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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 Spotlight

  • Cheryl Paradis

    Cheryl Paradis earned her Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Yeshiva University. She teaches courses in 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 on the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders.

  • Cecilia Feilla

    Dr. Feilla received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from New York University. Her teaching and research interests include 18th-century literature, drama and performance theory, genre studies, urban literature, and the literature of revolution. Her current research focuses on seduction and education in 18th-century novels and plays, as well as on Enlightenment-era medievalisms. She has been a scholar-in-residence at New York University and a research fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., and the Collegium Philosophiae Transatlanticum of the Philipps Universität-Marburg, Germany. Her work on the 18th century has appeared in Eighteenth-Century Life, The Yale Journal of Criticism, Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, and Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, as well as various collected volumes. Her books include The Sentimental Theater of the French Revolution (2013) and a critical edition of the novel, La Tribu indienne, ou Edouard et Stellina (The Indian Tribe, or Edouard and Stellina, 1799) by Lucien Bonaparte (2006). She is the former Director of British Literature for the Northeast Modern Language Association (2008-2010).

  • Sarah Weinberger-Litman

    Sarah L. Weinberger-Litman earned a Ph.D. in Experimental Health Psychology from the City University of New York. As a graduate student, she studied the effects of stress on the cardiovascular system and then went on to focus on religious and sociocultural influences on disordered eating and body dissatisfaction. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Cancer Prevention and Control at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and a second postdoctoral fellowship at the Spears Research Institute, where she examined religious and spiritual influences on health and illness. She is the associate producer of Hungry to be Heard, a documentary exploring eating disorders in the Orthodox Jewish Community.