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.
Corey studies the way that individuals use communication in order to produce desired effects within the interpersonal, group, and organizational realms. Although his scholarly interests seem to change rather often, he is currently involved in several projects that examine how organizations seem to manage crises and communicate risks to their key stakeholders. He is currently working on a book called Risk and Crisis Communication: Communicating in a Disruptive Age, highlighting both the possibilities and [potential] obstacles associated with risk and crisis communication within a myriad of different organizations and from a multitude of different perspectives. In addition, he is working on a book called Casing Communication Theory, which examines a collection of 23 different theories within the field and provides case studies for each, ultimately providing the theory/practice bridge so necessary for the field of communication. His favorite courses to teach at Marymount Manhattan College are Principles and Theories of Communication, Strategic Communication and Public Relations, Small Group Communication, and Persuasion. When he is not teaching or writing, Corey loves to spend time with his family (especially his two children, Hailey and Bradley), watch sports (desperately hoping that the New York Giants and the New York Mets might be able to make the playoffs each year), watch a daily episode of his favorite television show of all time (The Sopranos), and re-read any and all book(s) written by Malcolm Gladwell.
Cheryl Paradis earned her Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Yeshiva University. She teaches a range of courses at Marymount Manhattan College that include General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Community Psychology, Introduction to Forensic Psychology and Advanced Forensic Psychology. She teaches several interdisciplinary courses for the shared curriculum including Great Trials of the Century, The Criminal Mind, and Perspectives on the Holocaust and Genocide.
Dr. Paradis 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.
Dr. Paradis has conducted research in the areas of forensic psychology, neuropsychology, and cross-cultural issues. She has published in journals such as Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry, Journal of Anxiety Disorders and Journalof Offender Rehabilitation. She has also co-authored chapters on the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders. In 2010 she published a forensic casebook entitled The Measure of Madness: Inside the Disturbed and Disturbing Criminal Mind.