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.
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.
Dr. Philip Meyers teaches mathematics and finance. In addition to his doctorate in mathematics, he has held careers in operations research, including two years with the Police Commissioner of New York, and finance, as a professional speculator, money manager, and consultant on risk management. He is currently working to incorporate examples of the mathematical patterns in nature, into the quantitative reasoning curriculum.
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.