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.
Julie Huntington earned her Ph.D. in French from Vanderbilt University. Her teaching and research interests focus on exploring questions of language, identity, voice, and representation in twentieth- and twenty-first-century Francophone literature and film.
Her first book Sounding Off: Rhythm, Music, and Identity in West African and Caribbean Francophone Novels examines how writers create literary soundscapes in their novels and, in so doing, open up spaces for identity appropriation, negotiation, and configuration that lie beyond the confines of Western identificatory paradigms. Although she continues to conceptualize and interpret sounding and sensorial phenomena in literary frameworks in her scholarship, her current professional focus is on literary translation. Her projects in-progress seek to increase the availability and diversity of twenty-first-century Francophone narratives, voices, and perspectives for Anglophone readers around the world.
Dr. Huntington also works on projects in place-based pedagogies, putting particular emphasis on curricular development, assignment design, and outcomes assessment. In this capacity, she serves as the Faculty Director of the New York City Seminar Program and Co-Facilitator for the Marymount Manhattan College Best Practices for Place-Based Learning in Higher Education Institute.
Dr. Hernandez’ research and filmmaking focuses on emerging worldviews and practices for a more just and sustainable world. In recent years he has conducted in-depth fieldwork in Brazil, Senegal and Denmark. He has a background in music and social work and holds a Doctorate in Development Sociology from Cornell University. Dr. Hernandez is particularly interested in using and teaching visual research methods for the social sciences.
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 and curated over 20 exhibitions of contemporary artists in exhibitions like The Art of the Graphic Novel, Hive/Web/Mind: Animal Nests & Human Networks and The Aesthetics of Math. As Gallery Director of the Hewitt Gallery of Art at MMC since 2013, Professor Cohen continues her investigation of multi-disciplinary topics in such shows as Present Danger, Study Abroad: The Artist As Immigrant and ALTERED STATES: Reuse Refuse.
Cohen paints in watercolor, creates sculptures and three-dimensional installations, and illustrates writer Francis Levy’s short stories and humor. Her current work in watercolor investigates the fluidity of the medium in a series called hy·drog·ra·phy (hī-drŏg′rə-fē) and in a series, overmyhead, dedicated to artists and scientists.
She has been a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome’s (AAR) Visiting Artists and Scholars Program in January 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
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.
She is represented by Annette Fox of Fox Gallery NYC.