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.
Beth Shipley teaches foundation and studio art courses in the Department of Art and Art History. Prior to joining the faculty in 2011, she taught at Pratt Institute and Kingsborough Community College (CUNY). She received a M.F.A. in Painting from Pratt Institute and a B.S. in Studio Art from Skidmore College. Her work has been exhibited in national and international galleries including the Sheila Riggs and Leidy Galleries of the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Painting Center, the Andrea Meislin Gallery, the Geoffrey Young Gallery, and the Solar Grandjean de Montigny in Brazil. Awards for her work include fellowships from the Helen Wurlitzer Foundation, NM; the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, VA; the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program, France; and the Fundacion Valparaiso, Spain, as well as grants from the City University of New York and Change, the Rauschenberg Foundation.
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 sounding spaces 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. She is currently working on her second book, Pestles, Pots and Poetry: Recipes as Rhetoric in Contemporary African Fiction. In the book, she explores what happens when the oral and instrumental traditions associated with meal preparation are translated and transcribed in literary formats. She also works on projects in foreign language pedagogy, placing particular emphasis on evaluating strategies for teaching literature and promoting intercultural awareness at all levels of foreign language teaching.
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.