Marymount Manhattan


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

  • John Basil

    John Basil founded the American Globe Theatre in New York City in 1988, and since then has served as its Producing Artistic Director and regularly teaches its Playing Shakespeare course. John has taught Shakespeare and acting at Rutgers University, C.W. Post Long Island University, Penn State University, Asolo Conservatory, Bradley University, University of Colorado, University of Wyoming, and Columbia Teachers College.

    In addition he has taught Shakespeare workshops at the high school level and for the NYC Arts Connection’s outreach program, Children of Hope. He has directed for the American Globe Theatre, Riverside Shakespeare Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre and the Sarasota Opera, in addition to guest artist positions at several universities.

    John is the author of Will Power, How to Act Shakespeare in 21 Days (Applause, 2006).

  • Rosemary Nossiff

    Dr. Rosemary Nossiff joined the Marymount Manhattan College Faculty as an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Fall of 2004. Before coming to the College, she taught American politics at Rutgers University.

    Professor Nossiff’s interests are in the areas of American political development, public policy, and social justice. Her book, Before Roe: Abortion Policy in the States, published in 2001, was a comparative study of abortion policy in the United States in the seven year period preceding the 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade. Currently she is working on an analysis of gender inequality in the workplace which examines the impact key legislative and judicial decisions have had on employment practices. Her future research plans include a study of women in prison.

  • Corey Liberman

    Corey Liberman studies the role of communication in interpersonal, small group, and organizational relationships, paying particular attention to strategies used by social actors as they attempt to persuade others. He is also interested in how social networks come to influence the attitudes and behaviors of those part of them and how similarity is both a prerequisite for, and outcome of, relationships. He routinely teaches Interpersonal Communication (Comm 104), Principles and Theories of Communication (Comm 107), Organizational Communication (Comm 250), Small Group Communication (Comm 258), Communication and Social Networks (Comm 308), and the Capstone in Communication Arts (Comm 450). He is coauthor of Organizational Communication: Strategies for Success (2nd Edition) and he is editor of Casing Persuasive Communication, to be published in September of 2013.