring program at Fashion Industries High School; teaches at Parsons The New School for Design; has also taught at St. Francis College and St. John's U.; was a visiting professor in the Advertising Educational Foundation program of the ad agency Jordan, McGrath, Case and Taylor.

Stephanie McBride, MFA, Vermont College; founder of New Voices, bringing underrepresented writers into mainstream publishing.

Leslie McCleave, MFA, NYU; independent filmmaker; has received awards at Sundance, SXSW, Los Angeles, Locarno, and San Francisco film festivals; films screened at New Directors/New Films at MoMA and broadcast on Sundance Channel and FilmFour UK; recipient of grants from NEA, Creative Capital Foundation, and Radziwill Documentary Fund.

Barbara McKechnie, RDT/BCT, LCAT, LPC; currently drama therapist for children and adolescents at St. Vincent's Medical Center in NYC and consultant in private practice; trained in psychodrama at the Sociometric Inst., NYC; representative for drama therapy with NJ Arts Therapies Assn.; president, board of Natl. Assn. for Drama Therapy.

Madge McKeithen, MFA, Queens U. of Charlotte; author of Blue Peninsula: Essential Words for a Life of Loss and Change; writing has been published in TriQuarterly, Utne Reader, Lost and Found: Stories from New York, Topograph: New Writing from the Carolinas and the Landscape Beyond, New York Times Book Review, and Best American Essays 2011.

Karen McKinnon, author of a novel, Narcissus Ascending, and a short story that was included in On the Rocks: The KGB Bar Fiction Anthology; recipient, New Voice Fiction Award.

Ascensión Mejorado, PhD, Complutense U. of Madrid; teaches at NYU; has also taught at New Jersey City U.

Matthew P. Melucci, MA, Wesleyan U.; freelance writer and journalist with experience in newspapers, magazines, and online publications, including as managing editor of MTV Interactive's SonicNet news team; winner, Scripps Howard Natl. Journalism Award, two Webbies, and ASCAP Deems Taylor Award.

Valerie Mendelson, PhD, CUNY Graduate Center; has taught at Hunter College and CCNY; papers on French artists and art historians, women collectors in France, and Victorian landscape photography presented at CAA, NEMLA, Barnard College, and elsewhere; artwork exhibited in New York, Alabama, Maryland, and Boston.

Polly Merdinger, MA, EdM; co-author of Even If You Can't Carry a Tune; has taught ESL and ESL teaching at the American Language Program and Columbia U. Teachers College.

Sharon M. Mesmer, MFA, Brooklyn College; NYFA Poetry Fellowships (Jerome Grant, co-recipient); Fulbright Senior Specialist; publications include Annoying Diabetic Bitch, The Virgin Formica, Ma Vie à Yonago, In Ordinary Time, and The Empty Quarter; member of flarf collective.

David N Meyer; BFA Documentary Cinema, Temple U.; currently writing a biography of the Bee Gees for the Da Capo Press; most recent book, Twenty Thousand Roads: The Ballad of Gram Parsons and His Cosmic American Music, chosen as one of the 20 Best Nonfiction Books of the Year by the Los Angeles Times and one of the top three books of the year by Rolling Stone; other books include A Girl and A Gun: The Complete Guide to Film Noir and The 100 Best Films to Rent You've Never Heard Of.

Stephen A. Michaels, BA, Harvard; has acted, directed, and taught acting in NYC for more than 25 years; teaches at Lee Strasberg Theatre Inst., Tisch School of the Arts, and American Academy of Dramatic Arts; his best-known roles include Jim in Moon for the Misbegotten, Judge Brack in A Doll's House, and Baron Tusenbach in The Three Sisters; recent NYC directing credits include Patrick Marber's Closer, Neil Labute's Some Girls, and Eric Bogosian's Suburbia.

Erika Mijlin, MFA, School of the Art Inst. of Chicago; producer, writer, and co-founder of Artifact Pictures, a production company in Philadelphia. She has produced documentaries, animation, and video of all kinds; currently visiting faculty member in media studies at Bennington College.

