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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.


Faculty in the News

Faculty Spotlight

  • Jennifer Brown

    Dr. Brown received her Ph.D. from the Graduate Center, City University of New York.  She teaches all things medieval and early modern in the department. Her courses include the medieval and early modern surveys, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Arthurian Literature and the History of the English Language. She takes her classes to the Met and the Cloisters frequently in order to reinforce how medieval art, architecture and literature are linked together.

    Dr. Brown’s research interests include medieval literature written by, for and about women. She has published several books and articles on these topics, including Three Women of Liege (Brepols, 2008), Barking Abbey and Medieval Literary Culture (co-edited with Donna Bussell, York Medieval Press, 2012), and Cosmology, Sociality and Sexuality in Medieval Literary Texts (co-edited with Marla Segol, Palgrave Press, 2013). Her 2011 article in The Journal of the History of Sexuality won the bi-annual Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship prize for Best Article. 

    Dr. Brown served as the president of the Medieval Club of New York from 2010-2013, which sponsors monthly academic lectures on medieval topics. She currently serves on the board of the Hagiography Society and the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship.

    Dr. Brown will be on research leave 2013-2014 to finish researching and writing a book on Catherine of Siena’s English tradition, entitled Picking Fruit in the Orchard: Catherine of Siena in Medieval and Early Modern England. 


  • Lauren Brown

    Professor Brown holds a doctorate in History from Harvard University. Before joining the faculty at Marymount, Dr. Brown taught 20th century history at High Point University in North Carolina. A Jacob K. Javits Fellow (2000-2004) and a Joint Fellow at the Smithsonian National Museums of American Art and American History (2006), Dr. Brown spent fall 2009 as a Fulbright Scholar at the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow.

    She continued work on her current manuscript, Cultural Czars, under a research grant from the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholar’s Kennan Institute (2011.) The book, focused on dance and Cold War arts funding, explores the political power of the arts, how perceptions of something or someone as American have changed in the context of globalization, and how nationalism is read onto physical bodies and their movement.

    Professor Brown’s research interests include 20th century cultural and diplomatic history, transnationalism and national identity, cultural consumption, ethnicity and the body, and the arts. She has begun two new projects; one, an exploration of dance and culture in post-revolutionary Cuba, and another on the history of the term “Third World.” At Marymount, Dr. Brown teaches courses in U.S. history, historical research methods, foreign policy, consumerism, and women’s history.


  • Cheryl Paradis

    Cheryl Paradis has a Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Yeshiva University. She teaches the following courses: General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Community Psychology and Forensic Psychology. She has approximately twenty years experience evaluating and treating individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses in inpatient hospital settings. She is trained in cognitive behavioral treatment and has worked with individuals with anxiety disorders in outpatient settings. She is also trained in psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological testing. She has evaluated individuals with brain damage and dysfunction in psychiatric, medical and forensic settings. She has conducted research in the areas of brain damage, cross- cultural issues and forensic psychology and published in journals such as Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry, Journal of Anxiety Disorders and Journal of Offender Rehabilitation. She has also co-authored chapters related to assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders.