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. 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).
Vinod S. Changarath, Assistant Professor of Finance, earned his Ph.D. in Finance at the University of Cincinnati, with a research interest in banking. He has previously held visiting faculty positions and taught a variety of finance courses at Marshall University, WV and James Madison University, VA. Before embarking on an academic career, Vinod worked for over 12 years in the field of equity research with leading international investment banks including JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup, in Singapore and India, employing quantitative research methods and covering global equities and Asian banks.
Sarah Nelson Wright is an interdisciplinary artist focused on socially engaged media art, including site-specific projects addressing gentrification and environmental issues. She creates media projects and public art about the urban experience that explore the changing city. Her work encompasses video, installation, interactive media and public art.
Prof. Wright’s current project, INVISIBLE SEAMS, is an augmented reality walking tour that reveals the impact of the globalized fashion industry. She is also collaborating on a series of virtual reality installations with Prof. Edrex Fontanilla. Her public art project THE NEWTOWN CREEK ARMADA (2012-2016) explored contaminated waterways with a participatory remote control model boat pond that uses video and water quality sensors to document pollution. Previous projects include EMOTIONAL VENDING MACHINE (2015) – aninteractive machine collecting and dispensing solutions for global food system problems, BROOKLYN MAKES (2009) – a site-specific video installation about manufacturing in North Brooklyn, and LOCATIONS & DISLOCATION (2008-2011) – a project about displacement in the urban environment.
Her projects have been exhibited internationally in galleries and festivals, including the Queens Museum (NY), Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (New York), Mostra de Artes (Sao Paulo, Brazil), ACVic Center for Contemporary Arts (Vic, Spain), UnionDocs (NY), Conflux Festival (NY), Dumbo Arts Festival (NY), Proteus Gowanus (NY), AHA Fine Arts (NY), and Radiator Gallery (NY). She has received grants from Brooklyn Arts Council, The Hudson River Foundation, Brooklyn Community Foundation & FEAST Brooklyn and has been an artist-in-residence at _gaia studio and the School of Making Thinking.
Wright holds a BA in American Studies from Yale and an MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College. She teaches digital media production and cultural studies courses about the Internet. She also serves as Director of the Theresa Lang Center for Producing at Marymount, which encompasses all of the media labs and equipment used for our production majors.