Steven Milowitz, PhD, NYU; teaches English and American literature at Ramaz School; has taught at Choate Rosemary Hall; author of Philip Roth Considered: The Concentrationary Universe of the American Writer.

Catherine Mindolovich, PhD, The New School for Social Research; staff psychologist, Intl. Center for the Disabled, specializing in assessment and treatment of physical and psychological trauma, neuropsychological assessment, and cognitive rehabilitation; psychotherapist in private practice with children and adults.

Philippe-Gerard Montanari, studied at Catholic U. of Argentina; member of AATF; has taught French and Spanish for more than 20 years.

Louise Montello, PhD, NYU; Certif., American Music Therapy Assn.; coordinator, New School Creative Arts Therapy Certificate Program; clinical research scientist, NYU Dept. of Psychiatry; associate editor, Intl. Journal of Arts Medicine; guest lecturer, Manhattan School of Music; music therapist in private practice.

Robert S. Montgomery, MFA, Yale School of Drama; author of plays including Subject to Fits, Electra, and Genesis; work has been produced by the Public Theater, La MaMa, Royal Shakespeare Co., and others here and abroad.

Jeffrey M. Mooney, has been teaching American Sign Language for more than 20 years; has performed sign language music on Broadway and at Shea Stadium; has signed for such celebrities as Bette Midler and Gene Wilder; has appeared in a variety of performances and commercials; has taught at U. of Florida, Hunter College, Great Neck North HS, PS 19, PS 188, and LaGuardia Community College; private sign language/music tutor.

Laura Morgan, MA, The New School; producer and director of award-winning films for NBC, Showtime, and European and Asian TV; has worked as an actress, assistant director, editor, and art director on feature films.

Bob Morris, author of the award-winning memoir Assisted Loving: True Tales of Double Dating With My Dad; contributor to the New York Times, the New Yorker, New York Magazine, Architectural Digest, Elle, New York Observer, Town and Country, Rolling Stone and the NPR program All Things Considered; contributing editor, Travel and Leisure; plays produced by MCC Theater, Daryl Roth, Theater For The New City, and the Jewish Repertory Theater; author of the children's books Crispin the Terrible and Delia at the Delano; collaborated with show business icon Diahann Carroll on her bestselling, NAACP award-winning The Legs Are the Last to Go (2008).

Douglas Morse, MFA, NYU; independent filmmaker; feature films include The Adulterer (Best of Fest, Sarasota), 2000 Miles to Maine (distributed by L.L. Bean and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy), The Summoning of Everyman (funded by a grant from the Faculty Development Fund; screened at the International Medieval Congress and the Medieval Forum), and The Merchant of Venice: Uncut, a video adaptation of a play staged at Cambridge U., where he was a visiting scholar.

Margo Moss, MA, NYU; LDTC; freelance photographer; published in textbooks, calendars, and magazines; created children's photography for the Newark Museum; founder and former director of Creative Camps, a nonprofit school for children with learning disabilities.

William Moulton, MFA, California Inst. of the Arts; has taught at The New School (Joffrey BFA), SUNY-Brockport, Florida State, Calif. Inst. of the Arts, and NYU; Professor Moulton has made a career as a musician in the field of dance. He is the founder and first president of Intl. Guild of Musicians in Dance; he has composed for dance and taught dancers the art of music and musicians the art of dance for over 30 years; he is a lyricist and librettist.

Patrick Mull, MFA, U. of Iowa; former adjunct professor and director of ELI Pre-Graduate Program, Pace U.; has taught at Hunter College; has been teaching ESL and EFL since 1997.

Fred Murhammer, BFA, NYU; postgraduate studies at California Inst. of the Arts; NYC consultant with expertise in digital publishing, computer graphics, and Web design and development.

John Charles Murphy, MA, U. of Colorado; Completion Diploma, Ecole Jacques Lecoq; director, writer, and producer; has taught acting and performance studies in Europe and the U.S.; has acted in plays, film, television, and commercials; performs seasonally with Mummenschanz.

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